Family Fun

Missouri Indoor Water Parks Make Winter Vacations Easy

When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream.  Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island.  Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family …

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Disney: From Missouri to Movies

The film “Saving Mr. Banks” chronicles Walt Disney’s work – and struggles – to adapt the “Mary Poppins” books for the big screen. Disney is an important figure in Missouri’s landscape of famous faces. He spent a formative part of his childhood in Marceline and later lived and worked in Kansas City. Disney’s time in Missouri merits a quick shout-out …

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Enjoy the Christmas Traditions in St. Charles

Santa, and Mrs. Claus of course, rule in St. Charles for the Christmas Traditions festival.  It just so happens there are ten Santa characters as a part of this annual event celebrating its 39th anniversary this year. In the event you’re keeping score…here’s the Santa line-up for 2013: Victorian Santa Frontier Santa Civil War Santa Father Christmas World War II …

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The Forgotten Holiday: National Candy Corn Day

It is the end of October and Halloween decorations are everywhere. There are three things that always come to my mind when I think about Halloween: Pumpkins, scary movies and candy corn. Admittedly, it’s never been my FAVORITE candy but it has always been a necessity. It just doesn’t quite qualify as fall/Halloween if, at some point, I don’t grab …

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Rolla Haunts and Shops

Before fall comes and goes, take advantage of the crisp weather, beautiful foliage and celebrate the autumn splendor in Rolla, Missouri. Want a real thrill this Halloween?  Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology transform the University’s Experimental Underground Mine into hallways of bone chilling, frightening fun. This annual tradition has been declared a favorite among visitors. …

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Pedaling Down the Great River Road

On Saturday, October 12, the Missouri Department of Transportation held the Highway 79 Color Ride and Bike Lane Dedication Ceremony in Hannibal. Highway 79 has long been known for its beautiful scenery, winding along the Mississippi river. Also called the “Great River Road,” MO 79 offers curves, hills, and all the features that those who do not get carsick easily …

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Fall Underground Hikes: Springfield Caves

Missouri is known for many different things – great lakes and rivers for summer float trips and boat outings, picturesque wine trails with award-winning wine, and sports teams with fans that put others to shame. But one of the most interesting things about the Show-Me State is its abundance of caves. With 17 show caves and more than 6,500 more …

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Fall Fun at The Farmer’s House

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September in Platte County equates to back-to-school, football games and more importantly – the countdown to fall! Picking the perfect pumpkin; maneuvering through a corn maze; finding the perfect apple; or, enjoying the fall colors are just a few fall highlights in Platte County. A new fall favorite – a visit to The Farmer’s House! The Farmer’s House, previously known …

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Enjoy Fall Fun in Sikeston

Are you looking for a convenient location that promises a week-end of fun-filled activities? Look no farther than Sikeston. Located half-way between St. Louis and Memphis, you find us at the junction of I-55, I-57 and U.S. 60. We invite you to celebrate our cotton heritage and fall fun in Sikeston with the 5th Annual Cotton Ramble Bike Ride and …

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Highway 36 Serves Up Innovation

  Highway 36, also known as “The Way of the American Genius,” holds valuable Missouri history along a cross-state section of northern Missouri. From Mark Twain in Hannibal, to Walt Disney in Marceline, you find many claims to fame along the highway, but my favorite is “The Home of Sliced Bread,” which is Chillicothe. If you are a bread lover …

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