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Hiking One of Missouri’s Prettiest Parks

Hawn State Park

One of Missouri’s most scenic and unspoiled landscapes, Hawn State Park is known for pine trees and wild azaleas. Ste. Genevieve, Mo. – The rocky trail leading to the top of Evans Knob will get your attention. But the reward is a panoramic view of the wooded hills of hardwoods and pines – a mosaic of color in fall – ... Read More »

Scare Up Halloween Fun in Missouri

Photo courtesy of St. Louis CVC.

October is the month for festivals, fall weather and frights. There is no shortage of Halloween fun in Missouri, including haunted houses, terrifying tours and spooky sites to visit and have a good scare with family and friends Northeast Missouri Scares Visitors to Lemp Mansion in St. Louis expect a great meal at the restaurant, a lively theatre performance, and ... Read More »

Enjoy the Art on Missouri Day

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The Eagleville Missouri Welcome Center will be celebrating Missouri Day on Wednesday, October 16. Missouri Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This year we will be promoting art in Missouri, by welcoming local artists Peggy and Dennis Hansen. Peggy specializes in jewelry and glass work, and Dennis creates pottery. They will be arriving between 9 ... Read More »

Parkville Bakery Creating Quite a Buzz

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Walking into the French Bee Bakery in downtown Parkville literally takes you a world away – just look at the wall and you will not only see the current Parkville time but also the current time in Paris, France! Now, look in the glass case and see the scrumptious lavender donuts, rosemary apricot bars, chocolate raspberry scones, pumpkin snickerdoodles, cinnamon-yogurt ... Read More »

Red October

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Kansas City and St. Louis seem to be the mirror image of each other. The St. Louis Cardinals are red, so the Kansas City Royals are blue. The Kansas City Chiefs were red, so the St. Louis Rams were blue. I assume that if Kansas City ever gets a hockey team, it would be stipulated in the agreement that they ... Read More »

Missouri Shows, Stories, and Sounds That’ll Give You the Shivers

This October, Missouri show, stories and sounds will get you into the Halloween mood.

Vampires, ghosts, zombies, and ghouls are prowling Missouri shows this month. They’re slinking across stages and screens—infesting festivals—invading concert halls, museums, galleries, and parks. Forewarned is forearmed! Here’s your guide to the artful scares lurking around our state. Fanciful Festivals Fall foliage at the peak of its glory is the brilliant backdrop for Missouri’s harvest and Halloween festivals. These three ... Read More »

PictureMO Winners ‘Catch Fire’

Fireball by Brian Devero of Grandview.

Another three months has flown by, which means it is time to announce another round of winners in the Missouri Division of Tourism’s (MDT) PictureMO photo contest. Through PictureMO, MDT asks talented photographers to step behind the lens and showcase Missouri. Each quarter, contestants submit photos that fit a different theme and MDT honors the top three from each quarter. ... Read More »

STL’s Hottest New Destination: River City Event Center and Hotel

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Affordability, luxury, fine cuisine and star-studded entertainment makes Pinnacle Entertainment’s River City Casino’s new Event Center and Hotel a sure bet. Not since the days when riverboats plied the Mississippi has South St. Louis County had such a destination. So it’s no surprise designers of this 82-million dollar addition project took its cue from history to create River City’s New ... Read More »

Ste. Genevieve: An Hour Away but a World Apart

History comes alive with demonstrations of traditional skills at the Rural Heritage Days festival on October 26.

Settled by the French in the early 1700’s, Ste. Genevieve still has the charm of an Old World village, featuring narrow streets, secluded gardens, and a nice variety of restaurants, quaint shops and bed-and-breakfasts.   Located only an hour’s drive south of St. Louis on I-55, this charming town is perfect for a getaway weekend or a mini-vacation. This historic river ... Read More »

Over the Bounding Plains of Northwest Missouri

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Glancing out of your window while flying down I-35 South to Kansas City, you might think Northwest Missouri is little more than a vast, empty space for farmers to raise soybeans and corn. However, venture off of the interstate and you’ll discover so much more. Along the undulating hills there’s a whole world of new experiences waiting to be discovered. ... Read More »