Missouri

This resort city in the Ozarks calls itself "The Live Music Show Capital of the World." This city contains over 30 live performance theaters playing an average of 60 stage shows at any given time. While Branson is traditionally known for its country western...

A tourist cave with a wedding theme.  Thousands of couples have taken their vows in the natural chapel within this cave.

This cave is visible only as part of a motorized tour, as guides steer passengers in propane-fueled jeeps through the cave passages. The cave's grand ballroom was used by the Ku Klux Klan to conduct meetings and cross burnings in the 1920s, but these days the...

A large and busy Army engineering and training center, training around 32,000 soldiers every year, in classrooms and on numerous training ranges. The Fort experienced a construction boom in the late 1980's and early 1990's, when the Army Engineer Center was...

This famous monument to westward expansion is composed of a stainless steel arch 630 feet high and 630 feet wide. There is an elevator that travels up the inside of the arch to offer a view out of a small portal at the apex. The $29 million monument was...

A diversified weapons R&D and component manufacturing facility, owned by the Department of Energy, and operated by Honeywell. Makes non-nuclear components of nuclear bombs and in the late 1980's it had a budget of $500 million. Part of the Bannister...

A popular recreational destination, with the notorious Party Cove at the western edge of the 98 mile long lake - a place, it has been said, which can put spring break at Fort Lauderdale to shame.

This highly developed cave has an underground ballroom, and an underground theater with a patriotic son-et-lumeire show, in which an American flag is projected onto a curtain of stalagtites. Underground gift shop too.

An abandoned lead and zinc mine and milling operation in Missouri's Lead Belt, that has been converted into a museum by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Many of the industrial facilities of this large operation are being converted into use as an...

A privately owned cave developed to study cave environments and groundwater hydrology. Tours are led by flashlight, carefully avoiding stepping on any living organisms that might have wandered onto the dirt pathways, such as the blind salamanders that can be...

The town of Times Beach was disincorporated, evacuated and bulldozed in the mid 1980's, after it was discovered that much of the towns roadways and parks were constructed with contaminated dirt. The contamination came from a pesticide plant, owned by Syntex...

A former defense site outside of St. Louis is now an environmental research facility, operated by Washington University. The site was developed as a weapons assembly, storage and training facility by the military during WWII. Structures included 52 munition...

A 45-acre disposal cell has been erected in the middle of this former WWII ordnance plant outside St. Louis, to contain the uranium-related contamination from federal weapons work at the site. From 1956 to 1967, the Atomic Energy Commission operated a...

The only B2 Stealth Bomber base in the country. Whiteman was a major missile silo base, responsible for 150 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile silos located within a 5,300 square-mile area around the base. All of these Minuteman II silos have been deactivated....