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Enjoy the Slopes in Missouri

Brisk conditions and a light snowfall in some areas of Missouri signaled a seemingly early (and unofficial) start to winter, but the seasonal change doesn’t mean an end to outdoor adventure. In fact, there are two spots in Missouri where fun and the cold go hand in hand … well, maybe hand in glove. About 40 minutes north of downtown …

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8 Festive Holiday Happenings in Platte County

1. Santa would love to find a delectable chocolate cookie and a glass of Norton wine on Christmas Eve! Discover other delicious cookie/wine combinations at Jowler Creek’s 6th Annual Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairing (Dec. 10-11th). 2. Sit back with your favorite beverage and watch a live staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Riverwood Winery (Dec. 11th). …

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Discover the Spirit of Christmas Past in Eldon

When I was a child, the highlight of the holiday season was a visit to Marshall Field in Chicago to see the Christmas windows. Each year, they had a different but entirely wonderful theme that brought the excitement of the season alive for me. Someone I met recently at a holiday gathering mentioned a similar experience on the Plaza in …

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Silver Dollar City Becomes A Winter Wonderland During the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, where they’re celebrating An Old Time Christmas through Dec. 30, 2016. During your visit, immerse yourself in a magical setting that includes more than 5 million lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, live shows and a parade. Weather permitting you’ll also have access to the theme park’s …

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Fall Family Fun in St. Louis

Fall family fun is abundant in St. Louis from the museums of Forest Park to the hayrides at our local parks. We invite you to celebrate the season with entertainment at the Fabulous Fox, Peabody Opera House, a St. Louis Blues hockey game or one of the many other events that St. Louis has to offer. The following are only …

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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

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

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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