Tag Archives: Missouri

Take a Walk Through Historic Boonville

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Just off of 1-70, 20 minutes west of Columbia, the town of Boonville is nestled beside the Missouri River. Boonville’s history runs as deep as the river, with hundreds of National Historic sites within the city limits. The Boonville Walking Tour takes you on a journey back in time to the 1800s, where moving West was the dream of many ... Read More »

Southwest Missouri: Spontaneous Family Fun Awaits

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Missouri-based photographer Aaron Fuhrman has long been a VisitMO superfan. He’s shared some of his work on the VisitMO Facebook page and frequently showcases his love for #Missouri on Twitter. Recently, Aaron and his wife, Amy, loaded up their four children for a week-long vacation to Southwest Missouri. This is their story – the second in a three-part series.    ... Read More »

Calmer Waters: Fishing Small Lakes in Missouri

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During the last week, I had the opportunity to fish several of the smaller lakes of mid-Missouri: Little Dixie near Fulton, Teal Lake and Lakeview Park Lake in Mexico, Sugar Creek near Moberly and Binder Lake outside of Jefferson City. These are lakes you’ve maybe never heard of, but a common thread is they are managed by the Missouri Department ... Read More »

KC Chiefs in St. Joseph: A Different Type of Summer Camp

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There is a joke among my family and friends about being fans of the Kansas City Chiefs. We say that when we die, we want the Chiefs to serve as our pall bearers so that they can “let me down one more time.” That might sound dismissive, but in truth, it goes to the fierce loyalty we carry for our ... Read More »

Best of Show: Locally Owned Restaurants in Columbia

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The restaurant scene in Columbia is as big and bold as the flavors of the local cuisine. With many locally owned restaurants, Columbia residents have plenty of options to choose from to satisfy their eager taste buds. In this post, I’ll be awarding my “best of the best,” chosen from among several popular restaurants in Columbia and telling you what ... Read More »

Southwest Missouri: A Family Destination

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Missouri-based photographer Aaron Fuhrman has long been a VisitMO super fan. He has shared some of his work on the VisitMO Facebook page and frequently showcases his love for #Missouri, on Twitter. Recently, Aaron and his wife, Amy, loaded up their four children for a week-long vacation to Southwest Missouri. This is their story – the first in a three-part ... Read More »

Try Scuba Diving in Table Rock Lake

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Branson has arguably some of the most pristine lakes anywhere in this country.  During the summer, thousands come from all parts to boat, or swim, in Table Rock Lake; one of many lakes in the White River watershed. Table Rock Lake was formed with the building of the Table Rock Dam in the 1950s, and is now home to all ... Read More »

A Fish Called Lorraine: Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Being from Missouri and old enough to be out of college, you would think I would have caught a fish or have at least been fishing in a boat by now. Nope. And when I told @MoTravelGuy about this … well of course I got the wide-eyes that were screaming “WE HAVE TO GET A VIDEO OF YOU FISHING- THIS ... Read More »

Discover Nature with a Summer Staycation in Missouri

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Explore Painted Rock Conservation Area at Westphalia. With school out and vacation plans in full swing, the Missouri Department of Conservation encourages people to discover nature through a summer “staycation.”  This easy and inexpensive alternative to air travel or days in the car lets you stay home or close to it, and venture out for day-trips. Explore nature near you ... Read More »

Bees, Sticky Trees, and Blowtorches: Encaustic Painting Enthralls Missouri Artists

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“There’s a translucency, a mysterious aspect to the final product I cannot achieve with any other medium.” “An unequaled sense of physical depth and distance in time.” “One of the most beautiful paints on the planet.” Julie Snidle, Laura Skroska, and Robin VanHoozer are in love with hot wax. These three Missourians—from St. Louis, Florissant, and St. Joseph respectively—are among a small but ... Read More »