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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 »

PictureMO Winners ‘Catch Fire’

Fireball by Brian Devero of Grandview.

Another three months has flown by, which means it is time to announce another round of winners in the Missouri Division of Tourism’s (MDT) PictureMO photo contest. Through PictureMO, MDT asks talented photographers to step behind the lens and showcase Missouri. Each quarter, contestants submit photos that fit a different theme and MDT honors the top three from each quarter. ... Read More »

STL’s Hottest New Destination: River City Event Center and Hotel

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Affordability, luxury, fine cuisine and star-studded entertainment makes Pinnacle Entertainment’s River City Casino’s new Event Center and Hotel a sure bet. Not since the days when riverboats plied the Mississippi has South St. Louis County had such a destination. So it’s no surprise designers of this 82-million dollar addition project took its cue from history to create River City’s New ... Read More »

Ste. Genevieve: An Hour Away but a World Apart

History comes alive with demonstrations of traditional skills at the Rural Heritage Days festival on October 26.

Settled by the French in the early 1700’s, Ste. Genevieve still has the charm of an Old World village, featuring narrow streets, secluded gardens, and a nice variety of restaurants, quaint shops and bed-and-breakfasts.   Located only an hour’s drive south of St. Louis on I-55, this charming town is perfect for a getaway weekend or a mini-vacation. This historic river ... Read More »

Over the Bounding Plains of Northwest Missouri

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Glancing out of your window while flying down I-35 South to Kansas City, you might think Northwest Missouri is little more than a vast, empty space for farmers to raise soybeans and corn. However, venture off of the interstate and you’ll discover so much more. Along the undulating hills there’s a whole world of new experiences waiting to be discovered. ... Read More »

Art Directors Give Personal Picks

Even before there’s a nip in the air, Labor Day heralds a fresh time for the performing arts. As the harvest moon waxes and wanes, companies kick off new seasons that will run through next spring. We’ve asked theater, dance, and music directors from across the state to name an event in their own season that especially tickles their fancy—plus ... Read More »

It’s a Celebration of Nations

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Preparations are under way for Rolla’s fourth annual Celebration of Nations, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Downtown Rolla comes alive for this area’s largest multicultural event, featuring live music and dance; ethnic foods, arts, crafts and displays; and plenty of fun for the kids! Celebration of Nations gives area residents and Missouri S&T students a chance to ... Read More »

Fall Fun at The Farmer’s House

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September in Platte County equates to back-to-school, football games and more importantly – the countdown to fall! Picking the perfect pumpkin; maneuvering through a corn maze; finding the perfect apple; or, enjoying the fall colors are just a few fall highlights in Platte County. A new fall favorite – a visit to The Farmer’s House! The Farmer’s House, previously known ... Read More »

A Rocheport Road Trip

Missouri River and Katy Trail

Satisfying an itch to travel doesn’t necessarily mean hopping the next flight to New York City, booking an African safari or boarding a Caribbean cruise. Sometimes you just need to get out of town for a day. Kansas City-based blogger Kimberly Winter Stern (@kimdishes) has just the ticket. The best part? It’s a one-tank trip with romantic appeal—and enough activity ... Read More »

An Ideal August for Floating in Missouri

Floating the Current River

It seemed as if the hot, dry days of summer ended in early August for many of us in southern Missouri.  Record setting rainfall led to flooding in many areas and caused the rivers and streams to rise above normal.  The brief period of cooler temperatures fooled us into thinking fall was on the way, but summer isn’t over yet! ... Read More »