So Much To See on This Scenic Drive!

Turn up the tunes, roll down the window, and hit the road. Perfect for two- or four-wheeled rides, this scenic route visits three historic towns, two lakes, a swinging bridge, and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the Barn Quilt Trail, too.


A Room With a Boo: Stay At These Haunted Hotels

The Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, and The Elms Hotel & Spa have all found a successful formula by combining fine accommodations with a touch of spooky lore. Learn how you can do a haunted stay at these hotels, plus several more from around the state.


Check Into Green Hospitality

Staying in sustainable lodging is more than just a place to land while out traveling. These two places have embraced “green” hospitality. From solar panels to reusable products, to the dome built from Missouri-dug clay, you will rejoice in your visit.


County Fairs Across the State

We are celebrating 50 years of Missouri Life. Our first story about fairs was in the July/August 1973 issue. Our writer revisited fairs from around the state to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Find out which fair is famous for fish sandwiches.


Take A Tour Of Historic Homes

If you appreciate history, architecture, preservation, and restoration, you won’t want to miss a special guided tour of two of the grandest houses in mid-Missouri. Both of these significant historical structures were brought back to life. Where are they?


Discover The State’s First Historic Site

Find out why the state’s first historic site is worth the trip. In our series on state parks, we will take you all around the state. Each park has unique features and many amenities. Grab your family, friends, and loved ones, and get out and explore.


History and Wineries Top This Drive

Drive right into history, gaze at stunning river views, see an eagle or two, and stop to sip some wine on this 55 mile driving tour. Take a moment on the tour to check out the antebellum homes. See if you can find the cannonball stuck in a column.


Roadtrippin’ on Route 66!

Wind your way past scenic vistas, cross rivers, and stop for a bite at unique eateries. You will find all this and more on this ride of a lifetime. Hop in (or on) your favorite mode of transportation and hit the road. Spend the night at a cabin resort before heading home.


Travel the Great River Road

Find your way along the 50 Miles of Art Corridor, take in all the historic homes, and visit with artisans on this amazing driving tour. Plan your trip around the numerous festivals. See eagles and refuel at a plethora of fantastic restaurants. This is one trip that will make memories that last a lifetime


AUGUSTA UNDERGOES RENAISSANCE

Augusta, Missouri undergoes renaissance and hosts Augusta Harvest Festival, September 16-17. David and Jerri Hoffmann, natives of nearby Washington and owners of the Hoffmann Family of Companies announced in January 2021 their plan to invest more than $100 million in the Augusta area.