Missouri, "The Show-Me State"
The southern half of the state, the Ozarks, is home to Springfield. In the south western region, Springfield is home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Fantastic Caverns, America's Ride-Thru Cave. About an hour south is Branson, America's live music show capital. In addition to the music shows Branson is also home to Silver Dollar City and the Titanic Museum.
The south eastern section of the state is home to incredible outdoor experiences. Some of the states most unusual natural attractions are here. Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park are two.
Not to be missed in the northwestern region is the Lake of the Ozarks. Home to one of Missouri's most popular lakes, the north west is also home to the culture and nightlife of Kansas City.
The north eastern area is home to St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. Also in the St. Louis area you can visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the St. Louis Zoo and the Magic House. Further up the Mississippi River is the small town of Hannibal, Mark Twain's boyhood home.
From corner to corner, Missouri has a wide variety of camping opportunities all close to the state's major attractions.