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Eve Fest is an alcohol-free celebration of the New Year. Held downtown, in The District, on 9th street, between Elm and Locust. We have music, art, ritual, festivities and a wide variety of entertainment and art. You will have a great time.
The Fest includes, among other activities: specialty foods throughout the evening, including a Food Truck lot; a 5k Run/Walk; entertainment at several downtown venues.
Take a long look at our website for details, locations and schedules. Come out and have a great time with your family.
Celebrate the beginning of 2015 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.
There are 41 First Day Hikes from which to choose. Visit the website for details, meeting location and schedules at specific parks.
Note: The address shown above is for the Missouri State Parks headquarters in Jefferson City. Hikes are scheduled in locations throughout the state.
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Join hikers from all 50 states. For details, visit americasstateparks.org.
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.
Eagle Days is one of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks. This free event is a blast for the entire family. Take binoculars and cameras.
The astronomy club is on hand at Willmore Lodge for eagle viewing.
The wild eagle programs are at Osage National Golf Resort; presented on the hour, each day. Dickerson Park Zoo personnel give programs where you see and learn about owls, hawks and turkey vultures. Vendors and a petting zoo for the kids are on-site.
The Bagnell Dam Access, beside the Osage River below the dam, hosts eagle viewing, with free hot chocolate, eagle nest building demos, rope making, a coloring contest and a photo contest. Additional programs at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary. Check the website for details, locations and schedules.
NOTE: The address shown is for Willmore Lodge. Events take place at a variety of locations.
Ring in 2015 at Bear Creek Golf Club’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Live entertainment by Rocky and Michelle; special buffet dinner; complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages until 12:30 a.m.
Dinner Package: $35. Includes elegant dinner buffet, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Drink Package: $15. Includes unlimited draft beer, wine and soda, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
All Inclusive Package: $50. Includes all of above.
Reservations must be made by Dec. 26, by phone or through our online reservations.
No Christmas celebration is complete without a visit to The Magic Tree in Columbia. Since 1995, Will Treelighter has painstakingly wrapped every branch of the tree with lights, creating a magical vision of beauty every night during the holiday season.
The Magic Tree is on display from Thanksgiving Eve to Epiphany (Jan. 6) in the Village of Cherry Hill in Columbia. In order to continue the gift of holiday cheer the spectacle brings to the community, The Village began hosting the tree in 2010, when the tree's popularity overwhelmed its creator’s neighborhood.
For more information and directions to The Magic Tree, visit the website.
This is a joint exhibition featuring pottery by Bo Bedilion and paintings by Naomi Sugino Lear. Both artists have exhibited works in mid-Missouri and nationally; both are faculty at Columbia College, Columbia.
Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is located in the Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State History Site in Jefferson City.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March through Labor Day. For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854.
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.
Equine Events, Craft/Art Fair, Car Show, Baby Show, Horse Shoe Pitching, open competitions all weekend long! Free nightly entertainment. We have something for everyone!
If chocolate is your thing, you do not want to miss this event. The theme for this year's festival is "Berried in Chocolate." The festival is held in the National Guard Armory Building.
The festival begins at noon; the auction begins at 1 p.m. Contestants bring their favorite chocolate creation for judging, tasting and the auction.
Additional items for the auction are donated by individuals and local businesses. Proceeds benefit the Christos House, a women's and children's shelter in West Plains.
Admission is free; 'tasting tickets' are ten for $5.
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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