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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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Antiquing in Missouri: Warrensburg

About halfway between Sedalia and Lee’s Summit, the city of Warrensburg is probably best known as the home to the University of Central Missouri. For people who consider themselves Missouri history buffs, it’s also the home of Old Drum. The university’s connection to the city needs no explanation, but perhaps Old Drum does. More on that later. Along with the …

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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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