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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; living history events; camping; hiking; and scenic vistas.
Discover beautiful country, fun things to do and friendly people eager to tell you about southeast Missouri. Call for brochure showing all the stops along the scenic drive.
The address shown is for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Armed Forces Week there are special events all over Branson. Active duty personnel and their families – as well as veterans – are invited to Branson for special salutes in their honor.
Events, locations and times:
NOTE: The address and phone shown are for the Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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' and one of Mother Nature's most picturesque settings will again serve as the perfect canvas for artists from across the country. Artists complete their pieces in the tradition of Plein Air (outdoors), capturing the nuances of natural light in their work.
Complete your Plein Air experience with the sights, sounds and tastes of Augusta's wineries, restaurants, shops and other local businesses.
Monitor our website for details and schedules as they unfold.
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 venues in the Branson area: Top of the Rock golf course and Buffalo Ridge golf course (both part of the Big Cedar Lodge complex and, when not hosting this tournament, open to the public).
For a complete look at the schedule of events and for information about tickets, please visit the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf website.Beginning June 2, the event features practice rounds, a golf pro-am, a fishing tournament, vendors and other outdoor competitions.
On June 4-5, participants are divided into two teams. On June 4, Team A plays nine holes at Top of The Rock, followed by an outdoor pro-am activity including sporting clays and archery; trout and bass fishing, hiking and outdoor grilling at Dogwood Canyon. Team B plays an 18-hole pro-am at Buffalo Ridge. On June 5, this schedule of play is reversed.
The Legends tournament is played June 6-8, 2014.
Top of the Rock golf course is a nine-hole, par-3 course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Two sets of tees allow for 18 holes of play. The site is a nature-based heritage preserve created by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. The facility includes an Arnold Palmer-designed practice range with 18 target greens, plus a 70,000 square-foot "Himalayan" putting course designed by Tom Watson. Top of the Rock golf course introduces the scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities of southwest Missouri to a worldwide audience. This is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event played on a par-3 course.Buffalo Ridge golf course (formerly Branson Creek Golf Club) is a regulation, 18-hole course which has undergone extensive redesign by Tom Fazio. The course winds through rolling hills, with plentiful natural as well as man-made water hazards and free-ranging buffalo relocated from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. This golf course has been rated the Number One Public Golf Course in Missouri by GOLF Magazine and has been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest for 11 consecutive years.World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and Lee Trevino have indicated they will play in the event, joining a large field of regular Champions Tour players. Other Hall of Fame members who regularly play on the Champions Tour include Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh and Curtis Strange.Play is a two-man team competition, divided into two divisions: PGA tour players ages 50-65 and those 65 and older. The total purse is expected to be $2.75 million. The tournament is broadcast to more than 200 countries, with some 145 million households, according to information from the PGA Tour. The event is televised on the Golf Channel, the official cable-TV source of the Champions Tour.
Note the address provided above is for Top of the Rock; Buffalo Ridge is located at 1001 Branson Creek Blvd., in Hollister.
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 edible landscape. Activities include:
Enter a raffle for a chance to win a rain barrel. Arrive early and take home a tree seedling (one per party, while supplies last).
Garden admission applies: $10; ages 65+, $9; ages 5-12, $4.
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 government allotted what had been tribally owned reservation land to the original 2,229 individual Osage tribeal members. This was the result of the Osage Allotment Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1906; it also gave the tribe the mineral rights to the reservation's lands.
More than 1,300 photographs are showcased in this exhibition, featuring the original allottees of the Osage Tribe. Individuals, families and friends are presented as a proud nation steeped in tradition. Presented in the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
The exhibit is organized by the Osage Tribal Museum, established in 1938; it is the oldest tribally-owned museum in the U.S. The museum is located on the Osage Nation Reservation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
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 Grill, just west of the Grand Glaze Bridge.
Admission: $6; younger than 13, free.
Step into the past at Montauk State Park and experience lost skills, arts and crafts of the Ozarks.
The celebration includes tours of the old mill; old time music; dances; crafts; arts of the Ozarks; soap making; sheep shearing; and other skills.
Watch blacksmiths make steel that will be transforme into a gun barrel, a knife and horse shoes. See a real whiskey still; an Ozark quilting bee; and try your hand at using a cross cut saw. These are a few of the skills from the past waiting for you.
