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“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri
“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“Gone Girl,” the best selling novel by Gillian Flynn, is one twisted novel. And the 2014 movie, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris, is equally twisted and so visual. But I love them both because it’s well…

Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO
Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO

Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO

Springfield, Missouri may be an unlikely destination for chocolate lovers, but those who seriously knows chocolate knows that Askinosie Chocolates is a reason to find Springfield. When you walk into the former railroad supply building, your nose tingles with the…

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…

Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri
Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri

Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri

Weird and funky museums are my thing. I knew I had hit gold as soon as I heard the name — Leila’s Hair Museum. It’s in Independence Missouri, Harry Truman’s hometown. Leila Cahoon, a retired cosmetologist, is the mastermind of…

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…

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…