If you're looking to fulfill your taste of autumn and you want to discover the different shades of the season, the Missouri Department of Tourism has some recommendations.

Most are looking for the opportunity to get and out and take a scenic drive to watch all the beautiful fall color in Missouri.

For some it may take a day trip to fully appreciate the different colors in the Show-Me State. There are three areas in the Ozarks that are recommended. In an article from KY3.com in Springfield, the Missouri Department of Tourism listed these locations:

Lake of the Ozarks loop: Highway 5, Highway 54, Highway 52

The hillsides surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks put on a colorful show when the weather begins to turn cool. Drive a loop around the lake by starting in Versailles and heading down Highway 5. Fall color is especially vivid along the shoreline.

Table Rock Lake loop: Highway 65, Highway 13, Highway 76

Deep in the Ozark mountains, travel a winding path around Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo to see southern Missouri bathed in fall’s warm colors.

Cuba to Eminence: Highway 19

Check out the Route 66 attractions and outdoor murals in Cuba before setting out on Highway 19. Steelville, located near the Meramec, Huzzah and Courtois rivers, is the self-proclaimed floating capital of Missouri.

For more viewing sites in our area, all you have to do is drive north up Highway 65, as colors always change sooner in the northern parts of the state.

So round up the family, pack a lunch, and see what's waiting for you in Missouri!

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