Stephen Foutes

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

Tips for Enjoying Fall Camping in Missouri 

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Fall in Missouri means long-sleeved shirts, blue jeans, evenings around a fire and enjoying cooler temperatures and beautiful colors with your favorite traveling companions. The reasons to travel to Missouri in the fall are myriad, from festivals and foliage, to sporting events and sightseeing. Camping is another popular fall activity in Missouri. By late September and early October, the humid …

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Take a Fall Drive in Missouri

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Trees drenched in shades of red, orange and yellow are a sure sign, and favorite annual occurrence, of autumn in Missouri.  And with so much foliage, the Show-Me State is an ideal place for fall leaf-peeping. Of course, there’s a lot of ground to cover in Missouri, so picking a route might be the most difficult part of your excursion. …

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Find Romance Along the Katy Trail

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The flat, crushed limestone surface of Missouri’s Katy Trail is ideally suited for foot and bicycle traffic (some sections also permit horseback riding) and it’s an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. You probably know the trail stretches 240 miles on an east-west alignment across Missouri, paralleling the Missouri River for much of the route. What you may …

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Grab a Bite on the Katy Trail

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Missouri’s Katy Trail is an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. Not only does the 240-mile trail offer quick access to campgrounds and fantastic photo opportunities, it’s located close to a several bed and breakfasts, retail shops, cities of varying sizes and, naturally, excellent restaurants and wineries. No matter what types of food and drink your palate prefers, …

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Camping Along the Katy Trail

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The flat, crushed limestone surface of Missouri’s Katy Trail is ideally suited for foot and bicycle traffic (some sections also permit horseback riding) and it’s an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. You probably know the trail stretches 240 miles on an east-west alignment across Missouri, starting near St. Charles and paralleling the Missouri River for much of …

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Missouri Fall Festivals 2016

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Fall is a season of celebration in Missouri, where opportunities to enjoy live music, parades, shopping, food and activities for all ages are abundant. The lineup of fall fairs and festivals in Missouri is incredible, with enough to keep you busy from the start of school through Oktoberfest. Missouri’s fairs and festivals come in all sizes, from events focusing on …

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Missouri

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Break out the lederhosen and get ready for a smidgen of schnitzel. It’s almost fall, when communities across Missouri celebrate the state’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. German roots run deep in the Show-Me State, which is one of the reasons Missouri has a designated German Heritage Corridor encompassing several counties, and the city of St. Louis, situated along the Missouri …

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How to Become a Chiefs Fan

You’re from Missouri. You root for the home team. Perhaps that’s why some of you spent the last 20 NFL seasons wearing variations of blue and gold on NFL Sundays. Those days are over. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan now. The bandwagon has seating, climb on. As the season nears, it’s going to be helpful if you know a …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Branson and Springfield

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Columbia

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Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day. What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun? And …

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