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The state of Missouri is located in the mid-western region of the United States of America. The state is bordered by Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and across the Mississippi River are the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. The state capital of Missouri is Jefferson City. The state of Missouri allows you to see much of what makes the United States unique. In this one state you will find representations of the historic Western frontier, Northern industrial areas, Southern charm, and Eastern sophistication.
The main industries in Missouri include agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace, and tourism. Manufactured goods in the state are transportation equipment, food products, electronic equipment, and chemicals. Missouri’s main agricultural crops include soybeans, corn, wheat, and hay. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Missouri include Wal-Mart, Washington University, Boeing, Mercy Hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospitals, Schnuck Markets, Cox Health, and Lowe’s Home Centers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Missouri with attractions that include Silver Dollar City, Mark Twain’s Hometown, Pony Express Museum, Gateway Arch, Worlds of Fun, Harry S. Truman Library, Lake of the Ozarks, Churchill Memorial, and Jefferson City. Missouri offers dining options from elegant restaurants to BBQ shacks. Kansas City is known for its authentic Italian restaurants. Mid-western favorites such as burgers, steak, and pork can be found throughout the state.
Missouri’s most prominent airports are in Kansas City and St. Louis. These airports offer domestic flights, along with services to Mexico and Canada. The cities of Columbia, Cape Girardeau, and Joplin also have airports that provide passenger service. There is twice daily Amtrak train service from St. Louis to Kansas City. The larger cities have local public transportation consisting of bus and light rail. Greyhound runs city to city coaches and rented vehicles are a great way to get around using the Interstate Highways.