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New dinosaurs have arrived at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill. See the new "Dinosaur Stampede." New dinosaurs include Citipati, Bambiraptor, Quetzalcoatlus, Heterodontosaurus, and Sordes.
New dinosaur replicas are the work of museum curator, Guy Darrough of Lost World Studios. You must see this new exhibit!!!
What are the dinosaurs running from to make them dare to get this close to a T-Rex???
Admission: Adults, $2; 18 years and younger, $1.
Come to the Discovery Center with your family and friends for a ride through the streets of Springfield beneath the street lights, by the light of the moon. The "New Moon" traveling trophy is awarded to the team with the most members.
Registration and packet pickup starts at 5:00pm on the west side of Discovery Center in MSU parking lot. Enter the costume contest. Line-up bikes at 6:15 p.m.; the ride starts at 6:30 p.m. Helmet required.
The first 200 registrants get a free T-shirt.
Pre-registration (before August 22): $20; ages 3-15, $15. ~ Day of the ride: $25; ages 3-15, $20.
Check the website for details and the registration form.
Join the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History for a new exhibit – Forestry: Life Blood of Our Region.
Take a look back in history at some of the types of tools used in the forestry industry. Learn how these tools would have been used. Wood and wood products were a large part of our region's economy. See examples of some of the types of products produced by this industry.
Don’t miss the tenth annual Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian magazine to celebrate the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day.
Just download your ticket at Museum Day Live! and on September 27, you and a guest can enjoy participating museums across the country...for free.
Visit Smithsonian.com to download your Museum Day Live! ticket, starting August 1.
You must present your ticket to be admitted free. Participating Missouri museums include:
Each of our locations provides access to Kansas City's attractions. Each location offers you free local calls, free hi-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and coin-operated laundry.American Inns offer three locations in the Kansas City, Missouri, area: I-70 and Woods Chapel Road in Blue Springs; I-70 and Noland Road in Independence; and I-35 and Armour Road in North Kansas City.
Our North Kansas City location is a full-service location featuring Spirits Restaurant and Spirit's Alibi Lounge. Should you have a meeting or reunion planned, allow us to assist you in North Kansas City or Independence in our meeting facilities.
Four guestrooms. Common room offers television, pool table, games and a fireplace. We are 15 minutes from Lexington and Independence; 20 minutes from Kansas City Chiefs and Royals stadiums. We offer homemade pastries and a full line breakfast. Quiet country setting.
Two- and three-room suites available. Located at I-70, exit 128-A; across the street from Columbia Women's & Children's Hospital; seven minutes from the University of Missouri.
This urban park features paved streets, concrete pads and patios. We have 30-amp/50-amp hook-ups, cable TV, Wi-Fi, restrooms and laundry.
This location offers access to a variety of St. Louis area attractions, including the Gateway Arch, Six Flags St.Louis, Magic House Children's Museum, Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals) and Grant's Farm, as well as shopping and dining options.
The Kirkwood Inn is located on the legendary Route 66. A Chili's Grill and Bar is on-site. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served daily with a wide variety of options including Belgian waffles.
The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour exercise facility and business center. This award-winning hotel has been the recipient of the Best Western Director's Award for excellence since 2004.
A St. Louis landmark located in The Loop district, along the St. Louis Walk of Fame. A restaurant and music club filled with pop culture memorabilia, including items depicting Chuck Berry, the Simpsons, the Beatles and Star Wars, as well as jukeboxes, lunch boxes, toys, darts, pinball, video games and a photo booth.
Live music several nights a week featuring touring groups as well as St. Louis bands, including rock & roll legend Chuck Berry.
Private party rooms are available. Although pets are not allowed inside, our patio seating is dog-friendly.
Nine miles from Busch Stadium. One minute from the fabulous Moonrise Hotel.
The cave was discovered and explored in 1925; excavation began in 1927. Substantial artifacts were discovered, including arrowheads, grinding stones, tools made of bone, and skeletal remains of the early inhabitants, including American Indians; some items date to 5,000 B.C.
