Stephen Foutes

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

Baseball: A Missouri Tradition

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

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

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

Spotlighting everything from professional baseball to archery, sports museums in the Show-Me State offer a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy. Your sports-themed adventure might include a ride in a NASCAR simulator or taking a chance on making the game-winning basket. So where can you get your sports fix in Missouri? Read on to learn more. College Basketball Experience, Kansas …

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Destination Restaurants in Missouri

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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8 Awesome Boutique Hotels in Missouri

Romantic getaways in Missouri don’t have to revolve around some candy-coated holiday in the middle of winter. All year-round, the Show-Me State has an excellent collection of boutique hotels and secluded getaways perfect for couples seeking serenity and time alone. These eight destinations are ideal for spending time with that special someone: Hotel Vandivort, Springfield The “Do Not Disturb” package …

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16 Missouri Adventures You Don’t Want to Miss in 2016

No matter how many resolutions are on your list for 2016, there’s always room for one more, especially one that’s as enjoyable as traveling in Missouri. The Show-Me State has a variety of exciting and entertaining attractions, outdoor adventures and events for you and your family to enjoy in the coming year. Need proof? Here’s a look at 16 things …

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11 Bowls of Missouri Chili

Whether you like it spicy hot and loaded with ground beef, a little sweet with a pinch of brown sugar or heavy on veggies, it’s hard to beat a good bowl or plate full of chili. While chili is enjoyable year-round – well, maybe not on 100-degree days in July – it is especially delightful at tailgate parties, and you …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northeast Region

The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northwest Region

The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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