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Missouri State Museum

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The Missouri State Museum is where visitors go to immerse themselves in the history of the Show-Me State. The museum houses an impressive collection of exhibits portraying the state's natural and cultural history. Museum staff provide tours of the Capitol and also manage Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, including the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery.

Park Hours

Missouri State Museum

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, year-round (except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Lohman Building hours

  • March 1 through Labor Day
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through February
    Closed

Union Hotel hours

  • March 1 through Labor Day
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through February
    Closed

State Capitol hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, year-round (except New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) 

Name that Trail: This trail is designed especially for people with visual or physical disabilities and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which now supports a variety of animal life. A short spur off of the trail takes hikers to the top of the granite outcrop, where they can explore the maze of giant elephant rocks. A second spur brings you to a point overlooking an old quarry site, where Missouri red granite was quarried from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Don’t know the answer? Get your copy of Trails of Missouri State Parks and read more about this and other exciting trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites at mostateparks.com.