Cheap flights to Missouri

Missouri is a U.S. state located in the American Midwest and is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the 50 states, consisting of 114 counties, and the independent city of St. Louis. Its capital is Jefferson City; the largest city is Kansas City; while the largest metro is the Greater St Louis Area. It is known as the “Show-Me State”, which means that one should back up talk with proof and can be even seen on licence plates. The state generally experiences a humid continental climate (Dfa), with cold winters and hot and humid summers. Missouri’s economy thrives mostly on agriculture products like beef, soybeans, pork, dairy products, hay, corn, poultry, sorghum, cotton, rice, and eggs. There’s also its vast resource of limestone, as well as other minerals like lead, coal, and crushed stone. In addition, it has a growing science and biotechnology field. Other industries in the state are tourism, services, and wholesale/retail trade.

What to see & do

When visiting Missouri, it wouldn’t come off as a complete surprise that St. Louis and Kansas City are its most interesting cities. The state is home to a bountiful of forests and less farm fields compared to neighbouring states, with plenty of wild places and wide-open spaces, most notably the rolling Ozark Mountains. In Kansas City, some of the notable places to check out include The Country Club Plaza, which is the first shopping centre in the country, designed for the automobile; The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, for its world-class art collection; Liberty Memorial, which is the official World War I museum; Union Station, the second-largest train station, which has a ceiling over 100 feet tall; Crown Center, which is the home of Hallmark Cards and the Hallmark Visitors Center and Museum; The Crossroads, the art district in Kansas City and has been dubbed as the “SoHo of the Midwest” by The New York Times; and the Power and Light District, which houses several art deco buildings, as well as examples of mid-century design and modern glass towers.

How to get around within Missouri

Getting around by car is definitely possible when in Missouri. There are several interstates and highways that cross the state. If you prefer to take the train instead, there’s an Amtrak service from St. Louis to Kansas City twice a day, which has stops to Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, and Independence. Train fares are reasonable and the service is reliable and on time. Lastly, there’s also navigating around by bus via Greyhound, which runs Interstate 44, Interstate 70, and Interstate 55.

How to get there

There are a number of commercial airports that serve the state of Missouri, including Kansas City International Airport (originally Mid-Continent International Airport), Springfield-Branson National Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Joplin Regional Airport, and Columbia Regional Airport. Kansas City International Airport is a major airport where large carriers like Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines operate. However, there are no overseas flights offered at St. Louis and Kansas, although there are a number of flights that land here from Mexico and Canada. Other methods of going in include by train, via Amtrak service from Chicago, Texas, Dallas, Arkansas, and California. There are also Greyhound and Jefferson Lines bus lines that operate intra-state services.

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