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Selfie-Worthy Roadside Attractions

You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions. “Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis. In the heart …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks

Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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Missouri Eats: Russell’s on Macklind

Snagging a table at popular St. Louis staple Russell’s on Macklind is no small feat – which is why locals rejoiced when chef-owner Russell Ping announced he’d be expanding the Southampton restaurant this past summer. Ping worked with SPACE Architecture + Design to renovate the space above the restaurant, formerly an apartment, to include 30 additional seats and room for …

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Missouri Eats: Plate

Plate, which opened in Kansas City’s Brookside East neighborhood in November, is so modern and stylish that you’d never guess it’s housed in a 100-year-old building. Owners Christian and Andrea Joseph rewired, repaired or rebuilt almost everything in the space to make it sexy enough for date night, casual enough for family dinner and convenient enough for happy hour. A …

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Missouri Sculpture Parks to Cure Cabin Fever

Sculpture parks offer an immersive cultural experience that allows you to get outdoors while enjoying the crisp air of a Missouri winter. From the grand Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis to the quaint Above Beyond Sculpture Garden at a Blue Springs elementary school, sculpture parks and gardens in Missouri help you to avoid cabin fever this winter. Here’s a …

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Missouri Has Your Perfect Escape (Room)

Updated October 31, 2016.  Escape games are the new craze across the country for family, friends and co-workers looking to hone their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and work as a team to achieve one common goal: escaping a locked room. Most escape games range from a 15 – 30 percent success rate. Missouri does not fall short when it comes …

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Enjoy the Show: Kansas City Live Theaters

Experience the city’s vibrant performing arts culture in these favorite local venues Kansas City’s performing arts venues are as diverse and captivating as the performances they host. Whether you’re in the mood for a touring Broadway musical, a family-friendly performance or a quirkier creation from a local playwright, you’ll find all of these—and more—in the city’s performance spaces. We’ve compiled …

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Missouri Eats: Copper Pig

After closing his popular South Grand bar, Urban, after nearly a decade in business, Nhat Nguyen consolidated all of his favorite foods under one roof at his new neighborhood restaurant, Copper Pig. Located in St. Louis’ Southampton neighborhood, Copper Pig serves an assortment of dishes inspired by Nguyen’s tasty travels throughout the country and the world. Here, visitors will find …

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Be In The Know for True/False Film Festival 2016

It’s almost time for one of our favorite festivals – the True/False Film Fest in Columbia. With less than one month to go [March 3-6], we are busy working on our lists of must-see docs and trying to figure out how to fit as much into that weekend as possible. Whether you’ve never been to True/False or you attend every …

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