Family Fun

Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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Discover the Spirit of Christmas Past in Eldon

When I was a child, the highlight of the holiday season was a visit to Marshall Field in Chicago to see the Christmas windows. Each year, they had a different but entirely wonderful theme that brought the excitement of the season alive for me. Someone I met recently at a holiday gathering mentioned a similar experience on the Plaza in …

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Silver Dollar City Becomes A Winter Wonderland During the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, where they’re celebrating An Old Time Christmas through Dec. 30, 2016. During your visit, immerse yourself in a magical setting that includes more than 5 million lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, live shows and a parade. Weather permitting you’ll also have access to the theme park’s …

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Spend the Holidays in St. Louis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and we welcome you to see the spectacular scene in St. Louis! The following are treasured traditions and new magical experiences including decorative lighting displays, festive entertainment and more. While enjoying the holiday season in St. Louis, we invite you to search for the perfect gift at one of our …

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Light Shows, Shopping and More: Holidays in Kansas City

In between dashing through the snow and roasting chestnuts on an open fire, make your way out to Kansas City, where the holidays are full of family-friendly events, light shows, and some of the region’s best shopping. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the season in KC: Luminous Light Shows and Decorative Displays The holiday season kicked …

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Historic Saint Charles: Magical Christmas Traditions

When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights to the fresh pine roping and wreaths to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the mid-west. The stage …

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9 Fall Fun Favorites in Platte County

It’s the time of year when the air is crisp and it brings joy to your soul just to be outdoors in the Show-Me State. Get out and enjoy every minute of it, just minutes from Missouri’s biggest city. We guarantee you’ll fall for Platte County this autumn! Visit Weston Bend State Park – 1,133 acres featuring 3-mile paved, tree-covered …

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Retreat to the Ozarks in Pulaski County

Blue Jay Farm, nestled in a scenic valley of the timeless Ozark Mountains, is the definition of “escape.” Inspiring visitors for more than 75 years, this retreat beckons you and your family to relax and get back to nature. The seven-acre, spring-fed lake coaxes you to grab a rod and reel and to paddle its surface in a kayak or …

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Cool off in Cape Girardeau

The mercury keeps rising and the humidity makes it feel even hotter out … take advantage of the heat with these cool spots in Cape Girardeau! Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center The littlest kiddos and the most adventurous teens will have buckets of fun at Cape Splash.  A splash pad and a zero-depth entry watery playground keep your little tykes …

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Enjoy the Lake While It’s Hot

STOP! It’s not over folks. I know as a kid, when August hit, I started dreading school starting. It was all over. I thought of it as if the world was coming to an end. Well, in my infinite wisdom as an (aging) adult I can now appreciate every day and every season for what it is. I am here …

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