Historically interesting places
Mastodon State Historic Site at Imperial
The Mastodon State Historic Site is one of the Missouri State Parks and is
located near the city of Imperial. This archaeological site covers an area of
approx. 1.72 kmē and mainly offers bone finds from mastodons and stone
arrowheads. In the attached museum, in addition to the replica of a mastodon
skeleton, there are further exhibition objects that allow the visitor to travel
back in time.
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||1050 Charles J. Becker Drive
Imperial, Missouri 63052-3524
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
The Harry S Truman National Historic Site is an area that houses the historic
buildings that the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman,
inhabited. These are the Wallace House, where Truman lived, in the city of
Independence, and the Truman family's farm in Grandview. The Harry S Truman
National Historic Site covers a total area of approximately 27,000 mē. The
Wallace House was built from 1867 to 1895 and Harry S. Truman lived there from
1919 until his death in 1972. The Trumanfarm's home was built in 1894.
||223 N. Main St.
Independence, Missouri 64050
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
The Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis serves as a
sanctuary for a total of 5 historic buildings related to the life of the 18th
President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. His wife's house can be found
on the 40,000 mē site. On the site you can continue to find out about Grant's
life and aspects such as his military and political career are dealt with.
||7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63123
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in the small town of Hannibal in northeast
Missouri consists of the former home of the writer in which he lived from 1844
to 1853. Since 1912 it has also been a museum that reports on the life and work
of Mark Twain. In addition to all kinds of memorabilia, the museum also has an
excellent collection of first editions of Twain's works.
||120 North Main
Hannibal Missouri 63401
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail traces the historic Santa Fe Trail trade
route. The Santa Fe Trail was an important trade route in the 19th century,
connecting the more densely populated areas of the Missouri River with the wide,
open prairie landscapes. After the area was opened up by rail, the Santa Fe
Trail lost its importance. Nowadays, or since 1987, the Santa Fe Trail exists as
the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and runs through the 5 states of Missouri,
Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexicoover a total length of approx. 1,937 km
and is one of the most interesting long-distance hiking trails in the USA. There
are many interesting sights along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail today,
such as Pecos National Historical Park, Fort Union National Monument, Bent's Old
Fort National Historic Site, Fort Larned National Historic Site, Comanche
National Grassland, Cimarron National Grassland as well as the cities of Arrow
Rock, Kansas City and of course Santa Fe.
Special buildings and structures
Gateway Arch in St. Louis
The Gateway Arch in the city of St. Louis is certainly its landmark. The 192
high and wide metal arch, built between 1963 and 1965, was built to commemorate
the western expansion of the United States and symbolically represents the
gateway to the west. The Gateway Arch is the largest man-made monument in the
United States. The Gateway Arch has been illuminated since 2001 and can
therefore also be admired at night. The Gateway Arch is open to visitors during
the day. Underground under the Gateway Arch is the Museum of Westward Expansion
as well as the visitor center. The top of the Gateway Arch, where the viewing
platform is located, can be reached by elevator or by capsules on both sides.
||200 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102
Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis was founded in 1852 and
initially served as a soap factory for the German immigrant Eberhard Anheuser.
In 1860 his son-in-law Adolphus Busch took over the factory and this was the
birth of one of the largest American "beer empires". The current historic
building dates from 1875 and is built in the Romanesque style. It is known for
its breathtaking architecture that impresses with nested steel work and huge
chandeliers. There are free guided tours where every visitor, provided he or she
is 21 years old, is offered 2 free drinks samples and the beer production
process can be observed.
||Lynch St & S 12th St
St Louis, Missouri 63118
One Kansas City Place
The One Kansas City Place building is a skyscraper and, at 198 m, is the tallest
building in Missouri. However, it is only about 6.5 m higher than the Gateway
Arch. The skyscraper was built in 1988 and it has 42 floors. There are currently
plans to build more high-rise buildings at this point in the city. Of these, the
skyscraper known as Two Kansas City Place is said to have 65 floors.
||1 E 12th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City
The Missouri State Capitol in the city of Jefferson City is the seat of the
Missouri Parliament and Governor. Like many other State Capitols, the building
is modeled on the Capitol in Washington. Construction was completed in 1917 and
it should be noted that it is already the 6th State Capitol in Missouri and the
3rd State Capitol in Jefferson City. The dome of the Missouri State Capitol is
73 m high and on its top is a bronze statue depicting the Roman goddess Ceres,
the goddess of agriculture, fertility and marriage. The Missouri State Capitol
is located on the banks of the Missouri River and is still known for its pillars
on the north and south sides. The State Museum is also located on the ground
floor of the Missouri State Capitol.
||200 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis Union Station is the former central station of the city of St. Louis.
The St. Louis Union Station was built from 1892 to 1894 in the neo-Romanesque
style. In the prominent clock tower of the train station reaches a height of 85
m. The train station was once the busiest in the world, but in the early 1980s
there was no trace of it and the station was transformed into a luxury hotel, a
shopping center and an entertainment center. Nonetheless, St. Louis Union
Station is one of the city's main tourist attractions, and the exterior of the
former train station brings back the feel of the (good) old days.
||1987 Market Street
St Louis, Missouri 63103