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Retreat to the Ozarks in Pulaski County

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Blue Jay Farm, nestled in a scenic valley of the timeless Ozark Mountains, is the definition of “escape.” Inspiring visitors for more than 75 years, this retreat beckons you and your family to relax and get back to nature. The seven-acre, spring-fed lake coaxes you to grab a rod and reel and to paddle its surface in a kayak or …

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Things to Know Before Your Missouri Zoo Adventure

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Your vacation in Missouri can get as wild as you’d like, but it doesn’t mean things have to be out of control. Missouri has three large zoos and a collection of zoo-like farms and parks that give you the chance to get up close and personal with all manner of critters, from massive polar bears to little lambs. For now, …

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Splish, Splash, Smile in Branson

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There’s a simple recipe for taking your Branson vacation from memorable to absolutely unforgettable: Just add water. With clean, scenic lakes and thrilling water parks focused on family fun, a Branson vacation boasts more than enough water-based fun to keep you and your crew swimming, splashing and smiling from sunup to sundown. Need help getting started? Pack the sunscreen and your …

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Missouri Has Something For Everyone In The Family

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In a state as diverse as Missouri, you will find an abundance of great family vacation destinations.  When I think of a couple of the best areas with something for everyone in the family, two places immediately come to mind: Branson and Lebanon. Branson: If it has been a while since you have been to Branson, your memories may be …

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Summer Road Trip: Kansas City

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When school is out for the summer and families hit the road for a Kansas City vacation, there are a number of ways to learn a thing or two while having a total blast. Hit the Streets Just in time for summer, the KC Streetcar opened to the public with great fanfare on May 6, 2016. Roll down the road …

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Summer Road Trips: Highway 36

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School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Missouri Road Trip Essentials

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From useful apps and snack foods to insider tips, there’s a lot to know when preparing for your epic Missouri adventure. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of road-trip essentials to help ensure your Missouri getaway is fun, memorable and worth repeating. Awesome apps (the virtual kind, not the ones on a plate at Chili’s) Gas Buddy – …

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One Day Missouri Wine Trips

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Exploring Missouri wine country for a week (or two) sounds like the perfect getaway, but what if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your wine adventure? Don’t worry: with 10 wine trails and more than 125 wineries in the “Show Me” State, there’s a wine region closer than you might think. Spring is a great time to …

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Summer Road Trips: St. Joseph

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For football lovers like us, there is no better way to spend a summer morning in St. Jo than at the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp. Watching some of the nation’s best players up close gives you a new appreciation for their size and strength, and gives a preview of the coming season. But training camp isn’t just about …

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Summer Road Trips: Hannibal

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AKA “Edutainment”; or “How to get the kids to learn something on your vacation without them realizing it” We understand.  The last bell of the semester rings, and suddenly it seems like half of what your children learned that year is magically sucked from their brains.  Endless days of video games, sports and free time stretch before their eyes, while …

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