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Eagle Days is one of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The astronomy club is on hand at Willmore Lodge for eagle viewing. Dickerson Park Zoo personnel give two programs at Country Club Hotel, where you will see and learn about owls, hawks and turkey vultures. Vendors and a petting zoo for the kids are on-site.
The live eagle programs are at Osage National Golf Resort; presented on the hour, each day of the event.
Bagnell Dam access hosts Eagle Viewing along with free hot chocolate, eagle nest building, rope making, a coloring contest and a photo contest.
This free event is a blast for the entire family. (There is a small charge for the cruises aboard the Tom Sawyer.)
NOTE: The address shown is for Osage National Golf Resort. Events take place at a variety of locations. Check the website for details, locations and schedules.
Eve Fest is an alcohol-free celebration of the New Year. Held on 9th street, between Elm and Locust, we have music, art, ritual, festivities and a wide variety of entertainment and art. We hope you have a great time.
The Fest includes, among other activities:
Speciality foods throughout the evening.
4 p.m.: 5k Run/Walk
6:30 p.m.: doors open for ticket purchases
7 p.m.: entertainment begins at several downtown venues
Take a long look at our website for details, locations and schedules. Come out and have a great time with you family.
Celebrate the beginning of 2014 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.
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Join hikers from all 50 states. In the Show-Me State, you have 41 First Day Hikes from which to choose. Check our website for details and schedules at Missouri State Parks.
Editor's note: The address and phone shown are for the Missouri State Parks offices, not for a specific state park.
Ring in 2014 at the the largest, most creative New Year’s Celebration in St. Louis: First Night in Grand Center. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. on the Boeing Main Stage, at Grand and Lindell Avenues, kicking off an evening of non-stop entertainment topped with midnight fireworks. We have indoor and outdoor performance venues. NOTE: First Night is a No Alcohol event.
Enjoy a night filled with every art imaginable: the Flying Wallendas and Circus Flora; magic; clowning; face painting; juggling; dance; marionettes; illusion; drama; acrobatic dog tricks; crafts; and some suprises.
Music includes: American Indian flute; string bands; piano pop; Irish harp, pipes and fiddle; blues, latin; middle eastern; bluegrass; country; funk; jazz.
Advance admission buttons are available on-line and at participating community partners: $10; ages 6-12, $5; younger than 6, free. Buttons purchased at the event are $12 and $6.
Editor's Note: Address shown above is for the organization's offices.
Founded around 1735 by French fur traders, Ste. Genevieve remained a French speaking enclave for centuries in the newly Americanized Midwest. St. Gen is the oldest European settlement west of the Mississippi. Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are disappearing, but old traditions such as La Guiannée remain.
This ancient tradition, comparable to the English custom of Wassailing that harkens back to Europe's Middle Ages, is celebrated by descendants of those French settlers. Dressed in bizarre and somewhat archaic costumes, the revelers wander from place to place singing a beggars song for favors.
You can see and participate with these singers and musicians as they celebrate this 250-year-old tradition New Year's Eve in the streets, cafes and pubs of Ste. Genevieve's Historic District.
This is the 84rd annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony. Every building in the famed Country Club Plaza shopping, dining and entertainment district is outlined with colorful lights. The lights are on daily, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., from Thanksgiving through January 12.
At the official lighting ceremony, Nov. 28, the switch is thrown at 6:50 p.m. Pre-lighting activities start at 5 p.m.; the lighting ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Following the ceremony, there is a live concert.
Dead Air--The cast of a famous radio show in Kansas City is taking their program down the tracks for a rally for the war effort in 1943. Everyone is keeping up a good front, but rumor has it someone is about to be written out of the story ...permanently!
Join us for an interactive murder mystery dinner theater in Kansas City restaurants on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm. Nov 15 through Jan 4, with an extra show on New Year's Eve. Opens at The Golden Ox.
See our website for a complete schedule. Tickets $54-$64. Reservations are needed.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings ONLY
Looking for an active vacation for your family? Come ride the fault line June 22-28, 2014. During this 7-day, supported bicycle tour of the Mississippi River Valley, you'll start and finish in Sikeston, MO, visiting 4 states and traveling 400 miles.
Along the way you'll spend an evening at Caruthersville’s riverfront and riverboat casino; visit Big Oak Tree State Park; learn the history of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake; and visit Civil War era mansions and battle sites.
Check out the full trip itinerary.
