About Missouri

Missouri Overview

Geographically located at the center of the country, Missouri’s landscape is as rich and diverse as its history. The state’s 114 counties include urban and rural areas, vast waterways and farm land, caves and mountains, and a unique and hardworking population that reflects a snapshot of America itself.

Missouri Fun Facts

  • State Nickname: “Show Me” state
  • State Capital: Jefferson City
  • State Bird: Bluebird
  • State Flower: White Hawthorn Blossom
  • State Tree: Flowering Dogwood
  • State Insect: Honey Bee
  • State Animal: Mule
  • State Rock: Mozarkite
  • State Mineral: Galena
  • State Song: "Missouri Waltz"
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Musical Instrument: Fiddle

Missouri Attractions

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Southwest Missouri
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Southeast Missouri
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Kansas City Area
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St. Louis
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