Try Something Different in the Show-Me State


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family activities , Family Fun , entertainment , Wine or Beer Event , Wine Event , Performing Arts Events
Unexpected Attractions
Author: H&L Partners
Missouri offers a vacation that can be whatever you want it to be. Take in the sights. Try the local food. Relax in one of our many hotels. Whether you are adventurous or just want to add a little flair to your vacation, come see how the Show-Me State can change your view on family getaways.

Take break to do something new. You know you can ride a horse, but did you know you can Ride the Ducks? In Branson, these amphibious vehicles provide a fun and festive atmosphere as they climb a mountain and then cruise Table Rock Lake. Glide past the Branson Entertainment District and Table Rock Dam before you put your feet back on the ground. Open March through December, enjoy fun, music and history on this unique attraction.

On a visit to Shatto Milk Company, learn how your dairy products go from farm to table . This family-owned and -operated farm offers visitors a chance to tour the dairy and bottling facilities. After your tour, check out the General Store, featuring milk and ice cream products produced on the farm, as well as other locally-made products. Located in Osborn, the farm is open year-round for tours and shopping (reservations advised for the 90-minute tour). Find out about the farm-to-table movement in the Show-Me State by reading this VisitMO Spotlight blog post.

Missouri hotels are embracing pets as true members of the family. The Moonrise Hotel treats each pet like royalty. For a one-time (per stay) fee of $40, this St. Louis hotel gives your dog or cat a souvenir Moonrise tag, a pet bandana, a bed, food and water bowls, and out-of-this-world pet treats. To find other pet-friendly activities and accommodations in St. Louis, check the St. Louis Pet Lovers page on the Explore St. Louis website.

If you’re traveling to Springfield and looking for a vacation getaway with Fido and Kitty, take them to University Plaza Hotel. Pets are treated in style, with food, water bowls, a pet bed and an exercise area during their stay. If you’re traveling pet-free, Goldy the goldfish can keep you company in your room – the hotel provides a goldfish (upon request), and hotel staff cleans the tank and feeds the fish – all you have to do is enjoy Goldy’s company.


 Ride The Ducks
This is not just a sightseeing tour; it is an adventure. Your duck ride combines fun, music, history ...

 Shatto Milk Company
Shatto Milk Company is a small, family-owned dairy farm. Visitors may look around and visit our country ...

 Moonrise Hotel
The Moonrise Hotel blends modern design with a lunar theme to create a four diamond boutique hotel experience. ...

 University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
This upscale hotel offers 271 guestrooms and 155,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Springfield ...