This cavern has been open every day since 1927 for public tours. Only 50 percent of the cave is developed—the remaining areas are preserved for wildlife. The educational, family-friendly tour takes 45 minutes to one hour. It is an easy, well lit walk. The cave has several recognized cave formations, including one of the largest rimstone pools in the state.
The on-site Browning Museum, included in the tour, holds more than 700 locally-found arrowheads and other chipped artifacts, plus a collection of mineral rocks, fossils and artifacts. To fully enjoy the cave and the museum, allow 1-1.5 hours.
Admission: $12; ages 4-11, $6; younger than 4, free.
Bollinger County is home to a variety of attractions, including the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History - home of the Missouri dinosaur - and the Cat Ranch Art Guild, which was founded in memory of the late Tom Runnels, local artist, sculptor and writer.
Bollinger County is home to Castor River Park, Whippoorwill Lake Family Campground and Duck Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Visit Bollinger County to enjoy dinosaurs, art, history, a variety of family-owned businesses, outdoor adventures, and other activities. Bollinger County for Beauty, Bones, BBQ.
Welcome to the "Home of the Missouri Dinosaur." Our exhibits include a life-size model of the Hypsibema missouriense, a variety of dinosaur called a hadrosaur or "duck billed" dinosaur, with jaws that contained more than 1,000 teeth. The dinosaur was discovered in Bollinger County in 1942; in 2004 it became Missouri's official dinosaur.
The museum houses dinosaur fossils and artifacts from around the world; a fossil preparation lab; Will Mayfield College memorabilia; Civil War ballistics; American Indian artifacts; a digitized presentation of historic local photographs; wireless radio development; artifacts from the wreck of the Steamboat Montana; and a children's fun and educational room.
Our museum makes its home in the Art and Science building of the former Will Mayfield College campus, overlooking the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains. Beautiful architecture and educational history placed our building on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Admission: Adults $5; 17 and younger, $2.
Boogie Nights is the ultimate 70's and 80's dance club!
Dedicated to bringing back the magic of the 70s and 80s, Boogie Nights is an over-the-top, in your face nightclub experience!
Come party with your favorite Boogie Nights characters like Mr.Boogie, Roller Girl, Mirror Man, The Boogie Beaver, Hula Hoop Girl, Celebrity Impersonators and all of your favorite 70s and 80s icons! You’ll be sure to have an off the wall experience you will never forget!
Get down with Mirror Man, Roller Girl, and more at the Ultimate 70s & 80s Dance Club! VIP booths are available. Open every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm - 3am.
The Bootheel Youth Museum offers exciting, inventive and educational fun for children. Stand inside a bubble; "freeze" your shadow on a wall; write a check at the bank; make music on sewer pipes – these are just a few of the experiences kids enjoy here.
Visitors experienced the museum's many exhibits, exploring the worlds of math, science, human relations, natural resources and the arts. “This Island Mars” features more than 20 interactive exhibits and an innovative visit to the Red Planet.
Visit the construction zone, which encourages creative building skills. There are fun activities for the child in all of us.
Discover Nature at Burr Oak Woods! Burr Oak Woods is a showplace for Missouri's fish, forests and wildlife -- a natural oasis in your own backyard, just 1 mile north of I-70 and minutes from downtown Kansas City.
Join us for a youth, adult or family program or special event. Teachers, contact us to schedule a program for your field trip that will enhance the Next Generation Science Standards. Explore on your own by hiking one of six beautiful trails. Experience the Nature Center as you come eye to eye with some fantastic wild animals, encounter nature's wonders and secrets with hands-on exhibits and catch a glimpse of resident wildlife in the wildlife-viewing room. Step just outside the backdoors and into the all new, all natural Nature Explore Classroom.
No fees are charged at the Nature Center.
Visit Branson's rainforest and walk among more than 1,000 live, tropical butterflies.
Each self-guided journey includes: a 3-D movie about the life of a butterfly; a visit to the Rainforest Critter Center; a chance to get lost inside the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze; and the Coconut Tree Climb.
This is an interactive, educational and entertaining adventure for the family.
Experience fun and adventure in southeast Missouri. We offer lots of fun, including, among other activities: delving into the mysterious underground realm of Current River Cavern; flying through the trees at high speed on our zipline courses; gem and fossil panning; a quarry dig; a mineral and fossil museum; a nature center.
