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Boudreaux Center Opening at Mark Twain Lake

The new M.W. Boudreaux Center, as seen from Mark Twain Lake.

The grand opening of the M. W. Boudreaux Visitor Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 2.  The visitor center for Mark Twain Lake is located 12 miles south of Monroe City off Route J. The new visitor center will feature a multi-purpose community room, a covered outdoor classroom and a drive around the center that gives visitors views of ... Read More »

Fall Floats in Missouri

Take a float trip for some 'you' time

This is the perfect time of year for taking in the beautiful outdoor scenery while on a float trip.  One way to enjoy a float is by using a single-person float tube which is powered by the use of your legs and feet (some people even use a small motor).  A float tube is a large u-shaped tube with a ... Read More »

Zipping over MO

Blog written by: Becky Heeren, Missouri Division of Tourism Independence Day weekend was nearly here and my friend’s very worldly, 12-year-old granddaughter was due in from Phoenix on Saturday. The mission impossible was to find something to fill her time; something that she hadn’t already done a dozen times; something that would be memorable. As you may know, many 12-year-old ... Read More »

St. Louis Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Last week, all my dreams came true when “The Other Guys” brought the “other” movie premiere to the Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cinema in St. Louis. In the days leading up to the premiere, I spent each morning trying to win tickets on the radio, only to wake up on Thursday (premiere day) defeated and, quite frankly, bummed out.  I thought ... Read More »

Who da thunk it?

Thousands of fans have visited Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph.

As communications director for the St. Joseph Visitors Bureau, it’s often difficult to take the time to really appreciate what my community has to offer.  Even I take for granted all of the wonderful museums, restaurants and attractions we have here.  So, when Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp began in late July, I knew I just couldn’t miss this opportunity ... Read More »

Boonville Trek Takes You Back

This spring, I drove through Boonville and Cooper County guided by the Cooper County Gas Tank Tour brochure.  This brochure guides you on a tour of living history and leads you to historic destinations throughout the area. Not too far from Boonville is the small village of New Lebanon.  A church, a one-room schoolhouse and an old country store will ... Read More »

Inside the Walls at MSP

Visitors tour the Missouri State Penitentiary

The first weekend of March, 22 men and women walked through buildings filled with nearly two centuries of history. These individuals took part in this year’s first public tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary. Since then, more than 3,650 visitors have toured the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City; slightly more than 3,000 toured the prison in 2009. Interested individuals ... Read More »

Adrenaline Meets Demolition

It’s like basketball with lacrosse sticks.  But, oh yeah, there’s no hoop.  Also, you only use the end of the lacrosse stick.  And a Wiffle ball.  Get it?  No?  That’s OK, there are bumper cars. If you’re as confused as I was upon hearing that description of how to play Demolition Ball — a game at the Demolition Ball-Adrenaline Zone ... Read More »