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Retreat to the Ozarks in Pulaski County


Blue Jay Farm, nestled in a scenic valley of the timeless Ozark Mountains, is the definition of “escape.” Inspiring visitors for more than 75 years, this retreat beckons you and your family to relax and get back to nature. The seven-acre, spring-fed lake coaxes you to grab a rod and reel and to paddle its surface in a kayak or …

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Cool off in Cape Girardeau

2015 Cape Splash New Slides Playground Vortex

The mercury keeps rising and the humidity makes it feel even hotter out … take advantage of the heat with these cool spots in Cape Girardeau! Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center The littlest kiddos and the most adventurous teens will have buckets of fun at Cape Splash.  A splash pad and a zero-depth entry watery playground keep your little tykes …

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Add Some Fun to Back-to-School Shopping in Missouri


With Fourth of July well in the rearview mirror, it’s time to come to terms with something difficult: summer’s end is drawing near. It won’t be long before you’re packing lunches and the kids are heading out the door for another campaign at school. Fortunately, there’s still time to play in Missouri. In fact, any upcoming back-to-school shopping outings you …

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Check Out Missouri’s Brand New Echo Bluff State Park


Echo Bluff State Park is one of those places you must visit to truly appreciate. The newest addition to Missouri’s robust State Parks system, Echo Bluff is situated along Highway 19 in northern Shannon County, between Salem and Eminence. The park officially opens July 30. The natural beauty and modern features will appeal to both hearty outdoors enthusiasts and to …

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Missouri Has Something For Everyone In The Family

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In a state as diverse as Missouri, you will find an abundance of great family vacation destinations.  When I think of a couple of the best areas with something for everyone in the family, two places immediately come to mind: Branson and Lebanon. Branson: If it has been a while since you have been to Branson, your memories may be …

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Summer Road Trips: Cape Girardeau

Discovery Playhouse

Cape Girardeau: Where Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand Perched on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, Cape Girardeau is a small city packed with big learning opportunities for you and your kiddos this summer! Start your weekend at the Cape Riverfront Market, where weekly demonstrations and the monthly Marketeer’s Club illustrate how food is grown, teach about good …

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101 Days of Summer in Missouri


Caves are cool, fish are biting, music fills the air, ribs are in the smoker and the home team’s rivals are in town for the weekend. It doesn’t get much better than summer in Missouri. Unofficially, summer lasts 101 days (starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and stretching through Labor Day), which is barely enough time to take care …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks


Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Missouri Has Your Perfect Escape (Room)


Escape games are the new craze across the country for family, friends and co-workers looking to hone their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and work as a team to achieve one common goal: escaping a locked room. Most escape games range from a 15 – 30 percent success rate. Missouri does not fall short when it comes to these large-scale brain …

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Let It Snow in St. Louis

Winter on Art Hill

Isn’t it thrilling when it snows?  There’s plenty to see and do, so don’t let the weather prevent you from enjoying the season in St. Louis. The City Museum is always a unique way to spend your time indoors. Not actually a museum, this wonderland was a shoe factory transformed into an artsy playground in a warehouse of recycled fun for the …

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