Here and There

Visit the World in Missouri

Do you dream of traveling the world but thoughts of lost luggage and expensive air fares keep you at home? The Show-Me State has an abundance of city and town names “borrowed” from other places like Rome, Milan and Athens. You can even visit Oregon, Louisiana and Nevada without crossing the state line. So if you’re looking for a cheap …

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Missouri Is A Little Odd

… in all the best ways. The unusual claim to fame, the (a little bit) weird trait, the quirky attribute… they are all what makes a person or place interesting. The Show-Me State has its share. But as Dr. Seuss said “You have to be odd to be number one.” The most powerful earthquake ever to strike the U.S. was …

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Holiday Shopping Just Got Easier and More Fun

There might be a holiday shopping resource you haven’t thought of before. One where you can get unique items and products, support small businesses, and have a good time while you’re at it. We’re talking about Missouri wineries. Most Missouri wineries have great gift shops where you can not only buy your favorite Missouri wines, but also fun and unique …

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How Missouri Got Its Name

What’s in a name? That which we call Missouri, by any other word would likely still be mispronounced. (apologies to Shakespeare). Some place names are easy to figure out. People moved to the New World from York or Hampshire in England, and where they settled became New York or New Hampshire. Or the name came from the desire to honor …

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Club Geek a Novelty in Northwest Missouri

  If you grew up in the 1980s, the following may mean something to you: 007-373-5963. No, it’s not Tommy Tutone’s follow up single to 867-5309/Jenny. It’s a passcode that takes you directly to the champ on the classic Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. And at age 41, I recently used it again for the first time in a couple of …

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Amtrak Day Trips Around Missouri

Whether you’re getting away for a day or enjoying a weekend retreat, the journey is part of the fun when you ride Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner. Traveling across the Show-Me State and paralleling the Missouri River, the train route takes you through a variety of charming small towns, with the state’s two largest cities as bookends. Cities on the route …

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Now Boarding: Next Stop, Missouri Wine Country

Missouri wine country is calling. Are you listening? It’s a great time to take a trip to visit new wineries and long-time favorites. When you’re planning your next excursion to wine country, consider taking the train as a fun addition to your adventure. Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner travels from Kansas City to St. Louis daily with many exciting stops along the way. …

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Let’s Visit Independence Mo on Independence Day

It’s almost Independence Day, which means it’s a great time to talk about Independence, Missouri’s fifth-largest city. Perhaps best known as the home of President Harry S. Truman, Independence, nicknamed the “Queen City of the Trails,” has a fascinating history. Find out why when you visit the National Frontier Trails Museum to learn about the city’s position on the Santa …

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What’s Visit Missouri Doing With Snapchat?

It’s a snap to find your perfect #MissouriAdventure and to make a social connection with the Missouri Division of Tourism (@VisitMO). Following Visit Missouri on Snapchat gives you access to fun and interesting travel stories from across Missouri. You also find these adventures via @VisitMO’s Instagram Stories, so there are two ways to explore the Show-Me State in real time …

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Planning a Winter Getaway? St. Louis Is All Within Warm Reach

From delightful dining and comfortable hotels to cozy indoor attractions and other hot spots, St. Louis is an affordable, hot winter getaway for young and old alike. Don’t let the cold temperatures put a chill on your travel plans, especially with warm and inviting St. Louis just a short drive away. The following is a piping hot primer to warm …

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