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Missouri Winter Events 2015-16


“Christmas… Christmastime is here. Time for toys and time for cheer.” (Admit it, you were singing along.) And when you put the Show-Me State on your holiday travel itinerary, you’ll find activities to make every day a time for cheer. We have music and lights, theatre and ballet (yes, of course you’ll find the Nutcracker), parades and arts and craft …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Watkins Mill

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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! The 3,600-acre park northeast of Kansas City preserves the …

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Show-Me Scary: Southwest Missouri

Ghostly Pythian Castle

Southwest Missouri has a lot to offer in terms of haunted history and terrifying good times. Here is a look at some of the spooky locations in Southwest Missouri. Go ahead, scare yourself silly. Curious to see what haunts a historic castle? Want to stay in a haunted bed-and-breakfast that was originally a school house built in 1907? Then head …

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Show-Me Scary: Central Missouri


Civil War, angry prisoners, make-shift hospitals and public hangings apparently make for a plethora of restless spirits in Central Missouri. Here is a list of spooky locations in the central region of Missouri so you can scare yourself silly. It isn’t difficult to find a historical setting in this region, which has a past filled with creepy tales and wild …

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Show-Me Scary: Northeast Missouri

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Searching for haunted places in Northeast Missouri? You’re in luck. Here are a few spooky locations where you can scare yourself silly. Hannibal, St. Louis and St. Charles are home to many ghost stories, tragic tales and perhaps spirits themselves. This guide gives you a breakdown of destinations that will make your hair stand on end. Feel free to visit …

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Show-Me Scary: Northwest Missouri

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Traveling through Northwest Missouri you will stumble upon a slew of haunted locations. Looking for a good scare this fall? Here is a list of spooky locations in the northwest region of Missouri – you’ll scare yourself silly. From insane asylums to wineries, there is an array of frightful features. Feel free to visit these places … but remember, you …

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Show-Me Scary: Southeast Missouri

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Southeast Missouri has a plethora of ghost tours and paranormal adventures ready for you to explore. Here is a list of spooky locations in the southeast region of Missouri where you can scare yourself silly. Tour cemeteries and old school grounds and even go on a haunted pub crawl. Feel free to visit these places… but remember, you have been …

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Hunter-Dawson Offers Glimpse of Southern Living


A tour of any of three historic Missouri mansions reveals plenty of secrets about their long-gone owners. The state historic sites in the Missouri parks system include battlefields, birth places, cemeteries, covered bridges, homesteads, grist mills and ancient Indian villages. Also on the list are three grand homes with much of their contents remaining as if the residents had stepped …

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Lock-ups You’ll Love … To Visit

The Missouri State Penitentiary, Nevada’s historic Vernon County Jail, and the Glore Psychiatric Museum (or State Lunatic Asylum No. 2) once confined people deemed a danger to themselves or others. It is slightly ironic that the same facilities residents wanted to escape from are drawing crowds today. Yet these historic sites and museums have fascinating stories, interesting architecture, and contain …

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Interest in Missouri State Penitentiary Tours Heating Up

In 2011, visitors came in droves to get locked up inside the Missouri State Penitentiary. The 2011 season saw a 47 percent increase in tour attendance – more than 17,000 people stepped through the Missouri State Penitentiary gateway and heard the cool clang of the metal bars slam shut behind them. What happens once inside the walls of the Missouri …

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