Author Archives: Elise Eimer

10 Missouri State Parks You Need to Visit This Fall

Painted Rock Conservation Area

Missouri has been recognized many times for its wonderful state parks system. With 87 official Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites , which come to around 200,000 acres of beautiful public space, visitors can hike, camp and picnic in every corner of the state. Yes, 87 is a lot to choose from, so we narrowed it down to 10 that ... Read More »

A Fish Called Lorraine: Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Being from Missouri and old enough to be out of college, you would think I would have caught a fish or have at least been fishing in a boat by now. Nope. And when I told @MoTravelGuy about this … well of course I got the wide-eyes that were screaming “WE HAVE TO GET A VIDEO OF YOU FISHING- THIS ... Read More »

PictureMO: Enjoy the Arts

Liberty Memorial

The 2014 second quarter PictureMO contest has come to an end and we are excited so many camera savvy people got out around Missouri and enjoyed the arts. The theme for the quarter included public art, historic sites, live entertainment and museums across the state. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a ... Read More »

Eats for Everyone at Lake of the Ozarks

Randy's Frozen Custard pin

The Lake of the Ozarks is definitely one of the best summer destinations in Missouri. You could spend every minute on the Lake if you wanted to. But if you don’t, the Lake Area offers tons of other things to do, from golf to shopping to massive mini-golf complexes. Check out a sample four-day trip idea at the Lake of ... Read More »

Missouri Spring Festivals

Jiggle Jame Festival

It’s Spring! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy warmer weather in Missouri. Communities all over the state are celebrating music, art and delicious (and sometimes adventurous) foods. Below is a list of spring festivals happening in May and June in Missouri. Keep in mind, we weren’t able to list everything, but these festivals should be more than enough to ... Read More »

King Tut Visits Kansas City

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Recently, I had the chance to explore “The Discovery of King Tut” exhibit at Kansas City’s Union Station. I was stoked from the second it was announced that the exhibit, which has been all over Europe but never to the United States, was going to make its U.S. debut only two hours away in Kansas City. I had to go. ... Read More »

PictureMO: A Salute to Snow

Winter Wonderland by Vicky Roberts

The 2014 first quarter PictureMO votes are in, and yet again, many exceptional, camera-savvy Missourians have submitted quality images to our quarterly Flickr contest. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a way to show off the photography geniuses of Missouri and to build the Missouri Division of Tourism’s photo gallery. First through third ... Read More »

Tour de BBQ: A Taste of St. Louis’ BBQ Restaurants

Burnt ends, PM BBQ.

A co-worker and I have recently been arguing over which BBQ restaurants in St. Louis has the best food. Honestly, I was long convinced it was Pappy’s and, of course, he still swears by it. But a recent visit to Sugarfire Smoke House in the Olivette made me start questioning everything I knew about St. Louis BBQ. I did a ... Read More »

WIN VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes

The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run

Did you know Wright City, in northeast Missouri, is home to the only permanent mud run and obstacle course in the Midwest? The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake is its name and its fourth bi-annual military-style mud run is coming up, for those who are physically and mentally prepared for the challenge.  The course includes more than 30 military-themed obstacles (think ... Read More »