Outdoor Adventure

Camping in Missouri Wine Country

Camping is a fantastic way to unplug and get back in touch with nature. Add a little Missouri wine into the mix, and you’re looking at some truly great rest and relaxation. As the weather cools and fall colors emerge, heading out to a calm and quiet retreat sounds more and more appealing. We want to help you get the …

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Show-Me Five: U-PICK Apple Orchards

There is nothing that says autumn more than a bite of a fresh, crisp apple picked right off the tree. Give it a quick polish, sink your teeth in and let all that delicious sweetness explode in your mouth. Missouri has apple orchards throughout the state that feature different varieties, from sweet to tart and everything in between.  Let us …

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Show-Me Five: Ballooning Missouri

If someone asks you “Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?” – say yes! A view from the sky, floating along with the birds, is a view of Missouri you will never forget. Flights take off at dawn and dusk – and cool autumn weather is perfect for flying a balloon. Most flights last an hour, but plan …

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10 Must-Visit Missouri Winery Patios

The view in Missouri wine country is hard to beat, and the relaxing environment welcomes guests to unwind and let the stress be carried away on the breeze. Check out these must-visit patios and outdoor spaces at Missouri wineries! Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport is situated on a bluff top and offers abundant outdoor seating, some covered, overlooking the Missouri …

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Missouri Fishing on the White River Chain of Lakes

Most state borders are just lines. Missouri’s are mostly straight, except the famous bootheel in the southeast and where it follows the Missouri River in the northwest. Most of our southern border is straight, but you might notice that about a third of it is underwater. It’s called the White River chain of lakes: a series of man-made reservoirs created …

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Missouri is Ready for Summer Float Trips

  It’s been a wild spring for weather in Missouri and we’ve had plenty of rain.  But what comes up must go down – and they have. Our rivers and streams are ready for your great summer float trip.  The outfitters are standing by, the fish are biting, the sun is shining and Mother Nature has never looked better.  Whether …

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Spring Into Bloom in the Show-Me State

I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than Missouri in spring, as she shows off every color of the rainbow and every shade in between. There’s even a special day dedicated to such delight. National Public Gardens Day is May 12 and Missouri’s botanical gardens are bursting into bloom with special events for that day – and the glorious …

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28 Wineries with Outdoor Activities

Missouri is a breathtaking state full of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also home to more than 130 wineries, most of which offer gorgeous outdoor seating areas. If you’re looking for a relaxing day of soaking in the sunshine while you sip on delicious wine, you won’t have to look far. If you’re looking for a more active Missouri wine adventure, here …

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12 Weeks, 12 Missouri Lakes

Twelve weeks. That’s about how long summer lasts, starting with Memorial Day weekend and running through mid-August, with the first day of school as summer’s unofficial ending. While the season’s stay is oh-so brief, you can cram a lot of fun into those 12 weeks, especially if your travels include Missouri’s recreational lakes. Fun abounds when you’re out on the …

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Katy Trail Heads to Kansas City with the Rock Island Spur

Courtesy of Missouri State Parks. Katy Trail State Park has taken a giant step toward achieving its long-time goal of stretching across Missouri’s mid-section to join the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas. In late 2016, Missouri State Parks opened a new section of the trail built on an abandoned Rock Island Railroad line. The 47.5-mile stretch runs from …

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