Missouri is that unassuming state tucked away in America's Midwest. On its western edge, Kansas City is famous for barbecue, hosting the annual American Royal Barbecue, the world's largest competitive barbecue event. It's also home to Kansas City jazz, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. On the Mississippi side, St. Louis boasts the Gateway Arch and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It's home to the National Blues Museum and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Mark Twain and Brad Pitt both grew up in Springfield, which is also where visitors will find the Fantastic Caverns, the only cave in North America that offers a completely ride-through tour. The Ozark Mountains, Branson's Nickelodeon Kids Fest, and many other attractions are on hand to fill any summer holiday with fun.