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So you have to come to Missouri…

It’s official. You’re going to Missouri for the holidays and you’re not super pumped. Aunt Edna’s house, it turns out, isn’t a hub for fun and excitement. Don’t be a Debbie Downer. There are plenty of reasons to get psyched about a holiday trip to Missouri. You just need to get to know MO. So what makes Missouri so special? …

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Antiquing in Missouri: Weston

The beautiful views of the Missouri River afforded by a visit to Weston Bend State Park are reason enough to visit the area. If you happen to be someone who enjoys antique shopping, you’ll also appreciate the myriad chances to search for something old that’s new to you in Weston. A 40-minute drive north of Kansas City leads to Weston, …

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Antiquing in Missouri: Perry

The quiet northeast Missouri town of Perry is perhaps best known by anglers searching for trophy bass, and maybe crappie for the night’s supper, on nearby Mark Twain Lake. The area’s best known feature certainly is a major draw, but it’s not the only reason to visit this community of about 700 residents. Antique stores abound in Perry, with roughly …

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Antiquing in Missouri: Sikeston

If you’re from or travel to Missouri often, you’ve probably heard of Sikeston. Yes, it is home to the legendary Lambert’s Café. Yes, it hosts the Bootheel Rodeo each year. And yes, Neal E. Boyd, season three winner of “America’s Got Talent,” hales from Sikeston. Sikeston also is an excellent destination for antique shoppers. Along with a handful of storefronts, …

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5 Must-See Haunted Places in Missouri

Missouri is home to the creepy, the crawly and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of haunted places around the state to satisfy your Halloween scare cravings and make you check under your bed twice. Here are five haunted places in Missouri that are sure to send a chill up your spine. Lemp Mansion Lemp Mansion …

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Find Something Spooky at Missouri State Parks

There’s nothing particularly frightening about any of Missouri’s Official State Parks and Historic Sites, but as the Halloween season approaches and you find yourself in the mood for the macabre, a handful might make your must-see list. For starters, check out the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site in Kansas City. While it’s noted as the home …

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Super Shopping at Missouri’s Comic Book Stores

What do zombies, Kryptonians, billionaires in bat (and iron!) suits, mutants and genetically enhanced humans have in common? You can find them all at comic book shops in Missouri, where heroes and villains can become a fun part of your vacation shopping spree. Sure, most of the shopping you do while traveling revolves around outlet malls, antique stores and souvenir …

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Bed, Breakfast and Bass in Missouri

Ever had trouble finding that special gift for your special someone? Got an upcoming anniversary, significant birthday or retirement? Let me throw this idea out to you: a bed and breakfast that features an in-house bass fishing guide. White River Lodge Bed and Breakfast on Table Rock Lake and Bass and Baskets Bed and Breakfast on Lake of the Ozarks …

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Don’t Forget a Missouri Peach Run This Summer

When did it get to be July?  The year really got away from me and if a colleague hadn’t asked if I was making a peach run this year, I would have missed the season entirely. And that would be tragic. Thanks to the timely reminder, I got on Facebook to check the ripening schedule for my favorite spot, Peters …

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Missouri Road Trip Essentials

From useful apps and snack foods to insider tips, there’s a lot to know when preparing for your epic Missouri adventure. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of road-trip essentials to help ensure your Missouri getaway is fun, memorable and worth repeating. Awesome apps (the virtual kind, not the ones on a plate at Chili’s) Gas Buddy – …

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