About Missouri



Missouri is known as the "Show Me State"--meaning one should back up talk with proof. The slogan is not an official one, but it does appear on the license plates. It is an endearing statement that people from Missouri say, "I'm from Missouri, you have to Show Me!"

Missouri typically is categorized as both a midwestern and a southern state. The region was split on Union and Confederate issues during the Civil War. A small region of the state is called Little Dixie for the influx of southerners that settled there. Famed explorers Lewis and Clark mounted an expedition that led them to discover a large part of the Midwest and upper Western states. Their home base was Missouri. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is one of the tallest historic sites in the United States and thousands of tourists flock to snap photos of this, “Gateway to the West," every year. Visitors can also ride to the top of the Arch for a more expansive view. One of the state's geographic features is where the famed Mississippi River meets the Missouri River. The state is also the only one of two in the nation that actually touches the borders of eight other states. Tennessee is the other.

The Missouri horse industry produces goods and services valued at $718 million. The national industry has a $1.3 billion impact on the Missouri economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 125,100 Missourians are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees, and volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The Missouri horse industry directly provides 42,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in Missouri and other states) generates additional jobs in Missouri for a total employment impact of 56,000. There are 281,000 horses in Missouri, over 70 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  Missouri in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 140,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Jefferson City
img Population : 5,800,310
img Land area : 68,886 sq. miles
img Counties:  114
img Highest Point : Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 feet
img Lowest Point : Saint Francis river: 230 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Kansas City: 444,965
  • St. Louis: 344,362
  • Springfield: 150,298
  • Independence: 110,208
  • Columbia: 91,814
  • Lee\'s Summit: 80,338
  • St. Joseph: 72,661
  • O\'Fallon: 69,694
  • St. Charles: 62,304
  • St. Peter\'s: 54,209
Bell Lake - 40 Acre Recreational Property w / 6 miles of trails

Smithville, Clay County, Missouri

Unique Hidden Gem! This 40+/- acre retreat features stunning views & endless opportunities with a 6-acre deep fishing lake! Whether you build a horse riding facility, a private estate, use it as a fishing & outdoor oasis or choose income & development possibilities, Bell Lake is waiting to welcome you! Located less than 20min from Downtown KC, 12min to MCI, 10min to Smithville Lake. This property also features 5 rental units, storage buildings & 13 platted undeveloped building lots…so many options to explore!

Cindy Christopher , Turn Key Realty, LLC

40.00 ACRES
Grand log home on 8 acres, level and ready to add your horse barn.

Robertsville, Franklin County, Missouri

This unique property awaits your design for the perfect barn and fencing. The property is level and open for pasture. There are several other large horse properties within 2 miles of this property plus 2 adjoining properties are horse properties. This cedar log home has top of the line amenities from the high end Anderson windows to the dual system Trane gas heat. Jenn-air appliances grace the kitchen and the view from the expansive windows is breath taking. It is currently handi-cap accessible with the option of owner removing the 2 chair lifts. The lower level is ready for your finishing and has a rough-in for a bath. The 3 car garage is vastly over-sized for all your toys and equipment. Come make it your own. Seller must sell and is negotiable on the price and some furniture could be included. W/D stays. some furniture can be negotiated in the price, sold as is due to health of owner. Well and septic system.

Mary Kay Dingley , ReMax Central

8.00 ACRES
2754 SQ FT
Log Homes With Breathtaking Views

Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri

This estate is breathtaking from the front entrance to the basement windows! Beautifully gated entrance and asphalt drive gently lead you to your spacious new home bursting w/rustic elegance. Custom cabinetry, soaring ceilings, granite countertops, wood/tile flooring accented by stone & log beams. Beautiful Chefs kitchen is the envy of family & friends. 2 gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplaces. Solar Energy, Artesian river well water, fireplaces, & propane ensures self-sufficiency. Unwind in your spa-like master bath or enjoy refreshments on the sprawling deck as you watch the sun set. Come live the dream & make this gorgeous log home your own.

Jana Weaver , Keller Williams Platinum Partners

29.63 ACRES
5964 SQ FT
Turn - Key Show Horse Facility

Marionville, Lawrence County, Missouri

''Show Horse'' Paradise. This property was built in 2014 and designed for a true equine professional. The main focal point of the property is the 60' X 160' indoor riding arena with attached stable. The arena footing is a fine lime sand with many improvements including overhead automatic sprinkler system, exhaust fans, 8' high buck boards, surround stereo system, sliding doors on all four sides and insulated ceilings. The attached stable currently features two large stalls built by Classic Equine Equipment and designed with some of the material to add two more, in-stall rubber mats, in-stall cameras and fans, heated and cooled tack, feed and bath rooms, wash stall, hay storage and a concrete aisle-way. All stalls also have window doors with bars to improve ventilation. The east side of the property has two separate grass turn out paddocks each with a 12' X 12' run-in sheds. There are also two separate sand turn areas each with 12' X 12' sheds. West of the barn is a large grass turn-out paddock with a small animal shed and plenty of gardening space. The west end of the property has plenty of mature timber for privacy and wildlife. The residence was completely re-modeled in 2014 and has all the necessary updates including new appliances, HVAC, floors and fixtures. This house has two bedrooms (one non-conforming without closet but room to add one) and a bonus room that could be converted to bedroom and has 2 large covered decks on the front and back of the home with the back deck being partially enclosed. The property is serviced by 2 separate wells and septic systems for home and stable along with a propane emergency generator that will power entire property in case the electric goes out. This truly is a gem for the small-scale equine enthusiast or professional trainer.

