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Six parks. One hundred years. Countless adventures. Experience Missouri’s national parks.

If our national parks are America’s best idea, they are also among Missouri’s best-kept secrets. Did you know there are six National Parks right here in the Show-Me State? Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by exploring these national treasures in our own state. Take the Passport Challenge, an adventure that will take you to all six of Missouri’s national parks.

George Washington Carver
National Monument

Visit the birthplace of scientist, educator, and humanitarian George Washington Carver at the first national monument dedicated to an African American.
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Harry S Truman
National Historic Site

Trace the early life, courtship and post-White House years of Missouri’s favorite son and only U.S. President, Harry S Truman.
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Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial

From the explorations of Lewis and Clark to the landmark Dred Scott decision to the soaring Gateway Arch, experience it all where the American West really began.
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Ozark National
Scenic Riverways

Fish, float, canoe, camp, hike, swim and more at the first national park founded to protect an American river system and a favorite escape for generations of Missourians.
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Ulysses S. Grant
National Historic Site

Trace the complex life of Civil War leader, civil rights champion, and 18th U.S. President, “U.S” Grant while touring the family farm of he and his beloved wife, Julia Dent.
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Wilson's Creek
National Battlefield

Revisit Missouri’s painful past at the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. Wilson’s Creek features a self-guided driving tour, interpretive trails, and living history programs.
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Start your Passport Challenge Adventure.

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