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


Charming farmhouse on 10+ acres with great horse setup and indoor arena!

Ashland, Boone County, Missouri

Check out this charming yet modern 4BR 2.5BA 1930's farmhouse on 10.5 acres in the highly sought after SoBoCo School District. You'll fall in love with the open concept floor plan featuring tall ceilings, stunning wood floor, beadboard wainscoting, and abundant natural light. Watch sunsets on the back deck overlooking the pond or let the stress of the day melt away in the hot tub. Fenced backyard for kids and pets. Multiple outbuildings make this the perfect setup for horses, including 2-3 stalls, pole barn for hay, chicken house converted into a freestanding tack room, and a covered riding arena (approx 50' x 100'). A new lagoon was installed in 2017. Great neighbors and just 20-25 min from downtown Columbia and 20 min to Jefferson City

Betsy Woodruff , House of Brokers Realty - WOODRUFF GROUP

10.50 ACRES
1736 SQ FT
Century Farm Overlooking Meramec River Valley Near Pacific

Pacific, Franklin County, Missouri

The Schmelz Century Farm sits high on the hill overlooking the Meramec River Valley just south of Pacific. This beautiful farm borders the Meramec River, Calvey Creek and Robertsville State Park. Wildlife is abundant on this farm with the state park acting as a sanctuary. I see deer and turkeys on nearly every visit! The brick and frame two bed, three bath, 2435 sq. ft. ranch home has a large living area and a family room for plenty of space to entertain and tremendous views of the countryside from the family room. Multiple metal outbuildings provide a shop, equipment and hay storage. The large fields provide pasture for horses or cattle. A long trail winds through the timber to the creek and river bottom. This farm is conveniently located just 6 miles south of I-44 and only 30 minutes from I-44 and I-270. Call today for additional information or to schedule your private showing.

Ted Gerard , Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC

136.00 ACRES
2435 SQ FT
Horse Farm, Executive Retreat, Multi - Family Compound OR B&B Potential

Richmond, Ray County, Missouri

THIS GEM IS AN EXQUISITE FAMILY COMPOUND AND GENTLEMAN'S FARM-160 Beautiful Acres with 2 Homes-3 Ponds-8 Stall Horse Barn with 1 Bedroom Apartment & Commercial Kitchen for Canning or Entertaining. Arena-paddocks- See WWW.RICHMONDMOHORSEFARM.COM for additional property info.

Whitney Trosper Renfro AND Daly O'Brien , Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes

160.00 ACRES
5500 SQ FT
Country Charmer with 42 x 56 State of the Art Shop on 10.49 Beautiful Acres

Columbia, Boone County, Missouri

Incredible ranch walkout situated 10.49 beautiful acres boasting mature trees, many garden spots, newly planted fruit trees & hundreds of perennials. Recently built state of the art 42 x 56 shop w/concrete foors, 2 overhead doors (12 x12 & 12x14) with concrete piering system. This home has so much to offer including an open floor plan with a split bedroom design with a full basement ready for future finish. Master suite has french doors that lead to the back patio, dual vanities, jetted tub,seperate shower & lg walkin closet. Well appointed kt offers stainless appliances, abundant cabinet space, pantry & sunny breakfast area. This great home also offers a grand formal dining, office, huge bonus room over garage and a Hotblast wood burning stove in the basement that can heat the entire home.

Stacey Swalla , House of Brokers Realty Inc.

10.49 ACRES
2776 SQ FT
Spectacular horse property fenced and cross fenced in Rogersville MO

Rogersville, Greene County, Missouri

A fabulous panoramic view is just one of the special features of this beautiful brick/stone ranch on 20 acres. Extensive hardwood flooring on the main level which as both a formal living room and hearth room off the kitchen. Kitchen has granite counters, alder wood cabinetry, sub zero refrigerator and 5 burner gas range. Master bedroom suite is on the main level with 3 more bedrooms in the w/o basement. Also, in the basement is a large rec room with deluxe wet bar with trash compactor and refrigerator, 2 full baths, storm shelter and lots of storage space. The acreage is a wonderful horse property which is fenced and cross fenced. Outbuildings include, a shop building and 4 stall horse barn. The deck, with wrought iron railings, is a great place to enjoy the view.

