Here and There

Springfield Offers Fun Indoors, Outdoors and Underground

As Missouri’s third-largest city, Springfield offers guests a variety of reasons to visit. You can catch a class AA Springfield Cardinals baseball game at Hammons Field, shop the “Granddaddy of all outdoors stores” at Bass Pro and experience unique Missouri flavors at places such as Askinosie Chocolate and Mother’s Brewing Company. But that’s just the beginning of a Springfield adventure. …

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Boomerang Brings More Coaster Fun to Six Flags

Missouri Division of Tourism staffers Ben and Elise recently had the opportunity to ride the new Boomerang roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. The ride, which is Six Flags’ ninth coaster, opened just in time for the start of the summer travel season. Here’s a video showcasing their inaugural adventure on Boomerang (note, the sound doesn’t start until the …

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Farm Fresh Northwest: Agritourism in Rural Northwest Missouri

More and more often these days we hear about how it is more healthful to eat locally produced foods without additives, preservatives and growth hormones. Health professionals say eating foods with little to no additives reduces your risk of developing certain diseases, and improves your overall health. Fortunately, I live in the farm rich region of Northwest Missouri. Fruit, vegetables, …

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Discover Outdoor Adventure in Pulaski County

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center invites you to explore our gentle and undiscovered Big Piney and Gasconade rivers. Centrally located in the heart of Missouri, and the heartland of the USA, we are the perfect destination for your family fun getaway. Here’s a letter from Larry Helms, president of the Pulaski County Outfitter Association, explaining why you …

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Let Travel Have a Positive Effect on You

I just returned from Joplin where I joined energetic, enthusiastic and authentic tourism leaders at the Missouri Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Annual Conference. The individuals working at CVBs across our state have passion for people that correlates with their passion for travel and tourism. Those of us working in this industry don’t need to talk about the eye-opening, …

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Book Tour Offers Insights on America

Editor’s note: This post appeared on The Weekly Standard’s website; a portion is reprinted here with permission of the author, Cita Stelzer. You learn a lot about America and its people on a book-signing tour. I’ve been around the country signing copies of my new book about Winston Churchill, giving talks about the “greatest Briton of all time” and how …

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Top 10 ‘Must Do’s’ at Lake of the Ozarks This Summer

  The Lake of the Ozarks is known for summer fun! Whether it is on the water or on land there are lots of fun “Must Do’s” at the Lake. Many people think of the Lake and assume you must have a boat to have fun. It is actually just the opposite. Well, let me rephrase that … yes, having …

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Ride Through History With Route 66 Exhibit

A Route 66 exhibit titled “Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield” is on display at The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, in Springfield. The museum is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; the exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children; and free for ages 2 and younger and …

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Fall, Fog and Lights

The judging is complete and it’s time to formally announce the winners of the Missouri Division of Tourism’s PictureMO contest, conducted as part of our recently established Flickr photo group. The PictureMO group began earlier this year with two goals in mind: to showcase the talents of Missouri’s shutterbugs and to help build the Division of Tourism’s photo library. Winners …

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Columbia is Exactly What You Unexpect

Time and time again, visitors are delightfully surprised by what Columbia has to offer. From picturesque parks and clever cuisine to amazing art and superb shopping, visitors find Columbia is ‘more than a college town’ and ‘surprisingly sophisticated.’ We like to think of Columbia as a cool neighborhood in a big city, with a young vibe, an active buzz and …

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