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To educate the public on the life and times of pioneer settlers in the Boonslick area, a variety of crafters give demonstrations of 19th century crafts. The festival includes: period music; tours of the salt springs to explain the importance of salt mining in the early economy; food; children's games; and historical displays highlighting frontier and American Indian life.
Boone's Lick, the site of an early 19th century salt manufacturing industry, lies in the valley of Salt Creek in southwestern Howard County. At this location, several saline springs seep to the surface. Animals such as deer, elk and bison would gather at the springs and literally "lick" the ground to obtain the salt. Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone, sons of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, began making salt there in 1805.
Picture yourself inside a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting! That’s exactly how you’ll feel as a corridor of over 1500 glowing luminaries welcomes you to the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas yesteryear’ in charming Augusta, Missouri. The town has pulled out all the stops and is ready to welcome visitors (young and old!) from near and far to create holiday memories to cherish during their 32nd Candlelight Christmas Walk December 5 and 12.
If you are looking to experience the spirit of an old-fashioned ‘Norman Rockwell-feeling’ Christmas, you’ll find it this season in historic Augusta, Missouri. Visit with Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall! Settle under a blanket and enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the crisp winter air, then warm yourself ‘round the bonfire at the old town square while savoring freshly-roasted chestnuts. Afterwards, enjoy Christmas caroling in the historic church. There will be a town scavenger hunt with prizes.
Are you a serious shopper? See the artisans and crafters at the Visitor Center, then hop on board the free antique trolley and be gently whisked to the doorsteps of our shops and galleries showcasing unique & distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, paintings, and jewelry … just in time for the season of giving.”
Enjoy delicious food and holiday spirits at local restaurants, wineries, brewery and churches. If music and dancing is your thing, come to Mount Pleasant Winery.
Start your holiday traditions with us in beautiful Augusta; get away from the hustle and bustle by staying at one of our charming Bed & Breakfasts …and so much more to get you into the holiday spirit.
Please monitor our website for the details.
Arrow Rock hosts one of Missouri's oldest and most popular heritage festivals featuring traditional and modern hand-crafted items, historic reenactments, living history presenters, entertainment and food.
You will see booths featuring weaving, spinning, needlework, rug hooking, bobbin lace, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, soap making, rope making, pottery, woodworking, printing and medical exhibits.
Note: Address is for Friends of Arrow Rock office. The festival takes place throughout the Village of Arrow Rock.
A fun filled weekend of music and fun activities. Friday evening begins with "Pickin on the square," so take your acoustic instruments and join the fun.
A large parade (at 86 years, this is the longest continuing parade in Missouri) kicks off the festivities on Saturday, followed by a full day of music, food, and dancing.
Vendors set-up around the town square to display their crafts. A small train is available for the children and a horse drawn carriage gives rides as well. There is something for everyone.
Our annual Thanksgiving Trail Ride at Coldwater Ranch will begin Wednesday, November 26 with dinner, and end Sunday November 30 with breakfast. We will ride daily, feast often, and enjoy visiting with our guests.
Interested in the primitive? Come to Twin Pines Conservation Education Center for a three-day workshop and build a longbow from a wooden-stave, complete with handmade string. Materials will be provided. We will send a list of tools that will be needed upon registration.
The workshop starts Thursday, with lessons on the history and making of a longbow. Friday, you start constructing the bow. Complete the bow on Saturday.
Some woodworking skill is helpful. You must attend all three sessions. Limited to 15 participants, ages 15 and older. Please call for details and to register.
Attend the Downtown Cotton Festival and Antique Tractor Show in Sikeston and celebrate the region's agricultural heritage.
Farm tractors dating from 1939 will be on display. Festivities include, among other events: a kids pedal tractor race; crafts; concessions; music; kids games; Halloween dog costume contest; and a fall plant sale.
While in downtown Sikeston tour our historic home district, and shop our galleries, boutiques and shops. Historic Home Walking/Driving Tour Brochures available upon request.
Visit the oldest house in Springfield along with a two-crib barn, kitchen, granary and now one-room school house! Wool spinning, apple butter making, leather works, wood working, games, contests, dancing and more! The Gray-Campbell House is located in Nathanael Greene Park on South Scenic.
The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site's long-running festival returns with living history, crafts demonstrations, live music and food.
Begin your Christmas season with an unforgettable new family tradition Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 4-6 at the Racine Christian Church. Travel back in time to first century Israel to experience the original Christmas story, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, at “Journey to Bethlehem.” Doors are open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with guests seated on a first-come, first-served basis. 'Journey' trail tours begin at 6 p.m., departing every few minutes throughout the evening and continuing until the last guest is served. Admission is Free.
The “'Journey” begins with a live stage production in the auditorium, featuring a dazzling ensemble of talent. For the second leg, join a small group of fellow travelers on the outdoor trail for an incredible, live, interactive theatre experience. Trek from the tiny Galilean hamlet of Nazareth to the distant town of Bethlehem in Southern Judea to enroll and be counted in the Roman census (the trek is about a half-mile or 45 minutes).
