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Plan a visit to New Bryant Creek State Park

Ribbon-cutting ceremony Missouri has a new state park. I attended the opening day ceremonies and ribbon-cutting to open Bryant Creek State Park on Friday, Sept. 23. Bryant Creek State Park is in Douglas County...

Detouring to the birthplace of Will Rogers

This past summer was a blur. Somewhere between my daughter’s wisdom teeth removal, summer school classes, and other activities we found a moment to visit our dear friends in Oklahoma for the first time...

This museum isn’t on your radar, but it should be

There are many states that have national hall of fames and museums, and Missouri is no exception.   One of those in Missouri is the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame and Museum in Quail...

Lots to do at Marguerite Bray Conservation Area

Just past the hustle and bustle of the growing college town of Rolla one can find a hidden oasis located off Bridge School Road/CR 7000.  This area of Phelps County is not only home...

Plan a visit to Missouri’s Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park

Missouri has a new national park. Although buildings and land first started being acquired in 2018, Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park officially opened Oct. 30, 2020. I decided to visit Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and...

Pavilions & entrance station open at Big Spring

Two new picnic pavilions and the recently renovated historic entrance station are now open in the Big Spring district of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The Big Spring pavilion, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps...

Time travel not necessary to see Daniel Boone home

Tucked away in the rolling hills north of the Missouri River in St. Charles County is the perfect opportunity to experience history without the help of time travel.  Unlike in “Back to the Future,”...

Glencoe has everything you want in a day trip

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, plan a hike for exercise, a train ride for adventure, and a picnic lunch in a park. All of this can be done in Glencoe, Missouri. The Wabash Frisco...