Tag Archives: vacation

Missouri Golf Course Trend: Long is Wrong

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Golf course operators in Missouri are taking steps to make golf courses easier and more economical to operate. Within the last 20 years, golf course design emphasized long, challenging courses with penalizing bunkers and undulating greens. Driven by the desire to attract golf course homeowners and sell them fabulous lots, many developers and owners hired famous architects to build the ... Read More »

History Comes to Life in Kirksville at the Red, White and Blue Festival

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Would you like to meet Jesse Kirk, the man Kirksville is named after or perhaps Nancy Sloan Miller, the first pioneer woman born in Adair County?   Maybe you want to meet Corporal Harvey Dix, a young Union soldier killed in Kirksville during the Civil War or Private John Kent, a Confederate Soldier captured and killed in the Civil War Battle ... Read More »

Enjoy the Missouri Shows

Starlight Theater in Kansas City.

Enjoy the show. We use that phrase a lot here at the Missouri Division of Tourism. The great thing about it is that it can mean so many different things, depending on why we need it. It can mean “enjoy the beautiful state parks Missouri has to offer.” It can mean “enjoy a sporting event featuring one of Missouri’s collegiate ... Read More »

Eat, Engage, Center in Springfield

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If you are like the rest of us, a journey of self discovery like Eat, Pray, Love may be too high of a goal for us real life people. How about trying out Eat, Engage, Center with Springfield? Not exactly India, but there is a triumphant journey to be had at the center of it all. First We Eat. Any foodie can ... Read More »

Visit Missouri in Fiction and Reality

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I recently saw Janet Evanovich, NY Times Best-Selling author, on a morning news show talking up her new book, co-authored with Lee Goldberg. I’ve read some of her other stuff, and this new book sounded like something I would enjoy. She was promoting the second book in the series, and I’m rather obsessive about reading books in order, so I ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Ways to Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Birthday

Illuminating STL heart at Burnin' Love Festival

St. Louis is now 250 years old and they’re celebrating in a grand fashion. They are illuminating and lighting fire to enormous hearts, placing giant birthday cakes around the St. Louis area and showcasing the best of the City’s history throughout the year. The Burnin’ Love Festival has come and gone, but it was an amazing experience. A giant illuminating ... Read More »

Girlfriend Getaway in Springfield

Enjoy a treat at the Cup downtown.

When it’s time to rejuvenate and get out with your besties, Springfield really knows what a girl wants. From spas to delectable dining, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect girlfriend getaway. Setting the tone for the weekend – or even a longer stay – is all about accommodations, and Springfield’s cozy inns are a great choice when you ... Read More »

Ste. Genevieve: An Hour Away but a World Apart

History comes alive with demonstrations of traditional skills at the Rural Heritage Days festival on October 26.

Settled by the French in the early 1700’s, Ste. Genevieve still has the charm of an Old World village, featuring narrow streets, secluded gardens, and a nice variety of restaurants, quaint shops and bed-and-breakfasts.   Located only an hour’s drive south of St. Louis on I-55, this charming town is perfect for a getaway weekend or a mini-vacation. This historic river ... Read More »

A Rocheport Road Trip

Missouri River and Katy Trail

Satisfying an itch to travel doesn’t necessarily mean hopping the next flight to New York City, booking an African safari or boarding a Caribbean cruise. Sometimes you just need to get out of town for a day. Kansas City-based blogger Kimberly Winter Stern (@kimdishes) has just the ticket. The best part? It’s a one-tank trip with romantic appeal—and enough activity ... Read More »

Branson 101

Branson: how to get here, where to stay and what to do.

Are you a Branson-newbie? A lot of people we talk to have a Branson vacation on their “bucket list,” but often, they don’t know where to start or how to explain this crazy and unique destination to their friends and family. Here’s a quick overview of all the essentials you need to know. 1.)    Where is Branson and how do ... Read More »