Missouri Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Book Description

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Show-Me State has to offer!

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Missourian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Missouri Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Josh Young takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Show-Me State. 

Wander with tigers at the world’s only big cat bed-and-breakfast, browse through America’s only corncob pipe museum, and swim in the world’s largest underground lake.

Meet some crazy catfish-catching noodlers; a wacky-artwork-welding artist; and a pint-size, punch-packing former wrestling champ.

Discover the fun of swinging sausages while you dance, and duel with dinosaurs—you’ll roar with delight!

About Young, Josh

Josh Young's newspaper column, Dang Near Native, has garnered awards in the humor category from the National Newspaper Association two years running. When not roaming the state enjoying the offbeat, Josh may be found at home at his Long Creek Herb Farm, on the Arkansas border.