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Best of Show: Events “Explode” on PictureMO

Wilson's Creek Battlefield- Missy Mueller

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 each quarter (only ... Read More »

Missouri Fall Foliage Shines at Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks belongs to the trees when fall comes to central Missouri. There is no need to trek to other states when the spectacular fall colors can be seen closer to home. A combination of scenic views and pleasant temperatures makes the Lake of the Ozarks a popular fall treat. The Huffington Post agrees, because they awarded ... Read More »

Enjoy the Best View at Baxter’s Lakeside Grille

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Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the Midwest’s most popular vacation destinations, Baxter’s Lakeside Grille announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. The list of winners is derived from more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than ... Read More »

Best of Show: Locally Owned Restaurants in Columbia

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The restaurant scene in Columbia is as big and bold as the flavors of the local cuisine. With many locally owned restaurants, Columbia residents have plenty of options to choose from to satisfy their eager taste buds. In this post, I’ll be awarding my “best of the best,” chosen from among several popular restaurants in Columbia and telling you what ... Read More »

PictureMO: Enjoy the Arts

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The 2014 second quarter PictureMO contest has come to an end and we are excited so many camera savvy people got out around Missouri and enjoyed the arts. The theme for the quarter included public art, historic sites, live entertainment and museums across the state. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a ... Read More »

The Donut Stop Takes High Honors

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Described as a “giant, bumpy ball of fried dough, crispy on the outside and dense, buttery, and cinnamon-y on the inside,” the Cinnamon Glob, from The Donut Stop in St. Louis, doesn’t resemble the typical donut. And why should it? If you’re trying to crack a list of top donuts, you need to stand out from the crowd. The honoree ... Read More »

Silver Dollar City Makes a Holiday Best Bet

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Branson is known for its all-year-round heartland experiences. A lot of what keeps the vacation destination busy in the winter has a lot to do with shopping and shows but, also, the warm and cheerful feeling you get from visiting Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. Recently, Silver Dollar City was named by USA Today  as one of the ... Read More »

Lonely Planet Names Kansas City a Top Destination for 2014

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It seems unlikely that people who frequent attractions in Kansas City will find themselves alone anytime soon. Today, travel website Lonely Planet named Kansas City as one of its Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2014. Lonely Planet’s selections were announced on CNN.com earlier today, and Kansas City came in No. 6. Emily Woman, editor-at-large for Lonely Planet, says the selections ... Read More »

Missouri is Home to the Happiest Cities

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St. Louis and Kansas City are the top two happiest cities in the U.S.! Jetpac analyzed more than 100 million Instagram photos of people smiling and laughing and created a list of the 20 happiest cities in the U.S. So, what has these two Missouri cities grinning ear to ear? Well for starters, the St. Louis Cardinals went to the World ... Read More »