Missouri Dude Ranches

When you think of the Old West, Missouri – “The Show-Me State” – may not come immediately to mind, but maybe it should. After all, Missouri was the starting place for both the Pony Express Trail and the Oregon Trail. Today, Missouri dude ranches reflect much of the rich western history and tradition of this diverse state. Intersected by two major rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, The Show-Me State boasts spectacular scenery – from the Great Plains in the north to the magnificent Ozark Mountains in the south.

There’s something for everyone in your family at Missouri dude ranches. Experience the lifestyle at a genuine working cattle ranch in the Ozarks or choose a western resort with all the amenities. Either way, your Missouri ranch vacation will give you and your family a taste of true western lifestyle and hospitality that you may not have expected from this Midwest state!

Ranches in Missouri use the state’s Rivers, mountain ranges, and wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities to attract visitors.

At a Missouri ranch vacation, imagine an early morning tee time at the golf course, an afternoon hike and cave tour, and a peaceful evening stroll through antique shops before dinner at a local restaurant. All this and more is possible at a Missouri ranch. At many ranches you can choose an independent schedule and explore on your own, or have the ranch arrange activities for you including horseback riding, cave tours, and nature hikes.