Scenic Rides and Drives: Marshall, MO

There's a lot to love in one short jaunt through the Missouri River Valley. This scenic ride takes motorists through an off-the-radar town that’s home to museums, music, a plethora of outdoor activities, and Missouri’s favorite wonder dog.


Put on Your Lederhosen

Grab a wurst and a beer and get ready for Hermann's Maifest. One of Missouri's oldest German festivals, this three-day event gives a nod to the area’s German heritage while also celebrating the start of the summer months.


11 Country Stores and Where to Find Them

Feeling nostalgic? These country stores—which can carry anything from seeds and tools to artisanal groceries and handicrafts—might have what you're looking for. Stock up on supplies and sundries and get to know the communities these shops serve.


Scenic Rides and Drives: Mid-MO Motor Tour

Half the fun of driving somewhere is finding a new, unexplored route. This scenic ride takes motorists on a tour of mid-Missouri that includes barn quilts, Clydesdales, and some mighty fine wine. Short on time? We factored in a short cut.


Big (Sucker) fish to Fry

For more than 60 years, the small town of Nixa has been hosting a big sucker fish fry. Over the decades, the event has grown to become a three-day festival that includes a parade, carnival, live music, vendors, food trucks, and more.


So Much To See on This Scenic Drive!

Turn up the tunes, roll down the window, and hit the road. Perfect for two- or four-wheeled rides, this scenic route visits three historic towns, two lakes, a swinging bridge, and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the Barn Quilt Trail, too.


Doniphan Prepares to Party in Darkness

With thousands of visitors converging for the total solar eclipse—and temporarily boosting the population by 120% to 2000%—this little river town is ready for the big show. A weekend of events highlights the area's culture, history, and natural beauty.


See A UTVery Merry Event!

The pandemic spawned many “in-your-car” drive-by holiday light displays. And while many of these “drive-by” displays still happen each season, there’s one that will drive by you instead! Check out this unusual and fun event, in its second year.


Enjoy A Boon of Holiday Fun!

Even before the Thanksgiving feast’s finished, visions of sugar plums begin dancing in our heads. From trimming the tree to baking Christmas confections, the holiday season holds lots of joy and wonder … especially in one Missouri town!


Legacy of the Lake: Truman Lake Today

Where there were cows, now there are fish. Farmhouses gave way to marinas. Fifty years ago, Missouri Life reported on the in-progress construction of the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir. Despite early misgivings from locals in the region that stretches from Warsaw to Clinton to Osceola, Truman Lake has proven to be a boon for business and a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts.