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Missouri Regions: An Overview
These sites have information about the different regions in Missouri. Learn more about the history, economy, population statistics, natural resources, state parks, and historical sites in each region. Many links include maps of the regions. There are links to eThemes Resources focusing on each of the 10 regions in Missouri.
Click on a region to view population, employment, industry, farming, and financial data that can be used for graphing. Notice that this map divides up the state differently than the Missouri Division of Tourism does.
This eThemes Resource is a collection of links to various Missouri maps. The types of maps included are county, topography, highways, cities, habitats, and historical. There is also a link to a page where you can build your own customized map of Missouri.
Explore the small towns and attractions in Missouri's Chariton Valley Region. Find out about the history and economic development of this north-central area. Learn about Marceline's favorite hometown hero, Sumner's boast of being the "Wild Goose Capital of the World," and Brunswick's claim to fame with the world's largest pecan. There is also information about Omar Bradley and John Pershing, famous war heroes from this region. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource that provides an overview of Missouri's regions.
Learn all about Kansas City and its surrounding communities. Includes area history, geography, places, events, and people. Watch Missouri Heritage videos about Fort Osage, Kansas City, and Harry S. Truman.
This resource highlights the history and tourist attractions in Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks region. Cities in this area include Columbia, Osage Beach, Jefferson City, Hermann, Lebanon, and Arrow Rock. Learn more about the lake in this region and see live images from a Webcam. Watch a 16-minute video tour of the state Capitol. Other sites of interest include caves, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, the Churchill Memorial, and more. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource that provides an overview of the different regions in Missouri.
Learn more about the history and attractions in Missouri's Mark Twain Region. This region is located in the northeastern part of the state and includes the town of Hannibal, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home, Battle of Athens State Historical Park, and more. There are games, photos, and videos. Links to eThemes Resources on Mark Twain, the Mississippi River, and an overview of Missouri Regions are included.
Learn about this west-central Missouri region noted for its natural beauty. Discover the state parks and historical sites that are located here. Topics include Knob Noster State Park, Stockton State Park, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, and the Harry S Truman birthplace. Students can also see what the Missouri State Fair has to offer and take a photo tour of Kingsville's Powell Gardens.
Discover the numerous outdoor attractions in Missouri's south-central region. Find out the history of the area and view many photographs. Learn about the nation's first scenic riverway, historic Dillard Mill, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, the Jacks Fork and Current rivers, and more. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Missouri's springs and an overview of Missouri's regions.
These sites are about the Ozark Mountain region in southwest Missouri. Find out which famous Civil War battles took place here. The region is also noted for its lakes and the major tourism town of Branson. View Laura Ingall Wilder's home, take a virtual tour of the Precious Moments Chapel, and learn about other fun destinations. Other towns in the area include Springfield, Carthage, and Republic. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource that provides an overview of Missouri's different regions.
Description Learn more about the Pony Express Region in northwest Missouri. The area is known for the Pony Express and Jesse James, Northwest Missouri State, and a wildlife refuge. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Pony Express, plus one that provides an overview on the different regions in Missouri.
Description These sites have information about Missouri's River Heritage Region, also known as the Bootheel. Learn about many state parks, take a virtual visit to Lambert's Cafe, and view photos of an underground mine. Towns include Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve, Sikeston, Charleston, Miner, New Madrid, and Jackson. Watch Missouri Heritage videos about this region. There are links to eThemes Resources on the New Madrid earthquakes and the state flag.
Learn more about Missouri's St. Louis Region. These sites include information on museums, state parks, historic sites, and other places of interest in the St. Louis area. Watch a video of the first Missouri State Capitol. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the city of St. Louis and European and African settlers.