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Oktoberfest in Missouri

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It’s that time of the year again; Oktoberfest! This joyous occasion calls for a celebration of bier, brats and everything Bavarian. From oversized pretzels to gingerbread hearts, Oktoberfest traditions and festivities help you enjoy this season in the Show-Me State! Oktoberfest, “Wiesn,” is a 205-year-old tradition that debuted in 1810 in Munich, Germany.  The legacy began as a royal wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig …

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Missouri Eats: Southern

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“If Hattie B’s and Cochon had a love child, it would be this restaurant,” says chef Rick Lewis of Southern, a new 55-seat hot chicken and sandwich spot, which opened in June. Lewis, a 2014 James Beard Rising Star semifinalist, is referring to Cochon, the New Orleans butchery and sandwich shop, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the popular hot chicken …

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Show-Me Scary: Southeast Missouri

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Southeast Missouri has a plethora of ghost tours and paranormal adventures ready for you to explore. Here is a list of spooky locations in the southeast region of Missouri where you can scare yourself silly. Tour cemeteries and old school grounds and even go on a haunted pub crawl. Feel free to visit these places… but remember, you have been …

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Missouri Eats: Blvd Tavern

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Blvd Tavern is a dream come true for chef-owner Derek Nacey and his wife, Meghan. Derek, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, worked at Fedora Cafe & Bar, Zin and Café Allegro in Kansas City before settling into a corporate job as culinary director for Houlihan’s for the past seven years. After looking …

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Warm Springs Ranch: An Iconic Missouri Tour

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Iconic, majestic and powerful are three words used to describe the Budweiser Clydesdales. Thanks to Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, you might also add accessible to the list. Since 2008 Budweiser Clydesdales have been bred and raised with loving care at Warm Springs Ranch. Anyone can tour the beautiful 300-acre farm to see the beautiful facilities and renowned horses, and …

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A Mental Coffee Break in Hannibal

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Mmmmm… the wonderful smell that wakes you up in the morning.  That pick-me up when the-mid afternoon slump hits.  What would we do without coffee? Hannibal is very lucky to have Java Jive – the First Coffee Shop West of the Mississippi. (No, really – it’s one block from the Mississippi.  They dare you to find a coffee shop closer.) …

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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub

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There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Visit a True Missouri Landscape

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All are welcome to Prairie Day and Evening on the Prairie, hosted by the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s and the Cole Camp Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists • October 10, 2015 • Cole Camp, MO, 20 miles south of Sedalia. Up until the time of statehood, tallgrass prairie once covered more than 15 million acres of Missouri. It is as much …

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Hike, Bike & Sip Your Way through Cape Girardeau this Fall

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Explore Cape Girardeau in the fall, when the weather and leaves are at their best, on your bike or on a hike, while finishing up your active day with a trip to a local winery or microbrewery. Bring your bike with you to Cape Girardeau and take a ride along the Mississippi River at Riverfront Park.  This paved, 1.25 mile …

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Ha Ha Tonka: A Historical Place to Play

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What could be more exciting for outdoor adventure-lovers than hiking through old castle ruins with beautiful Ozark lakes and forest covered hills as your backdrop? Grab your walking shoes and a camera and head to Ha Ha Tonka State Park in the Lake of the Ozarks. Through 15 miles of trails (and boardwalks) you can see what’s left of a …

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