Missouri's Role during the civil war

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Museums in Missouri

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Featured Articles
Get ready for a spectacular golf event overlooking the equally spectacular Table Rock Lake in Branson. The PGA Champions Tour event known as the Legends of Golf is moving to Missouri this ...Read more
A walk in the park is the perfect antidote to cure the blues after a long, cold winter, especially if it’s a hike through the wildflower-filled woods, wetlands, glades, prairies and bottomland ...Read more
From the instant you step outdoors, Missouri's natural beauty becomes apparent. We have it all; from lakes and mountains to forests and marshes to rushing streams and tranquil trails. But in the ...Read more
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John Drake Robinson 
VisitMO editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles by John Drake Robinson (J.R.), a past director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. J.R. has driven every mile of every road on ...Read more

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Featured Events
The exhibit concerns the resolution of a dispute over land ownership for the Osage tribe who once lived in Missouri, but were moved to Kansas, and then to a reservation in Oklahoma. The federal ...Read more
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Osage Beach 
April 18-20, 2014
The In-Water Boat show offers a variety of boats on display and for sale: Cruisers, Performance; Runabouts; PWC; other types of water craft; plus boating related equipment. Held at Dog Days Bar and ...Read more
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April 19, 2014
Learn how to implement sustainable gardening practices in your garden. Drop by the tasting station to sample what’s growing in the Heartland Harvest Garden – the nation’s largest ...Read more
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April 24-May 4, 2014
Experience springtime in Augusta and watch the rich colors burst forth in nature ... and on canvas. The rolling hills and woods of Augusta will be dotted with springtime's ‘splashes of color' ...Read more
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Cape Girardeau 
April 26-27, 2014
The rural communities of southeast Missouri invite you to join them as they celebrate a long overdue spring. Activities include, among other events: good food; festivals; music; dancing; crafts; ...Read more
The PGA Champions Tour event known as the Legends of Golf is moving to Missouri; it is now known as The Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Presented by Bass Pro Shops. The event is scheduled at two golf ...Read more