Tag Archives: activities

Best of Show: Award-Winning Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo is one of the best in the world, a fact that is proven once you step foot inside its gates and begin exploring. Trip Advisor travelers agree, naming the zoo as number eight on the list of ‘Top 25 Zoos in the World’ in 2015.   Home to 18,000 animals from 700 species on 90 acres, …

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Best of Show: Route 66 Still Has Kicks

“If you’re looking for hidden treasures, the Meramec Caverns in the Ozarks in Missouri are it – quite literally.” This is how USA Today 10Best described Meramec Caverns in Stanton. The historic caves were listed on the site’s “Road Trip: 10Best Spots Still Left on Route 66.” Take a guided tour through the caverns that have been thrilling Americans for …

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6 Kansas City Holiday Districts

Whether shopping, sightseeing or just celebrating, savor the season in these six entertainment hubs.  1. COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA SHOP • Some call it the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest, but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with statues and artwork truly touts a flavor all its own. Seasoned shoppers at the Plaza will find high-end labels like Michael Kors, Kate Spade …

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Cape Girardeau

Over the river and through the woods… Cape Girardeau is the perfect spot to celebrate the Christmas season with these holiday events that hearken back to festivities of yesteryear! Christmas at the Glenn House showcases this grand Victorian lady dressed up for the season. Christmas trees fill every room of this restored Victorian home, and the decorations are brand new each …

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Best of Show: Bonne Terre Mine

Missouri and its many attractions and destinations are often celebrated by publications across the nation. This month, our ‘Best of Show’ series features just a handful of these accolades from the past year. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to add these destinations to your travel calendar in 2016. Bonne Terre Mine is one of Missouri’s hidden wonders. This …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial

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 Babler Memorial State Park was founded in 1938, …

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Cooler Weather has come to the Lake of the Ozarks

Well it’s happened. Here at Lake of the Ozarks, people both dread and welcome this time of year.  The boating and summer season has come to a close, yet the change brings a whole new magic to the lake area. The fall and holiday seasons are great times of the year to be at Lake of the Ozarks. With 11 …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northeast Region

The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Missouri Winter Events 2015-16

“Christmas… Christmastime is here. Time for toys and time for cheer.” (Admit it, you were singing along.) And when you put the Show-Me State on your holiday travel itinerary, you’ll find activities to make every day a time for cheer. We have music and lights, theatre and ballet (yes, of course you’ll find the Nutcracker), parades and arts and craft …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Southwest Region

The holidays are coming. My inner child is making plans and she’s starting early. Who doesn’t love a parade? So she’s kicking off the season November 14 with the 3rd Annual “Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade” at Branson Landing, dedicated to Mr. Christmas, Andy Williams. But why limit myself to just one? The Carthage Christmas Parade steps off December …

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