Think Small: All About Micro-Gardening

Experts agree it is important to incorporate Missouri native plants into whatever garden you tend, even if there isn’t room for an extravagant setup.


INTO THE DEEP

Roaring River State Park is beloved for its trout fishing but named for its preternaturally turquoise spring, which flows from the base of a towering, U-shaped bluff. At the viewing platform, its shadowy mouth is hauntingly beautiful, dappled with light and the shadows from hanging ferns. On average, the spring produces an unfathomable 20.4 million gallons of water per day.


Big BAM preps for upcoming Route 66 ride

The 2022 edition of Missouri Life magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will take place along Route 66 from June 12-18,starting in Joplin and ending in Eureka. More than 100 cyclists have already registered for the adventure.


Missouri River Relief is debuting its new “Missouri River Scientists” traveling trunk education program, partnering with Columbia Public Schools to launch the initiative. Teachers at Columbia Public Schools will have the first opportunity to bring “Missouri River Scientists” into their classrooms as a fun new way to explore the recovery and management of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon.

Missouri River Relief launches school initiative

Missouri River Relief is debuting its new “Missouri River Scientists” traveling trunk education program, partnering with Columbia Public Schools to launch the initiative.

Teachers at Columbia Public Schools will have the first opportunity to bring “Missouri River Scientists” into their classrooms as a fun new way to explore the recovery and management of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon.


5 cool state parks to explore this winter

Missouri’s ninety-two state parks and historic sites provide opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round, from camping and hiking to bicycling and horseback riding. But some of Missouri’s parks offer unique experiences best enjoyed in cold weather. The bugs (and crowds) are gone, the vegetation has gone dormant, and maybe, just maybe, there’s snow on the ground. Here are five cool Missouri state parks for winter exploration.


Big BAM 2022 Early Bird Registration Ends Soon

Ride America’s historic Route 66 across Missouri in June 2022! You’ll ride along historic sites and iconic points of interest as you meander from Joplin to Eureka. You will experience the beautiful scenic Ozarks and pastoral countryside as well as passing along wineries and breweries and true Americana at its best!


Fishing memories: Perfection on the water

“Fishing’s not just about catching, it’s about getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Catching fish is a bonus.” Granddad had many sayings like these that helped form a foundation that directly influenced my path in life. I’ve often wondered who—or what—would’ve come of me without that influence so early on. Fishing and life are one in the same if you asked me. The lessons learned on the water most definitely last a lifetime.


Climber is sending on rock over Missouri waters

Missouri’s Most Extreme Adventures

Experienced adventurers show us around five of the state’s most extreme outdoor experiences.


Sunlight image of the old silo Gary Rhoades owns on his property in rural Johnson County, Missouri

Missouri silo mysteries, sounds, and sights

An old roofless silo stands in the south field of my Missouri hay farm. While the exact circumstances are a mystery, neighbors say the silo lost its roof over forty years ago. Nothing is left of it now except for the bare ends of rebar exposed on top.


Ha Ha Tonka State Park spring

Laughing Waters

Ha Ha Tonka State Park at Camdenton offers more than 3,700 acres to explore.