Outdoor Adventure

Visit Missouri Caves All Year Long

There’s one sure-fire place to escape a cold day in Missouri … a cave. No, don’t go making yourself a snug little cave of your favorite blanket, a nice fire and your preferred snacks and binge-watching movie series. I mean actual in-the-ground, year-round, climate-controlled caves, which are abundant here in the Cave State: GO NOW – Caves open year-round Bonne …

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Missouri Gardens and Sculpture Parks for Spring

As the calendar turns toward March and spring approaches, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums, get outdoors and enjoy nature. If you want to throw a little art into the mix, the Show-Me State has just what you need. From the rural setting of Louisiana to the urban environs of Kansas City, Missouri has beautiful gardens and sculpture …

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Spring is Near in Missouri

It’s already started. I recently got a text “Big V of waterfowl heading north. Sound like speckle bellies .” (That’s a nickname for White-Fronted Geese.) For my husband, it was the first sign of spring. It was January 31. Technically, the spring equinox falls at 5:28 a.m. on March 20. But people anticipate the season well in advance of its …

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The Coolest Birds in Missouri

In Missouri, winter is for the birds. Literally. As January begins, bird watching opportunities abound across the state, indoors and out. And what better way to celebrate National Bird Day on January 5 than taking in the avian sights around the Show-Me State? Start by letting your spirit take wing at World Bird Sanctuary in Eureka, where you can meet …

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Enjoy the Slopes in Missouri

Brisk conditions and a light snowfall in some areas of Missouri signaled a seemingly early (and unofficial) start to winter, but the seasonal change doesn’t mean an end to outdoor adventure. In fact, there are two spots in Missouri where fun and the cold go hand in hand … well, maybe hand in glove. About 40 minutes north of downtown …

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4 Beautiful Fall Drives in Missouri

Missouri has excellent routes for memorable fall drives, with the rolling hills and winding back roads of the Missouri Ozarks serving up beautiful spots for enjoying fall foliage. Sometimes, though, staying on the beaten path is just as enjoyable, as Missouri’s major highways offer scenic views and convenient access to attractions. Here’s a look at four fall drives to consider …

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5 Great Spots to See Fall Foliage in Columbia

Not only does autumn mean the return of great fall festivals and Mizzou football, Columbia also becomes a beautiful place to watch the colors change. Grab your camera and check out these CoMo spots this fall: Gans Creek Wild Area Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is always a beautiful park to explore but for finding fall foliage, we suggest specifically …

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Tips for Enjoying Fall Camping in Missouri 

Fall in Missouri means long-sleeved shirts, blue jeans, evenings around a fire and enjoying cooler temperatures and beautiful colors with your favorite traveling companions. The reasons to travel to Missouri in the fall are myriad, from festivals and foliage, to sporting events and sightseeing. Camping is another popular fall activity in Missouri. By late September and early October, the humid …

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Tour Missouri’s Innovative History While Biking Hwy 36

When you think of innovators and innovations from Missouri, some that might come to mind include Walt Disney, Mark Twain, retailer JC Penney, World War I Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing, outlaw Jesse James, The Pony Express, the invention of sliced bread, and Dr. A.T. Still. These people and events all have ties and connections to northern Missouri, and the Highway 36 …

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Take a Fall Drive in Missouri

Trees drenched in shades of red, orange and yellow are a sure sign, and favorite annual occurrence, of autumn in Missouri.  And with so much foliage, the Show-Me State is an ideal place for fall leaf-peeping. Of course, there’s a lot of ground to cover in Missouri, so picking a route might be the most difficult part of your excursion. …

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