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100 years. 100 experiences.

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday by exploring these 100 ways to enjoy your Missouri national parks. Complete the Missouri National Parks Passport Challenge, and be rewarded for your travels. Don’t forget to share your favorite experiences online using #MONPS100.

George Washington Carver
National Monument

See the site where George was born enslaved.
Study the Plant Doctor wayside exhibit.
Find the bronze dedication plaque set into a stone boulder.
Create a display on the Jesup Wagon, his movable school.
Watch the new film in the visitor center.
Find your favorite Carver quote on the loop trail.
Make peanut milk in the lab.
Stop and smell the flowers in the tallgrass prairie.
Find his acceptance letter to teach at the Tuskegee Institute.
Trace the civil rights milestones during Carver’s life.
Enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings.
Walk the trail with a park ranger.
Browse for mementos in the museum store.
Take an art walk in the visitor center.
Find Moses and Susan Carver’s tombstones.
Learn from experts at live talks and demonstrations.

Harry S Truman
National Historic Site

Take a ranger-led tour of the Truman Home.
Spot Harry’s iconic fedora.
See exhibits at the Noland Home.
Watch the film, “At Home with Harry and Bess.”
See Harry’s last automobile.
Enjoy the preserved landscape outside the Truman Home.
Take a virtual tour of the Truman Home’s second story.
Watch the film, “Truman in Retirement.”
See the homes of Bess’ brothers.
Stop and smell the Trumans' wild roses.
View treasures from the Truman museum collection.
Take a walking tour of Independence’s historic district.
See the farm where Harry learned about hard work.
Take cell phone tours of the Truman’s neighborhood.
See Harry’s vast book collection.
Feel the breeze on Harry and Bess’ back porch.

Jefferson National
Expansion Memorial

Take the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch.
See the statue of Dred and Harriet Scott.
Experience a mock trial at the Old Courthouse.
Walk the park grounds on a ranger-led walking tour.
Sit in a replica Gateway Arch tram car.
Learn why turtles line the iron gates of the Old Courthouse.
Take monumental selfies at a leg of the Gateway Arch.
Explore westward expansion exhibits in the Old Courthouse.
Stand on the Grand Staircase to watch river traffic.
Watch the movie, “Monument to the Dream.”
Whisper in the center of the Old Courthouse rotunda.
Enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River.
Learn about the Memorial’s exciting transformation.
Learn about Dred and Harriet Scott’s fight for freedom.
Join a ranger-led tour of the Old Courthouse.
Wander through the gardens of Luther Ely Smith Square.
Marvel at the ornate rotunda inside the Old Courthouse.
Gaze upon historic Eads Bridge.

Ozark National
Scenic Riverways

Take a lantern tour of Round Spring Cave.
Watch bats fly at sunset.
Float the river by canoe, kayak, or raft.
Climb the fire tower at Big Spring.
Visit the picturesque Alley Mill and General Store.
Take the stairs descending into Devils Well.
Borrow a River Exploration or Birder's Kit.
Take in a summer campfire program.
Experience old-time Ozark culture at a special event.
Watch for bald eagles in the winter.
Explore the hidden gem, Prairie Hollow Gorge.
Fish for trophy smallmouth on the Jacks Fork River.
Swim beneath a cascading waterfall.
Hike part of Missouri's Ozark Trail.
Walk in the 15,000-year-old footsteps of the Paleo-Indians.
Encounter rare and endemic animal and plant species.
Camp on a gravel bar beside a flowing stream.
Witness amazing fall colors among Missouri hardwoods.

Ulysses S. Grant
National Historic Site

Explore exhibits in Grant’s historic stable.
Take a ranger-led house tour.
Stand on the porch where Grant proposed to Julia Dent.
Watch a film about the legacy of Grant.
Walk in Grant’s footsteps on the historic trace.
Become a Junior Ranger.
Admire the natural beauty of the park grounds.
Learn about 19th-century refrigeration at the ice house.
Walk through the 19th-century chicken house.
Listen in on Grant’s dinner conversation.
See artifacts left behind by the enslaved African Americans.
Attend a special living history event or program.
Try on 19th-century clothing in the park’s museum.
Stand in the parlor where many of Missouri’s elite visited.
Post a selfie of your visit on social media.
Read Grant's letters to his beloved wife, Julia.

Wilson's Creek
National Battlefield

See the new Civil War exhibits in the visitor center.
Watch the movie, “A Mean Fowt Fight.”
Watch the battle’s progression on the interactive map.
Drive, bike or hike the 5-mile tour road.
Listen to mobile phone tours while traversing the park.
Hike the Bloody Hill Trail and learn about the battle.
Hike to Pulaski Battery and the Edwards Cabin.
Learn how the battle affected local citizens at the Ray House.
Attend a cannon firing demo and other live programs.
Contemplate history and nature while hiking a quiet trail.
Look for wildlife such as deer and wild turkey.
Hike a section of the historic Wire Road.
Become a Wilson’s Creek Junior Ranger.
Research Civil War history in the park’s library.
Capture the battle landscape with your camera.
Enjoy a family gathering at the picnic area.
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