Along the way your family group will encounter fellow travelers, local residents, camels, Roman cavalry, shepherds, radical revolutionaries, and more. Guests are encouraged to participate by interacting with characters. Your “Journey” will conclude with a heart-warming scene in a stable with a newborn baby and a message of hope. Refreshments follow.
“Journey to Bethlehem” takes place on the campus of Racine Christian Church, located a half mile west of Racine in southwest Missouri, about 15 minutes south of I-44 on Route 86. Parking is limited so ride sharing is encouraged. Dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes.
Handmade colonial Windsor chairs made using traditional hand tools and techniques of the late 1700s. No power tools, nails or screws are used. Visitors are welcome to watch the process of crafting these beautiful chairs.
it...little word...big show. it - where 50 amazing singers, dancers, and musicians combine their astonishing scope of talents to create Branson's ultimate entertainment experience. From Broadway to country to comedy to patriotic to gospel to rock-n-roll, it is everything you want to see in a Branson show–and more.
From the energy and emotion of huge production number with brilliant lighting and sound to the warmth and charm of the on-stage talent, this is the show with it. The stars of it, including the Hughes Brothers and their families, create a sensational show for everyone, especially the show connoisseur looking for top-of-the-line entertainment with an emotional connection.
Presented January thru October at the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
Tickets: $39; ages 12-17, $15; ages 6-11, $9. VIP seating available in rows 1-6. Add a sit-down, table top dinner with your show.
Visit our website for details, schedules and tickets.
Built in 1893, our beautiful Victorian house was the home of Allen Percy Green, the owner/operator of the Green Refractory, a world renowned fire-brick manufacturer.
Four guestrooms. Guests are served a full, hot breakfast. Our ample common areas total more than 5,000 square-feet. The beautiful grounds cover half an acre. We enjoy a 99.7% customer satisfaction rate.
A multitude of indoor and outdoor activities are available in the area. The National Churchill Museum in Fulton is a 30-minute drive; the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City is 50 minutes away.
Visit our website for more information, area attractions, photos and reservations. Special packages are available with a two-work-day notice.
Acorn Ridge offers four charming guestrooms, each with a king bed, private bathroom, and nice views. At check-in, you are greeted with our signature Grandma Stumpe's cookies. A full breakfast is served.
We are less than one mile from the Katy Trail, Augusta Brewery, Mount Pleasant Winery, and Augusta Winery.
Whether you are looking for an easy get-away, or searching for a unique bed & breakfast, we have what you need.
Rooms available Fridays and Saturdays only. Please explore our website for details and reservations.
"Quaint, quiet and a breath of fresh air in the country” is the most common phrase attributed to the Amish country, near Jamesport, 25 miles northwest of Chillicothe. This is often cited by various publications as one of Missouri's best day trips.
This area is home to the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River; one of the strictest Amish colonies in the world. There is a difference between the Amish and the Mennonite; the two religions are not synonymous.
Jamesport's Amish welcome visitors to their home-based stores and businesses, selling hand-crafted wares from baskets and furniture, to bakeries and dry goods, buggies and horses, and everything in between.
Escorted tours of the area are available thru Step Back In Time Tours (see separate listing).
On the shore of Table Rock Lake, in a wooded lakeside atmosphere. Our four modern guestrooms feature: two-person jetted tubs; king or queen luxury beds and linens; private baths; private entrances; private deck or balcony; electric fireplaces; cable TV with DVD; and Wi-Fi. In addition to a full breakfast, the inn provides free soft drinks and snacks. Breakfast is served in the dining area or on the screened porch overlooking the lake.
We also have two private cottages, not part of the bed and breakfast, with remarkable views of Table Rock Lake. Breakfast is not included with the cottages.
Located 35 minutes west of Branson; 20 minutes from Silver Dollar City; one minute walk to Table Rock Lake.
A circa 1850 home with three guestrooms; situated on a 60-acre farm, 14 blocks from downtown.
In September 1856, the steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City with 200 tons of cargo bound for towns in the west. In 1988, the Arabia excavation began, resulting in the astonishing discovery of pre-Civil War artifacts which are now on display. This unique museum has been featured in national television programs and magazines, and in numerous newspapers.
Closed: Jan. 1; Easter; Thanksgiving; and Dec. 24-25.
This charming home, built in 1853, is filled with antiques. It is on the National Historic Register. Two guestrooms, one with a fireplace. Porch swings. Full breakfast.
Featuring original artwork by Mary Peura and a collection of fine antiques including glassware, pottery, furniture, jewelry and primitives.
Detailed, hand-painted new and antique items for indoor and outdoor display. Also, custom farm, wildlife and country scenes on your items. Handmade crafts, braded rugs, quilts and dolls. Meet the artist at the shop.
Come visit a studio and gallery where we make and offer 100 percent lead-free, functional pewter items. Visitors may tour the studio and watch us making traditional pewter pieces by hand; shop our gallery and purchase a pewter family heirloom; and select from the works of more than 60 American artisans.
