Tag Archives: summer vacation

10 Favorite Fair Foods Found at the Missouri State Fair

corndog

For me, the anticipation of the State Fair is right up there with Christmas. Every year as the week approaches, I practically lie in bed while visions of corndogs and snow cones dance in my head. And yes, I know there are so many more things to do at the fair besides eat…but I’ll stick to stuffing my face instead. ... Read More »

Southwest Missouri: Spontaneous Family Fun Awaits

Grand Country Buffet_Branson_SW-6 comp

Missouri-based photographer Aaron Fuhrman has long been a VisitMO superfan. He’s shared some of his work on the VisitMO Facebook page and frequently showcases his love for #Missouri on Twitter. Recently, Aaron and his wife, Amy, loaded up their four children for a week-long vacation to Southwest Missouri. This is their story – the second in a three-part series.    ... Read More »

Conquering Water and Air at Big Surf Waterpark

IMG_2159comp

You know that feeling when you’re climbing up the stairs to ride the biggest slide at a water park? The heart-racing, blood-pumping, out-of-breath feeling mixed with excitement? That’s the feeling I had as I started my vertical trek up to Zambezi Falls at Big Surf Waterpark at Lake of the Ozarks. I’m not usually afraid of heights or any amusement ... Read More »

Southwest Missouri: A Family Destination

Table Rock Lake_Branson_SW-17

Missouri-based photographer Aaron Fuhrman has long been a VisitMO super fan. He has shared some of his work on the VisitMO Facebook page and frequently showcases his love for #Missouri, on Twitter. Recently, Aaron and his wife, Amy, loaded up their four children for a week-long vacation to Southwest Missouri. This is their story – the first in a three-part ... Read More »

Try Scuba Diving in Table Rock Lake

3382616804_24fdba49cd_z

Branson has arguably some of the most pristine lakes anywhere in this country.  During the summer, thousands come from all parts to boat, or swim, in Table Rock Lake; one of many lakes in the White River watershed. Table Rock Lake was formed with the building of the Table Rock Dam in the 1950s, and is now home to all ... Read More »

Discover Nature with a Summer Staycation in Missouri

3233844449_409620ba61_z

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 »

Get in on the Action this Summer in Columbia

9th Street Summer Fest in  downtown Columbia.

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

IMG_7392

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 »

Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Heats Up Summer with Cool Tour Options

???????????????????????????????

Summer has officially arrived in St. Louis and what better way to enjoy the hot days than with a cool tour of the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. Although the company’s tremendous pride in producing some of the world’s finest beers one batch at a time has remained unchanged over the last century, there are several exciting new developments ... Read More »

Fun is Heating Up This Summer in Sikeston

Rodeo Intro_Justin & Abbi Lindsey

Looking for something unique and different? Explore the Sikeston area. It offers a convenient location, just 2 hours south of St. Louis on I-55, providing fun-filled activities throughout the year. The largest event of the season, the Sikeston JC Bootheel Rodeo, is being held August 6-9. One of Missouri’s leading rodeos, its events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronco ... Read More »