Family Fun

Prairie State Park Celebrates 30 Years

Prairie State Park in Mindenmines celebrates the 30th anniversary of its dedication this year with a Prairie Jubilee on Sept. 29. The daylong event will include bison tours, a living-history loop, live music, bison-chip throwing, native plant sales and an 1800s medicine show. All is free except for a lunch of smoked bison. Missouri once was covered by some 13 ... Read More »

Falling in Love with the Missouri State Capitol

For those of us that grew up in Jefferson City, the Missouri State Capitol is a familiar sight, a place that you toured with your classmates in elementary school, or one where you had your senior pictures taken. I, for one, remember sitting on the lawn of the Capitol to watch the fireworks on 4th of July with family and ... Read More »

Celebrate Fall Along Missouri Highway 36

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Cool fall days are just around the corner. I hope you are getting ready to celebrate those by traveling through Northern Missouri! What? Not sure what to do? We have an eclectic mix of activities along Missouri’s Highway 36 sure to hold your interest through the next couple of months. Dozens of outstanding Americans were inspired in Missouri, and it ... Read More »

It’s Time to Think Christmas … Christmas Traditions, That Is!

Everyone knows all too well the temperatures have been hot, hot, hot across Missouri this summer. In St. Charles, we’re attempting to cool things down a bit with visions of the holidays. That’s right, by the time we kick off our annual Festival of the Little Hills event – Aug. 17-19 – the St. Charles Tourism Division will be primed ... Read More »

Fall Fun Abounds in Springfield

When it comes to fall festivals, Springfield is one fantastic place to visit. Around the area, you find car shows, cultural celebrations, food tastings, a multi-day fitness festival and more lined up for 2012 fall season. Need proof? Here’s some of what’s in store for August, September and October. Aug. 11 – 2nd Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & ... Read More »

Crank Up the Fun as Summer Winds Down

I knew it was coming, didn’t you?  But I didn’t want to believe it. Our incredibly mild winter has morphed into an incredibly hot summer. For the last weeks of summer, consider these kid-tested/family approved ways to end summer with a bang and stay cool. Waterparks. Who doesn’t love a water slide? Oceans of Fun, has 60 acres of slide ... Read More »

Saddle Up for Fun at Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

Are you looking for a convenient location that promises some of the best, fun-filled activities in the region?  Look no farther; the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Aug. 8-11, brings you nationally ranked rodeo talent with the very best in live country music entertainment. Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, The Band Perry, takes the Rodeo stage followed by Jerrod Niemann on Thursday, ... Read More »

MDC Nature Centers: Cool Places to Discover Nature

You know what they say about Missouri weather: If you don’t like it, wait five minutes. However, it’s a safe bet summer in Missouri will be hot—and this one certainly has been so far. But here’s one thing you might not have to bet on: You can still spend hours enjoying the Missouri outdoors no matter how hot summer is. ... Read More »

Five Ways to Cool Off in Missouri

High temperatures across Missouri have been breaking records for the last couple of weeks; as of this writing, the forecast high today in Jefferson City is 107. The hot weather has people wondering where they can go and what they can do to beat the heat. Fortunately, there are plenty of options in Missouri to help you stay cool on ... Read More »

Memories Made on Missouri’s Rivers and Streams

Summer is here and there is a river nearby just waiting for you to explore! Some of my favorite childhood memories are from family camping and float trips. I learned how to skip rocks across the water’s surface and chase tadpoles through the water. I learned how to fish, kind of, and how not to get pinched by a crawdad. ... Read More »