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Updated: September 21st, 2020

Below is a list of best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

​In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.


- Billy Gail's

5291 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

- Half & Half

8135 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

- Pharaohs Donuts

202 N 9th St, St. Louis, MO 63101

- Chez Elle Crêperie

1713 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108

- Harold's Doughnuts

114 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201


- Silver Dollar City

399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, MO 65616

- Saint Louis Zoo

1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

Admission: Free

- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Admission: Free

- Worlds Of Fun

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161

- Katy Trail

38.38125, -93.76331


- City Museum

750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103

General Admission: $16.00

- Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

- Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

148 Taum Sauk Trail, Middle Brook, MO 63656

- The Gateway Arch

38.62469, -90.18477

Adult Tram Ride to the Top(Peak): $16.00

- Wonders Of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

500 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807

Adult General Admission: $37.95

- Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

2038 West, State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681

Adult General Admission: $18.00

- Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

General Admission: Free

- Bonne Terre Mine

185 Park Ave, Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Adult Admission: $27.00


- Q39

1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

- Town Topic Hamburgers

2021 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

- Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127

- Danna's BBQ & Burger Shop

963 MO-165, Branson, MO 65616

- Mel's Hard Luck Diner

36.63799, -93.27029

- Fitz's

6605 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

- Black Market Smokehouse

603 S Kimbrough Ave, Springfield, MO 65806

- Shakespeare's Pizza

225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

- Gobble Stop Smokehouse

1227 Castillon Arcade Plaza, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

- Hi-Pointe Drive-In

1033 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117

- Steve's Hot Dogs

3457 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

- Blues City Deli

2438 McNair Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

- Pappy's Smokehouse

3106 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

- Pirate's Bone Burgers

2000 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

- Frank & Helen's Pizzeria

8111 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

Places to Stay

- Big Cedar Lodge

190 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739

Average cost a night on a weekend in March: $362 (Falls Lodge)

- Hotel Vandivort

305 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $179

- Watermill Cove Resort

175 Harbor Ln, Branson, MO 65616

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $566 (Rough Estimate)

- Cruces Caboose Bed & Breakfast

781 NE 901 Rd, Windsor, MO 65360

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $110

- Crossroads Hotel

2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $209

- The Raphael Hotel

325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $216

- Moonrise Hotel

6177 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Average cost a night on a weekend in October: Not Currently Available

21 and Up Fun

- Budweiser Brewery Experience

1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118

- Boulevard Brewing Company

2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

- Lost Signal Brewing Company

610 W College St, Springfield, MO 65806

- Schlafly Bottleworks

7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143

- 4 Hands Brewing Co.

1220 S 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

- Mother's Brewing Company

215 S Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65806

- Logboat Brewing Company

504 Fay St, Columbia, MO 65201

- Missouri Ridge Distillery

7000 State Hwy 248, Branson, MO 65616

- Up-Down STL

405 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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