Tag Archives: Missouri

History Comes Alive at Missouri’s First State Capitol

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Saint Charles has the distinction of being one of the oldest cities on the Missouri River. Yep, and we’re the third oldest city in the state! But did you know the City of Saint Charles served as Missouri’s first state capitol from 1821 to 1826? If you’ve ever been to Jefferson City to see the state legislature in action, then ... Read More »

Fulton’s Brick District Puts a Modern Twist on Vintage Charm

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In downtown Fulton, paved roads give way to brick-lined streets, antique stores and boutiques – not big-box retailers – line the sidewalks, and friendly faces greet newcomers who are there to take it all in. This downtown area, rightfully named the Brick District, is a series of shops, restaurants and other small businesses that give Fulton a unique appeal. For ... Read More »

Summertime Fun in STL!

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Hearing the sounds of kids laughing and playing, the distinct smell of chlorine, and the ding, ding, ding of the neighborhood ice-cream truck screams summertime to all those who are nostalgic.  It’s summertime once again in St. Louis and there will be plenty of kids AND adults making the Gateway to the West their urban playground. The great thing about ... Read More »

Fishing on Stockton Lake

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Like many people, I often catch myself thinking of Stockton Lake as “The Sailboat Lake.” While that may be true in some regards, Stockton Lake is a fantastic fishery.  I had the opportunity to spend four days bass fishing on Stockton a couple of weeks ago. What I found was that it wasn’t only the sun that was shining. Catching ... Read More »

Springfield Summer Events

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Summertime in Springfield can only mean one thing, the Summer’s Biggest Party! July 24 – August 2 is the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair! The largest annual event in the Ozarks, in its 78th year, will bring your favorite food and fun with new attractions and amazing acts for countless hours of family fun! Love the tilt-a-whirl?  How about a slow ride on ... Read More »

Happy Trails and Summer Spooks in Jefferson City

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What better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than to bike or walk along the Katy Trail? The nation’s largest rails-to-trails project offers fun for all ages to explore the scenic majesty of Missouri’s river bluffs, spacious fields, and quaint farmlands. The Katy Trail attracts families who like outdoor activities as well as exercise enthusiasts. Just a couple miles from the pedestrian bridge you’ll find ... Read More »

10 Missouri Arts Adventures To Explore This Summer

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Maybe our moods in summer are an echo from childhood, when the season really did bubble over with time to explore new things. Maybe, as recent studies suggest, our biology is hard-wired to feel happier when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. Whatever, summer in Missouri beckons with a spirit of adventure. We propose 10 arts activities to answer that call. Read on for ... Read More »

Hitchhiker’s Guide To Floating in Pulaski County

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Merriam-Webster defines floating as “continually moving or changing position.” In the Ozarks, floating is an art form, sometimes even a lifestyle, that involves canoes, kayaks, paddles, a river and family and friends. People float from a location on the river downstream to another location on the river. The exact destinations on Pulaski County’s Big Piney or Gasconade Rivers that are ... Read More »

10 Free Things to do in Hannibal

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“You get what you pay for.”  “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  Sometimes, these words of wisdom are true.  Sometimes, you are pleasantly surprised. Behold – a list of 10 pretty darn cool things in Hannibal that are honest-to-goodness, worth-your-time, 100% free. 10. Mark Twain’s Recollections of the Civil War Civil War Missouri was a powder keg of ... Read More »

By Air, Train, Car and Foot: Independence is Truman and More

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My addiction to travel began at an early age when a family vacation led us to Independence. By car, of course. Nowadays, it is an easy place to travel alone(my personal favorite) or bring the family. Now that I live in the Show-Me State, the attraction to historic sites of my Missouri roots are all the more accessible. Only 15 ... Read More »