Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

Boomerang Brings More Coaster Fun to Six Flags

Enjoy the twists, turns and upside down fun on Boomerang.

Missouri Division of Tourism staffers Ben and Elise recently had the opportunity to ride the new Boomerang roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. The ride, which is Six Flags’ ninth coaster, opened just in time for the start of the summer travel season. Here’s a video showcasing their inaugural adventure on Boomerang (note, the sound doesn’t start until the ... Read More »

Pauley Takes Second on Pro Am Circuit

Scott Pauley fishing Table Rock Lake in the fall of 2012.

Consistency is the key. That’s the message professional angler Scott Pauley drives home after finishing second in the Central Pro Am’s Angler of the Year tournament circuit. Two top five finishes and one top 10 finish propelled Pauley toward the top of the leader board, and the second-place finish marks his best year on this bass-focused circuit’s pro division. Pauley, ... Read More »

Cardinals Hall of Fame set for Ballpark Village

Busch Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals fans had reason to celebrate earlier this week, when it was announced a new Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum would be built as part of the Ballpark Village outside Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. If you didn’t hear the news already, here are the highlights from the announcement: St. Louis-based architecture and design firm PGAV ... Read More »

Free Travel Goodies at the Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia

The Missouri Division of Tourism will be ready to greet you with free travel goodies at the 111th Missouri State Fair. This year, the fair is August 8-18 in Sedalia, Mo. Stop by Booth 28-29 on the south side of the Agriculture Building to pick up a hard copy of the 2013 Official Missouri Travel Guide along with a gorgeous Missouri postcard, featuring ... Read More »

Fall, Fog and Lights

Fall Color over Mississippi

The judging is complete and it’s time to formally announce the winners of the Missouri Division of Tourism’s PictureMO contest, conducted as part of our recently established Flickr photo group. The PictureMO group began earlier this year with two goals in mind: to showcase the talents of Missouri’s shutterbugs and to help build the Division of Tourism’s photo library. Winners ... Read More »

Five Reasons to Get Excited About Baseball Season

Busch Stadium is one of baseball's best, according to Trip Advisor.

Baseball season begins Monday. Finally, the boys of summer are back. While it might be hard to get too excited about baseball season – considering our recent weather – this truly is a great time of year to be a baseball fan in Missouri. In fact, here are just five (of many) reasons you should be happy baseball season is ... Read More »

Facing Outlaw Run

Ben on Outlaw Run

Missouri Division of Tourism staff photographer @Ben2Mo recently returned from Silver Dollar City in Branson, where he was among the first to ride the theme park’s new Outlaw Run roller coaster. To see how he experienced the coaster, watch the video and pay close attention to his facial expressions. When Ben regained full use of his faculties, we sat down for ... Read More »

Trout Season Begins at State Trout Parks

trout-day-at-bennett

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an article on trout fishing in Missouri. Please click here to read the full article on VisitMO.com. There are some things you truly have to see to believe. The opening day of trout season at Missouri’s trout parks is among them. “It is an event,” says Scott Pauley, a professional fisherman and the ... Read More »

How do You PictureMO?

gateway-arch-summer-2012

Standing below the Gateway Arch on a warm summer’s evening, just minutes before the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game, is awesome. The Arch grounds are filled with people milling about, having fun and looking up in awe at one of the nation’s most incredible man-made monuments. Last summer, I snapped a photo of the Arch (shown at ... Read More »

Branson Offers Plenty of Winter Fun

titanic

You want to take a trip to Branson, but it’s the middle of winter and most live performers are on their annual break. So, there’s nothing to do there, right? Wrong. Branson offers plenty of things to do year-round, even during the winter months when the majority of live shows are on hiatus. What can you do? Well, you could ... Read More »