As someone who's never been much of a camper or outdoor enthusiast, the idea of spending time in nature has never really appealed to me. However, this list of charming river towns might just have changed my mind.

Now, I've always been drawn to scenic landscapes and charming small towns, and it turns out that Missouri is home to some real hidden gems along its rivers. One of them, our very own Hannibal, Missouri, has made it onto the list of must-visit river towns according to World Atlas.

Charming Missouri Towns

First up on our list is Rockport, nestled right in the heart of the state. Known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor adventures, Rockport is a haven for nature lovers and photo enthusiasts alike.

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Next, Ste. Genevieve, the oldest town in the Show-Me State. But don't let its age fool you – this charming town is bursting with life and excitement.  Now, let's head south to Cape Girardeau, a crucial port on the mighty Mississippi River. With its historic downtown area and picturesque waterfront, Cape Girardeau is a must-visit destination for history buffs and adventure seekers alike.

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Of course, we can't forget about our very own Hannibal, a tourist hot spot for over a century, and what's a trip to Missouri without a visit to wine country? In Hermann, you'll find yourself surrounded by rolling vineyards, charming shops, and stunning views at every turn.

Last but not least, we wrap up our journey in St. Charles, where you can take a step back in time to the 19th century. With its historic buildings, and famous brick roads. All of these are in driving distance from the Tri-State Area. So, what are you waiting for? Let the adventure begin.

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