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The Jazzfest and the Street Art Fair take place downtown, at the corner of Madison and High Streets.
The Street-Art Fair is a chalk-art competition, from amateur to professional levels, all drawn on the asphalt of the street, starting at 12:30 p.m.
The five music concerts cover straight-ahead jazz, Dixieland, funk-fusion and blues. Music begins at 1:30 p.m.
Visit our website for details and schedules.
Mead is wine made from honey; it is the oldest form of fermented beverage known. Mead can be flavored in many ways, so come sample a few. Call or see our website for directions.
MeadFest at 7C’s Winery is a medieval celebration which includes competitions, demonstrations and living history by The Society of Creative Anachronism Shire of Oakheart.
Take the family and enjoy the fun. The festival includes, among other attractions: a costume contest for all ages; performances by Gypsy Sol Red Moon Tribe; a bird of prey demo from Dickerson Park Zoo; music by Rowan's Crossing; BBQ and turkey legs from Smokeshack Bar-B-Que; wine, mead and beer. Souvenir mead-tasting glasses are $5.
Please note: It is against Missouri law to carry any outside beverages of any kind onto a winery’s property – leave your beer, wine (from other sources), soda and other beverages in the car.
Witness a reenactment of the Battle of Centralia. Be transported back to 1864 to a small but growing railroad town, where you experience life of the times, with food, entertainment, crafts, vendors, musicians and storytellers. There are participating events for men, women and children of all ages.
On Sep. 27, 1864, Captain William "Bloody Bill" Anderson and about eighty men rode into Centralia in search of Federal troops. The search soon turned to looting and robbing fueled by liquor. A train arriving from the east was robbed and twenty-three Federal soldiers were taken; all but one were shot. Mid-afternoon, Major A. V. E. Johnston and 155 Federal Mounted Infantry arrived and were lured by Anderson’s scouts into an ambush. The battle lasted less than three minutes. Some of the Federals tried to flee by foot or horse; most were gunned down by Anderson's men. Major Johnston and 122 men were killed that day.
Visit our website for details and schedules. The battlefield is 3 1/2 miles southeast of Centralia.
Come to Boster Castle Fairgrounds for the 9th Annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festiva. Walk into a kingdom of entertainment, feasting, games, and costumed characters.
Festival patrons enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time, in a storybook town where you are entertained by artisans, musicians, dancers and comedians. Shop for wonderful arts and crafts. Participate in games. Feast on exotic food and drink. Cheer for dashing knights who battle to win their lady's honor. Join the pirates as they steal the show.
Admission, $8; age five and younger, free. West of Kingdom City; I-70; south at exit 144; follow the signs.
At Shrimpfest, education and entertainment merge in a rural farm environment, providing an astounding experience for all ages. We have a nice crop of freshwater shrimp.
Learn the basics of aquaculture and the phases of producing the freshwater prawns. Fresh, heads-on prawns are $10/pound, with free ice. Shrimp dinners: $9. Soda, water, chips and ice available for purchase.
Children enjoy the free, inflatable jump-house and pony rides. The event includes, among other activities: free tours of the shrimp farm; washer toss; volleyball, horseshoe pitching; wine tasting (must show ID); and karaoke for those who like to share their talents. We have musical entertainment with Scott Stoner, the amazing DJ and stand-up comedian from Dallas, Texas.
Held rain or shine at the Show-Me Shrimp Farm. Camping available. Bring your lawn chairs and spend a day in a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of nowhere. We are 2.5 miles west of Dixon, off of Route C.
Hermann's Military Weekend kicks off Friday evening with a VFW Color Guard and a concert at the Amphitheater.
Saturday there are bike races; concerts at area wineries; and farm tours. Branson performer Bill Chrastil performs at the Showboat Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Reservations recommended: $15; ages 4-12, $8.)
Sunday offers more festivities and winery events. That evening, the USAF Orchestra and Color Guard appear at the Amphitheatre. Color Guard begins at 3 p.m. (15:00 military) CST with orchestra following immediately.
Hermann businesses offer special discounts for military personnel.
Activities take place at various locations. The address/phone shown are for the Hermann Welcome Center.
Please check the website for details, schedules and tickets to the Bill Chrastil show.
A celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy.
Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi.
A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 24.
Michael Dickey, the author of several books on western Missouri history and the leading expert on historical aspects of Arrow Rock, Mo., presents "Vincent Marmaduke: James Bond of the South" at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
The Marmaduke family was a leading family in the state and in the Arrow Rock area and Vincent's brother, John, was one of the Confederate generals attacking Pilot Knob in 1864.
The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Reenactment for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Albany and the death of Capt. William Anderson. Reenactors will check in on Friday, which is followed by two days of mock battles; Battle of Albany reenactment; the funeral of Capt Anderson; a Civil War Ball; the dedication of two Missouri State Civil War Panels; and a variety of other events.
Join us for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Glasgow at Stump Island Park. More than 100 Civil War reenactors will recreate the battle and have demonstrations for you and your family.
There will be a parade downtown and a ladies tea (see brochure). A period Civil War ball will be held 7:30 p.m.-midnight with a fiddler and caller for your dance enjoyment. Wear your best period gowns and suits, as this is an event you will not want to miss.
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.
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.
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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