In Arrow Rock, the Old Tavern Tradition Lives On

In early America, taverns were as ubiquitous as churches; every town had at least one. In Arrow Rock, that tavern was owned by a man named Joseph Huston. A founding father of the town, he arrived in Missouri in 1819, and helped transform the settlement into a thriving village where the Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trail intersected.


Your Guide to the Best of Missouri Life Market Fair Vendors

Meet the vendors who'll be selling their wares at the 2019 Best of Missouri Life Festival.


The Prison Performing Arts Program Puts Inmates on Center Stage

This Missouri program gives incarcerated individuals (including children) a voice, and a chance to be heard.


Here Are Our Photo Contest Winners

One of the most difficult and rewarding experiences we have at Missouri Life is to pick the winners of our photo contest. Not only does our state have an abundant array of photo material—endless, if you ask us—but we also have an amazing bunch of photographers.


Woody Adkins Puts Traditional Country Music on the Air in Columbia

For the last 17 years, Woody has hosted country music programs on KOPN. He began his Midnight Country show, which aired Sundays from midnight to 3 AM, in 2000. He gained a loyal following of listeners all around the United States and abroad.


Columbia’s Museums Will Amaze

Boost your cultural IQ and have a great time while doing it at Columbia’s museums.


How Healthy Are Missourians? Here’s Our Health Report

Recent health trends show that Missourians have challenges when it comes to obesity, smoking, and drug usage. A person’s residence, zip code, and access to healthy options also play a significant role in overall health, leaving some Missourians at more of an advantage than others when they wake up in the morning.


Meet the Sled Dog Team That Lives in Missouri

An improbable team of Siberian sled dogs finds love, fun, and new purpose with their Hillsboro musher


Meet the Kirksville Man Who Survived Two Heart Transplants

Patrick Weston has overcome long odds to survive, live, and thrive throughout his life. This is his story.


New & Renovated Memorials, Road Signs Across Missouri Honor Veterans

An inaugural Veterans Day ceremony will take place November 11 at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. The event off˜ers a way to remember those lost or serving in the military by securing a personalized Gold or Blue Star badge to be incorporated into the ceremony as service flags.