Missouri is a midwestern U.S. state covered by grassy plains and the forested Ozark Mountains. Kansas City, on the Kansas border, has jazz clubs, the National World War I Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecock sculptures on its lawn. St. Louis, on the Illinois border, is known for its 630-ft. Gateway Arch overlooking the Mississippi River.

Capital: Jefferson City
Abbreviation: MO
Nickname: The Show-Me State
Minimum wage: 8.60 USD per hour (1 Jan 2019)