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An Outdoor Sporting Paradise: Hunting and Fishing in St. Joseph

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This article was provided courtesy of the St. Joseph CVB and written by Brandon Butler. Catfishermen motor upstream through fog lifting off the Missouri River in St. Joseph. Their gaze is transfixed upon the picturesque pink and orange sunrise developing in the eastern horizon beyond the mesmerizing bluffs Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on in July of 1804. These ... Read More »

A Genealogical Journey to Cape Girardeau

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“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain If you aren’t looking to go into politics and your family tree made its way to Southeast Missouri at some point in the last few centuries, Cape Girardeau is a great place to immerse yourself in ... Read More »

Fame Worthy Food in Springfield

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Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience ... Read More »

KC Parents Kids’ Guide to a Fun Kansas City

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Kansas City is a fantastic place for kiddos to play! The arts, culture and thrills that entertain grown-up kids-at-heart are great for the littlest KC fans as well. Check out a fun and educational agenda for young ones, courtesy of KC Parent! Hey kids, fun in Kansas City isn’t just for your parents. You can have a great time, too! We’re a ... Read More »

History Lovers Enjoy the St. Louis Area

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Are you a history lover?  St. Louis is the place for you. Are you a home-schooled student looking to learn history first hand? St. Louis is the place for you. Are you one of those people who find history a bit dull and boring? Believe it or not, St. Louis is the place for you, too, because history comes alive ... Read More »

The Other Side of Branson

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While Branson offers superb entertainment, breathtaking thrills and outdoor adventures around every corner, the Branson area is home to a variety of coffee shops, markets and restaurants that your calmer side can’t help but appreciate. The coffee and wine shops are known by locals and tourists alike for their relaxed environments and live entertainment. Backstage Café & Wine Bar At the Backstage Café and Wine ... Read More »

Book, Brews and Birds: Relax This Winter in Hannibal

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Winter is the time of year when divisions arise in many a household. Over what, you ask. Precious free time on cold indoor days, of course! Broadly speaking, there are two camps: The ‘curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book’ camp, and the ‘grab a cold one and watch the game while yelling at the TV’ ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Head due west of the Mississippi River and you’ll find Sikeston, known for its annual rodeo. If you haven’t had the chance to wear your favorite ... Read More »

Grab a Drink in CoMo: Columbia Breweries

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Missouri’s beer business is booming, especially in Columbia. Here are a few Columbia breweries to grab a local brew: Bur Oak Brewing Company 8250 Trade Center Dr., 573-814-2178 Hours: Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; contact to schedule a brewery tour or to rent for an event. Bur Oak typically only opens the tasting room on Fridays and ... Read More »

15 in ’15: True/False Film Festival

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Come to Columbia’s True/False Film Festival and maybe end up the most knowledgeable person in the room at your next Oscars watch party. Often, films shown ... Read More »