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
Stunning 224 acres Next to Mark Twain Forest!

Oldfield, Christian County, Missouri

This rustic contemporary home sits on a knoll, overlooking these 224+/- acres plus the connecting Mark Twain Forest, with a view through 2-story windows and a large stone patio. The heart of the home features Amish craftsman timber framing, and offers an open living layout to kitchen and dining. 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths in the main house make this a perfect set-up for retreat or full-time living. The annex house offers space for guests or work projects. The 30x48 oak-paneled barn has a corral, outdoor stalls and a dog pen. Mix of pasture & well managed & maintained woods, ponds, springs and creek with beautiful riding & hiking trails bordering 1.5 miles of National Forest. Original cabin was rebuilt in 2012, incorporating Hardie Board siding, dual-zoned heat pumps, granite counters and custom cabinets in the kitchen, wood stove, and wood plank flooring. Two bedrooms upstairs appointed with private balconies & ample windows to bring in the beauty of the outdoors. Basement bedroom walks out, currently used as an art studio, and was built with insulated concrete. Main living area has 17' ceiling with exposed timber beams, two skylights, and a wood stove enhancing the warm cozy feel of this home. On-demand hot water adds to the efficiency. A large pond sits below the house where you can swim or fish or just soak up the view. Wander through the 15-acre Walnut Grove, precisely planted and pruned. Ride your horse along the multitude of trails. Hike among the woodlands and across Peter's Branch Creek. Discover natures surprises, including caves, mushrooms, and wildlife. Enjoy the timber improvements and glade restoration as a nationally recognized Tree Farm. Access is directly off of a well-maintained State Highway, but sits into the woods far enough to provide the privacy and tranquility that only nature can offer.

Debra Oman , Re/Max House of Brokers

224.00 ACRES
3230 SQ FT
10+ Acres, Ranch Style home, barn, shop, morton building, arena, 2 ponds, pool

Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

Tons to offer! - 27 ft, 27000 gallon salt water in ground pool. Heated with automatic cleaning. 8 person hot tub - 36x24 garage shop next to home - 2 story, 3 stall heritage barn with carriage room, tack room, and running hot & cold water - 30x80 Morton Building with 2 car garage. Heating & Cooling, water & electric. Dance room with specialty flooring and bathroom. Wood Room, Metal Room and Paint room with built in ventilation system - Riding arena right outside of Morton Building - 2 story Club house/ Garden house (double gazebo) - Four fish ponds that all circulate and private water line that will automatically refill itself - 2 ponds on property. Are not currently stocked but have been and are capable of stocking - Orchard with Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach, Apricot, and apriplum trees. Beautiful Scarlet Maples lining Truman road side of property And soooo much more!

Danielle Guzman-Querry , Chartwell Realty

10.11 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
9637 State Road O, Steedman, Mo 65077. Beautiful Lake View and 6.8 - 63 acres.

Steedman, Callaway County, Missouri

You found it-serenity right off paved roads. Enjoy 6.8 acres of hunting, fishing, boating, farming, and nature. This acreage has it all. Acreage can be sold separate from the home. Additional acreage can be purchased up to 63 acres. The acre lake is stocked with bass, catfish, and bluegill. Pasture is perfect for horses and there are 3 open shops for storage plus a double carport. Enjoy the lake view on your patio or walk in to your 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath earth contact home. The custom made home has Nudurablock construction. Snuggle up to the vented fireplace or cook like a great chef in your kitchen enhanced by stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and roll outs. Lots of cabinet space with self closing drawers and huge 26 square feet of pantry. More... Master bedroom has his/her closets and French doors. Walk in shower with jetted tub that has a lake view! 4+ car garage!

Jennifer Winkelman , RE/MAX Jefferson City

63.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
1425 Acre m / l Horse Farm With Five Bedroom Home, Barn and Numerous Trails

Salem, Dent County, Missouri

Enormous possibilities exist with this exceptional acreage. 1425 acres m/l of recreational paradise located about 15 minutes south of Salem, MO off Hwy 19 and CR 5510 in Dent County. After decades in this business I have never seen a better large contiguous acreage that has what this property can offer. It is absolutely ideal for any type recreation you might anticipate, it is full of wildlife including deer, turkey and many other species. It is mostly timber with several valley open fields suitable for grazing, hay, wildlife plots or even row crops.  It even borders Mark Twain National Forest on two sides. It has a spring & spring fed creek running right down the valley in front of a two story home located right in the center of the property with privacy galore. Possible Lake sites too numerous to count.  The home has 5 bedrooms and 1 bath & beautiful wood floors that were actually harvested off the property. Other amenities include a large hip roof barn that could be turned into a fabulous stable for horses or whatever suits your needs. There are miles of trails to horseback ride or if you prefer ATV riding and a huge amount of large oak and pine timber. The farm could be turned into a magnificent camping destination, recreational paradise, livestock farm or even a B&B.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you do not want to miss and its all price at a little over $1260 per acre! Call or Email us at; Off: (573) 341-8200, Email: ucheart@fidmail.com for detailed information on this listing or to arrange for a personal showing. 

