An Afternoon at Springfield Botanical Gardens

There’s plenty to see at the gardens in Southwest Missouri.


Volunteering in Nature

The Missouri Department of Conservation conserves and protects the outdoors and offers various volunteer opportunities around the state.


A Walk Through Missouri’s Largest Municipal Parks

Forest and Swope Park both rank among our nation's largest city parks by acreage, and both played important roles in the development of their communities.


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


Winter Floating

Brrrr, but you’ll see wildlife and have the river to yourself.


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.


Lake of the Ozarks in the Winter

Lake of the Ozarks offers wonderful winter activities.


Missouri’s Most Extreme Adventures

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


Dodging Barges, Hallucinating, and Lost on the Big Muddy: Inside the MR340

Hundreds of paddlers from around the world will undertake the MR340 next year, a grueling 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Get a taste for the adventure from these veteran competitors, and pick a point along the river to watch.