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Wild Horses and Golden Glows on a Winter Float

Photo of Welch Spring

By Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks Akers, Mo. – Ask Eugene Maggard about floating in winter, and he’ll tell you the story about his grandson’s birthday. “I wanted to do something memorable for Josh’s birthday when he was young, and I asked him what he might want to do,” said Maggard, whose family owns Akers Ferry Canoe Rental. “He said, ... Read More »

A Romantic Getaway: Time For Just You Two

Photo of Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport

Jefferson City, Mo. – Okay, they’re over: all of the gift giving, feasting and parties. It’s time to unwind and rejuvenate. Run away with your significant other and be pampered in a quiet bed and breakfast inn. Say it slowly: bed … and … breakfast. A peaceful night’s sleep (ahhh), topped-off with food you don’t have to cook (yummo). There ... Read More »

Missouri Division of Tourism Honors Industry Leaders

Jefferson City, Mo. – One of Missouri’s most successful and well-known entrepreneurs was among eight award recipients recently recognized for contributions to the state’s tourism industry. During an awards gala at the 46th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the Missouri Tourism Commission and Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) inducted John L. “Johnny” Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, into ... Read More »

Scare up Halloween Fun in Missouri

Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant, Cape Girardeau

Jefferson City, Mo. – It’s haunting season and there’s a chill in the night air, which is appropriate, since the ghosts and ghouls at Missouri attractions are waiting to send a chill down your spine. From tours through famous mansions to abandoned prisons, you’re bound to have a frightening fun time at haunted locations around the Show-Me State. Here are ... Read More »

Missouri Division of Tourism Joins Travel South USA


Contact: Stephen Foutes, Missouri Division of Tourism Communications Director 573-751-3208 Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Division of Tourism recently announced that it has joined Travel South USA, the largest and oldest regional tourism-marketing alliance in the country. Missouri is the 12th member of Travel South USA, which in 2015 celebrates its 50th year of marketing member states as tourism ... Read More »

Elk Tourism Comes to Missouri


By Tom Uhlenbrock Winona, Mo. – Elk are early risers. The best way to see an elk, on the self-guided driving tours at Peck Ranch Conservation Area, is to arrive at dawn. That’s when elk are most likely to stroll out of the woods to graze in the grassy fields along the gravel roads. “You may see an elk at ... Read More »

Missouri Wineries Offer Scenic Views

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri is becoming more and more renowned for its world-class wines and wineries that offer a calming escape from the hum-drum. Many of our wineries command splendid, panoramic views. It’s hard to report how many wineries call Missouri home since the number grows almost monthly. Suffice to say, more than 125 at last count. Overwhelmed with ... Read More »

Motorcyclists Invited to Explore Missouri Ozarks

Highway 19 twists and turns as its head into Eminence.

By Tom Uhlenbrock Eminence, Mo. - North Carolina has the Tail of the Dragon, Tennessee is home to the Devil’s Triangle and now Missouri has the Ozark Hellbender. A catchy name is a must for enticing the nation’s motorcycle riders to experience a scenic, stomach-churning roadway with plenty of sharp “twisties” and long, banked “sweepers.” The Tail of the Dragon ... Read More »

Missouri’s Best Eats

Levee High Apple Pie

By Tom Uhlenbrock Kimmswick, Mo. – Deciding on a dessert at the Blue Owl brought to mind the restaurant scene from the 1996 movie “Michael,” starring John Travolta as an archangel. Michael asks the waitress what kind of pie they serve. “Apple, banana cream, coconut cream, sour cream raisin, chocolate cream, strawberry rhubarb and cherry,” his server replies. Being a ... Read More »

Enjoy Big Fun at Missouri’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Fair St. Louis

Jefferson City, Mo. – The combination of burgers on the grill, patriotic anthems and fireworks lighting up the summer sky is the epitome of Fourth of July in Missouri. Across the state, cities celebrate freedom with fantastic fireworks displays, good food and even better music. If you’re not yet sure where to celebrate the Fourth, here are a few places ... Read More »

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