Author Archives: VisitMO-Blog

Share Your #MissouriAdventure

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The Missouri Division of Tourism wants to showcase your #MissouriAdventure. When you travel in Missouri, connect with @VisitMO on Instagram and Twitter and post pictures of your favorite destinations and attractions using #MissouriAdventure. VisitMO might select one of your photos to share on its social outlets and possibly in the 2016 Official Missouri Travel Guide. Not sure where to start? ... Read More »

National Travel and Tourism Week in Missouri

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Your next visit to an Official Missouri Welcome Center might net you a sweet treat, a quick bite for lunch and possibly a prize to show off your Show-Me State spirit. In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week 2015, Missouri’s nine Official Welcome Centers are hosting a variety of special activities designed to highlight the importance – and fun ... Read More »

Missouri Summer Road Trips Series

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The Missouri Division of Tourism is partnering with the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education program for a special series entitled Missouri Road Trip 2015: Every Hero Has a Story. During the summer months (May-August 2015) watch for this series of 11 special features to appear in participating newspapers statewide. The features focus on Missourians such as Walt Disney, Scott ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: Kansas City

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Meet Gladys. She’s an East Coast girl with Midwestern sensibilities. And she likes to travel. She’s a multi-day, multi-city vacationer with no “off” switch. Recently, Gladys returned from an 11-day trip in the Show-Me State! She was so enthralled with Missouri, she contacted the VisitMO team to tell us about it. “I think we did a lot in our limited ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: St. Louis

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Well, all good things must come to an end. We’re on the last leg of VisitMO Superfan Gladys S.’s journey across the Show-Me State. So far, you’ve followed Gladys around The City of Fountains and The Live Music Show Capital of the World. Now it’s time for Gladys to explore the Gateway City, St. Louis. Here’s a look at the ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: Branson

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Eleven days. Three cities. One epic vacation. That’s the best way to describe the travels of newly minted VisitMO Superfan Gladys S., who lives in New Jersey and recently traveled across Missouri on an 11-day adventure. If you read the post about Gladys’ visit to Kansas City, you already know she’s an energetic traveler who enjoys a variety of activities. ... Read More »

7 Ways to Wow Your Valentine in Missouri

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Want to impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Here are seven romantic Missouri experiences that could help ensure maximum snuggle time when Cupid’s big day rolls around. Ask a Big Question The Riverfront Trail along the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau has been the scene of countless marriage proposals. Strategically placed benches along the way offer assistance in ... Read More »

Rhonda Vincent: A Life in the Spotlight, Part 2

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This is the second of a two-part interview with Rhonda Vincent, the Queen of Bluegrass, who hails from tiny Greentop, Mo., near Kirksville. Click here to read Part I. Known the world over as “The Queen of Bluegrass” – a nickname she’s carried for 14 years, following an article in the Wall Street Journal – Rhonda Vincent has become one ... Read More »

Rhonda Vincent: A Life in the Spotlight, Part 1

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This is the first of a two-part interview with Missouri native and musician Rhonda Vincent, a five-time Grammy nominee and one of the most well-known performers in the bluegrass genre. Rhonda Vincent wasn’t born with a mandolin in her hands, but she’s been a musician since childhood. Growing up in tiny Greentop, Mo., (a “suburb” of Kirksville, if you will), ... Read More »

Creative Minds Focus on Missouri Stories

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Who knew Missouri is such a hotbed of imagination? Robert Heinlein … Langston Hughes … TS Eliot … Mark Twain … Maya Angelou … Jim Butcher … Gillian Flynn – to name just a few. Or a sought-after destination for Hollywood filmmakers? “Paper Moon” was shot in Missouri under the guidance of director Peter Bogdanovich and landed an Oscar for ... Read More »