Stephen Foutes

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

What To Do Before and After the Baseball Game

It’s officially spring which means it’s officially time to get excited about baseball in Missouri! Whether you wear Kansas City Royal blue or St. Louis Cardinal red, there are few things more exciting than game day in the Show-Me State. The crowds, the smell of ballpark food, the sound the bat makes on a long home run … they’re all …

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2017 Baseball Season is Almost Here in Missouri

How can you not be romantic about baseball?” – Brad Pitt, as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, in Moneyball It’s time to rekindle that old flame. Baseball is coming back. As the 2017 season approaches, Missourians find themselves fortunate to have two big league teams (not to mention minor league and semi-pro teams) for which to cheer. At the …

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Missouri Gardens and Sculpture Parks for Spring

As the calendar turns toward March and spring approaches, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums, get outdoors and enjoy nature. If you want to throw a little art into the mix, the Show-Me State has just what you need. From the rural setting of Louisiana to the urban environs of Kansas City, Missouri has beautiful gardens and sculpture …

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Missouri Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in 2017

It has a Grand Marshal, floats and it shuts down traffic on Main Street every year. About two minutes later, it’s all over and people move on with their daily routines. The “it” is the Blue Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade, dubbed as one of the “shortest and smallest” parades anywhere. It begins on the south sidewalk of Main Street …

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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. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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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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