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Named after the Missouri River, the State of Missouri is located in the Midwestern part of the USA. Recognized as the 18th most populous state in the country, Missouri has a common border with eight states namely, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas and Nebraska.
Jefferson City is the state capital and Kansas is the largest city. Topography of Missouri is demarcated by rolling hills and fertile plains in the north to the hilly and valley terrain in the south.
From serene countryside to bustling cities, Missouri has it all. St. Louis and Kansas City are famous night-life destinations. Wine making is one of the flourishing industries and the wine from this land is considered to be among the best in the world.
Missouri also offers a great deal of entertainment for one and all. Outdoor getaways are convenient with several nature trails and water sport facilities made easily accessible all across the state. Ozark trail along the Missouri River bank is one of the most in demand tour programs, while Katy Trail State Park is a much loved biking trail. Among the many caves found in Missouri, an underground trip to the Gateway Arch is considered to be truly memorable.
Historically important places to stunning state parks, water bodies and caves are found scattered all across the state. The attractive rivers, rolling hills and valleys coupled with abundant wildlife, make Missouri a touristâ€™s paradise.