“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.

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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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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
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Kingdom City 
Oct. 17-18, 2015
Festival fans can leave their cares behind and enjoy a fantasy world full of Renaissance characters. You will be entertained by musicians, dancers and comedy shows; can shop for wonderful arts and ...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
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When movies are your thing, Citizen Jane Film Festival is a must-see, featuring narrative, documentary and short films from women around the world. Passholders may reserve tickets to all films and ...Read more
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Lee's Summit 
Oct. 23-24, 2015
Join us for the Lee's Summit Quilters' Guild Quilt Show, Oct. 23-24. Our annual show features hundreds of quilt on display, demonstrations and vendors.  The show will take place at Woods Chapel ...Read more
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Oct. 24-25, 2015
The Apple Butter Festival is the largest event in Jefferson County drawing close to 100,000 visitors during the two-day event. Hundreds of vendor booths will fill the city park and line the streets ...Read more