Editor's Choice

Missouri History Today

Nine Great Books We Recommend

The editors of Missouri Life reviewed nine books that we recommend you check out. From the weird and wonderful, to the struggle for the right to vote, to a charming children’s book, there is something for everyone to read.

Missouri History Today

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh Flies the First STL to Chicago Air Mail Run: April 14, 1926

Charles Lindbergh flew the first air mail run between St. Louis and Chicago. His employer, Robertson Aircraft Company of St. Louis would grow into American Airlines. Lindbergh crashed twice on this St. Louis to Chicago run and fellow pilots began calling him "Lucky Lindy."


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Cast a Line at Bennett Springs State Park

Bennett Spring State Park is well-known among anglers for its excellent trout fishing, but visitors also enjoy its hiking trails, Niangua River access, campgrounds, cabins, and meals served in the park's rustic 1930s dining lodge.

Stars with Stripes

In Ste. Genevieve, Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is committed to providing exceptional care to abused and neglected big cats. Fans of these beautiful beasts can tour the facility to learn more about its mission and how the tigers are cared for.

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Family Vacation Bliss: Create Memories in Benton County, MO

Picture this: Your kids' excited chatter fills the car as you escape the daily grind. Laughter echoes through the air as you explore small, vibrant towns, beautiful lake views, and exciting activities. Quality time unfolds, strengthening bonds and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Made in Missouri

Missouri Food and Drinks

Herbaria Makes Natural Soap, Shampoo, & Insect Repellent in St. Louis

In Ken Gilberg’s line of work, he gets on his soapbox daily. He loves to speak out about Herbaria, his St. Louis-based company’s all-natural, vegetable-based soaps, deodorants, bath bombs, bath salts, moisturizers, aftershaves, insect repellents, and gifts.

Overnight oats recipe crafted by local Missouri Herbalist

Give Missouri-Made Gifts

Show your Missouri pride and give made-in-Missouri gifts this year. We’ve gathered some diverse ideas for the people on your list. Support your Missouri makers!

Missouri Food and Drinks

The Best of the Wurst

Wurstmeister Mike Sloan, who owns Hermann Wurst Haus and Fulton Wurst Haus, just won a slew of awards for his artisanal, hand-crafted meats. Want to see for yourself how the sausage gets made? Sloan shares his secrets in a series of classes.

Fascinating Fungi

There are thousands of mushrooms waiting to be found in Missouri.

Arts & Culture

Missouri History


Stephens College Fashion: A Retrospective

For nearly ninety years, the Stephens College fashion program has been a standout. As the program prepares for its eightieth fashion show, faculty, students, and alumnae reflect on its influence on the industry as well as the individual.

Fashion Majors to Hit the Runway

A beloved tradition for this world-ranked fashion program, the Stephens College student designer fashion show is a chance for young creatives to showcase their best work—and for audience members to get a sneak peek at what’s new and what’s next.

Missouri History

Like a Bird on a Beam: Meet Missouri’s Wing Walkers

Shortly after aviation took off, so did a new form of entertainment. Entertainers—many of them women—ventured onto the wings of flying planes to dazzle audiences with daring acrobatic feats. Daredevils continue to keep the tradition alive today.


Kansas City Royals Play Their First Game: April 8, 1969

The Kansas City Royals played their first game in team history on this date.