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Saint Louis
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, and finally examine the collection at City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Atlanta to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.
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Branson — 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Bring the kids along to Silver Dollar City and Titanic Museum. Step out of Branson to go to Springfield and see Sequiota Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Branson online holiday maker.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. October in Branson sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Missouri travel guide

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The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.