Missouri has so much to offer people from big cities like St. Louis, and Kansas City, to caves, fishing, and so much more, but according to one website there is one main reason you need to visit the state of Missouri.

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The website called thetravel.com came out with a list of the 10 Reasons To Visit Missouri (You Hadn't Thought Of), and their number one reason to visit Missouri is to relax at the beaches of the Lake of the Ozarks. That beat out other things on the list like hiking through caves, boating on the Mississippi River, and visiting the St. Louis Arch, so what about the beaches of the Lake of the Ozarks makes it number 1? On the site they say...

"Scenic views of the lake can be found in just about every area of the state, but no place offers quite as much relaxation as the beaches. With miles of white powdery sand, and ideal temperatures for swimming year-round, it's undeniable that this spot is a gem."

To see the full list of reasons to visit Missouri click here! 

I have been to the Lake of the Ozarks and it really is a ton of fun, however, when I was there I never went to the beaches at the lake so that is a reason for me to make plans to head back. Missouri really is a terrific state to visit because it has something for everyone, there are terrific outdoor activities, great big cities, small cities, and historical landmarks, what is the reason you would visit Missouri?

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