Lee Ward, a mortician by trade, historian and writer, will give a presentation at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site about Jesse James and his death. The historic site will co-sponsor other activities throughout the week as part of the Lexington Fair, which runs from Aug. 18-24.
Don’t miss the 2nd annual "Pulling For A Cure" Tractor Pull, Saturday, May 31 at the Adrain County 4H Fairgrounds in Mexico, Missouri, presented by the United Credit Union Relay for Life team.
Our event will kick off with a kids’ pedal tractor pull. Any child can enter and every kid will receive a prize for participating. So bring your children and grandchildren and enjoy the ride!
We will have antique, heavy farm and garden tractors pulling. Clubs taking part include: Central Missouri Old Tractor Association, Mid-America Tractor Pullers Association, Missouri Farm Pullers Association and the Garden Tractor Pullers of Mid-Missouri Association. There will be a food stand staffed by United Credit Union employees. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
This 18-hole golf facility, set in rolling hills, has a challenging front nine carved out of forest and wetlands; and a scenic back nine that offers links-style golf with dramatic changes in elevation. We offer bent grass fairways and greens, with fescue in the roughs. Our carts include a GPS system. Banquet and meeting facilities are available. A Courtyard by Marriott is adjacent; stay and play hotel packages are offered.
Adams Pointe is annually recognized for its environmental excellence, and is designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. To achieve this certification, we must show that we are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in the areas of: environmental planning; wildlife and habitat management; chemical use reduction and safety; water conservation; water quality management; and outreach and education.
A full service fly fishing outfitter, we welcome first-time fly fishermen wanting to learn the sport as well as seasoned veterans seeking the best education possible about our home waters.
Our guarantee is the original and only one of its kind: we guarantee you will catch fish on your trip with us or your trip is free. Since starting our service in 2002, we have a 100 percent success rate.
You'll have a lot of fun, you'll learn a lot and you will catch fish ... we guarantee it. Located four miles below the dam, on the banks of the tail waters of Lake Taneycomo; six minutes from downtown Hollister.
Discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors.
A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens and experience the amazing stories he created through the his power of imagination.
The properties include six historically significant buildings; plus two interactive museums whose collections include 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings and a wealth of Twain artifacts.
The Boyhood Home is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Admission: $10; ages 60+, $8.50; ages 6-17, $6; younger than 6, free.
Experience Chillicothe’s history through these 17 larger than life scenes; a unique way to transform the streetscape of a community is through artistic renderings on barren walls.
The themes include the Utica Brick Plant; Sports; and historical depictions of Chillicothe as it existed in 1928—the year we became the Home of Sliced Bread.
In the Patee House Museum, you can climb aboard an 1860 train and ride a vintage carousel—indoors. The museum houses an 1877 railroad depot; a stagecoach; automobiles; trucks; fire trucks; wagons; buggies and carriages; a horse-drawn hearse; a real gallows; a blacksmith shop; the dressmaker's shop; model railroads; antique furniture and toys; western art; and a wing designed to look like the streets of Old St. Jo in the 1860s-1880s.
Constructed in 1858 as a luxury hotel, the building has been a hotel three times; a girls college twice; the Union Army Provost Marshal's office during the Civil War; the headquarters for the Pony Express; and a shirt factory.
Admission: $6; age 60+, $5; ages 6-17, $4; younger than 6, free.
(One block away, visit the home where the infamous outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.)
On April 3, 1860, a lone rider, the first of his kind, left Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, marking the start of the Pony Express. Brave riders, carrying saddlebags filled with our nation's hopes and dreams, traveled more than 2,000 miles west to California.
Today, the stables house a modern, interactive and educational tribute to the history and legend of the Pony Express. Experience exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits chronicling the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express.
Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images of an era long passed. A 60-foot diorama depicts the diverse terrain over which the riders traveled.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; ages 7-18, $3; younger than 7, free.
One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 33,000 works of art. Areas of notable depth include: Oceanic art; pre-Columbian art; ancient Chinese bronzes; and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th century German painting.
The museum offers a full range of featured exhibitions, a research library, four conservation labs, a varied annual schedule of special events, and community and school programs.
The East Building expansion opened June 29, 2013, increasing the museum’s public space by 30 percent. It added: more than 300 parking spaces; a fully accessible entrance on Fine Arts Drive; a new Education Center; and reinstalled galleries in the Main Building.