Registration is open until June 21. Rider check-in and late registration is 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri, 511 Taylor Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. First riding day begins 6 a.m. Sunday, June 22. Registration available for partial tour riders and non-riders (includes camping fees and meals).
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 you'll find: 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.
Discover how a young boy growing up in the small village of Hannibal became one of the world's most beloved authors.
A self-guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum gives you the chance to explore the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens and experience the amazing stories he created through the his power of imagination.
The properties include six historically significant buildings; plus two interactive museums whose collections include 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings and a wealth of Twain artifacts.
The Boyhood Home is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Admission: $10; ages 60+, $8.50; ages 6-17, $6; younger than 6, free.
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.)
On April 3, 1860, a lone rider, the first of his kind, left Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, marking the start of the Pony Express. Brave riders, carrying saddlebags filled with our nation's hopes and dreams, traveled more than 2,000 miles west to California.
Today, the stables house a modern, interactive and educational tribute to the history and legend of the Pony Express. Experience exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits chronicling the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express.
Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images of an era long passed. A 60-foot diorama depicts the diverse terrain over which the riders traveled.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; ages 7-18, $3; younger than 7, free.
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.
Hidden in the lush green natural wilderness of Mark Twain National Forest, this lake getaway sits on a 500-acre playground with activities such as ATV tours, zip lines and boating excursions. Located on the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake, the resort features a large pool with a cave and waterfalls, a swim-dock and more than 20 miles of trails through the forest foothills.
All non-guided activities (canoeing, kayaking, fishing off the dock and hiking) are included with the rooms or suites. Each individually designed room features a bubble tub and rainfall shower room. We were named among the World's Best Lakeside Retreats by Luxury Travel Magazine in 2009. We are a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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.
Housed above the Uptown Theater, which open in 1930. Features three Disney-themed rooms, and one railroad-themed room, each with private bath, shower and kitchenette. All rooms have central air and cable TV. A full breakfast is delivered to your room. Extended stay discounts. No smoking. No pets. Walt Disney premiered "The Great Locomotive Chase" at this theatre in 1956.
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: $32; 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.
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.
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.
An authentic, circa 1875 hotel located near the confluence of the Osage River and the Missouri River. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.
Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large kitchen.
A Day at the Capital
Enjoy a visit to Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri.
Spend a week enjoying Missouri's agritourism resources.
Arcadia Valley Serenity
Take a break from the daily grind in one of Missouri's most scenic areas.
Augusta Viticulture Area
Explore this area of Missouri for wineries, inns and shopping.
Autumn at The Lake
Cooler temperatures don't mean an end to fun at Lake of the Ozarks.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
Branson Family Friendly Adventure
A Branson trip to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Celebrate Black History in Missouri
Celebrate the contributions of noteworthy Missourians.
Civil-War Sites in Southeast Missouri
Check out these sites that have close ties to the War Between the States.
Columbia and Rocheport
Small-town charm or metro excitement? Get a taste of both on this trip.
Dine Through KC
Foodies welcome! A full day (or three) of earteries in Kansas City.
Dining Out with MoTravelGuy
Enjoy these food destinations, selected with love and deep-fried to perfection.
Discover Joplin, Inside and Out
See fun attractions and enjoy natural beauty that abounds in Joplin.
Explore Historic Sedalia
Get a taste of Missouri's heritage, art and culture in Sedalia.
Explore St. Charles
The kids will enjoy a day in St. Charles, just don't tell them they might accidentally learn something, too.
Explore the Boone's Lick Region - Part I
Whether you spell it Boone's Lick or Boonslick, you'll be wowed by the unique history in this area of Northwest and Central Missouri.
Explore the Boone's Lick Region - Part II
Fall Fun and Adventure in St. Joseph
Discover history, fun and adventure during your fall visit to St. Joseph.
Fall Fun in Springfield
Every visit to Springfield offers the chance to see something new.
Fall In Love with Hermann
Check out the wonderful sights and sounds of Hermann in the fall.
Famous From the Ozarks
Here's a look at some famous folks with ties to Southwest Missouri.
Float Your Worries Away
Looking for a relaxing getaway? Take a float trip on one of Missouri's beautiful streams.
Following Grant's Footsteps
Explore these locations on or near the U.S. Grant Trail.
Forest Park and Central West End
Fun awaits at destinations in Forest Park and the Central West End, whether you're into history, art or zoos, or simply need retail therapy.
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