Missouri is called the Show-Me State for a good reason. From cosmopolitan rooftop bars to breathtaking mountain views, there are so many amazing things to do here that you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not cover it all. Make your goal easier with 100 Things to Do in Missouri Before You Die, a curated collection of the best from every corner of the state.
Discover architectural wonders beyond the Arch, outdoor escapes like scuba diving in the Bonne Terre Mine, and museums and festivals celebrating everything from ragtime to road trips. Take the time to experience the legacy of George Washington Carver, Daniel Boone, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Harry S. Truman.
Find ideas for exploring the Ozark mountains, Missouri’s big cities, unique small towns, and even prehistoric caves. Don’t miss insider tips to world-famous attractions, distinctive food and nightlife scenes, cultural creatives in fashion and the arts, and where to shop for everything from fine furniture to fine whiskey.
Local authors John W. Brown and Amanda E. Doyle invite you to buckle up for this nonstop adventure ride around their home state. Special features such as seasonal and themed itineraries make planning a snap, so there should never be a reason for you or your family to say, “I have nothing to do!”
About the Authors
John W. Brown has lived in dozens of places across the Show-Me State and written several history books about Missouri. He is a news anchor with Fox 2 KTVI in St. Louis and has spent much of his adult life reporting on life across the state he calls home.
Amanda E. Doyle is a best-selling author. Her previous books include Missouri Almanac, 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die, and Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis. She lives in St. Louis and finds adventures all over the region with her husband and two children.
Published by Reedy Press, 2021. Paperback, 192 pages