Tom Kissee , Tom Kissee Real Estate Co.

7.36 ACRES
1128 SQ FT

Mountain Grove, Texas County, Missouri

Beautiful 906 +/- acre CERTIFIED ORGANIC CATTLE RANCH located in the Ozarks only 6 miles from Mtn. Grove and 6 miles from Cabool, MO. Ranch has multiple entrances from the East and West side. The land is gently rolling with about 20 different pastures and blessed with numerous water sources consisting of 2 wells, numerous ponds, multiple springs and North Fork River running through property. Land is half open half wooded with 125 ac of good bottom ground. Property has supported 200+ head with Excellent hay production.

Julie Thompson , Re/Max Farm & Home

906.00 ACRES
Stunning Horse Facility on 47 acres with Indoor Arena and Fabulous Fencing!

Kearney, Clay County, Missouri

48 acre ranch located in the beautiful Kearney countryside. Easy access to I-35 yet perfect country living in a serene, private setting. This cattle & horse ranch is set up w attention to detail to facilitate easy movement of livestock, pasture management & low maintenance. Horse lover's barn offers 8 large stalls w dutch doors, tack rm, grain rm & huge indoor arena w sliders on all sides for ventilation. Second barn offers additional stalls & storage. The property is fenced & x-fenced a pond & running creek. The home offers almost 1800 sq ft of comfortable living w 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Historical craftsman home is prime for renovation into your country estate home. Newer roof on both. Also enjoy a bit of Jesse James history! The property is adjacent to the Jesse James Museum & birthplace.

maggie stonecipher , ReMax Excel

48.00 ACRES
1800 SQ FT

Vichy, Maries County, Missouri

House with 3 car attached garage. Horse barn with 4 stalls, tack room, and lean too. Land is fenced with pond and corral.

Janet Kline , River Country Realtors

5.00 ACRES
1729 SQ FT
13 acres with 6,000+ sq. ft. home

Joplin, Newton County, Missouri

Situated on approx. 13 acres this luxurious home boasts over 6,000 sq ft. which features soaring ceilings, gourmet chefs kitchen, plenty of indoor and outdoor space for entertaining. Walk through the double front doors into a easy flow floor plan and begin creating memories with family and friends. The gourmet kitchen features an island to prep food, commercial size refrigerator, chef's GE Monogram gas stove/oven w/warming drawer, Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher, wine cooler, and granite counter tops. Your guests can visit with you in the hearth room located just off the kitchen which features one of the four fireplaces! This stunning home has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms (every bedroom has a bath). The main bedroom has separate his/hers bathrooms with heat floors and a walk-through shower! A custom closet by Better Living store keeps everything organized. The home is full brick with a walk-out basement for easy access to the backyard which features a 20' x 40' free form in-ground pool, hot tub, outdoor shower, and outdoor fireplace. The basement has 2 of the 6 bedrooms with a family/great room area that has a mini bar with ice maker, refrigerator, and a counter top beverage keeper. There is a three-car attached garage and two-car detached garage. If the electricity ever goes out, you will not be without power because there is a whole-house generator!

Carol Ferguson , Keller-Williams Realty of SWMO

13.29 ACRES
6696 SQ FT

Hartsburg, Boone County, Missouri

5 ACRES IN S. BOONE COUNTY FENCED & READY FOR HORSES!! Two stall barn with electric & water with oak lined 12x12 stalls (Amish Built). Hay Barn, fenced pastures, RV hook ups. Home has newer HVAC (March 2018), newer lagoon, newer water heater, refinished wood floors, attic is ready to be finished to add more space. 3rd bedroom is non-conforming.


5.00 ACRES
1144 SQ FT
Potential Horse Property with Unique Barn - Beautiful Home on 31 Acress

Holt, Clay County, Missouri

Just six miles outside of Kearney, MO, this 3 Bed/2 Bath all brick ranch is on just over 31 acres in the much desired Kearney School District. Original owner has kept this 49-year old home updated and in pristine condition. Custom built cabinetry and other built-ins make this home truly unique. Large workshop in walk-out basement with space to add a 4th bedroom. Separate furnace in workshop and wood stove in basement. Three outbuildings including fabulous custom built barn by Amish.

Darlene Bailey , ReeceNichols Realtors, Kearney

31.00 ACRES
3075 SQ FT

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