Visit a True Missouri Landscape


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

Hunter Valley Winery

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

Ha Ha Tonka-5

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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4 Columbia Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss


Autumn just might be the best time of year in CoMo: the cooler weather is perfect for patio dining, our parks and college campuses become gorgeous scenes of fall colors, and of course, we have the return of four great festivals. 38th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show September 19-20 | Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Step back in time at …

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Missouri Eats: Drinks at Publico

Publico - Mezcals and Tacos al pastor

  One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015 in St. Louis was Mike Randolph’s Latin American-inspired Público in the Delmar Loop. The bar’s friendly and knowledgeable staff serves well-crafted, balanced cocktails and an interesting wine list. Start off with a frozen Paloma made with blanco tequila and frozen housemade grapefruit soda; it’s sort of like a light and …

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Bacon and Blues in Kirksville

Piggy & Bacon

What is it about bacon? Everyone loves it. The Kirksville Bacon Fest gives everyone an opportunity to taste crispy, flavorful bacon. On September 26, 2015, the 5th annual Kirksville Bacon Fest begins at 9 a.m. with a bacon-cooking contest and a Miss Sizzle and little Miss Bacon Bits pageant.  At noon, the local Oscar Mayer plant employees hand out free …

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Missouri Eats: Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill


The array of stunning maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and bowls of spicy soups at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, are partly what draws a steady stream of customers to the restaurant. The other big draw is the atmosphere: The deep red walls, oversized light fixtures, tufted booths and polished high-top tables in Haruno’s sleek, modern bar area …

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Grab a Bite to Eat at Missouri’s State Parks and Historic Sites

J. Huston Tavern Exterior

When you think of heading to a state park or historic site, you may think of campfire cooking or picnics.  But eleven of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites also have on-site dining options.  You can find everything from a small grill inside of a store to full-service restaurants where you can enjoy trout, fried chicken and cobbler for dessert.  …

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Missouri Eats: Earthbound Beer

Tucked into a 1,000-square-foot shotgun-style space on Cherokee Street, Earthbound Beer describes its draft offerings as, “St. Louis’s smallest, weirdest beer.” Upon entering the tasting room, it’s clear that the clientele have taken favorably to the concept, sipping samples of the brewery’s eight beers on tap from its two to three weekly brews. Earthbound’s modus operandi is to release 40 …

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The Music Scene at the Lake of the Ozarks


A unique aspect of live music at Lake of the Ozarks is the number of places that feature waterfront and/or on water concerts. Several venues feature floating stages where you can watch, listen and jam from the water, a beach or deck areas. Most of these venues feature live music through the week as well. All are approachable by land …

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