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Pick your own pumpkins. Activities include, among many other attractions: a corn maze; pig races; farm animals; gemstone mining; a rope maze; wagon rides; camp fires. Gourds and other holiday decorations available for purchase.
Check our website for details and a list of activities; some days have extended hours for special entertainment.
Admission: $11; younger than age 2, free.
Go to Prairie State Park to explore the prairie while learning about bison. Take this guided bison hike to see what the prairie has to offer at every time of year.
Prepare for a two-hour hike, perhaps longer, across uneven terrain. Binoculars are useful in looking at bison and other wildlife. Don’t forget your camera.
Possibly America's largest Veterans Day celebration, "Veterans Homecoming Week." This seven day tribute includes special events, many of which are free and all of which present patriotic salutes to veterans. Details and schedules are on our website.
Events, times and locations:
Join us for the Union Station Centennial Celebration Open House, Nov. 1-2 at Sprint Festival Plaza.
Enjoy the new 100 Year History Exhibit opening, mezzanine levels 2 and 3 in the Grand Hall; history lectures in the Chamber Board Room; storytellers; entertainment on the Plaza and on the H&R Block City Stage; special activities at Science City/Planetarium; movies at the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre.
Amtrak Exhibit Train Tours will be offered both days, with lines forming inside of the Plaza.
Saturday night, don’t miss the Centennial Swing Dance. The event is free but a $5/person donation is suggested to go toward Building Preservation Fund. Cash bar and food concessions are available. Plus, a costume contest, dance lessons, a short performance by The Swingsters from the Allegro Ballroom and music from the Dave Stephens Band and Lonnie McFadden.
Dickerson Park Zoo has a special "treat" for the family. Spooktacular is a frightfully fun event, open every evening, rain or shine.
Spooktacular includes, among many other “spooky” activities: the Festival of Scarecrows; Creepy Castle; Owl Hollow; Halloween decorations; hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns; and candy for trick-or-treaters age 12 and younger.
Check our website for all the details.
Admission: $7; zoo members, $3; younger than 2, free. Get discounted ($5) advance tickets at Springfield-area McDonald's restaurants and at Simmons Bank.
The National Park Service presents the sights and sounds of winters past. At the free annual series, the Old Courthouse Rotunda is decked in authentic Victorian décor. Guests are invited to experience holiday music, food and dancing from eras in St. Louis history.
At the two holiday balls, volunteers in period clothing demonstrate how early St. Louisans celebrated the holiday season. Guests learn about foods, music and dancing common to holidays. On select Wednesdays, the Old Courthouse hosts concerts featuring lunchtime performances.
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Kick-off Concerts
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert Series
St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour
1864 St. Louis Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
1764 Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse
The Historic Holiday Traditions events at the Old Courthouse take place on the above-listed dates ONLY.
Our famous, family-style celebration greets the season with live entertainment, music, special activities, Santa's arrival and a spectacular firework display.
Visit our website for a schedule.
The lights are about to go down, and the stars are getting ready to shine.
The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) screens 389 films: 89 narrative features; 76 documentary features; 224 shorts. The festival has 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries represented and more than 125 filmmakers and related guests.
The festival opens with the premiere of “The Makings of You,” a St. Louis-set and -shot drama by Matt Amato. An award-winning director of music videos and commercials, Amato returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut, which stars Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) and Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie (“Twin Peaks”) – Ferguson and Zabriskie are attending.
SLIFF features a stream of programming entitled Race in America: The Black Experience. To maximize outreach, about three-quarters of those programs are free. Also, SLIFF is partnering with Dance St. Louis for Dance on Film, an entirely free slate of seven dance-related programs.
The fest schedule, ticket information, and a complete list of films (with descriptions) are available at the Cinema St. Louis website.
SLIFF’s primary venues are (not the address shown above).
Journey at your own pace along Ste. Genevieve area’s Route du Vin wine trail for a unique event.
Along the way you are treated to fine wine, perfectly paired with a delicious “Diva Treat” at each of the six distinctive wineries within our scenic region.
Note: The address shown is the Ste. Gen welcome center.
Join us for the dinner theater production "Wedding Bells" by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Camden County Museum. Tickets are $15 per person; part of the season ticket package.
Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations call 573-346-7191.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
The King's Castle Theatre is proud to present "Le Grand Cirque": an amazing production - a thrilling experience - Branson's most exciting summer show comes to town!
Seen by millions of people around the world, Le Grand Cirque is a famous award-winning show that has smashed box office records in 15 countries. Le Grand Cirque is the biggest selling show to ever appear at the Sydney Opera House in Australia- where the show was first created. It features a jaw dropping visual feast of magnificent acrobatics and white knuckle extreme stunts that will leave you breathless!
For the first time ever- the "Wheel of Death" comes to Branson! Two daredevil stunt men hurl themselves around the wheel of death within inches of their lives. As if that isn't enough the show then presents two full size motorbikes screaming inside a globe at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour!
But it's not all extreme stunts - the show also delivers plenty of comedy, beautiful dancing, and lots of enjoyment for the entire family. Le Grand Cirque - where the impossible happens right before your eyes! Reserve your tickets now! Limited Engagement: May 23- August 17, 2014.
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.
The 1839 Taphouse is a Columbia hot spot for craft beer lovers. With a lineup sporting 24 taps, we offer something for every discerning taste.
Since March 2010, the Taphouse has been serving award-winning pizza, burgers and wings, as well as a variety of other high quality pub fare.
A game room, an amazing patio with a fireplace, and 10 large flat-screen TVs round out the Taphouse's attractions. Check our website for specials and daily activities.
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.
Unusual "squirrel cage" jail, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also serves as a visitors' information center in Gallatin, MO.
The Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail was completed in 1889. Its unique architectural design provided answers to concerns about prisoner security, worries about both prisoners breaking out and accomplices breaking in: rotary jails, where a round "squirrel cage" divides into jail cells and spins on a single axis inside a perimeter of stationary bars.
Eight rotary jails are known to have been constructed, all variations of the patented design by the Pauley Jail Building & Mfg. Company of St. Louis. Only three still stand today as visual markers of yesteryear.
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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