Come Visit the State’s Latest Attractions

This article is presented in partnership with Visit Missouri.

Hi, I’m Missouri, but you can call me Mo. There is always something new to experience in the Show-Me State. Here are just a handful of places you can visit.

Armory STL. Photo courtesy of Visit Missouri

Armory STL St. Louis 

Claiming the title of “Biggest Bar in STL,” Armory STL has 250,000 square feet of entertainment space for visitors to play games, enjoy drinks and sample menu items. The massive complex spans 6 acres and includes a 62-foot stage for live entertainment and more than 40 interactive games. A two-story slide and adult-sized seesaws will bring out your inner child. 

Constructed in 1938, the building housed the 138th Infantry Missouri National Guard Armory. Since then, various sports leagues and bands have used the venue. As a nod to its past, Armory STL will house the St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame, honoring some of the sport’s biggest names.

Armory STL. Photo courtesy of Visit Missouri

Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun Kansas City 

Worlds of Fun theme park is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 with a blast from the past. The park will debut a new Zambezi Zinger roller coaster. The original safari-themed ride one of the park’s first coasters operated from 1973 to 1997.

The galvanized steel and wood hybrid coaster will take riders on a thrilling journey, dropping from a spiral into a low-to-the-ground track that races across the tree-filled terrain. The roller coaster sits on the same spot as the original Zambezi Zinger in the heart of the Africa section of the park.

Zambezi Zinger. Photo courtesy of Worlds of Fun

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum St. Louis 

A massive expansion has tripled the size of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The renovation provides more space to tell the story of the Holocaust, from the onset of World War II to the survivors who escaped to other parts of the world.

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. Photo courtesy of Visit Missouri

The museum includes numerous permanent exhibits that display significant artifacts, traveling exhibit space and films interpreting the events of the Holocaust. The Survivors exhibit shines a spotlight on the testimonies of Jewish people who made their way to St. Louis.

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. Photo courtesy of Visit Missouri

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena at Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale 

The newly expanded Thunder Ridge Nature Arena at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson is a 20,000-seat entertainment venue that immerses guests in the great outdoors. The amphitheater, featuring expansive views of the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, will host a variety of events, from concerts by major performing artists to bull riding competitions. The facility is home to the Missouri Thunder Professional Bull Riding team. 

These are just a few of Missouri’s new attractions. Discover more and start planning your next getaway at