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So you have to come to Missouri…

It’s official. You’re going to Missouri for the holidays and you’re not super pumped. Aunt Edna’s house, it turns out, isn’t a hub for fun and excitement. Don’t be a Debbie Downer. There are plenty of reasons to get psyched about a holiday trip to Missouri. You just need to get to know MO. So what makes Missouri so special? …

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9 Fall Fun Favorites in Platte County

It’s the time of year when the air is crisp and it brings joy to your soul just to be outdoors in the Show-Me State. Get out and enjoy every minute of it, just minutes from Missouri’s biggest city. We guarantee you’ll fall for Platte County this autumn! Visit Weston Bend State Park – 1,133 acres featuring 3-mile paved, tree-covered …

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5 Great Spots to See Fall Foliage in Columbia

Not only does autumn mean the return of great fall festivals and Mizzou football, Columbia also becomes a beautiful place to watch the colors change. Grab your camera and check out these CoMo spots this fall: Gans Creek Wild Area Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is always a beautiful park to explore but for finding fall foliage, we suggest specifically …

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Discover Historic Missouri Wine Country in St. Charles County

A Wine Country Getaway is Closer Than You Think! Go Glamping! Klondike Park in Augusta has 250 acres of scenic property. Once the site of an old silica sand quarry, the area has been preserved and turned into beautiful parkland with unique lookout bluffs that provide picturesque views of the Missouri River Valley, as well as the historic Katy Trail. …

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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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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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A Guide to Missouri Wildflowers

Spring is the season of renewal. Breezes are soft and warm. Tiny leaves emerging from awakening trees are a green you only see in this season. Bird song is at full volume. It’s the best time to explore Missouri’s outdoors – especially her forests. With the bluebird sky you’ve waited for all winter, Missouri’s state tree – the dogwood – …

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Spring Surprises in Missouri State Parks

Cabin fever got you down? Shake the post-winter blahs and enjoy the spring warmup by taking a walk in the woods. You may find a few surprises along the trail of your choice. “Ephemeral” means short-lived and spring ephemerals are tiny wildflowers that pop up amid the leaf litter when the first warming rays of sunshine hit the forest floor. …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Taum Sauk Mountain

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 in the St. Francois Mountains of the Ozarks …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: St. Francois

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 off U.S. 67 south of the St. Louis …

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