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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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Cozy Public Fireplaces Around Missouri

Whether you’re talking with friends, enjoying the ambiance or simply relaxing with your favorite beverage – hot chocolate sounds pretty good right now! – there’s something special about cozying up to a fire on a cold Missouri day. There are some pretty sweet fireplaces in the Show-Me State, including some at popular destinations and attractions. Here’s a look at just …

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9 Deck the Halls DIY Ideas with Wine Bottles

Reuse leftover wine bottles and corks collected on your Missouri winery adventures to create crafty holiday decorations that will get everyone in the spirit of the season. Here are nine ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Let the Missouri wine flow too. After all, you’re going to need some empty bottles! Let it snow! Spray a clear bottle with …

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Antiquing in Missouri: Ozark

Just south of Missouri’s third-largest city, folks in Ozark welcome visitors from all over the country who stop to see the sights and to enjoy a big meal at Lambert’s Café II. Known for its comfort food and flying rolls, rare is the occasion when Lambert’s isn’t full of hungry travelers ready for a healthy dose of comfort food. Those …

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