Where to Find an Alligator, Prehistoric Pottery, and a Civil War Fort

Discover a Missouri town that offers a unique safari, where you can have a close encounter with an alligator, a python, and a lemur. Also visit a museum that contains 15,000-year-old pottery, plus a Civil War Fort and the Shipyard Music Festival.

December 21, 1959

This date in Missouri history: The talking chimp, Mr. Moke, was kidnapped from the St. Louis Zoo. The chimp-napper was hoping to take the bright primate to Hollywood and get rich.