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Missouri's Historic Sites

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Clark's Hill / Norton State Historic Site
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Deutschheim State Historic Site
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Felix Valle House State Historic Site
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
Fort Davidson State Historic Site
George Washington Carver National Monument
Governor Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
Hunter- Dawson State Historic Site
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
Mastodon State Historic Site
Missouri Mines State Historic Site
Nathan Boone Homestaed State Historic Site
Osage Village State Historic Site
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site
Scott Joplin State Historic Site
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
Towosaghy State Historic Site
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

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Description - France claimed the Missouri area based on exploration in the 1680's. St. Louis was first settled in 1764. Missouri became part of the U.S. through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Missouri became a state following the Missouri Comprimise of 1820. Missourians were divided in their support for the sides in the Civil War although the state remained a part of the Union.

Attractions - A number of state and national parks and sites offer site tours. The National sites are described in this section. the Missouri State Park site offers many more destinations.

Recreation - Recreation at historic sites and monuments usually includes a stop at the visitor center, participation in interpretive tours and programs, and viewing of hishoric buildings and locations.

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - The location is described, driving instructions are provided and maps are presented on the individual pages describing each site.

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Missouri - This state in the country's mid section is historically a transition point from east to west. It is teeming with historic sites, state parks and natural areas great for all types of recreational pursuits.


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