Open May-September. Check our website for details, schedules and prices.
The award winning Challenger Learning Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuing the mission of the astronauts who lost their lives in the 1986 Challenger shuttle accident.
We provide hands-on space education programs to schools, corporations, community organizations and the general public.
The center features a replica space station and Mission Control center, where you can participate in a simulated space mission and be engaged in an unforgettable experience involving activities similar to those performed by NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers.
The Children's Peace Pavilion is a hands-on museum designed for preschool through elementary students. All ages are welcome with adult supervision.
Interactive exhibits encourage children to explore four concepts of peace: Peace for Me; Peace for Us; Peace for Everyone; and Peace for the Planet. As children interact with the exhibits, they explore traits and characteristics that encourage peaceful choices in all areas of life.
Please visit our website or call for current hours and tour reservations.
Housed in the 600,000 square foot former International Shoe Company, City Museum offers World Aquarium; MonstroCity, The World’s Largest Jungle Gym; five-story and ten-story spiral slides in the Shoe Shafts; the Enchanted Caves; Everyday Circus, and the Cabin Inn.
But wait, there’s more. The seasonal Rooftop Garden features a working 1940s Ferris wheel; more giant slides; the skipping fountains; and a wonderful panoramic view of St. Louis from atop the giant dome.
Closed, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Climb So iLL is an indoor rock climbing facility offering a truly unique experience. It is located just south of downtown St. Louis in the former City Hospital Power Plant building at the intersection of I-44 and I-55.
The facility features world-class climbing walls for recreational and professional athletes of all ages. It includes 40 top rope stations, 55 foot walls, a dedicated training area, and instructional classes.
In addition, there is a fully stocked pro shop specializing in rock-climbing equipment, merchandise, and apparel.
The Comfort Inn & Suites hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. This Chesterfield hotel is 10 minutes from attractions such as the Butterfly House and Faust Park; and within 20 minutes of attractions such as the St. Louis Science Center and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Visitors will enjoy shopping at the nearby Westfield Chesterfield Mall (less than 10 minutes away). The Scottrade Center and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center are approximately 20 minutes away. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area.
Guests of this Chesterfield hotel will enjoy amenities and features such as: free high-speed Internet access in all rooms; free breakfast with hot waffles; free local calls; free weekday newspaper; and free coffee.
The hotel has an exercise room, an indoor heated pool, copy and fax services, and a meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 people for most events and business functions.
Guest rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, voice mail, irons and ironing boards. In addition, some rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms can be requested. Laundry facilities are located on the property for added guest convenience.
Ideally located with easy access to Route 13. Nearby attractions include golf courses; antique and specialty shops; Pomme de Terre and Stockton lakes; and the Lucas Oil Speedway. Amenities include a free hot breakfast, fitness center and free Wi-Fi.
Perfect for business and leisure travelers, this Comfort Inn is two miles from the KCI Airport. Complimentary shuttle service to the airport, 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m. We offer a free hot breakfast, 5 a.m.-9 a.m.
Indoor salt-water pool and hot tub. We offer rooms with king beds and rooms with double queen beds.
Visit our website for details and reservations.
If you're looking for that first vintage watch or just adding to your collection of watches, Cool Vintage Watches will have that special "Piece of Time." Pleased to offer a fantastic array of watches dating from the 1900's through today. Dealing in rare and unique watches since 1997.
Facilities include 86 guestrooms with all the comforts of home; free local calls; free USA Today (weekdays). The Katy Trail is directly behind the hotel.
The 'Be Our Guest' deluxe hot breakfast features an array of items including Belgian waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, cereals, fruit, yogurt, pastries, juices and coffee. Our conference room accommodates 12.
Two blocks from Ameristar Casino.
The redesigned Courtyard Lobby includes the Courtyard GOBoard, business center with complimentary computer use, free Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers. All Guestrooms have been fully remodeled and completed in 2014. Enjoy Starbucks coffee and our Courtyard Bistro for breakfast, dinner, and evening cocktails. The Springfield Airport is four miles; complimentary airport shuttle is available 24 hours.
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