Tag Archives: summer vacation

Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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Get Ready for Missouri Summer Festivals 2015

It’s time for summer festivals in Missouri, where we celebrate everything from music and the arts to food, fireworks and film. From mid-June through early September, activities aplenty help make your Missouri summer fun and memorable. Here’s a quick rundown of summer festivals on tap in the Show-Me State for 2015 – and yes, we realize that not all fireworks shows …

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Enjoy the Best Fishing Spots Around STL

Downtown to midtown to the outlining counties surrounding St. Louis, The Missouri Department of Conversation (MDC) has a great suggestion on how to spend your day. Go fishing. Make that urban fishing, a program established by MDC in 1969 providing close to home fishing opportunities at 17 St. Louis city and county area parks. Some locations, such as Lafayette Park, …

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10 Favorite Fair Foods Found at the Missouri State Fair

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. …

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Southwest Missouri: Spontaneous Family Fun Awaits

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.    …

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Conquering Water and Air at Big Surf Waterpark

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 …

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Southwest Missouri: A Family Destination

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 …

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Try Scuba Diving in Table Rock Lake

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 …

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Discover Nature with a Summer Staycation in Missouri

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 …

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Get in on the Action this Summer in Columbia

When you think summer fun, think of making 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 home to over 50 miles of trails that wind through the city’s neighborhoods, open …

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