Family Fun

Summertime Fun in STL!

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Hearing the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the distinct smell of chlorine, and the ding, ding, ding of the neighborhood ice-cream truck screams summertime to all those who are nostalgic.  It’s summertime once again in St. Louis and there will be plenty of kids AND adults making the Gateway to the West their urban playground. The great thing about ... Read More »

Happy Trails and Summer Spooks in Jefferson City

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What better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than to bike or walk along the Katy Trail? The nation’s largest rails-to-trails project offers fun for all ages to explore the scenic majesty of Missouri’s river bluffs, spacious fields, and quaint farmlands. The Katy Trail attracts families who like outdoor activities as well as exercise enthusiasts. Just a couple miles from the pedestrian bridge you’ll find ... Read More »

10 Free Things to do in Hannibal

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“You get what you pay for.”  “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  Sometimes, these words of wisdom are true.  Sometimes, you are pleasantly surprised. Behold – a list of 10 pretty darn cool things in Hannibal that are honest-to-goodness, worth-your-time, 100% free. 10. Mark Twain’s Recollections of the Civil War Civil War Missouri was a powder keg of ... Read More »

Cool Off this Summer on Six Flags St. Louis’ New Ride

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It’s going to be hot this summer. You can bet on that. You’re gonna want to get wet and cool down. You can bet on that, too. Well, guess what? Six Flags St. Louis is opening a new water ride this summer (2014 Memorial Day Weekend) and it’ll get you head-to-toe soaked. It’s the Tsunami Soaker. It’s a slow spinning ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Things to See and Do in Hannibal

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There’s a lot to do in Hannibal. I mean, just look at this list of events and this list of things to do and see over the next couple of months. But let’s step back for a bit. If there were only five things you could do – think a one-day trip – what would you do? Here’s a quick list ... Read More »

Prairie BioBlitz

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Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a weekend on an original American landscape—the tallgrass prairie—at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Gayfeather Prairie in Vernon County on June 7 and 8. At this free event, adults and children with enthusiasm for the outdoors will team up with biologists to explore and document plants and animals from Gayfeather Prairie, named ... Read More »

A Weekend of Family Fun in Cape Girardeau

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Pack a bag and throw the kids in the car, we’ve put together a summer weekend of family fun in Cape Girardeau! Start out bright and early Saturday morning at the Cape Riverfront Market at 8 a.m.  This downtown farmers market has produce, baked goods, crafts and more.  The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from May through August, kids ages ... Read More »

Flying Trapeze School in STL

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Like any Disney princess knows, sometimes, you just have to “Let it Go.” That’s what I told myself, standing 25 feet above the ground, while holding onto a safety bar, waiting to grab a trapeze and swing across a section of the St. Louis Union Station parking lot. Thankfully, there was a safety harness. And a net. Oh, did that ... Read More »

Savor Spring in Columbia

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Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to end your hibernation and check out Columbia! One of the best ways to celebrate is by enjoying the flavors our destination has to offer. Spend a couple days exploring Columbia’s clever cuisine…we’ll help with a few can’t-miss spots. To really soak up the season and the sun, head over to the ... Read More »

Enjoy the Warmer Weather in Jefferson City

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Warmer weather is upon us and as temperatures continue to climb, so does the excitement in Jefferson City!  Here are a few highlights to add to your “outdoor adventures in Jefferson City” itinerary. Have a “Colorful” Easter Weekend The Color Vibe fun run series is hosting the Central Missouri Color Vibe 5k for people of all ages, April 19, in ... Read More »