Tag Archives: Missouri

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 »

Embrace Your Manhood this Summer in Springfield

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It’s 90 degrees and your weekends consist of sitting in the recliner watching sports on TV, cold drink in hand, for hours at a time. You’re stir-crazy and you’re pretty sure you’ve left a permanent indention in that recliner this summer. If you’re ready to leave the house and get some much-needed vitamin D this weekend, Springfield has a day ... Read More »

Top 5 Favorite Things about Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph

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When asked recently to write about my favorite things at Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp, my first thought was meeting visitors who, in some cases, traveled hundreds of miles to St. Joseph just for this special three-week event. A recent Facebook poll showed lots of our attendees are coming from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, and even Denver, Colorado. It’s ... Read More »

Marian Days in Carthage is a Sight to See

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Marian Days brings an opportunity to share culture, faith and prosperity with thousands who pilgrimage to Carthage. Each year the community expands from a population of 14,500 to an estimated crowd of 60-80,000 new residents in the first weeks of August. Hotels become hubs of activity, neighboring lawns fill with campers and residents enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival atmosphere. What ... Read More »

Get in on the Action this Summer in Columbia

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Summer has most definitely arrived here in Missouri. If the hot sun and beautiful weather have you restless to get outside, make your next trip to Columbia! With an array of fun activities for any outdoor lover, a summer getaway in CoMO will heat up your summer in the very best way. Hit the Trails (find some wine!) Columbia is ... Read More »

No Boat, No Problem: Fun on Missouri Lakes

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If you ask pretty much anyone in Missouri what they like to do for fun in the summer, I guarantee “going to the lake” will be top five on their lists. With popular vacation spots such as Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake and Table Rock Lake, a wet and wild summer getaway is practically in your ... Read More »

PictureMO: Enjoy the Arts

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The 2014 second quarter PictureMO contest has come to an end and we are excited so many camera savvy people got out around Missouri and enjoyed the arts. The theme for the quarter included public art, historic sites, live entertainment and museums across the state. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a ... Read More »

Kids Will Love the Lake of the Ozarks: family fun for all

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My first family vacation brings memories of rainbow flip flops, one long blonde braid swinging over my shoulder as I sipped Orange Crush and watched my dad play Pac-Man at an arcade. The heat made those flip flops stick to the bottoms of my feet and that Orange Crush taste so much better. The humidity made even the quarters sweat, ... Read More »

“One-Tank” Missouri Wine Road Trips

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Missouri’s diverse wine country is overflowing with excitement this summer. Every region of our state offers an enjoyable experience with Missouri’s award-winning wines and one-of-a-kind wineries. Ready for an adventure? Hit the road with these regional “one-tank” trip ideas: Central Missouri: Are you a fan of the Lake of the Ozarks? There are five wineries located in the lively communities ... Read More »