Get to Know Missouri Before You Move
If you're moving to Missouri (MO), you should take a second to get to know a bit about this great state. Nicknamed The Show Me State, Missouri was the 24th state in the U.S. a state on August 10, 1821. Well-known cities in the state include St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Branson (with theme park and country music greats) and Hannibal (famous as a spotlight location on the Mississippi River, in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer adventure books).
St. Louis, not the capital, but the state’s largest city, sits on the border with Kansas. The famous Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted centenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building.
Moving to Missouri is great if you like sports. Missouri is home to four major league professional sports teams — two in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and three in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals take the field, as do the St. Louis Cardinals. For the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs compete with the best. In National Hockey League action, it’s the St. Louis Blues. Missouri also hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics at St. Louis, the first time the games were hosted in the United States.