Stephen Foutes

Stephen Foutes is Communications Coordinator for the Missouri Division of Tourism.

Fast-Paced Fun Awaits at Missouri Casinos

Thirteen isn’t often considered a lucky number, but in Missouri, it is. After all, that’s how many casinos call the Show-Me State home, meaning you have excellent opportunities to find gaming action, live music and exceptional meals all in one place. With extra amenities such as spas and hotels, you also find many of Missouri’s casinos have everything you need …

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Explore Missouri During Black History Month

From museums and historic homes to interpretive sites and national landmarks, several places in Missouri shine a spotlight on people who struggled for societal change and who made lasting contributions in fields ranging from art to science. While these sites can be a focus of your exploration during Black History Month, you don’t have to wait until February to visit …

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Missouri Adventures for First Dates, Long-Time Mates

Romance. For some, the word conjures up images of dates gone wrong, loves lost and chances blown. For others, it’s a reminder of love shared with a significant other, fond memories and future promise. It doesn’t matter into which camp you fall, one thing that’s generally true is you want a little romance in your life – if for no …

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Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind, especially on a winter’s day in Missouri. If only he sang, “Somewhere on …

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What To Do Before and After a Blues Game

You’re coming to Missouri and hope to catch the blues.   The St. Louis Blues, that is. Tickets for the game are in hand and you’re excited for the puck drop, but aren’t sure how to spend your free time in the hours leading up to the game. And more importantly, you’re not sure what you’ll do after. Fret not. …

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17 in 17: Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

Kill the lights. Cue the music. Bring on the star. There are few live-performance experiences greater than the start of the show. The crowd is amped, the music is loud and you know you’re in for an awesome evening. In 2017, that experience will replay in Missouri over and over again as some of the world’s top performers stop in …

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The Bubbly Side of Missouri

From New Year’s Eve parties and celebrating milestones to casual get-togethers and random Tuesday nights, everyone has room for a little bubbly in their life. Fortunately, Missouri has a nice selection of bars and restaurants offering Champagne, Champagne drinks and sparkling wine to ensure you’re not missing out. Some examples include: Room 38 Restaurant and Lounge, Columbia: Pop the top …

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Enjoy the Slopes in Missouri

Brisk conditions and a light snowfall in some areas of Missouri signaled a seemingly early (and unofficial) start to winter, but the seasonal change doesn’t mean an end to outdoor adventure. In fact, there are two spots in Missouri where fun and the cold go hand in hand … well, maybe hand in glove. About 40 minutes north of downtown …

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Cozy Public Fireplaces Around Missouri

Whether you’re talking with friends, enjoying the ambiance or simply relaxing with your favorite beverage – hot chocolate sounds pretty good right now! – there’s something special about cozying up to a fire on a cold Missouri day. There are some pretty sweet fireplaces in the Show-Me State, including some at popular destinations and attractions. Here’s a look at just …

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Antiquing in Missouri: Ozark

Just south of Missouri’s third-largest city, folks in Ozark welcome visitors from all over the country who stop to see the sights and to enjoy a big meal at Lambert’s Café II. Known for its comfort food and flying rolls, rare is the occasion when Lambert’s isn’t full of hungry travelers ready for a healthy dose of comfort food. Those …

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