Stephen Foutes

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

Missouri Summer Festivals 2016

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The festivals in Missouri this summer are as diverse as the state itself. From early June through Labor Day, you find special events in Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, which hosts the 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on June 11, and Kansas City, where the Boulevardia celebration runs June 17-19.  Springfield has the Birthplace of Route 66 …

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Summer Road Trips: Highway 36

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School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Missouri Road Trip Essentials

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From useful apps and snack foods to insider tips, there’s a lot to know when preparing for your epic Missouri adventure. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of road-trip essentials to help ensure your Missouri getaway is fun, memorable and worth repeating. Awesome apps (the virtual kind, not the ones on a plate at Chili’s) Gas Buddy – …

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Summer Road Trips: The St. Louis Area

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School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Summer Road Trips: All Things Harry S. Truman

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If this presidential election has you confounded by candidates and dumbfounded by debates, make the logical choice by picking Harry Truman in 2016. Okay. You’re right. Truman isn’t going to appear on official ballots anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show him your support by visiting his home state in 2016. Around Missouri, several museums, historic homes and …

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Baseball: A Missouri Tradition

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More than a half-million people packed downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Royals World Series win in 2015, and more than 3 million people visit Busch Stadium annually to see the St. Louis Cardinals play. Yes, it’s safe to say Missouri is a baseball state. So let’s celebrate the start of another season – which means spring has sprung and …

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Missouri Spring Festivals 2016

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Spring’s arrival means warmer weather, more outdoor fun and, of course, an abundance of fun festivals to enjoy in Missouri. The lineup of spring festivals in Missouri is diverse, with celebrations focused on everything from history and community heritage to music and the arts. Of course, no matter what idea festivals revolve around, virtually all of them offer great good …

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101 Days of Summer in Missouri

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Caves are cool, fish are biting, music fills the air, ribs are in the smoker and the home team’s rivals are in town for the weekend. It doesn’t get much better than summer in Missouri. Unofficially, summer lasts 101 days (starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and stretching through Labor Day), which is barely enough time to take care …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Sports

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What does your bracket look like this year? No, not your NCAA Tournament bracket, your Missouri Museum Madness bracket. Never heard of Missouri Museum Madness? That’s okay, we just invented it. Also, it’s not really a competition and there’s actually no bracket to fill out. All the work is done for you, and best of all, it’s designed to make …

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Destination Restaurants in Missouri

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You had to go out of your way to get there, it seats 20 and a chalk board holds the menu. But the journey and ambiance are part of the charm at Missouri’s destination restaurants, those cozy locales where finding menu items with locally-sourced ingredients is easy and the tastes are hard to beat. Here’s a look at six destination …

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