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Behind the Scenes at the Old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City
Behind the Scenes at the Old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

Behind the Scenes at the Old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

One of the most unusual places I’ll ever recommend you to visit in your exploration of the world is the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City Missouri. In 2004, the state opened a new prison with plans to tear…

Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort
Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort

Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort

When visiting Springfield Missouri, I highly recommend you stop by the Hotel Vandivort, a luxury boutique hotel that opened downtown in 2015. Even if you’re just passing through or staying with friends or relatives in southwest Missouri, you should stop…

Blues and Jazz — Missouri’s Two Fabulous Music Museums You Must Visit
Blues and Jazz — Missouri’s Two Fabulous Music Museums You Must Visit

Blues and Jazz — Missouri’s Two Fabulous Music Museums You Must Visit

For those who know music, who love music, Missouri and its two fabulous music museums must be on your radar. Even if you can barely hum a tune and don’t know a clef from a treble, these two museums should…

Branson Missouri, Harold Bell Wright and the Shepherd of the Hills
Branson Missouri, Harold Bell Wright and the Shepherd of the Hills

Branson Missouri, Harold Bell Wright and the Shepherd of the Hills

Branson Missouri is a well known tourist destination in southwest Missouri, one that draws millions each year for musical and other entertainment in a family-friendly environment. But I would bet a majority of those visiting don’t know why this otherwise…

A Visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Home in Mansfield, Missouri
A Visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Home in Mansfield, Missouri

A Visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Home in Mansfield, Missouri

Little House on the Prairie is surely one of the most beloved books and series of books ever written. It immediately conjures up images of Laura Ingalls and her sisters romping around through the tall grass prairie or Pa sitting…