Tag Archives: Missouri

BREAKING MOMO NEWS!

Pike County resident Andrew Stephens has contacted the staff here at VisitMO regarding another brush with the Missouri Momo monster. This time, Stephens was prepared. Stephens says he was quail hunting in a field near the site of the VisitMO team’s previous encounter with Momo (which was captured in a two-part video; for Part I, click here; for Part II, ... Read More »

Missouri has Central Role in Wildlife Migration

North America’s greatest wildlife migration is underway – and Missouri is smack dab in the middle of it. Millions of ducks, geese, swans, pelicans and other waterfowl are on their annual trek to warmer climes for winter, generally along four major flyways (the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific) that go north to south across the continent. The Mississippi Flyway starts ... Read More »

Dining, Drinks and Dessert in Rolla

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A recent getaway to Rolla offered the opportunity to have some great barbecue, sample a couple of terrific brews, and to enjoy dessert at one of the most-famous bakeries in Missouri. Let’s start with the barbecue at Randy’s Roadkill Barbecue and Grill. I dined at Randy’s a couple of years ago on a press trip and had since been anxious ... Read More »

Enrich Your Getaway with Memorable Dining Experiences

One of the best things about travel is getting to explore new places and learn something different. Of course, one of the best ways to experience a place is through the food. You may have heard the adage that when you travel, eat where the locals eat. You’ll have an experience to remember years in the future. I still remember ... Read More »

Honoring Service on Veterans Day

What we now call Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. Throughout Missouri, the United States, and the world, we take time on this date to remember and honor our military veterans, those who survived and those who didn’t, past and present. In 1926, the United States Congress passed a resolution requesting President Calvin Coolidge issue a proclamation calling ... Read More »

Christmas Print Evokes Holiday Nostalgia

If you love nostalgic Christmas prints featuring our Missouri Route 66 heritage, the newest public art commission by Viva Cuba is one you can add to your gift list. The commission to Missouri artist Ray Harvey allows citizens to take public art into their homes. Harvey was commissioned to bring elements of Cuba’s past and present to life for a ... Read More »

Veterans Day in Pulaski County USA

There’s no better place to spend Veterans Day than alongside your veterans in Pulaski County USA, Home of Fort Leonard Wood. But first, how did Veterans Day come to be?  Your history lesson, courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website: The Treaty of Versailles officially ended World War I (“The Great War”) on June 28, 1919, even though fighting ... Read More »

Vote Vino, Pulaski County’s Hometown Star!

Pulaski County USA is proud to support Waynesville native Vino Alan, a contestant on FOX’s “The X Factor” this year!  He took the stage with confidence in Kansas City, on Sept. 15, to prove to the judges that he indeed has the “X Factor” that will win him the $5 million dollar recording contract. Although some judged Alan on his ... Read More »

Finding Momo?

A camera crew from the @VisitMO team recently traveled to Pike County, Missouri, to search for the elusive Momo – a bigfoot-like creature who first appeared in the area in the 1970s. As we traveled to Mississippi River country, we couldn’t find anyone who had a connection to the original, 1970s-era sightings, to speak to us on camera. One area ... Read More »

Halloween Tricks and Treats from MDC

Get outside to discover nature in Missouri’s great outdoors! This Halloween, the Missouri Department of Conservation is digging into its field guide for the facts about Missouri’s wild things, both real and imagined. Get some Halloween tricks and treats from MDC by Discovering “Show-Me Freaks of Nature” by clicking here. Happy Halloween! Read More »