First Flight of Ozark Air Lines

On January 10, 1945, Ozark Air Lines began service around Missouri. The first scheduled flights for Ozark Air Lines shuttled passengers between Springfield and St. Louis, intending to connect underserved communities in the Ozarks. Unfortunately, the first iteration of the airline was short-lived due to political and logistical issues and shuttered two years after launching.


Brad Pitt in Springfield

On November 12, 1998 the stars came out at the Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield as Brad Pitt held the debut of his new film, Meet Joe Black, in his hometown.


Discovery Journal: Springfield

Very few businesses like 1984 still exist compared to the more than ten thousand pinball and video game arcades that were in the United States during the ‘80s. So, playing original pinball and video game machines in Springfield is a rare experience.


Missouri Bar setting with fresh pineapple

Speakeasies Around the State

These 4 juice joints are jumping! There’s no shortage of atmosphere at these speakeasies, although you can go without the element of danger from the Prohibition era to get your classic cocktails. Tell ’em Big MO, you know, the Lifer, sent you!


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri


Outdoor Wonders: 19 Conservation Areas

Explore these 19 conservation areas across the state.


Cheers to 200 Years: 21 Bicentennial Events

Celebrate Missouri's bicentennial all year long.


17 Missouri Food Trucks

Your new favorite meal may be prepared on wheels.