From big-city excitement to lakeside lounging and spelunking through caves, Missouri sure lives up to its nickname as the Show-Me State. Categorized as Midwest and Southern, the state blends both cultures with sophisticated city life and down-home country vibes. Did you know that Missouri has a storied musical past? St. Louis is home to early blues and jazz. Ragtime took hold thanks to Scott Joplin. And hillbilly music developed in the Ozarks. The state has lots to offer from impressive scenery and state parks to rolling wine country and sparkling springs.