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Ozark secrets: what you don't see on Netflix

Love Exploring Logo By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 26: The Ozarks aren’t centered around a specific city or nature reserve – the name actually refers to a large mountain range in the south-central United States. The mountains span portions of five states: Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Kansas, with the largest portion in Missouri, although the actual boundaries are vague. All in all, the range occupies about 50,000 square miles (130,000sq km).

What exactly are the Ozarks?

The Ozarks aren’t centered around a specific city or nature reserve – the name actually refers to a large mountain range in the south-central United States. The mountains span portions of five states: Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Kansas, with the largest portion in Missouri, although the actual boundaries are vague. All in all, the range occupies about 50,000 square miles (130,000sq km).

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