You start off your Missouri trip with a huge bang – literally. From epic wildlife viewing, a drive-yourself electric cart tour, and sunset ceremony, this sets the tone for how magical this part of the Ozarks is.
Silver Dollar City is firmly cemented as a must-do activity if you’re coming to this part of the Missouri Ozarks because it’s so much more than your average amusement park. They have the heart-pumping coasters and splash-filled floats.
Sprouting from the two major rivers, Current River and Jacks Fork River, are a bounty of caves, mills, waterfalls, and springs, many of which you’ll get to explore.
It’s time to say goodbye to the hospitality of Betty Lea Lodge. Have a quick breakfast, pack your bags, and take the winding country roads east towards the first of the famous rock formations.
You’ll experience the extremes above and below ground. Your adrenaline will be guaranteed to be pumping. One of the most exciting things you’ll do on your trip through the Ozarks is a visit to Bonne Terre Mine.
This stretch of the Katy Trail is a great opportunity to a scenic part of the state where trails are flanked by tall forests, opens up to the Missouri River in some sections, crosses a few bridges, and passes by unique rock formations.