Spending WAY too much time in the camper up here in Misery It's one of those states that are "okay" to visit, but you don't want to live there. There are parts around were I'm working that the only thing that taller than the grain elevators is the cell phone towers. No hills, mountains or valleys like we have in God's Country...aka Arkansas.
I was born in Missouri, but up north. Much different country than SoMo. Rolling hills and bluffs as far as one can see. Populated most by cornfields and windmill farms now.
Having run from St. Louis to Joplin to KC to Clinton...I wouldn't tell too many folks you were from Missouri. Like I said, only the cell phone towers (and in places) the windmills make this rolling flatland "exciting" in my book. Almost as bad as South-Central Kansas