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Club Geek a Novelty in Northwest Missouri

  If you grew up in the 1980s, the following may mean something to you: 007-373-5963. No, it’s not Tommy Tutone’s follow up single to 867-5309/Jenny. It’s a passcode that takes you directly to the champ on the classic Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. And at age 41, I recently used it again for the first time in a couple of …

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Amtrak Day Trips Around Missouri

Whether you’re getting away for a day or enjoying a weekend retreat, the journey is part of the fun when you ride Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner. Traveling across the Show-Me State and paralleling the Missouri River, the train route takes you through a variety of charming small towns, with the state’s two largest cities as bookends. Cities on the route …

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Now Boarding: Next Stop, Missouri Wine Country

Missouri wine country is calling. Are you listening? It’s a great time to take a trip to visit new wineries and long-time favorites. When you’re planning your next excursion to wine country, consider taking the train as a fun addition to your adventure. Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner travels from Kansas City to St. Louis daily with many exciting stops along the way. …

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Let’s Visit Independence Mo on Independence Day

It’s almost Independence Day, which means it’s a great time to talk about Independence, Missouri’s fifth-largest city. Perhaps best known as the home of President Harry S. Truman, Independence, nicknamed the “Queen City of the Trails,” has a fascinating history. Find out why when you visit the National Frontier Trails Museum to learn about the city’s position on the Santa …

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What’s Visit Missouri Doing With Snapchat?

It’s a snap to find your perfect #MissouriAdventure and to make a social connection with the Missouri Division of Tourism (@VisitMO). Following Visit Missouri on Snapchat gives you access to fun and interesting travel stories from across Missouri. You also find these adventures via @VisitMO’s Instagram Stories, so there are two ways to explore the Show-Me State in real time …

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Planning a Winter Getaway? St. Louis Is All Within Warm Reach

From delightful dining and comfortable hotels to cozy indoor attractions and other hot spots, St. Louis is an affordable, hot winter getaway for young and old alike. Don’t let the cold temperatures put a chill on your travel plans, especially with warm and inviting St. Louis just a short drive away. The following is a piping hot primer to warm …

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Missouri Adventures for First Dates, Long-Time Mates

Romance. For some, the word conjures up images of dates gone wrong, loves lost and chances blown. For others, it’s a reminder of love shared with a significant other, fond memories and future promise. It doesn’t matter into which camp you fall, one thing that’s generally true is you want a little romance in your life – if for no …

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A Romantic Getaway in Branson

It’s time to take that romantic getaway you’ve been talking about. Branson offers several unique opportunities to give you and your special someone a romantic weekend to cherish for years to come. Here are five ways to find your romantic getaway in Branson. STAY Whether you like to stay outside the city limits or right in the middle of the …

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A Long Weekend is Perfect for a Fun Missouri Getaway

Whether you have a case of the post-holiday blues or just need a relaxing break following the holiday hoopla, winter is a great time to plan a short getaway in the Show-Me State. Adding just an extra day to a normal weekend is sufficient time to lift your spirits, soothe your soul and burn off some energy. This is the …

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8 Festive Holiday Happenings in Platte County

1. Santa would love to find a delectable chocolate cookie and a glass of Norton wine on Christmas Eve! Discover other delicious cookie/wine combinations at Jowler Creek’s 6th Annual Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairing (Dec. 10-11th). 2. Sit back with your favorite beverage and watch a live staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Riverwood Winery (Dec. 11th). …

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