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Enjoy the Best Fishing Spots Around STL

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Downtown to midtown to the outlining counties surrounding St. Louis, The Missouri Department of Conversation (MDC) has a great suggestion on how to spend your day. Go fishing. Make that urban fishing, a program established by MDC in 1969 providing close to home fishing opportunities at 17 St. Louis city and county area parks. Some locations, such as Lafayette Park, ... Read More »

Enjoy an Evening on a Missouri Prairie

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Enjoy more than 1,000 acres of  native prairie. Take in Oktoberfest festivities in the charming small town of Cole Camp, in Benton County, at Missouri Prairie Foundation’s ‘Evening on the Prairie’ event on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  All are invited to the Annual Prairie Day and MPF Evening on the Prairie Reception in Cole Camp, Missouri, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 5:00 ... Read More »

Art Meshes With Nature at Missouri Sculpture Parks and Gardens

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In a grassy clearing in a St. Louis County park are 18 salvaged steel oil tanks. They have presided there since 1980, when sculptor Alexander Liberman painted them red and welded them into a massive and charismatic structure. The Way is one of more than 50 artworks that live outdoors at Laumeier Sculpture Park—a habitat where art and nature entwine ... Read More »

Kansas City Offers a Little Bit of Everything

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Jazz, Barbecue, Fountains…we call them “The Big Three” of KC, but this Missouri city is getting on the map for much more these days. Carolyn Anderson with Visit KC shares a few ways to enjoy the Kansas City Experience. Taste a bit of Kansas City History If cheers and spirits are your thing, find out why KC is called “The ... Read More »

Get to Know ‘The Way of American Genius’

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Whether you’re traveling east or heading west, welcome to Missouri Highway 36, known as The Way of American Genius, the Show-Me State’s 195-mile stretch of Highway 36 in north Missouri. The Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance dubbed the route The Way of American Genius because of its connection to some of the world’s most well-known innovators and innovations. Once called ... Read More »

Enjoy Live Music and BBQ at Round Barn Blues

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When my husband and I attend Round Barn Blues I think his favorite part is the amazing music while my favorite part is sitting under the trees on the lawn beside the famous Round Barn eating barbeque beef sandwiches. If you love live Blues music you will not want to miss the Round Barn Blues on September 20th  in Kirksville. For one ... Read More »

Five Bikable Coffee Shops in Springfield

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I’m always running around Downtown Springfield. So fast that sometimes I forget to do more than inhale my coffee or enjoy the view the city has to offer. With wide open skies, mature trees, historic buildings and amazing local shops to get the early morning fix, it is a crime not to stop and smell the espresso. The other day, ... Read More »

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Local Kansas City Spots

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I don’t know about you, but when I go to a new city, I love to eat and shop local to really experience the city’s culture. Therefore, I was just about as giddy as a schoolgirl when I went to Kansas City to get a taste of the city’s local charm. Let’s start with my favorite thing to talk about: ... Read More »

Floating in Missouri: Not Just a Summer Sport

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As summer begins to wind down, there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the rivers.  Many avid floaters prefer to enjoy the river during the fall season. The vivid colors of foliage mixed with the gentle sounds of nature can offer a float filled with peace and serenity.  Of course, if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, some ... Read More »

Platte County Annual Camping Trip: Parks, Phosphates & Parakeets

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August is the transition month for my family – summer vacation ends and school begins. This year there are two dates circled for the first day of college; one is our son’s and the other is our daughter’s. The weekends are clicking by and the final Platte County summer camping trip has been written plus circled in red on the ... Read More »