Ethel Curbow , Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realtors

20.00 ACRES
5150 SQ FT
82.5 acres by Bull Shoals Lake in Missouri

Kissee Mills, Taney County, Missouri

Looking for that perfect place to have some farm animals? This is it! Partially fenced 82.5 secluded acres with farm house, barns, and workshop. Ride your 4 wheeler or golf cart to Bull Shoals lake for excellent fishing. Very private setting. About 20% pasture and 80% wooded. Ozark Hills. Great riding close by. Short distance to Mark Twain Nation Forrest.

Tamara Rodman , Keller Williams Trilakes Realty

82.50 ACRES
1762 SQ FT
73 Acres~Country seclusion~Scenic views~Over 5,000 sq ft home

Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri

Experience country seclusion in the scenic rolling hills of Webster county.This beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home has it all. Gated entry leads to a home that features quality finishes, private setting, and a truly breathtaking view off the back deck overlooking the 20x42 pool. Kitchen is spacious with a large pantry and concrete countertops. Land is fenced, crossed fenced, 50 acres with three pastures for grass feeding, 23 acres of mature woods for hunting deer and turkey. 2 stocked ponds ready to be fished. Outside there is a new 40x60 barn with horse stalls and a new 30x40 bldg. Shop bldg is 36x22. With water in all fields you could run several head of cattle or horses. Smaller additional home rents for $1,125/mo. Only 30 minutes to Springfield makes this a great location.

Judy Gault , Gault & Co. Realty

73.00 ACRES
5300 SQ FT
Country - Quiet 10 - Acre Hobby Farm Close to Branson, Forsyth & Bull Shoals Lake!

Kissee Mills, Taney County, Missouri

A very special and rare find, this 10-ACRE HOBBY FARM is ideal for horse enthusiasts, gentleman farmers or anyone looking for a perfect peaceful country retreat. Cozy 1300SF 2BR/2BA ranch-style home on level 10-acres with 32x30 4-stall completely outfitted horse stable with tack and storage rooms, 32x20 hay barn, and 13x24 workshop/shed with wood stove. Move-in ready all-electric home includes all appliances, central HVAC and supplemental wood stove. Enjoy incredible views from every angle and vantage point including covered front, side and rear porches. Acreage is fenced and cross-fenced with corrals. Conveniently located water lines with multiple access points from private well. A fantastic property with easy access along paved roadway just minutes from Forsyth and Bull Shoals Lake!!

Julie Clifford , Branson House Realty

10.00 ACRES
1300 SQ FT
12+ Ac located in Pacific Mo great for horses and other farm animals

Pacific, Franklin County, Missouri

This custom-built ranch is less than 10 years old and sits on 12.48 acres! Welcome to the country while still being near town. Beautiful fresh paint across the main level. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, master en-suite, and a combo dining/living room space that features a wall of windows overlooking your land. Laundry is on the main level but has the option for being in the lower level as well. The basement is unfinished and includes rough-in, walk-out, and full-sized windows…truly a blank canvas for your imagination! 1-yr Home Warranty AHS.

Mia Allen , Coldwell Banker Gundaker

12.49 ACRES
1680 SQ FT
Large LAKE and 67+ fenced acres just outside of Rolla, MO!

Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri

This Farm/Recreational Home boasts 5 beds (1 w/out window), 3.5 baths, fully finished basement and incredible kitchen remodel w/ granite counters, stainless appliances and cabinets galore. Master is on the mail level, along with the laundry room. 2 beds/1 bath upstairs and then a family room and 3 more possible beds/1 bath in the basement. Definitely room to move in this beautiful place! Red barn is not far from house in back and the lake is literally steps from your front door. Book to see this one privately today!

Jenna Davis , Acar Real Estate Inc

67.00 ACRES
3400 SQ FT

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