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Fall Escapes: Cape Girardeau and Sikeston

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It’s fall – that means it’s roadtrip time! Cape Girardeau and Sikeston are the perfect fall escapes. About a two hour drive from St. Louis and two and a half  hours from Memphis, Cape and Sikeston are just thirty minutes from each other and have big fun without the big crowds. Movie buffs will love Cape Girardeau for the Gone Girl driving …

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Gone Girl Driving Tour in Cape Girardeau

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How would you like to visit the very same locations that Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris helped make famous in the film “Gone Girl.” Cape Girardeau served as the fictional town of North Carthage in “Gone Girl,” which was directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her novel. The “Gone Girl” driving …

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14 Reasons You Don’t Need to Be at Work Today

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It’s taunting you. The unused vacation days counter on your timesheet is growing right before your eyes. But there’s too much work to do. You can’t afford a day off, right? Wrong. Unless you’re a brain surgeon and lives are on the line, it’s not going to hurt you to miss a day of work (sorry, Doc, you better punch …

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Fall in Love in the Show-Me State

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Explore Missouri with your favorite person during one of the most beautiful times of the year. From small towns and outdoor adventures, to culinary delights and beautiful wineries, here are some of the most romantic fall experiences waiting for you in the Show-Me State. Begin your journey with a night at the Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast. This inn sits …

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Hannibal: More Than Mark Twain

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If you have visited Hannibal, you have most likely done everything Mark Twain-related. You have jumped on the Riverboat ride, you’ve toured his boyhood home and visited the Mark Twain Museum. You may think you have hit all the major allures of Hannibal- so that’s it, right? Wrong! This town has a lot to offer, in addition to the great …

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3 Ways to Spend a Three-Day-Weekend in Branson


Take the vacation day you’ve been holding on to and pack up the car. It’s time to head to Branson for that last-chance summer getaway. With Branson’s legacy of family fun and live entertainment set deep in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, you and your family will have the best ingredients for the perfect long weekend. Surrounded by Family Fun When …

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Missouri Summer Road Trips Series

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The Missouri Division of Tourism is partnering with the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education program for a special series entitled Missouri Road Trip 2015: Every Hero Has a Story. During the summer months (May-August 2015) watch for this series of 11 special features to appear in participating newspapers statewide. The features focus on Missourians such as Walt Disney, Scott …

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What to do on a Girls Getaway at Lake of the Ozarks


Let’s face it, a Girl’s Getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect trip this year.  You can stay awhile, a weekend or come visit for the day; either way, a little escape always cleanses the soul. Great friends, excessive laughter, fun memories and (cough, cough) spending too much money shopping, is the perfect cocktail to create a …

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7 Ways to Wow Your Valentine in Missouri

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Want to impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Here are seven romantic Missouri experiences that could help ensure maximum snuggle time when Cupid’s big day rolls around. Ask a Big Question The Riverfront Trail along the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau has been the scene of countless marriage proposals. Strategically placed benches along the way offer assistance in …

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Book, Brews and Birds: Relax This Winter in Hannibal

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Winter is the time of year when divisions arise in many a household. Over what, you ask. Precious free time on cold indoor days, of course! Broadly speaking, there are two camps: The ‘curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book’ camp, and the ‘grab a cold one and watch the game while yelling at the TV’ …

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