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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: St. Charles, An Eventful Destination – Missouri’s original state headquarters offers “capital” meeting space and activities.

November 4, 2016

Article By Bill Clevlen Perhaps you could say it was Lewis & Clark who first made St. Charles a popular meeting place. The famed explorers started their historic westward trip here along the banks of the Missouri River in 1804. More than 200 years later, St. Charles, the state’s first capital, is still a great bet […]


Cape Girardeau CVB gets new home

October 26, 2016

The Cape Girardeau CVB is celebrating its move to a new office and visitor center space at 220 N. Fountain Street, just around the corner from its old location.  The CVB is now open in its new spot, sharing quarters with the Cape Area Chamber of Commerce. The 400 Broadway building that the CVB formerly […]


Many Missouri cities expected to grow by 2040

October 11, 2016

  The St. Louis Business Journal has reported on 2015-2040 projections for population growth in Missouri and metropolitan areas around the country. Several Missouri cities such as Columbia, Springfield, and Branson are expected to see population increases of more than 20 percent over that period; St. Louis’ is projected to be much smaller, at less […]


“Get your festival on” in St. Louis

September 22, 2016

This weekend, the metro area plays host to the St. Louis Renaissance Festival at Rotary Park in Wentzville (, and the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in Soulard Park at 7th and Lafayette ( You’ll also want to check out Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery (!  


Silver Dollar City brings Wild West to visitors

September 22, 2016

Branson’s Silver Dollar City theme park is hosting its National Harvest and Cowboy Festival through October 29, 2016.  It’s described as “a showcase of adventure and art,” including a Wild West Show, historic 1880s stagecoach, western art and music, food, a barn dance, and more than 200 artisans demonstrating a variety of crafts.  The Wild […]


“Bike Your Park Day” is Sept. 24

September 15, 2016

Looking to break out your bicycle? Strap on your helmet Sept. 24, and join in “Bike Your Park Day” in honor of the National Park Service’s centennial. Cycling routes from Joplin, Carthage, and Neosho to George Washington Carver National Monument. Join the Joplin CVB, Carver Birthplace Association, and Carver National Monument in celebrating our national […]


Celebrating the National Park Service

August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 25, is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis has exciting plans to celebrate it.  At 11 am on the 25th, state and city leaders will gather at Luther Ely Smith Square for a ceremony followed by a picnic, food truck […]


New state park now open in Missouri

August 3, 2016

When was the last time you got to experience a state park when it was brand new? You can at Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence, which has officially opened.  It’s located along the Current River in Shannon County. A grand opening ceremony was held July 30. The park features new event and meeting space, […]

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