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Happy Trails and Summer Spooks in Jefferson City

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What better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than to bike or walk along the Katy Trail? The nation’s largest rails-to-trails project offers fun for all ages to explore the scenic majesty of Missouri’s river bluffs, spacious fields, and quaint farmlands. The Katy Trail attracts families who like outdoor activities as well as exercise enthusiasts. Just a couple miles from the pedestrian bridge you’ll find ... Read More »

10 Free Things to do in Hannibal

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“You get what you pay for.”  “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  Sometimes, these words of wisdom are true.  Sometimes, you are pleasantly surprised. Behold – a list of 10 pretty darn cool things in Hannibal that are honest-to-goodness, worth-your-time, 100% free. 10. Mark Twain’s Recollections of the Civil War Civil War Missouri was a powder keg of ... Read More »

Golfing at Lake of the Ozarks

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While some of the world’s best golfers are in Missouri this weekend to participate in the Curtis Cup Match at the St. Louis Country Club and the first-ever Big Cedar Legends of Golf Tournament in Branson, a great golf experience is waiting for you, too, in the Show-Me State. Best of all, you don’t have to be an awesome collegiate ... Read More »

Cupcakes and Wine Pairing Anyone?

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Royalty has officially arrived in Weston – complete with crowns, diamonds and wine!! Weston Wine Company opened May 9th in downtown Weston, and it’s not your ordinary winery. When I walked in, I was offered a wine-infused cupcake complete with a fondant icing crown. It’s hard not to feel like royalty for the day (or at least an hour!) when you get that kind ... Read More »

Eats for Everyone at Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is definitely one of the best summer destinations in Missouri. You could spend every minute on the Lake if you wanted to. But if you don’t, the Lake Area offers tons of other things to do, from golf to shopping to massive mini-golf complexes. Check out a sample four-day trip idea at the Lake of ... Read More »

Enjoy the Outdoors in St. Joseph

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St. Joseph offers some of the most unique outdoor opportunities in Northwest Missouri. The park system, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is comprised of approximately 1,500 acres with 26 miles of parkways and boulevards and 48 parks and related facilities. Early park planners not only left St. Joseph with our distinctive parkway system, but gave us the ... Read More »

13 Missouri Wineries Where You Can Stay and Play

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Visiting wine country is closer than you think. Missouri has more than 125 wineries across the state. Take a trip to wine country and stay at one of these wineries that not only offer delicious wine, but overnight accommodations as well. With so much to offer, why not get away this weekend? 1. Chaumette Vineyards & Winery – Ste. Genevieve ... Read More »

A Missouri Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and there’s plenty to see and do in the Show-Me State. In Cape Girardeau, a ceremony fitting of the Memorial Day observance takes place Friday-Sunday at Fort D Historic Site, when local re-enactors offer a living history encampment. During the weekend, the re-enactors pay tribute to America’s fallen soldiers with rifle ... Read More »

Prairie BioBlitz

A young butterfly enthusiast with lepidopterist Phil Koenig at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s 2nd Annual Prairie BioBlitz 
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Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a weekend on an original American landscape—the tallgrass prairie—at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Gayfeather Prairie in Vernon County on June 7 and 8. At this free event, adults and children with enthusiasm for the outdoors will team up with biologists to explore and document plants and animals from Gayfeather Prairie, named ... Read More »

Bring on the Adrenaline at Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks has a lot to offer to everyone, whether it is relaxing, boating, or anything in between.  Yet, for all the thrill seekers out there, the Lake of the Ozarks has just what you need and more.  Here is a list of some action packed excitement to check out. Sky Surf from Iguana Watersports is taking ... Read More »