Explore St. Louis Selects Cat Neville to lead communications

Emmy-Winner Cat Neville is joining the Explore St. Louis team as vice president of communications on March 14, 2022. In this capacity, Cat will guide Explore St. Louis’ media relations and communications activities in collaboration with their marketing, sales and operations teams.

February 24, 1853

On this date in Missouri history, Lindenwood College is chartered as a women’s college. The university at St. Charles was incorporated by a special act of the Missouri Legislature as the Lindenwood College for Women, making it the oldest women’s college in the “West.”

Soulful Serendipity: Missouri Made

People who view the glass as half empty might be tempted to dwell on the negative repercussions of the pandemic. But those who view the glass as half full, however—like clay artist Katie Simmon—know the pandemic didn’t forever change the world without a little serendipity, too.

February 23, 1983

On this date in Missouri history, the Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy all of Times Beach and evacuate the town. After concluding that all the land in the town was contaminated with dioxin, government agencies spent nearly $40 million to buy out the 800 properties.

February 22, 1918

Robert Wadlow was born in St. Louis. He grew to be 9 feet, 11 inches tall—the tallest man in recorded history. 

New adventures await in Benton County

Benton County, MO is the place to explore and find new adventures this year. With access to two of Missouri's largest lakes—Truman Lake and the Osage Arm of Lake of the Ozarks—it makes for a great family vacation and is only a short drive from most major cities. You’ll find no shortage of things to do with options for hiking, biking, golfing, dining, shopping, boating, fishing, camping, taking in history and events.


Missouri is home to three stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail which tells the stories of people and institutions that sought equal rights for all.