“One of the top 5 places to see fall color in all of North America”

— Huffington Post

One of the “Ten Best Fall Foliage Trips
in the United States”

— Fodor's Travel

One of “Travel's Best Fall
Foliage Road Trips.”

— Travel Channel

One of the “Eleven Best Places
to See Fall Foliage.”

— NBC News

“Home to four of our 25 all-time
favorite fall drives”

— Midwest Living

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The Great Outdoors

State Parks, scenic riverways, trails and more fishing spots than you can shake a cane pole at. Missouri has it all.

Play Ball

From baseball to boating, Missouri has great options for sports fans of all ages and interests.

Kid Friendly Vacations

Is it a state or a giant playground? Treat your kids to a Missouri vacation they’ll never forget.

Art in Missouri

Get your dose of art, history, culture and fun at Missouri’s unique collection of museums, theaters and historic sites.

Romantic Getaways

With over 120 wineries across the state, Missouri is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Featured Articles
Drawing thousands of visitors every year, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia has become one of Missouri's most well-known and well-attended events.But what makes Columbia's world-class ...Read more
Do you long to get away from the crowds; the hustle of the city; jammed-packed hotels; fast-food restaurants; and Interstate highways teeming with road-hogging 18-wheelers? Want to rediscover your ...Read more
 Editor's Note: Tom Uhlenbrock is a staff writer and outdoorsman with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. He has spent many days on biking and walking trails ...Read more
Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks has been voted the "Best Recreational Lake in the U.S.," in a USA Today/10 Best readers’ poll. The Lake of the Ozarks, which covers 54,000 acres with 64 billion gallons ...Read more

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Featured Events
Celebrate the arrival of fall at Missouri Town 1855! Enjoy 1850s music and dance, horse drawn buggy rides, hot-spiced cider, children’s games, period arts and crafts, and fun-filled hay rides. ...Read more
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St. Joseph 
Oct. 9-11, 2015
PumpkinFest is a family arts festival held on the grounds of the Pony Express Museum. Celebrate with live entertainment, a children's costume parade, festival rides, games, crafts and food. Opening ...Read more
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Mount Vernon 
Oct. 9-11, 2015
Held on Mt. Vernon’s courthouse square each October since 1967, this widely popular festival is most known for, of course, its apple butter. Each day of the festival, the apple butter is made ...Read more
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Oct. 10-11, 2015
Our annual Applefest includes, among many other activities, an art and craft show (indoor booths), quilt-block making demonstrations, a parade, baby show, fiddlers contest, apple baking contest, ...Read more
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Oct. 14-17, 2015
Join us for a festival of gospel music with: The Lesters; The Perrys; Tribute Quartet; Mark Trammell Quartet; The Talleys; BIG Mo; Karen Peck & New River; Gordon Mote; The Diplomats; Jerry & ...Read more
Join the Ash Grove Historical Town Center Organization for its Backroads to Main Street Heritage Festival Oct 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street with its turn-of-the-century buildings is the ...Read more