Arts, Culture and History

Show-Me Scary: Southwest Missouri

Ghostly Pythian Castle

Southwest Missouri has a lot to offer in terms of haunted history and terrifying good times. Here is a look at some of the spooky locations in Southwest Missouri. Go ahead, scare yourself silly. Curious to see what haunts a historic castle? Want to stay in a haunted bed-and-breakfast that was originally a school house built in 1907? Then head …

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Show-Me Scary: Central Missouri


Civil War, angry prisoners, make-shift hospitals and public hangings apparently make for a plethora of restless spirits in Central Missouri. Here is a list of spooky locations in the central region of Missouri so you can scare yourself silly. It isn’t difficult to find a historical setting in this region, which has a past filled with creepy tales and wild …

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Show-Me Scary: Northeast Missouri

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Searching for haunted places in Northeast Missouri? You’re in luck. Here are a few spooky locations where you can scare yourself silly. Hannibal, St. Louis and St. Charles are home to many ghost stories, tragic tales and perhaps spirits themselves. This guide gives you a breakdown of destinations that will make your hair stand on end. Feel free to visit …

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Show-Me Scary: Northwest Missouri

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Traveling through Northwest Missouri you will stumble upon a slew of haunted locations. Looking for a good scare this fall? Here is a list of spooky locations in the northwest region of Missouri – you’ll scare yourself silly. From insane asylums to wineries, there is an array of frightful features. Feel free to visit these places … but remember, you …

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Show-Me Scary: Southeast Missouri

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Southeast Missouri has a plethora of ghost tours and paranormal adventures ready for you to explore. Here is a list of spooky locations in the southeast region of Missouri where you can scare yourself silly. Tour cemeteries and old school grounds and even go on a haunted pub crawl. Feel free to visit these places… but remember, you have been …

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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’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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The National Churchill Museum: A Missouri Summer Destination


So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages! One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis off of Interstate 70). From the time you arrive in the quaint town of Fulton, home of Westminster College, to the moment you drive toward the …

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A Genealogical Journey to Cape Girardeau


“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain If you aren’t looking to go into politics and your family tree made its way to Southeast Missouri at some point in the last few centuries, Cape Girardeau is a great place to immerse yourself in …

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History Lovers Enjoy the St. Louis Area


Are you a history lover?  St. Louis is the place for you. Are you a home-schooled student looking to learn history first hand? St. Louis is the place for you. Are you one of those people who find history a bit dull and boring? Believe it or not, St. Louis is the place for you, too, because history comes alive …

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