5 Iconic Missouri Landmarks You Should Visit That’s NOT the Arch
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is one of the most iconic landmarks in Missouri and in the nation, but Missouri has so many other great landmarks that people need to visit at least once.
Take a road trip to some of the less popular landmarks in Missouri which all have amazing back stories of who they are named after and the history of Missouri.
JC Nichols Memorial Fountain
The JC Nichols Memorial Fountain is named after Jesse Clyde Nichols who was a city developer of several shopping malls and plazas in Kansas City. The four horses in the fountain represent the four of the world's mighty rivers. The fountain is located at Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd and Mill Creek Pkwy in Kansas City.
The Governor's Mansion
The Missouri Governor's Mansion has been the home of the Missouri governor since 1872 and is also one of the oldest homes in the United States. The mansion was built with 13 bedrooms and no bathrooms, but as you can imagine has been restored throughout the years with modern updates. The home is located in Jefferson City.
Missouri State Capitol
The current state capital building is the third in the state's history the previous two were destroyed by fire. Visitors have access to all four floors of the capital building and can take a 45-minute tour that tells the story of Missouri's history. The Missouri State Capital building is in Jefferson City so you can visit the mansion and the capital building during the same trip.
Alley Spring Mill
The Alley Spring Mill is one of the most photographed mills in Missouri. Built in 1894 this 100-year-old mill once powered one of the largest freshwater springs where the water stays 57 degrees year-round. Located in Eminence, Missouri the mill is open for just a short time each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day only.
The Big Spring located in the beautiful Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the largest spring in the nation. On average the spring's daily flow is roughly 286 million gallons of water, but what makes this spring even more intriguing is the fact that there are underground passages that carry water from as far as 45 miles away.
So no matter where you plan to visit in the Show-Me State there are plenty of landmarks to see and explore on your trip.
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