Waterfalls Are Therapeutic To Look At. You Should See These 10 In Missouri
I was having a conversation recently with a friend who is going to New York for the first time. He asked about places to go or "Must-See" activities. I suggested walking to the top of the Statue of Liberty, a tour of Rockefeller Center and Niagara Falls. I did all three of those activities when I went to NY in high school. The Falls were majestic and therapeutic. I started to think, does Missouri have any waterfalls? Yes, it does. I thought you might be interested to see these 10 hidden ones.
The Hodgson Watermill at Alley Spring, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri. It is along Highway 181 near Bryant Creek. They say it is the most photographed waterfall in Missouri. Learn more about it by clicking HERE.
Maramec Spring Park is the 5th largest spring in Missouri. You can visit their website HERE. Located in St. James Missouri. If you visit, be prepared to walk a lot.
Cotton Rocks Falls are located in Branson Missouri. You can learn a little bit more about it HERE. If you go to Branson, you might want to stay at Westgate Resorts as there is a trail at the entrance that will take visitors to the waterfall.
Marble Creek Falls are within Mark Twain National Forest. It gets its name from the attractive marble-colored minerals that deposit on the creek bed. The Marble Creek portion of the Ozark Trail is worth hiking.
Located in St Louis, Forest Park Falls is run by the city, and Forest Park attracts 13 million visitors each year, making it the sixth most visited urban park in the United States. Seek them out for sure. Learn more about the park by clicking HERE.
Waterfall Park is located across an 18-acre lake from Bass Pro Shops in Independence. You can check out their Facebook page HERE. This park features a human-made waterfall that tumbles from a height of over 10 feet. Its rock wall, made out of several rocks piled up to the top, adds to its charms. The website for the town of Independence is HERE.
Rocky Falls is a nice watering hole in Springfield Missouri. This spectacular waterfall in the Ozarks is the state’s true gem and a favorite among many. It also has many fascinating geological formations to offer. For more info click HERE.
Right in the heart of St Louis is where you will find CityGarden Park, and that is where you will find the CityGarden Falls. A nice place to take a picture with your pet. Their Facebook page is HERE, and for more info on the park you can click HERE to learn more about its history.
Dogwood Canyon is a 10,000 acre paradise stretching across the Missouri-Arkansas border. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers of all ages. This nature park's website is HERE. Lots of waterfalls in this place, and check out their Facebook page HERE.
Located just south of Joplin on Shoal Creek, it is the largest natural flowing waterfall in Missouri. You can visit the Joplin website HERE to get more info on it.
Have you seen any of these 10 waterfalls? Which one would you like to visit? They all have a little something to offer. Check them out sometime.