Stephen Foutes

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

A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Cape Girardeau

Minglewood Brewing Company.

The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Southeast Missouri State University …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Warrensburg

The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) University of Central Missouri …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Kirksville

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The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Truman State University in …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Rolla

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The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Missouri University of Science …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Maryville

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The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Northwest Missouri State University …

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Get Ready for Missouri Summer Festivals 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join in on summer fun at Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer

It’s time for summer festivals in Missouri, where we celebrate everything from music and the arts to food, fireworks and film. From mid-June through early September, activities aplenty help make your Missouri summer fun and memorable. Here’s a quick rundown of summer festivals on tap in the Show-Me State for 2015 – and yes, we realize that not all fireworks shows …

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Monthly Musings by MOTravelGuy: Barbecue Sundae

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The words “barbecue sundae” immediately drew my attention. On a lunch break with co-workers a little while back, our conversations turned toward barbecue (we are from Missouri, after all) and someone mentioned a place in Columbia that served a barbecue sundae. She described the creation as a layering of meat, barbecue sauce, baked beans – and then more meat, barbecue …

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Along the Katy Trail: Boonville

Warm Springs Ranch.

It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Let’s check out Boonville, a Missouri River city known for its Civil War history and more recently for destinations such as …

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Along the Katy Trail: Rocheport

A-Frame, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport

It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Here’s a look at Rocheport, a charming small town noted for its winery, bed and breakfast inns and shopping spots. With …

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Along the Katy Trail: Jefferson City

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Your trek along the Katy Trail continues into Central Missouri and passes north of Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital city. Hop off the trail for a side trip into Jefferson City via the access route that leads to the pedestrian/bicycle bridge that is attached to the Missouri River Bridge. The bridge offers an exciting vantage point from which to view the …

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