Hitchhikers Guide To Ingress In Pulaski County

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Ingress agents love road trips! And Pulaski County is road trip country. Gather up your fellow agents and experience a day, or weekend, exploring legendary trails and roads, multiple eras of rich military history, and railroad boom towns. Pulaski County’s “can’t miss” portals include: Devils Elbow Post Office– On the original alignment of Route 66 and on the banks of …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Kansas City


The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) University of Missouri-Kansas City. …

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Enjoy the Outdoors in St. Joseph

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Parks, nature centers and conservation areas offer mild to wild adventures By Brian Wright (contributor via St. Joseph, MO Convention & Visitors Bureau) For nearly two centuries, St. Joseph, Missouri has been a draw for people on the go. The mighty Missouri River offered steamboat travel, and the city was the jumping off point for thousands of adventurous emigrant pioneers …

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Missouri Eats: Bangkok Gardens


John Pham, co-owner and operator of Bangkok Gardens in Columbia, Missouri, says the Thai restaurant’s bar program is a reflection of his 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Pham says the food-and-drink menus capture the traditions and flavors of his heritage while incorporating more local flavors and preferences. On the restaurant’s dinner menu, highlights include thom kha kai, …

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Missouri Artists Unleash the Power of Steampunk

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High adventure in imaginary worlds of gaslight and gears: welcome to steampunk! This Victorian-flavored blend of science fiction and history is inspiring visual and performing artists, filmmakers, and writers all around our state. Missouri even has a new all-steampunk festival on Labor Day Weeken, the Big River Steampunk Festival in the 19th-century streets of downtown Hannibal. We talk with artists …

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Missouri Eats: Snow & Co.


Beat the summer heat with a cold drink from Snow & Co., the only place to get high-quality frozen cocktails in Kansas City. Named the No. 1 frozen cocktail bar in America by Paste magazine last year, Snow & Co. has been hugely popular since opening the doors of its first location in the Crossroads Arts District four years ago. …

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5 Reasons for Wine Fans to Love the Missouri State Fair

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The Missouri State Fair is 11 days of fun with something for everyone, even wine-lovers! Be sure to add these Missouri wine-centric activities and events to your list of state fair must-dos. The Missouri Wine Tent– located on Missouri State Fair Boulevard just behind the Grandstand, is a State Fair staple, and it’s no wonder. They have a wide selection …

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Missouri Eats: Bo Lings

People line up early for dim sum at Bo Lings on Saturdays and Sundays. The traditional Cantonese meal is meant to be shared with family and friends, and here, it’s always worth the wait. Bo Lings has six locations across the Kansas City area (three serve dim sum), but the location on Country Club Plaza is best for dim sum, …

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Missouri Craft Beer Guide

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St. Louis is primarily known for beer giant Anheuser-Busch but it has so much more to offer. There are 12 microbreweries/brew pubs in the city itself and many more in the surrounding cities. These spots have a wide variety of options from traditional German beer to new flavor varieties that are on the cutting edge of the craft-beer scene. So …

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Missouri’s Fringe Fests are Freewheeling Arts Fun


A tribute to Motown. A potpourri of dance, music, storytelling, and audience participation where each bit lasts no more than two minutes. One man’s story of bicycling across the U.S. to meet other men with moustaches. And lots more theatre, dance, singing, magic, stand-up comedy, improv, storytelling, slam poetry, burlesque, vaudeville, circus, film, and even culinary arts and fashion design. …

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