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Take a Fall Drive in Missouri

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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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10 Fall Festivities in Missouri’s State Capital

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After months of sizzling temperatures we happily welcome the brisk chill in the air, leaves changing color and the scent of all things pumpkin – all exciting signs of the fun activities fall brings. Whether cozying up for a hayride, admiring fall foliage or attending a festival, you’ll find lots of exciting fall festivities in Jefferson City! Here are the …

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To The Batcave!

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For me, enjoying the outdoors gets a bit easier after August.  Even being born and raised in Missouri, I still get zapped from the 200% humidity we often have in July and August. This year, I’m looking forward to exploring more of Hannibal’s newest park on my (as yet unpurchased) new bike in September and October. Sodalis Nature Preserve, which …

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Camping Season is Just Starting in Missouri

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Buck the trend — you might find it’s worth it. When many people think of camping, summer is the first thing that comes to mind.  After all, camping season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, right? But — if you think of camping season beginning after Labor Day, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Autumn is actually one of …

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Missouri Fall Festivals 2016

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Fall is a season of celebration in Missouri, where opportunities to enjoy live music, parades, shopping, food and activities for all ages are abundant. The lineup of fall fairs and festivals in Missouri is incredible, with enough to keep you busy from the start of school through Oktoberfest. Missouri’s fairs and festivals come in all sizes, from events focusing on …

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Missouri

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Break out the lederhosen and get ready for a smidgen of schnitzel. It’s almost fall, when communities across Missouri celebrate the state’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. German roots run deep in the Show-Me State, which is one of the reasons Missouri has a designated German Heritage Corridor encompassing several counties, and the city of St. Louis, situated along the Missouri …

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Cooler Weather has come to the Lake of the Ozarks

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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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Fall Escapes: Cape Girardeau and Sikeston

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It’s fall – that means it’s roadtrip time! Cape Girardeau and Sikeston are the perfect fall escapes. About a two hour drive from St. Louis and two and a half  hours from Memphis, Cape and Sikeston are just thirty minutes from each other and have big fun without the big crowds. Movie buffs will love Cape Girardeau for the Gone Girl driving …

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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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