I realize that destinations are a very subjective thing. But, I have found what I believe is the best day trip you can possibly take from Missouri and I'll try to prove it with science.

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One of the benefits of being born and raised in Missouri with good parents is I have experienced just about every epic day trip and vacation you can imagine. I speak from experience when I tell you that this is one should be at or near the top of your vacation/day trip destination list. Even better news is it's located right across the Missouri border in northern Arkansas.

What is the best day trip you can take from Missouri?

I believe that the best (or at least one of the greatest) destination is Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I don't want to sound like I'm part of their chamber of commerce, but there really is something for everyone just like their motto says. Check out these places all located just a hop, skip and a jump from Missouri.

Thorncrown Chapel

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Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks
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Eureka Springs and Northern Arkansas Railway

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Lake Leatherwood

Lake Leatherwood
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The Great Passion Play

Great Passion Play
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Downtown Eureka Springs

Downtown Eureka Springs
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I could go on and on. My mom and dad took me to the Eureka Springs part of Arkansas when I was a kid and the Great Passion Play was an incredibly moving experience. We did so much in such a short amount of time I can heartily recommend it to anyone who's looking for an epic day trip from Missouri. Our family took a lot of them when I was younger and this was as good as it gets. Seriously. And, it's right across the border from Missouri.

Missouri Fire Tower Hidden Inside the Mark Twain Forest

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