Missouri doesn't have its own Mount Everest to climb but it doesn't mean that Missouri is flatter than a pancake. Where is the highest elevation point in Missouri? How high is it? And how does it compare to other states?

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According to an article called The Highest Elevation Point in All 50 States from the travel website thediscoverer.com, the highest elevation point in Missouri is at the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. How high is it? They say the elevation there is 1,772ft, and the site goes on to say...

"Head to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park to stand at the highest point of Missouri. Set amid the St. Francois Mountains, the scenery of the 7,500 acre park is characterized by dense woodland and rocky glades. A lookout tower at the summit affords panoramic views of southern Missouri’s lush countryside. Several trails lead to and around Taum Sauk Mountain – Mina Sauk Falls Trail connects to the state’s tallest waterfall, 132-feet Mina Sauk Falls."

How does Missouri's highest point compare to the surrounding states? Well, Illinois' highest point is Charles Mound at 1,235ft, Iowa's is Hawkeye Point at 1,670ft, Arkansas' is 2,753ft at Magazine Mountain, Kansas' is Mount Sunflower at 4,039ft, and Nebraska's is Panorama Point at 5, 429ft. To see the full list of the highest elevation points in every state in America just click here!

To be honest, I would have never guessed that Nebraska and Kansas have higher elevation points than Missouri, but I guess we all learn something new every day!

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