Located in Forest Park, the Saint Lewis Art Museum is the only permanent building remaining from the 1904 World’s Fair.
Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Check our website for exhibits, schedules and holiday hours.
Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium transports you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you'd have to get wet.
Watch more than 5,000 sea creatures, in 30 incredible displays, including a 180-degree tunnel, in 260,000 gallons of water. They have an interactive touch-pool, plus fun talks and feed shows throughout the day.
Combo tickets available for visits to Sea Life and Legoland Discovery Center.
Located in the Crown Center complex. Watch our website for details.
Citygarden combines sculpture, plants, fountains and architecture into one location in downtown St. Louis. The area offers a vibrant, serene blending of lush plantings and internationally-renowned sculpture with water, stone, architecture and design. The Terrace View restaurant is on-site.
Citygarden is bounded by Eighth, 10th, Market and Chestnut streets.
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s more shoreline than the coast of California. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches; great fishing; and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water.
Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Abundant recreation activities include, among other things: golf; horseback riding; boat excursions; wineries; airplane and helicopter tours; ziplines; spas; and shopping.
Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices, ranging from a pontoon boat to fishing boats, ski boats to houseboats, and personal watercraft.
Please note: the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam, in Lake Ozark.
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.
Housed above the Uptown Theater, which open in 1930. Features three Disney-themed rooms, and one railroad-themed room, each with private bath, shower and kitchenette. All rooms have central air and cable TV. A full breakfast is delivered to your room. Extended stay discounts. No smoking. No pets. Walt Disney premiered "The Great Locomotive Chase" at this theatre in 1956.
This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
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.
We are in a century-old home, converted into a Bed and Breakfast with five themed guestrooms. A full breakfast is served. We have an outdoor gazebo and hot tub.
Located two blocks south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
For more than forty years, this was the only courthouse between Independence and the Pacific Ocean.
Harry S. Truman held court here in the 1930s. Also, it served as a Mormon mercantile.
1839 Taphouse is Columbia's Mecca for craft beer lovers! With a lineup sporting 24 rotating taps, we offer something for every discerning palate.
Since March 2010, the Taphouse has been serving up award-winning pizza, burgers and wings, as well as a variety of other high quality pub fare.
After being named "Best New Bar" and "Best New Restaurant" in Inside Columbia's 2011 Best of Columbia, the Taphouse has received accolades ranging from "Best Guy's Night Out" to "Best Bartender."
A game room, an amazing patio with our newly installed fireplace and 10 large flat screens round out the Taphouse, offering something for everyone!
Kansas City's oldest remaining brick residence is located in the Westport area. The Greek Revival mansion was built in 1855 by early settlers, John and Henrietta Harris. The bricks for the mansion were made on the premises.
The house stood prominently on the Battle of Westport Civil War Battlefield. In the fall of 1861, the Harris home was used as headquarters for the Union Army.
The house was moved to its present location in 1922. The house is restored to its 1850s appearance.
Visit our website for details and special event schedules.
The dungeon-like cells of the jail housed thousands of prisoners during the bloodiest time in Jackson County's history, including Frank James and William Quantrill. An 1870s schoohouse completes the site. Closed November and January-March.
Live music every night: jazz, blues and rhythm & blues. Complete restaurant menu specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta, plus many other choices.
Our Game Room is a fun and relaxing place to enjoy foosball, pool and other games.
Check our website for our daily specials and activities. Hours may vary for special events.
Customers enjoy free, chauffeured rides in our van to Cardinal, Rams and Blues games. Located in the historic Soulard district, less than two miles south of downtown and Busch Stadium.
A 15-foot-long, steel replica of the Cuba-Salem branch train sits at the intersection of Route 19 and Washington Boulevard. Father and son team Glen and Curtis Tutterrow sculpted the train in three pieces, which were welded together. While visiting the train, please enjoy the 12 outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor. Mural brochures are available in some area businesses and at the I-44 Visitor Center (Exit 208).
The train replica is located in a landscaped pocket park along the Route 66 corridor in the town's historic district with shopping and dining available.
An authentic, circa 1875 hotel located near the confluence of the Osage River and the Missouri River. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.
Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large kitchen.
Built in 1906, this renovated and remodeled Missouri-Pacific Depot is now owned by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. It houses the Aurora Historical Society Museum, filled with memories of yesteryear of Aurora and surrounding communities.
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