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Cheap Flights to Missouri

Beckoning to all travelers, the famous, 630-foot-tall St. Louis Arch stands as a gateway to all points west for passengers taking cheap flights to Missouri. The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) will place you closest to the Arch, but if the Truman Presidential Library is on your itinerary, flying into the Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is your best bet for flights to Missouri. Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is much closer to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Flights to Missouri

If you fly into the St. Louis airport, taxi rides to town between 3 and 6 miles will cost from $11 to $20. Rates in Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City and other places in Missouri are similar. Of course, you can also take mass transit for a fraction of that price. When it comes to public transportation, getting around Missouri is easy because of OATS. Originally founded as the Older Adults Transportation Service, OATS now serves customers of any age and travels to 87 of Missouri's 114 counties. St. Louis is not served by OATS, but it operates its own transportation system. Most short OATS trips cost about $5 per person.

Attractions in Missouri

Outdoor enthusiasts booking flights to Missouri will enjoy hiking in the Ozarks. You can even enjoy a zip line adventure among the trees within St. Louis city limits at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure Park. For a relaxing drift on the Meramec River, check out 3 Bridges Raft Rental, which also provides canoes. Along the way, there are multiple sand and gravel bars where you can pull up and sunbathe or picnic.

Aside from visiting the iconic Arch, you can catch a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium. For an easy stroll before dinner, you may want to take a walk through the Missouri Botanical Garden. If you're an animal lover, visit your furry friends at the St. Louis Zoo. If you travel to the capital, you can tour the actual governor's mansion, gain historical perspective by visiting the Lewis and Clark trailhead memorial, and even indulge your inner scholar at the Missouri State Archives. If you're a literature fan, you'll be able to imagine yourself painting a fence at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal.

Travel Tips for Missouri

After taking one of the available cheap flights to Missouri, you'll also find that leisure costs in the state are reasonable. For example, the cost of a mid-range, three-course meal for two people is only about $50. If you have a pair of binoculars, it'd be easy to enjoy a Cardinals game from the right field terrace.

When it comes to cuisine, Missouri offers a couple items not found elsewhere. St. Louis pizza has a thin, crispy crust that is made without yeast. Barbecue enthusiasts will be able to sample the state's famous pork steaks and shoulders. In Missouri, the barbecue involves direct heat rather than smoking and has a distinctive, strong tomato flavor.

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