Missouri, the "Show Me" state, offers a unique American combination of big cities like St Louis and Kansas City as well as hundreds of rural towns scattered throughout this moderate sized state. The capital is Jefferson City (an excellent trivia question for outsiders to see if people really know their capitals).
Retirement options include varied planned retirement communities throughout the metropolitan and some rural areas. Missouri's climate is moderate, reflecting its location near the geographic center of the USA.
Missouri boasts two professional baseball teams - the Kansas City Royals and the St Louis Cardinals.