Family Fun

It’s beginning to feel a lot like … Holiday Magic

A scene from last year's Holiday Magic event in St. Louis.

As autumn fades to winter, Holiday Magic is heating up.  St. Louis’ newest holiday tradition returns to America’s Center from Dec. 3-5, and it will feature new attractions in addition to last year’s favorites.   Produced by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC), Holiday Magic is a unique shopping and entertainment destination for families seeking festive activities and ... Read More »

Riding the Rails

On Saturday, I fulfilled a long-ago promised train ride to my 2-year-old daughter. We didn’t tell her what we’d be doing, but last Friday night, we started talking about her “surprise” on Saturday. We went to Jefferson City‘s Amtrak depot mid-morning to watch the trains roll by for a while. After the eastbound train left for the station, my daughter ... Read More »

Who da thunk it?

Thousands of fans have visited Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph.

As communications director for the St. Joseph Visitors Bureau, it’s often difficult to take the time to really appreciate what my community has to offer.  Even I take for granted all of the wonderful museums, restaurants and attractions we have here.  So, when Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp began in late July, I knew I just couldn’t miss this opportunity ... Read More »

To the Fair!

As the days of summer draw to an end and the kids get ready to go back to school, there’s still time to create some last minute summer memories. For starters, travelers can attend the Missouri State Fair which will take place Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia, Mo. There, guests can expect a wide range of tradition, family values and fun ... Read More »

Missouri State Kick-Off Party

The Missouri Division of Tourism is very excited for the 108th Missouri State Fair, which will be held Aug. 12-22 in Sedalia. On June 17, Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner and I attended the Missouri State Fair Kick-Off Party, where state fair partners, such as the Division, were honored for supporting and contributing to the fair. Click ... Read More »

Ideas for State Employees to Enjoy the Truman Holiday Weekend

A three-day weekend is the perfect opportunity to take time to see Missouri. There are many fun events to attend this weekend, along with great new attractions around the state. Or, you may choose to take this opportunity to explore some place you have never been but always said you would like to see. Here are just a few ideas ... Read More »

Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival: An Entertainment Explosion

My television exploded this weekend. Just boom—exploded—pieces falling all over the floor—showering me with bits and shreds of static and airwaves. Yes, folks, my television exploded this weekend. Okay, well not literally. My television exploded in the way that audiences suddenly appear naked (when you nervously take to the stage) or in the way that your mother-in-law gets swallowed up ... Read More »

I pick, you pick, we all pick at you-pick farms

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Peer pressure, it really is a good thing, at least at my age! My friends, who have kids, kept going on and on about this great little you-pick farm in Jamestown, Mo., and how I just had to take my son. I admit it, I gave into the peer pressure and took him, completely unsure of what I was getting ... Read More »

Ringing in Spring in Springfield

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Every day brings a new sign of spring in Springfield. First, the crocuses bloomed, and right now the city’s landscape is dotted with bright yellow daffodils. Next will be tulips and hyacinths and a flurry of events and activities spring brings with it. The Mizumoto Stroll Garden opened for the season Saturday, Dickerson Park Zoo expands its hours for summer ... Read More »

Around Missouri This Weekend

It’s a little bit later than usual (blame it on a hectic week) but here’s a look at some of the events set for this weekend around Missouri. All of these events are posted on www.VisitMO.com if you’d like to find more information. Here’s what’s happening: Ansel Adams: Masterworks Exhibit, (today-June 27), Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau: This exhibit features photographs ... Read More »