Missouri Main Street Makeovers

Here’s a look at five communities in Missouri that have faced challenges but have put in the work to renew, restore, and rebuild their business districts.


Explore mystery and flavor in Kansas City

A murder mystery cocktail lounge, heart-themed art, New York-style pizza, and more in Kansas City. This is the City Scout report for April 2022, produced exclusively for missourilife.com.


New adventures await in Benton County

Benton County, MO is the place to explore and find new adventures this year. With access to two of Missouri's largest lakes—Truman Lake and the Osage Arm of Lake of the Ozarks—it makes for a great family vacation and is only a short drive from most major cities. You’ll find no shortage of things to do with options for hiking, biking, golfing, dining, shopping, boating, fishing, camping, taking in history and events.