Bitter cold and snow may keep you inside, but if you need to break out there are a few places in Missouri that you can travel to and enjoy winter activities.

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It's hard to want to be outside during the winter months, especially with the low temps, but don't let the weather stop you from getting out and enjoying Missouri in the winter. According to Only in Your State, here are some of the best places to visit.

Winter Getaway at the Ozarks Mountain

Stay in one of the best hotels in Missouri and see amazing views of the Lake at Big Cedar Lodge.

Big Cedar also offers private balconies, fireplaces, and modern amenities, as well as a choice of four different restaurants for your dining pleasure. It is the perfect place to sip come hot chocolate and enjoy the view, appreciating the tranquility.

Snow Creek

The best place to visit for all the sledding you can take. Snow Creek is only open from December through March so don't wait to visit this sledding heaven. It's also a good place to do some winter hiking.

The Tornado Alley Tube Park features a thrilling downhill ride with a relaxing ride back up to the top of the hill. Wintertime hikers can enjoy 12 different trails that range from beginner to advanced, and the Rattlesnake Terrain Park is a place for expert skiers and boarders.

Eagle Days

This opens all over the Shoe-Me State, including right here in the Tri-States. It's so fun to grab your binoculars and watch the majestic Eagles along the Mississippi River.

Trout Fishing

Who says you can't go trout fishing in the winter? You may have to wear some extra layers, but another activity to get out and do in the winter.

Trout fishing at Montauk State Park, Roaring River State Park and Bennett Spring State Park is a must if you love fishing. With less crowds, cooler temperatures and better chances of catching fish, these parks are quite special in the winter.

If you can brave the temps, cold, and snow then one of these activities could be for you. I may have to check out some of the sledding options in Missouri, it's been a while since I went sledding. I just hope I don't break anything.

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