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Check Out Missouri’s Brand New Echo Bluff State Park

Echo Bluff State Park is one of those places you must visit to truly appreciate. The newest addition to Missouri’s robust State Parks system, Echo Bluff is situated along Highway 19 in northern Shannon County, between Salem and Eminence. The park officially opens July 30. The natural beauty and modern features will appeal to both hearty outdoors enthusiasts and to …

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Waterfalls & Cinnamon Rolls: The Perfect Spring Day in Parkville

Spring is officially here and it’s time to get outside and explore! Although we didn’t have too harsh of a winter here in Platte County (around 5 inches of snow and just a few days in the single digits), spring is the best time of year; you get to ditch the coats and feel the sun on your face. What …

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A Guide to Missouri Wildflowers

Spring is the season of renewal. Breezes are soft and warm. Tiny leaves emerging from awakening trees are a green you only see in this season. Bird song is at full volume. It’s the best time to explore Missouri’s outdoors – especially her forests. With the bluebird sky you’ve waited for all winter, Missouri’s state tree – the dogwood – …

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Missouri’s Engaging Photo Destinations

Invented by John Michael O’Loughlin, National Proposal Day symbolically falls on March 20, the vernal equinox and first day of spring, when day and night are of equal lengths – signifying the equal effort it takes for a successful marriage. If you’ve already pulled off the perfect proposal – whether it was down on one knee or dancing in a …

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Spring Surprises in Missouri State Parks

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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Missouri Sculpture Parks to Cure Cabin Fever

Sculpture parks offer an immersive cultural experience that allows you to get outdoors while enjoying the crisp air of a Missouri winter. From the grand Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis to the quaint Above Beyond Sculpture Garden at a Blue Springs elementary school, sculpture parks and gardens in Missouri help you to avoid cabin fever this winter. Here’s a …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Just a 15-minute drive off busy Interstate 70 in …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Taum Sauk Mountain

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Located in the St. Francois Mountains of the Ozarks …

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Best of Show: Find a Hidden Gem at Blue Spring

Missouri has many hidden gems, from underground show caves to unheard of natural forests. It is Blue Spring, however, that caught the attention of the Weather Channel. In 2015, the site featured the “Most Amazing Hidden Gem in Every State,” and Blue Spring, near Eminence, won the title in Missouri. Blue Spring won this title because it is “one of …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Robertsville

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! When Robertsville State Park opened in 1989, it was …

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