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Fast facts about Missouri

Population: 5,421,400 (16. largest)
Area: 178,268 km2 (18. largest)
Largest city: Kansas City
Capitol: Jefferson City
Lowest point: ? m
Highest point: 540 m (Taum Sauk Mtn.)

Missouri lays in the middle of the USA. As I remember Missouri it is very green and a mixture of flat landscape and rolling hills.

St. Louis

St. Louis lays at the Mississippi river on the border to Illinios - East St. Louis is in Illinois. St. Louis is especially famous for two things: Gateway Arch and Anheuser-Busch brewery.

Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch is an 192 m high arch on the bank of the Mississippi River and is the tallest monument in the USA. Gateway Arch was built in the 1960's as a symbol of St. Louis as a gateway to the west. You can take an elevator to the top, but when we were there, the queue was very long so we took a river cruise on the Mississippi River instead.
Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch (97 kb)
Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch (143 kb)
Gateway Arch

Gateway Arch (159 kb)

Anheuser-Busch brewery


Anheuser-Busch (87 kb)
Anheuser-Busch - the brewery horses

Anheuser-Busch - the brewery horses (129 kb)

Anheuser-Busch (85 kb)

Boat cruise on the Mississippi

Instead of seeing the Gateway Arch after hours of waiting we decided to take a boat cruise on the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River

Mississippi River (70 kb)
River cruise boat

River cruise boat (87 kb)
Mississippi River

Mississippi River (91 kb)

Union Station

The old Union Station is now a shopping mall.
Union Station

Union Station (242 kb)

Other places in Missouri


Nostalgiaville (181 kb)

At the Kingdom City exit on I-70 is Nostalgiaville; a place with 50's and 60's kitsch.
Farris Truck Stop

Farris Truck Stop (59 kb)

Farris Truck Stop in Faucett / I-29

I-29 (53 kb)
On the road again

On the road again (47 kb)
I 29

I 29 (44 kb)

Updated December 6, 2008 / copyright Finn Møller
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