National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7, 1941

George A. Whiteman from Sedalia was shot down as his plane took off from Hawaii. He became the first pilot killed in World War II. Whiteman Air Force Base near Sedalia is named in his honor.


Farm Fresh is Best

I ate locally sourced food for seven days, and so can you.


The Ivory Grille

Executive Chef Chris Paszkiewicz brings the flavors to the table.


September 9, 1901

The first Missouri State Fair was held in Sedalia. Previously the fairs were held in Boonville.


steak and beans and pickles at the City Butcher

Missouri’s Best BBQ Joints

These savants of the smoker are dishing up barbecue heaven all summer long.


Escape to the Daum

Contemporary art encourages children to think, look, and talk.


World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.