Family Fun

Missouri Summer Road Trip: Pack Your Wagon and Journey West

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Embark on a summer road trip journey, immersing yourself in the pioneer life of the 1840s in Independence, Missouri. Travel back in time to 1849 where gold was on the mind of thousands and the streets of Independence were bustling with wagon trains arriving and departing from the trails west. This summer, Independence, the starting point of the Santa Fe, ... Read More »

Missouri Farmers Markets: My Favorite Sign of Spring

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It’s strange to me that my favorite sign of spring is a Facebook post, but I eagerly begin watching for it this time each year. After all, it’s about now that my winter patience is coming to a close. I try to enjoy all seasons with the best of them. I bundle up for the winter festivals, telling myself I ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: Kansas City

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Meet Gladys. She’s an East Coast girl with Midwestern sensibilities. And she likes to travel. She’s a multi-day, multi-city vacationer with no “off” switch. Recently, Gladys returned from an 11-day trip in the Show-Me State! She was so enthralled with Missouri, she contacted the VisitMO team to tell us about it. “I think we did a lot in our limited ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: Branson

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Eleven days. Three cities. One epic vacation. That’s the best way to describe the travels of newly minted VisitMO Superfan Gladys S., who lives in New Jersey and recently traveled across Missouri on an 11-day adventure. If you read the post about Gladys’ visit to Kansas City, you already know she’s an energetic traveler who enjoys a variety of activities. ... Read More »

Traveling Gladys: St. Louis

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Well, all good things must come to an end. We’re on the last leg of VisitMO Superfan Gladys S.’s journey across the Show-Me State. So far, you’ve followed Gladys around The City of Fountains and The Live Music Show Capital of the World. Now it’s time for Gladys to explore the Gateway City, St. Louis. Here’s a look at the ... Read More »

KC Parents Kids’ Guide to a Fun Kansas City

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Kansas City is a fantastic place for kiddos to play! The arts, culture and thrills that entertain grown-up kids-at-heart are great for the littlest KC fans as well. Check out a fun and educational agenda for young ones, courtesy of KC Parent! Hey kids, fun in Kansas City isn’t just for your parents. You can have a great time, too! We’re a ... Read More »

Missouri Family Adventures: St. Louis

St. Louis Carousel, Faust Park, Chesterfield.

The days are long, but the years are short.” ~ Gretchin Rubin, author of, “The Happiness Project” Hello Missouri travelers! I am so grateful for the chance to join you this year as a guest blogger focusing on family travel. As a mom of two children who are growing faster than I planned (despite my urging them to slow down, ... Read More »

Branson Holiday Getaways

Big Cedar Lodge just south of Branson.

If there’s a town that knows how to bring the holidays alive, it’s Branson, Missouri, with its Ozark Mountain Christmas and other local festivities that make Branson a world-wide Christmas destination for families and groups year after year. Celebrate the joy of the season with your family at one (or more) of our fun holiday events. Big Cedar Lodge: Holiday ... Read More »

Saint Louis Zoo: Wild Lights

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The St. Louis Zoo is fun in the summer, but it shines in the winter with its Wild Lights display. During this holiday showcase, the zoo exhibits thousands of colorful lights, animated light displays and seasonal sounds. Wild Lights is open to the public for a small fee on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 28-Dec. 14, 2014, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 ... Read More »

Route 66 in Missouri: Rolla and Cuba

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Route 66 has been celebrated in film, story and song. Many tales have been told about the bootleggers, bandits, movie stars, hobos, writers and singers who have traveled on this famous route. More importantly, though, are the visitors on Historic Route 66. It’s the everyday visitor who keeps Historic Route 66 thriving. Route 66 is the longest designated scenic Byway ... Read More »