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Pedaling Down the Great River Road

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On Saturday, October 12, the Missouri Department of Transportation held the Highway 79 Color Ride and Bike Lane Dedication Ceremony in Hannibal. Highway 79 has long been known for its beautiful scenery, winding along the Mississippi river. Also called the “Great River Road,” MO 79 offers curves, hills, and all the features that those who do not get carsick easily ... Read More »

Real Haunted Houses of Kansas City

Play with orphaned ghosts at this old orphanage turned posh winery in Liberty.

Stumble through a foggy werewolf forest, come face to face with the world’s largest anaconda in captivity, feel what it’s like to be buried alive—it’s all possible this Halloween season in Kansas City. These eerie exploits and more have solidified KC  as the Haunted House Capital of the World. But Kansas City also holds other haunted secrets – a few ... Read More »

St. James Winery Pairs Well with State Parks

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There are two things Missouri does better than any other state in the nation: parks and wine. Well, maybe we’re biased, but the State Parks system in our beautiful state does a phenomenal job providing pristine sites for camping, hiking and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world—and Missouri is quickly becoming known for wines of great character and promise. ... Read More »

Step Into Fall Fun in Springfield

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The air is turning brisk, the leaves are transitioning to beautiful shades of red and gold, the scents of bonfires and pumpkin pie fill the air and fall festivals are plentiful. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. It is a wonderful time for fall fun in Springfield. It is also a great time to draw closer together and enjoy ... Read More »

Hiking One of Missouri’s Prettiest Parks

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One of Missouri’s most scenic and unspoiled landscapes, Hawn State Park is known for pine trees and wild azaleas. Ste. Genevieve, Mo. – The rocky trail leading to the top of Evans Knob will get your attention. But the reward is a panoramic view of the wooded hills of hardwoods and pines – a mosaic of color in fall – ... Read More »

Scare Up Halloween Fun in Missouri

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October is the month for festivals, fall weather and frights. There is no shortage of Halloween fun in Missouri, including haunted houses, terrifying tours and spooky sites to visit and have a good scare with family and friends Northeast Missouri Scares Visitors to Lemp Mansion in St. Louis expect a great meal at the restaurant, a lively theatre performance, and ... Read More »

Enjoy the Art on Missouri Day

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The Eagleville Missouri Welcome Center will be celebrating Missouri Day on Wednesday, October 16. Missouri Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This year we will be promoting art in Missouri, by welcoming local artists Peggy and Dennis Hansen. Peggy specializes in jewelry and glass work, and Dennis creates pottery. They will be arriving between 9 ... Read More »

Parkville Bakery Creating Quite a Buzz

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Walking into the French Bee Bakery in downtown Parkville literally takes you a world away – just look at the wall and you will not only see the current Parkville time but also the current time in Paris, France! Now, look in the glass case and see the scrumptious lavender donuts, rosemary apricot bars, chocolate raspberry scones, pumpkin snickerdoodles, cinnamon-yogurt ... Read More »

Red October

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Kansas City and St. Louis seem to be the mirror image of each other. The St. Louis Cardinals are red, so the Kansas City Royals are blue. The Kansas City Chiefs were red, so the St. Louis Rams were blue. I assume that if Kansas City ever gets a hockey team, it would be stipulated in the agreement that they ... Read More »

Missouri Shows, Stories, and Sounds That’ll Give You the Shivers

This October, Missouri show, stories and sounds will get you into the Halloween mood.

Vampires, ghosts, zombies, and ghouls are prowling Missouri shows this month. They’re slinking across stages and screens—infesting festivals—invading concert halls, museums, galleries, and parks. Forewarned is forearmed! Here’s your guide to the artful scares lurking around our state. Fanciful Festivals Fall foliage at the peak of its glory is the brilliant backdrop for Missouri’s harvest and Halloween festivals. These three ... Read More »