Larry D. Perry , United Country Heartland Realty

1,425.00 ACRES
22 Acre Horse Ranch with Large Executive Home

Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri

22 acre horse ranch located 8 minutes outside of Joplin in Southwest Missouri. This home boasts 5+ bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, beautiful custom kitchen, custom office, storm shelter, lots of storage and so much more! The fully finished walkout basement is perfect for entertaining with a game room, kitchen and living room. Outside of the home you will find a beautiful in ground pool. This property has a 14 acre pasture that has an electric fence and is cross fenced. The four stall horse barn measures 20x60 and includes an air conditioned tac room. Outside of the barn you will find a concrete wash station, sand base round pen area, paddock, a cross fenced training and riding area and a pond. There also is a large 60x80 insulated shop with a paved driveway leading to it. Property is located behind an electric privacy gate.

Kent Eastman , Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri

22.00 ACRES
6649 SQ FT
The Bobbitt Farm

Salem, Crawford County, Missouri

We have just listed a fabulous 244+/- acre farm south of Steelville in Crawford Count on hwy 19. There is a nice 3BR 2 Full Bath brick ranch home with just about 1600+/- SQ FT of living area on the hill overlooking about 100+/- acres of open fenced pasture and a meandering creek with year round water. There is also a full basement. Near th e home there is a newer nice machine shed with electric and cement floor. The owners have owned the ranch since 1993. There has been a recent timber inventory done on the farm and there is approximately $40,000 worth if standing timber on the farm. There are a couple of ponds, a spring and fenced off areas with perfect wildlife habitat. This is a great farm for so many reasons and one has to be the great listed price of $494,000. This is a neat place!

Drennan Bailey , Bailey Properties, Inc

244.00 ACRES
1600 SQ FT
Woolsey Road Estate

Steelville, Crawford County, Missouri

This is really a magnificent property that has been owned by the same family for many many years. The home sits on a hill with a white fence entry and blacktop frontage to driveway with a long lane leading to the house. There are many large farms in the area and there are many great out door recreational activities in the area. There is a trout ranch down the road and there are many canoe outfitters in the area all taking advantage of what this area is well known for and that is all the many miles of clear flowing rivers and creeks. The owners have taken extremely good care of the property and the property is very clean and well kept. The pasture is fenced with good access to well water and hydrant. There are also thousands of federal forest ground in close proximity to the property where you can ride for every. The owners are life long citizens of the area and they love everything about the area but are leaving to be closer to their grown children and grandchildren.

Drennan Bailey , Bailey Properties, Inc

38.40 ACRES
3100 SQ FT
Country Home on 40± Acres

Smithville, Clay County, Missouri

Country Home on 40± Acres 4 BR. 3.5 BA • 2 Barns • Farm/Ranchland • Hunt/Fish • Development Potential • Near Staley Farms & Kansas City Conveniences Ideal as private country home near city conveniences, equine or other business and/or residential development! Property Location: 6200 NE 142nd, Smithville, MO 64089 http://smithvillemocountryhome.com/

United Real Estate Group , United Real Estate Group

40.00 ACRES
6958 SQ FT

Sturgeon, Boone County, Missouri



31.75 ACRES
432 SQ FT
Cape Girardeau County / Next to Town / No City Restrictions

Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

City Convenience Country Freedom! This estate includes 14 plus acres of woods, open pasture ground, and a private lake. Property literally borders with Jackson city limits. Large home (4600 finished square feet) was intentionally designed for family living and entertaining, indoors and out, including an in-ground pool! Large detached heated/cooled workshop. Less than 30 minutes drive time to major Cape/Jackson medical facilities and other business venues. Jackson school district. Quick access to the interstate, shopping, and the new Jackson Community Center. Lots of room for the fur-babies to roam in your own personal park! Approaching the house down the quaint country lane, you will discover it is truly private and tucked away. Ample paved guest parking surrounds the gazebo out front. The private courtyard entry to the house draws visitors directly into the home's open entertaining areas. Enjoy the private lake views from multiple living areas and the covered deck. The large family room flows to the massive open kitchen and dining area. There is even a second main level entertainment area complete with it's own separate bar and cooking facilities (caterers will especially appreciate this)! The main kitchen is fully open to the rest of the house so you can visit with guests while prepping on the island's huge quartz counter top. Commercial stove, double ovens, above-stove pot filler and two prep sinks makes entertaining a breeze. Bring in groceries from the attached two car garage. Drop your coats and boots off as you pass through the mud room hallway. Large master bedroom ensuite includes double sinks, large separate shower and a soaker tub with a lake view window. From the master bedroom you can walk directly out to the screened deck. Two additional bedrooms on the main level. One bedroom is currently used as a home office. The other bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. Bedrooms are steps away from the large main level laundry. Downstairs, the family room and children's play area has a wood burning fireplace for cozy winter nights. Two lower level bedrooms can accommodate visitors or older family members wanting privacy. One bedroom is currently used as a workout room. The walkout basement opens to the patio below. Home also includes two separate lower level unfinished rooms for organized storage on extensive shelving. There is a large mower storage room complete with a powered garage door. Keep four-wheelers, trail bikes, and other toys in it as well. Tucked away in the woods is a separate two car plus outbuilding with a heated and cooled workshop. The workshop is wired for heavy tools and sized for large projects. Oversized single garage door allows for easy maneuverability of equipment and projects. Besides the fishing lake, there is also an extra pond near the personal shooting range. And, the in-ground pool is just steps away from the back of the house! Entertain summer visitors poolside from the covered entertainment area. Located right outside city limits, fun activities like four-wheeling and even target practice can't be impeded. The open pasture ground offers the potential for keeping horses. When you visit, search outside for the hidden footbridge and the carved wooden eagle statues!

Larry Bill , Coldwell Banker Abernathy Realty

14.29 ACRES
4600 SQ FT

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