Ozarks, Great Plains and one huge arch: the Show-Me State certainly has a lot to show for itself. From the drawl of its southern regions to the town “where the Wild West began,” Missouri straddles the intersection of American worlds. Its cities are the some of biggest and most sophisticated in the region, and its wide-open spaces some of the most serene. The mountainous Ozarks offer opportunities to canoe, climb and hike—or just take a dip in one of its ice-cold rivers. Western history is firmly grounded in Missouri, from Ste. Genevieve, home to the oldest brick building west of the Mississippi, to St. Joseph, where Jesse James met his demise, to Hannibal, hometown of Mark Twain. Travelers will want to relive the glories of past adventurers in historic Arrow Rock, where two legendary explorer routes, the Sante Fe Trail and the Lewis and Clark Trail, converge. But it’s not all history and parks. Families head into the Branson’s Silver Dollar City, a “family-friendly Las Vegas,” while urbanites will find all the hipness their hearts desire in music-hub St. Louis and BBQ-capital Kansas City. Want more? Just ask Missouri to show you.