Show-Me Birdwatching: Where to Look & What to Look For

Last week we broke down the basics of birdwatching in Missouri. This week, we're back with a regional guide to species, and a helpful map that points out some natural areas worth checking out when you're looking to spot some feathery friends.


Flyover Country: What You Need to Know About Birding in Missouri

As spring arrives, Missouri’s 1.1 million birders are pulling out their binoculars and their hiking shoes, ready to get back outdoors.


Bootheel Confidential: A Guide to Missouri’s Southland

The Bootheel is influenced more by Memphis than by St. Louis, and the area definitely is a member in good standing of the Old South. Stuck like a hatchet in the forehead of Arkansas, the Bootheel and its people, for the most part, feel alienated from the rest of Missouri.


Pickleball Is Taking Missouri By Storm

It took about a decade for pickleball to sweep Missouri. With more than 100 locations developed since 2010, Missouri might just have the fastest-growing pickleball community in the country.


Experiences You Can Gift: Climb Massive Trees

We sent writer Matt Crossman to test out three classes and adventure learning sessions that you could give your loved ones. Up first: climbing a massive tree in St. Louis.


Paddling 340 Miles on the Missouri River

From August 8 to 11, 450 crazy people will paddle down the Missouri River in canoes, in kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboats—all competing against each other and themselves in the MR340 race.


Inside the Newest Cafe & Bike Shop on the Katy Trail

Closely nuzzled against the Katy Trail in Rocheport, Meriwether Café & Bike Shop provides a quietly colorful experience. Managers Brandon and Whitney Vair transformed the building that used to house the Trailside Café into a bright spot set against the green-covered hills of Rocheport.


Our 3 Favorite Horse Trails in Missouri

The Ozarks and Missouri River wilderness regions are particularly captivating. One of the best ways to experience hidden bluffs, elusive creeks, and historic cabins is by horseback. Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or someone who’s never been around horses, there are plenty of outfitters to get you saddled up and plenty of trails all around the state through some of these pristine places.


7 Missouri Waterfalls

A haven for gorgeous scenery, the Ozarks is brimming with stunning waterfalls. April and May are great months to enjoy our waterfalls, as water flow is at its peak from spring showers.