CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Show Me State is having a day! January 4 is National Missouri Day. It recognizes the 24th state to join the union.
The "Gateway to the West" has the Mississippi River on the eastern border and the Missouri River as a portion of its western border.
According to National Day Calendar, Missouri is a natural hub of transportation and trade. The state became a stopping point for many migrating west.
Daniel Boone, Laura Ingles Wilder, Kit Carson, William Clark, Walt Disney, Scott Joplin, and Joseph Pulitzer all made Missouri their home for a time.
Uniquely Missouri things to do and see
- Haunted Heart of Mississippi River located along banks of the Heartland
- Cape Girardeau road considered Missouri’s “most haunted”
- Is this southeast Missouri’s most haunted town?
- Do you know the story of Tower Rock in Perry County?
- Step back in time and tour Missouri’s oldest home
- Perryville: Home to Missouri’s oldest running carousel
- Hear them roar: Get personal with tigers at the Heartland’s only sanctuary
- WINTER SIGHTSEEING: View herds of elk on this Missouri driving tour
- What do wine and caves have in common? This Missouri winery