Find a Festival For Every Season in Columbia

Every season is festival season in Columbia. Entertaining events fill the calendar, much to the delight of locals and the thousands of visitors who come to take in fine art, delectable food, good books, historic attractions, inspiring music, and extraordinary films.


Paddleboarding in the Show-Me State: Where, How, and Why

“Stand-up paddling is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world,” says Don Dutton, owner of Going Coastal, a stand-up paddleboard retailer at the Lake of the Ozarks. “A decade ago, paddleboarding was virtually nonexistent in Missouri. In 2012, Going Coastal was the first company to sell paddleboards at the Lake of the Ozarks.”


Bunker Hill Retreat Focuses on Life’s Simple Pleasures

Bunker Hill Retreat has been around for more than 70 years, but few people know about it. Hiding in plain sight, the resort on the Jacks Fork River is one of those places you hesitate to tell others about because you want to keep it for yourself.


Hermann Hill Invites You to Celebrate Love

Peggy and Terry Hammer celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary June 7th. They are the owners and innkeepers of Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn and Spa, Hermann Hill Riverbluff Cottages, and the Hermann Hill Wedding and reception venue, all located in Hermann, Missouri.


Learn to Throw an Axe in Kansas City

Taking the outdoors to the West Bottoms, two entrepreneurs have brought urban axe throwing to Kansas City. Blade & Timber founders Matt Baysinger and Ryan Henrich got their start in the escape room business with Breakout KC.


Your Guide to Missouri’s Most Unique Airbnbs

There is no shortage of wow-worthy accommodations right here in the Show-Me State. Here’s our roundup of the most unique Airbnb listings in Missouri.


#DiscoveryGram With Evan Henningsen

Welcome to Missouri Life's #DiscoveryGram! Each week we select a photographer we love from around the state to share photos of their recent travels, adventures, and discoveries. We hope that in doing so, we can show our readers a glimpse of what's going on all around them within the borders of the Show-Me State.


#DiscoveryGram with Notley Hawkins

This week Notley Hawkins, a mid-Missouri based photographer, shared snaps he's taken from around the Columbia and Jefferson City area, as well as snaps from St. Louis, Kansas City, the Missouri River, and many roads, towns, and natural areas around the state. Here's a look at the photos Notley shared with us.


If You Love Something, Lock It Up On This Kansas City Bridge

Minor Park's Old Red Bridge in Kansas City brings an old world tradition to the midwest.


Explore Nightlife Spots For Painters, Dog Lovers, Gamers, and More

Whether your tastes run to enjoying a beer while you play fetch with Fido, sipping wine while you paint, or nursing a Donkey Kong cocktail during a pinball match, welcome to a whole new world of entertaining nightlife.