Tag Archives: Missouri

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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Warm Up with Missouri Wine Hot Cocoa  

What’s better than a steaming mug of hot cocoa when the temperature is too low to think about outside? That’s easy… hot cocoa with red wine! This recipe is simple, quick and delicious. Warm up with a mug full of Missouri wine hot cocoa tonight. Missouri Wine Hot Chocolate Makes 2-3 servings         Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 5-7 minutes …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Military

Winter in the Show-Me State is a great time to embrace your inner geek and hit the museum circuit. My love of history and our nation’s military is well-established and I’m really lucky to live in Missouri, where I can indulge my curiosity and fascination in every corner of the state. Closest to home for me is the Museum of …

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Selfie-Worthy Roadside Attractions

You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions. “Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis. In the heart …

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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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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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Missouri Eats: Russell’s on Macklind

Snagging a table at popular St. Louis staple Russell’s on Macklind is no small feat – which is why locals rejoiced when chef-owner Russell Ping announced he’d be expanding the Southampton restaurant this past summer. Ping worked with SPACE Architecture + Design to renovate the space above the restaurant, formerly an apartment, to include 30 additional seats and room for …

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Enjoy the Show Underneath the Stars

Every introductory theatre class teaches you about the ancient outdoor theaters of Greece and Rome. What they may not teach you is that the oldest and largest outdoor theater in America made its home in St. Louis, Missouri. For nearly a century, the St. Louis Municipal Opera (better known as the Muny) has offered professionally-mounted Broadway musicals set on a …

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Missouri Eats: Plate

Plate, which opened in Kansas City’s Brookside East neighborhood in November, is so modern and stylish that you’d never guess it’s housed in a 100-year-old building. Owners Christian and Andrea Joseph rewired, repaired or rebuilt almost everything in the space to make it sexy enough for date night, casual enough for family dinner and convenient enough for happy hour. A …

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Missouri Sculpture Parks to Cure Cabin Fever

Sculpture parks offer an immersive cultural experience that allows you to get outdoors while enjoying the crisp air of a Missouri winter. From the grand Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis to the quaint Above Beyond Sculpture Garden at a Blue Springs elementary school, sculpture parks and gardens in Missouri help you to avoid cabin fever this winter. Here’s a …

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