Outdoor Adventure

Wandering in Wonder in Missouri

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If there is such a thing as the “wanderlust gene,” I probably have it. Although the science isn’t settled, researchers have discovered a gene variant that is linked to a person’s willingness to explore new places, try novel foods, take risks and indulge curiosity. Carried by approximately 20 percent of all humans, it’s called DRD4-7R and helps control dopamine, a …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Crowder

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Tucked into the farmlands of the northwest corner of …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Deutschheim State Historic Site

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! In the spring of 1838, steamboats carried German immigrants …

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Urban Forests Come Alive in Autumn: A Fall Guide to Springfield’s Parks

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As maple trees start to show eye-popping red hues and ash trees fade to purple in the Ozarks, it’s nature’s signal that fall foliage season is here. While the Ozark Mountains provide a pristine backdrop for fall colors, Springfield’s mature urban forest offers some of the best settings for leaf-peepers in the state — especially in city parks. Here’s a …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Watkins Mill

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! The 3,600-acre park northeast of Kansas City preserves the …

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Adventure Awaits in St. Joe State Park

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Are you a bit of an adrenaline junkie? Or do you have outdoor fever? Definitely visit St. Joe State Park in Park Hills where you can partake in an array of outdoor adventures. If you want a few days of outdoor fun, just camp out at one of their campsites which accommodate families, RVs and even horses! If you have …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Lewis and Clark

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! When the explorers Lewis and Clark passed through on …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Trail of Tears

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Located on the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau County, …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Onondaga Cave

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! With more than 6,300 registered caves, Missouri is known …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Wakonda

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Tucked into the northeast corner of Missouri on the …

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