ASL Pewter is the place to go when you are looking for anything you need to decorate your home in the style of the 18th or 19th centuries. We offer classes and instruction. Tours welcome. Closed New Years Day, December 25, Thanksgiving and July 4.
ASL Pewter, where American crafts are made by American Craftsmen.
Unique goldsmith gallery specializing in jewelry designed and crafted on-site, by Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Randall Hurt.
One of only 128 Certified Master Jewelers in the country, he uses his 40+ years of experience to make wearable art, right in downtown Hannibal.
Ayers Pottery is recognized for its form and intense color-rich glazes. Steve Ayers has been a professional potter for more than 30 years, always making pottery with the customer in mind. His pottery is beautiful and functional: handles feel comfortable; spouts pour evenly; the pottery is microwaveable, oven and dishwasher safe. All of our pottery is lead free and food safe. Visit our studio and watch us make pottery. Browse the showroom and then take home a true Hannibal souvenir. If there’s time, we’ll show you around the shop.
Experience break-through entertainment beyond your imagination. Ayo starring Voices of Glory debuts at the Hughes Brothers Theater. While Voices of Glory (Michael, Avery, and Nadia Cole) were in the top five in their America's Got Talent season; today in Ayo, they're in a league of their own.
Ayo (Yoruba for Joy) delivers an epic adventure in sound, light, dance, and joyful emotion, featuring everything from pop to jazz to gospel to soul.
Visit the website for details, schedules and tickets.
A folk art gallery in a restored 100-year-old building. We feature handmade works by Missouri artisans and some from neighboring states. In addition to other types, works include: chainsaw sculptures of eagles, fish, turtles, frogs, bears and mountain scenes; outdoor metal art; and American Indian art.
Serving a savory menu based on authentic Ozark recipes, from steaks, chicken, catfish and seafood to low-cal entrees, sandwiches and our "home cookin'."
Located next to the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show and Motor Inn.
Breakfast Buffet, $6; Lunch Buffet, $8; Dinner Buffet, $12. (Buffet price subject to change without notice.) You may order from the full menu.
Located on Highway 65 and Highway 76, the Branson Baymont Inn and Suites is one-half mile from Branson Landing, Historic Downtown Branson, shows/attractions and lakes. Renovated in October 2009, guest rooms include refrigerators and microwaves, in-room safe, flat screen TV, wireless high-speed Internet and jetted tubs. Rates include continental breakfast and Internet. Property includes indoor pool, fitness room, business center and guest laundry. Pets weighing less than 30 pounds are welcome. Awarded AAA Three Diamond in May 2010.
A spacious (1,400-square-foot), two-master-bedroom apartment inn with two baths, living room with view of the Mississippi River, full kitchen and dining area. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district in Clarksville. Ideal for a weekend or extended getaway for a couple, two couples or a family. Inn includes Wi-Fi and many other amenities. A year-round destination and superb eagle viewing venue in the winter months.
Equipped to accommodate a wide variety of guest needs, with many room types, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, free high-speed Internet access, free hot breakfast, in-house iBranson ticket service and much more. Hotel is adjacent to the Titanic Museum; across from the Clay Cooper Theater; one block from the Starlite Theatre; two blocks from the The Americana Theatre, the Moto-Zip and the Mickey Gilley Theatre.
Our amenities include: 24-hour heated indoor pool and sauna; fitness equipment; outdoor hot tub; sun deck; guest computer in the lobby; hot, deluxe breakfast. We are four tenths of a mile from Branson Landing and its shopping, dining and entertainment on the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo.
This hotel is across from The Shoji Tabuchi Theatre and Paradise Grill. Features two-sink vanities and in-room coffee makers. There is level parking. We have an in-house ticket service.
This 133-room hotel is less than half-a-mile from the Bass Pro Shop, Ameristar Casino, 10 restaurants and two grocery stores; eight miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. (Shuttle available for an additional fee.)
In addition to our standard guestrooms, we offer two-room suites and whirlpool suites. There are two meeting rooms that accommodate up to 70 people.
We offer a complimentary hot breakfast. Our oversized, heated, indoor pool has an adjoining outdoor sundeck.
Visit our website for details, photos and reservations.
This hotel offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Located in the downtown area, the perfect place for guests to walk around the neighborhood and explore on foot; within six blocks, you'll find downtown shopping, restaurants, Mark Twain Riverboat and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. There is banquet space for 75 people.
This hotel is 100 percent no-smoking.
In the Ozark Mountains on the shores of Table Rock Lake, ten minutes from Branson. Accommodations range from rooms in one of three lodges to a cozy cottage to a rustic log cabin.
While at Big Cedar, enjoy complimentary activities: five pools; a lazy river; paddle boats; paved jogging and walking trail; scenic hiking trail; miniature golf; bonfires and DVD rental.
Our facilities include our 100-slip Bent Hook Marina; Cedar Mountain Stables, Top of the Rock golf course; Buffalo Ridge golf course; and Carriage House Spa.
Four distinct dining options are available: Worman House, our award winning fine dining restaurant; Devil's Pool, our casual fare choice; Truman Cafe, our snack and lunch shop; and Buzzard Bar.
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