The Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau

Nature and inspiration will find you in southeast Missouri.


The Overnight: Excelsior Springs

A pool, a lake, a spa, and a Hall of Waters lure people to Excelsior Springs.


June 19, 1913

Alberta Claire, "The Girl from Wyoming," was back in Missouri and on her way to an extended ride through the Ozarks.


Columbia Gardens Blossom

Enjoy the labors of area gardeners.


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


Bluffs at Upper Jacks Fork

Discover the Splendor of the Upper Jacks Fork

Photographer Matt Faupel and his friend in adventure, Brian Grace, spent three days last spring floating the Upper Jacks Fork River, from the Prongs to Bay Creek, a river distance of 25 miles. Come along, and let Matt be your guide to the discoveries.


Here Are Our Photo Contest Winners

One of the most difficult and rewarding experiences we have at Missouri Life is to pick the winners of our photo contest. Not only does our state have an abundant array of photo material—endless, if you ask us—but we also have an amazing bunch of photographers.


Nature-bathing in Columbia

You can get away without going far when you explore the trails of Columbia.


September 19, 1949

Plans were unveiled for damming and developing the Meramec River Valley. This began a 28-year battle to stop the plan and save the valley