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That First Sikeston Rodeo Experience

My husband and I are the proud grandparents of a 4-year-old.  She lives in a Missouri metroarea, and like many grandparents, we want her to experience the natural beauty and diversity found throughout Missouri.  Each year we plan a special trip showcasing a unique “Missouri” experience.  Last year we attended the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and participated in their Rodeo …

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A Weekend Getaway in Kansas City

If you find yourself looking for a fun getaway this summer, consider spending a weekend in Kansas City. Friday Evening:  After you’ve settled into your hotel, head out to Kauffman Stadium to catch a Kansas City Royals game. The best thing about Friday games in the summer? Fireworks! Watch fireworks light up the sky from your seat at The K …

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Dig Deeper at the Saint Louis Science Center’s New Exhibit

Written by Kathy Sutton. Chicken chats, cow milkings, native bumblebees, a planting robot, mini-tractors kids can ride – all this and more are coming to the Science Center June 18 when it opens “GROW,” the center’s first major addition since 1991. Visitors can learn all about farming and the journey food takes from farm to fork at the $7 million, …

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Missouri Eats: Gaslight

Bar-goers have a new destination for food, drinks and live music at a recently renovated space on The Hill. Gaslight, an homage to St. Louis’ midcentury Gaslight Square entertainment district, aims to delight its patrons with three components: a full bar, Latin American-inspired eats and an in-house recording studio so visitors can watch musicians record live. Guests can get a …

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Missouri Eats: Krokstrom Klubb & Market

The Scandinavian-inspired Krokstom Klubb & Market opened in February and has already developed a lively bar program thanks to co-owner and general manager Josh Rogers. He has worked to develop a list of Scandinavian liquors, cocktails and meads to complement the food on chef-owner Katee McLean’s seafood- and vegetable-focused menu. Aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor distilled from grain or potatoes and …

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Missouri Floating Tips from an Outfitter

Paddlesports are very popular activities that appeal to people of all ages, and the great state of Missouri offers some of the most beautiful streams in the country. Nearly all of Missouri’s navigable streams and rivers are located in the Ozarks (or Southern Missouri). Some of our streams flow south but some of them flow north, adding to our unique …

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Missouri Eats: The Golden Girl Rum Club

Serving up a bit of paradise, The Golden Girl Rum Club on Springfield, Missouri’s Park Central Square offers fresh specialty cocktails and premium rums. Classic drinks like the Manhattan are reimagined with rum and citrus undertones. The Yours & Mai Tai, made with several rums, is one of co-owner Rogan Howitt’s favorite menu items thanks to his housemade pistachio-orgeat and …

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Missouri Eats: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

After several years working in kitchens together, Michelle Allender and Austin Hamblin are striking out on their own. In February, the pair, who most recently helped open Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas in St. Charles, Missouri, debuted The Muddled Pig Gastropub in the former home of The Wood in Maplewood, Missouri. True to its name, the restaurant puts a …

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Splish, Splash, Smile in Branson

There’s a simple recipe for taking your Branson vacation from memorable to absolutely unforgettable: Just add water. With clean, scenic lakes and thrilling water parks focused on family fun, a Branson vacation boasts more than enough water-based fun to keep you and your crew swimming, splashing and smiling from sunup to sundown. Need help getting started? Pack the sunscreen and your …

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Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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