Missouri State Parks Lead Efforts to Restore Our Natural Landscapes.

A great effort is underway to restore our natural prairies, glades, woodlands, and marshes. Learn how this is being done and where you can see these restored areas. And read about how the owners of Missouri Life are creating natural habitat on their farm.

‘Tis The Sea-son!

You've probably heard the phrase, “A Sea of Lights.” It's especially appropriate this time of year. And we have a literal sea of lights for you to enjoy! Now through Jan. 1, 2024, enjoy a “waterful” holiday treat. Can you say, “HO-HO-HO-H20?”

Get “Fired” Up About This Event!

Our great state has plenty of firearm enthusiasts – whether they’re hunting deer, elk, turkey, duck, or goose, shooting at the rifle range, or skeet shooting. And the weekend of Dec. 22, 2023 they’ll all be packin’ – into a great big gun show!

Before & After: The Thompson House Restoration

The home built by some early northern Missouri settlers was on the verge of destruction when Ellen Dolan and a team of concerned community volunteers stepped in to save it. Take a look at some of these awe-inspiring before-and-after photos.

Art of Glass

Artist Wanda Tyner creates colorful, textural art with glass. Her work, from functional platters and bowls to conversation-piece wall hangings, always evokes Wanda’s love of nature, travel, and music. Follow her journey from art lover to artist.

The Most Beautiful Angel

Missouri Life’s editor-in-chief, Sandy Selby, tells a wonderful holiday story. Loving, losing, and finding her angel tree-topper with the dress made by Sandy’s grandmother. And, of course, this angel was in the last place she could look.

“Ring” In Some Excitement!

Did you ever want to run away and join the circus as a kid? Good news: While you can’t actually join the circus, you can run away and enjoy it! The reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Missouri Nov.10–12, 2023!

Shop A Classic Christmas Market!

Christmas markets are common in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (the “DACH” countries, short for Deutschland (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH, which is short for Latin Confoederatio Helvetica). But you can attend one without leaving Missouri!

The Ozarks Inspire Metal Artist Virginia Fisher

Virginia Fisher, a metalsmith from Bucyrus, Missouri, creates art pieces and jewelry inspired by Missouri’s rivers and flora. Copper is her go-to medium and she transforms the versatile metal into stunning pieces that are useful and beautiful.

Top 10 Women Who Changed Missouri

There are so many, many women who influenced not only our state, but also our country, and some influenced the world. These were women who challenged the status quo, who built business empires, and who understood the value of giving back to their communities.