Arts, Culture and History

Missouri Museum Madness: Military

National Guard Museum

March is a great time to embrace your inner geek and hit the museum circuit. History and our nation’s military are passions of mine; I come by it naturally with parents who were World War II veterans. I’m so lucky to live in Missouri, where I can indulge my curiosity and fascination in every corner of the state. One of …

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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph

There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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Enjoy the Show Underneath the Stars

The Muny, photo by Philip Hamer.

Every introductory theatre class teaches you about the ancient outdoor theaters of Greece and Rome. What they may not teach you is that the oldest and largest outdoor theater in America made its home in St. Louis, Missouri. For nearly a century, the St. Louis Municipal Opera (better known as the Muny) has offered professionally-mounted Broadway musicals set on a …

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Enjoy the Show: Kansas City Live Theaters


Experience the city’s vibrant performing arts culture in these favorite local venues Kansas City’s performing arts venues are as diverse and captivating as the performances they host. Whether you’re in the mood for a touring Broadway musical, a family-friendly performance or a quirkier creation from a local playwright, you’ll find all of these—and more—in the city’s performance spaces. We’ve compiled …

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The Churches of Ralls County

Church Photos Ralls County

Missouri has an abundance of rural churches from many faiths and eras.  Each one tells a story through its architecture, history and its place in the community.  Many are made from locally provided materials; all are unique. Ralls County, in northeast Missouri, is home to numerous rural churches that served as focal points for their communities. Some of their congregations …

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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

Lemp Mansion-2

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

Belvoir Winery-3

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

Haunted Ste. Gen-2

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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