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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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’ ... Read More »

A Spa Day in Kansas City

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For our 23rd anniversary, my husband and I decided to stay in Kansas City versus trying to fit in a quick weekend trip to Chicago. Still wanting to “get away,” we opted for an afternoon at the Spa at Briarcliff. While a winter in Missouri is not quite the same as a winter in Cozumel, Mexico, the experience at the ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Eat, Stay, Play: Romantic Getaway in Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is just as inviting in the winter as it is in the summer. This year-round destination offers romantic spots and activities that will make you wish you could stay there all season. Start your getaway off with dinner for two, stay at a luxurious resort, enjoy a spa day, get some Christmas shopping done and ... Read More »

Hermann Romantic Getaway: Eat, Stay, Play in Wine Country

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When the weather in Missouri turns chilly, it is time for a romantic getaway to warm things up. Hermann is a historic, romantic and entertaining option for you and that special someone this winter. Enjoy delicious dinners at local restaurants and sip wine while watching the snow fall. Spend the night cuddling by the fire at a beautiful bed-and-breakfast. The ... Read More »