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Historic Clinton is Full of Small Town Charm

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Nestled in the heart of Henry County, Clinton’s small-town charm gives way to big history. Clinton’s historic downtown takes the shape of a large town square, centered around the Henry County Courthouse. Antique shops, restaurants and historic buildings line the streets with inviting vintage flare. Since 1836, Clinton has been preserving a little piece of history in its Victorian-inspired architecture. ... Read More »

Fun is Heating Up This Summer in Sikeston

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Looking for something unique and different? Explore the Sikeston area. It offers a convenient location, just 2 hours south of St. Louis on I-55, providing fun-filled activities throughout the year. The largest event of the season, the Sikeston JC Bootheel Rodeo, is being held August 6-9. One of Missouri’s leading rodeos, its events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronco ... Read More »

Fun For All Ages at Missouri State Parks

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When days get longer and the temperature rises, don’t stay inside, enjoy the great outdoors at one of Missouri’s State Parks. Missouri State Parks are the perfect setting for a family vacation; there are plenty of fun activities for every age group. Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon is just one of 52 state parks found across Missouri. This beautiful ... Read More »

History Comes Alive at Missouri’s First State Capitol

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Saint Charles has the distinction of being one of the oldest cities on the Missouri River. Yep, and we’re the third oldest city in the state! But did you know the City of Saint Charles served as Missouri’s first state capitol from 1821 to 1826? If you’ve ever been to Jefferson City to see the state legislature in action, then ... Read More »

Fulton’s Brick District Puts a Modern Twist on Vintage Charm

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In downtown Fulton, paved roads give way to brick-lined streets, antique stores and boutiques – not big-box retailers – line the sidewalks, and friendly faces greet newcomers who are there to take it all in. This downtown area, rightfully named the Brick District, is a series of shops, restaurants and other small businesses that give Fulton a unique appeal. For ... Read More »

Summertime Fun in STL!

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Hearing the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the distinct smell of chlorine, and the ding, ding, ding of the neighborhood ice-cream truck screams summertime to all those who are nostalgic.  It’s summertime once again in St. Louis and there will be plenty of kids AND adults making the Gateway to the West their urban playground. The great thing about ... Read More »

Springfield Summer Events

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Summertime in Springfield can only mean one thing, the Summer’s Biggest Party! July 24 – August 2 is the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair! The largest annual event in the Ozarks, in its 78th year, will bring your favorite food and fun with new attractions and amazing acts for countless hours of family fun! Love the tilt-a-whirl?  How about a slow ride on ... Read More »

Happy Trails and Summer Spooks in Jefferson City

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What better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than to bike or walk along the Katy Trail? The nation’s largest rails-to-trails project offers fun for all ages to explore the scenic majesty of Missouri’s river bluffs, spacious fields, and quaint farmlands. The Katy Trail attracts families who like outdoor activities as well as exercise enthusiasts. Just a couple miles from the pedestrian bridge you’ll find ... Read More »

10 Missouri Arts Adventures To Explore This Summer

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Maybe our moods in summer are an echo from childhood, when the season really did bubble over with time to explore new things. Maybe, as recent studies suggest, our biology is hard-wired to feel happier when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. Whatever, summer in Missouri beckons with a spirit of adventure. We propose 10 arts activities to answer that call. Read on for ... Read More »