Tag Archives: Missouri

Gluten-free Dining: It’s a Breeze in Missouri

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Dining out on vacation can be one of the best parts of a trip. What better way to get the pulse on local culture and experience a city’s charm and creativity? It’s that one fantastic meal, that one great craft cocktail, that one friendly server that can help make memories on a trip. But for the gluten-free traveler, dining out on ... Read More »

The Weirdest Shows and Attractions in Branson

Billy Billee, Billy Bob and Billy Joe. If you like caricatures of backwoods hayseeds and Maria Callas arias you could do a lot worse.

As long as I can remember, the weird, freaky, outré, bizarre, macabre, mysterious and different have appealed to me. I’ve always preferred dusty used book shops to chain retailers; antiques, pawn shops, thrift stores and flea markets to big-box stores; and horror/sci-fi/suspense/mystery/true crime books and movies to action movies, romantic comedies and “literature.” I suppose it’s that predilection that always ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Candy Shops in Missouri to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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There are many candy shops in Missouri, each with its own charm and vibe, casting out smells of home-made chocolates, taffies, and sour gummies to patrons. Crush that candy craving and carry your own favorite treats in hand (or mouth) here: Crown Candy Kitchen If you’ve ever visited Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis, you know it packs a crowd ... Read More »

The Forgotten Holiday: National Candy Corn Day

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It is the end of October and Halloween decorations are everywhere. There are three things that always come to my mind when I think about Halloween: Pumpkins, scary movies and candy corn. Admittedly, it’s never been my FAVORITE candy but it has always been a necessity. It just doesn’t quite qualify as fall/Halloween if, at some point, I don’t grab ... Read More »

Rolla Haunts and Shops

Get your shopping on and get ahead on your holiday gift-getting at Rolla Unwrapped.

Before fall comes and goes, take advantage of the crisp weather, beautiful foliage and celebrate the autumn splendor in Rolla, Missouri. Want a real thrill this Halloween?  Mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology transform the University’s Experimental Underground Mine into hallways of bone chilling, frightening fun. This annual tradition has been declared a favorite among visitors. ... Read More »

Where to Go on a Missouri Gameday

Mizzou pride in Columbia, MO.

It’s about that time when you want to watch every game possible but you just don’t have the money to sit in a seat at the stadium. Well go for the next best thing: Huge TVs, tasty food and an impeccable atmosphere. Between St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia we’ve got you covered for some great places to enjoy the ... Read More »

Cape Girardeau is North Carthage in ‘Gone Girl’

Sets are being created and cities are being renamed for the David Finch film, "Gone Girl."

Gone Girl filming in Cape Girardeau is the talk of the town, and then some!  It’s so exciting to see locals buzzing about sightings of Ben Affleck, David Fincher, Tyler Perry and Rosamund Pike around Cape Girardeau.  Businesses are already seeing positive effects thanks to the filming.  Cast and crew have relied on local businesses for specific services, such as ... Read More »

Pedaling Down the Great River Road

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On Saturday, October 12, the Missouri Department of Transportation held the Highway 79 Color Ride and Bike Lane Dedication Ceremony in Hannibal. Highway 79 has long been known for its beautiful scenery, winding along the Mississippi river. Also called the “Great River Road,” MO 79 offers curves, hills, and all the features that those who do not get carsick easily ... Read More »

Real Haunted Houses of Kansas City

Play with orphaned ghosts at this old orphanage turned posh winery in Liberty.

Stumble through a foggy werewolf forest, come face to face with the world’s largest anaconda in captivity, feel what it’s like to be buried alive—it’s all possible this Halloween season in Kansas City. These eerie exploits and more have solidified KC  as the Haunted House Capital of the World. But Kansas City also holds other haunted secrets – a few ... Read More »

St. James Winery Pairs Well with State Parks

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There are two things Missouri does better than any other state in the nation: parks and wine. Well, maybe we’re biased, but the State Parks system in our beautiful state does a phenomenal job providing pristine sites for camping, hiking and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world—and Missouri is quickly becoming known for wines of great character and promise. ... Read More »