Backpacking Bell Mountain

Bell Mountain offers a 12-mile loop with 1,683 feet of elevation change, respectable for the Midwest. Bell Mountain also offers something that you can’t get anywhere else in the country: the chance to see, in person, the result of more than one billion years of geologic time playing out.


Protected: 7 Ways to Make the Most of Summer at Bass River Resort

Bass River Resort has been family-run for more than 50 years, going back to when Robert Bass founded a small canoe rental on the Courtois Creek. Since then, it's grown into an Ozark destination in its own right. Here are just 7 of the ways to make the most of summer weather at Bass River Resort.


8 National Wilderness Areas Where You Can Heed the Call of the Wild

Parks and trails lace Missouri like cracks in cobblestone, places where you can escape from urban life and commune with nature among windswept glades and shady forests. It’s a wild world from sweeping vistas atop Bell Mountain to waters of the Eleven Point River flowing into the early morning mist. As inviting as the whip-poor-will’s call in the dark, Missouri’s wilderness beckons exploration.


Tour Hermann, the Ozarks, and Southeast Missouri With Us

Traveling from the highest elevations of the Missouri Ozarks down the fertile Mississippi River Delta Region and everywhere in-between, see the sites like no one has been able to show off before.


October 1, 1856

Greene County held its first of many fairs. The Southwest Missouri Fair lasted three days and drew people from many surrounding counties. Many visitors stayed for the entire event and brought tents for the evenings. Some even brought their servants. Today the event is called the Ozark Empire Fair.


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.


The Missouri Life Guide to Summer Camping

Here's our guide to Missouri campsites for summer 2018. Where are you pitching a tent this summer?


May 3, 1870

On this day the railroad was welcomed into Springfield, Missouri. This effectively removed the Ozarks as a barrier to Springfield's connection with the east.


Our 3 Favorite Horse Trails in Missouri

The Ozarks and Missouri River wilderness regions are particularly captivating. One of the best ways to experience hidden bluffs, elusive creeks, and historic cabins is by horseback. Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or someone who’s never been around horses, there are plenty of outfitters to get you saddled up and plenty of trails all around the state through some of these pristine places.