Discover The Show-Me State

Missouri Life Media is dedicated to telling the terrific stories of Missouri’s people and places, past and present, in a variety of ways.

    • Missouri Life magazine is a travel and lifestyle magazine devoted to enhancing your enjoyment and experiences of living in or traveling within the state. We visit charming small towns, share secrets of the big cities, discover dining worth the driving, and articles on our amazing heritage and culture. We also introduce you to Missourians you should meet, books by Missouri authors or about Missouri in some way, and the most complete calendar of events across the state. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly day trips, romantic weekend getaways, a secluded hiking trail for some alone time, or to explore our fascinating historical sites, Missouri Life has you covered.
    • Missouri Life Lines is a FREE newsletter delivered to your inbox twice a week, also dedicated to celebrating and exploring the great Show-Me state. It contains exclusive content, especially extra events we discovered after our print deadline.

  • Missouri Life TV. Travel along with charming host Meredith Hoenes, who takes you behind the scenes to many attractions, shows you Missouri’s beautiful places, explores our heritage, and surprises you with some of our most intriguing stories. Tag along with one of the producers, Will Moore, as he finds delicious dining all around Missouri. And see a long-form documentary on Missouri’s German heritage. Our program has won five Emmys so far, one for every season produced!
  • Visit us at our Missouri Life Mercantile online or at our physical location, where you may just hear even more stories about artists and artisans in our Missouri Life Mercantile, featuring one-of-a-kind made-in-Missouri products, books by Missouri authors, and more.

Find Missouri-themed or Missouri-made products, great for all your gift-giving occasions. The physical location is 208 Columbia St., Rocheport, MO 65279, and we’re open Mondays-Fridays, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and 10-4 on Saturdays.

  • You can find many stories from past issues, as well as special guides on this website, under Read Stories. Don’t miss our daily post from Missouri History
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter) to get even more original content.
  • Listen to interviews about Missouri Life stories on radio stations that air Show Me Today. See if your favorite carries it here.

Thank you for joining us to discover all the wonderful people and places, past and present, in our great state, as well as our natural beauty, special products made here, and more!

Danita Allen Wood and Greg Wood, the owners


If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call 573-514-5453 where you’ll usually get a live person, unless we’re on the phone helping someone else, in which case you can leave a message.