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  • Statue of a Sapper

    Statue of a Sapper

    Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    A Revolutionary War Army engineer -- aka Sapper -- stands with his mighty ax, ready to hack apart any obstacle to freedom.

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  • Precious Moments Park and Chapel

    Precious Moments Park and Chapel

    Carthage, Missouri

    Sprawling, multi-million-dollar complex attracts fanatical collectors of the adorable angel statuettes, but all fanatics are welcome.

  • City Museum

    City Museum

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Insanely fun former warehouse, a 10-story 5-star wonder.

  • Bonne Terre Mine: Billion Gallon Lake

    Bonne Terre Mine: Billion Gallon Lake

    Bonne Terre, Missouri

    Lead mine closed in 1962 and reopened as a tourist attraction. Features the World's Largest Subterranean Lake.

  • Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Titanic: World's Largest Museum Attraction

    Branson, Missouri

    The doomed ocean liner is taking on passengers on the main strip in Branson.

  • World's Largest Ball of Twine

    World's Largest Ball of Twine

    Branson, Missouri

    At Ripley's, certified by Guiness, surrounded by other oddities. But the largest?

  • Military Museums of Fort Leonard Wood

    Military Museums of Fort Leonard Wood

    Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    Three free, eclectic museums under one roof: Chemical Corps, MPs, Engineers.

  • Fantastic Caverns - Ride-Thru Cave

    Fantastic Caverns - Ride-Thru Cave

    Springfield, Missouri

    See Nature's mostly unspoiled beauty by jeep in "America's Ride-Thru Cave."

  • Glore Psychiatric Museum

    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    A giant "human hamster" treadmill is only one of many intriguing displays in a museum that shows how difficult it is to make people sane.

  • Where Jesse James Was Killed

    Where Jesse James Was Killed

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    Wild West fans come from far and near to "see the bullet hole" which may or may not have been made by the bullet that took a shortcut through Jesse James' head.

  • Patee House Museum

    Patee House Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    Is that a giant ball of string next to a horse-drawn hearse? A display of local murder weapons (including an electric drill) and an exhibit on the World's Tallest Man? Strange things await here.

  • Wax Museum of St. Louis

    Wax Museum of St. Louis

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Presidents, biblical figures, celebrities, and a two-basement Chamber of Horrors.

  • Meramec Caverns

    Meramec Caverns

    Stanton, Missouri

    You don't even reach the mouth of this popular cave until you drive past the Meramec Caverns motel and RV park, and walk past the ice cream stand and huge gift shop.

  • The Space Museum

    The Space Museum

    Bonne Terre, Missouri

    Earl Mullins evangelizes the wonders of space exploration through his museum collection.

  • Giant Animal Cluster

    Giant Animal Cluster

    Bonne Terre, Missouri

    It's not often that you get the chance to pose with a polka-dot elephant and eyeglasses-wearing pink elephant in the same parking lot.

  • World's Largest 20th Century Pecan

    World's Largest 20th Century Pecan

    Brunswick, Missouri

    12 feet long and six solid tons, it's a nutty claim to fame made of custom-painted concrete.

  • Ruins of Ha Ha Tonka

    Ruins of Ha Ha Tonka

    Camdenton, Missouri

    Built by a Kansas City millionaire who died before it was completed. The castle was gutted by fire in 1942.

  • The Hall of Waters

    The Hall of Waters

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri

    Elaborate Art Deco temple devoted to the curative power of mineral water. Site of the World's Longest Water Bar, high windows, futurist chandeliers, and polished terrazzo floors.

  • Buster Brown's Grave

    Buster Brown's Grave

    Hornersville, Missouri

    A big tombstone for the local little person who became famous as Buster Brown, spokesman for Buster Brown shoes.

  • Leila's Hair Museum

    Leila's Hair Museum

    Independence, Missouri

    At Leila's Hair Museum, former hairdresser Leila Cohoon displays her impressive collection of human hair art, as well as hair samples from Presidents Lincoln and (maybe) Truman.

  • Jesse James' Feather Duster of Death

    Jesse James' Feather Duster of Death

    Kearney, Missouri

    Among Jesse artifacts exhibited at the James Farm is the household duster that may have contributed to his demise.

  • Jim The Wonder Dog Memorial Park

    Jim The Wonder Dog Memorial Park

    Marshall, Missouri

    Memorial park to Jim the Wonder Dog, a magical (but real) pooch who could understand English and predict the future.

  • Dan's Emerald Forest

    Dan's Emerald Forest

    Overland, Missouri

    Landscaper Dan Schmidt turned the front yard of his home into a year-round miniature world, with operating trains, waterfalls, and a mini-drive-in theater.

  • Black Madonna Shrine and Grottoes

    Black Madonna Shrine and Grottoes

    Pacific, Missouri

    Brother Bronislaus Luszcz, inspired by the Black Madonna of Poland, spent over 20 years building an impressive collection of grottoes. He died, still working, in front of one of them.

  • Ralph Foster Museum - Beverly Hillbillies Car

    Ralph Foster Museum - Beverly Hillbillies Car

    Point Lookout, Missouri

    A large Ozark-centric collection, where you can pose for souvenir photos in the Beverly Hillbillies TV truck, see the pistols of Pancho Villa, and gaze at an Andy Williams Christmas sweater.

  • Chuck Berry Statue

    Chuck Berry Statue

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Larger-than life bronze of the rock legend playing his big electric-acoustic guitar, dancing across a brick pavement.

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