Tag Archives: Missouri

Missouri Museum Madness: Quirky

Leila's Hair Museum in Independence.

What do you look for in a vacation? If you’re a fan of the quirky, strange, off-beat, peculiar and odd, make sure you visit one, or more, of these Missouri museums – you won’t be disappointed! On display at Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence are thousands of pieces of jewelry, buttons, wreaths, pictures, bookmarks and other artistic creations, all made …

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Soak in History and Culture in St. Charles

Missouri's First State Capitol in St. Charles

The simple definition of museum is a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific and historical objects) are collected and shown to the public. I did say that was the “simple definition.” Museums come in all shapes and sizes, with different collections and focus, but one thing is common, they are a place …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Sports

Negro League Museum; Kansas City

What does your bracket look like this year? No, not your NCAA Tournament bracket, your Missouri Museum Madness bracket. Never heard of Missouri Museum Madness? That’s okay, we just invented it. Also, it’s not really a competition and there’s actually no bracket to fill out. All the work is done for you, and best of all, it’s designed to make …

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Missouri Eats: 801 Fish

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At 801 Fish, the chefs work with more than a dozen different seaside distributors to fulfill its “dock-to-door” belief. The new upscale Clayton, Missouri, restaurant features everything from finfish to crustaceans, and each item offered on the menu is flown in from the coast within 24 hours of being cut. Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, 801 …

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Spring Surprises in Missouri State Parks

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Cabin fever got you down? Shake the post-winter blahs and enjoy the spring warmup by taking a walk in the woods. You may find a few surprises along the trail of your choice. “Ephemeral” means short-lived and spring ephemerals are tiny wildflowers that pop up amid the leaf litter when the first warming rays of sunshine hit the forest floor. …

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Warm Up with Missouri Wine Hot Cocoa  

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What’s better than a steaming mug of hot cocoa when the temperature is too low to think about outside? That’s easy… hot cocoa with red wine! This recipe is simple, quick and delicious. Warm up with a mug full of Missouri wine hot cocoa tonight. Missouri Wine Hot Chocolate Makes 2-3 servings         Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 5-7 minutes …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Military

National Guard Museum

March is a great time to embrace your inner geek and hit the museum circuit. History and our nation’s military are passions of mine; I come by it naturally with parents who were World War II veterans. I’m so lucky to live in Missouri, where I can indulge my curiosity and fascination in every corner of the state. One of …

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Selfie-Worthy Roadside Attractions

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You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions. “Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis. In the heart …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks

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Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph

There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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