Missouri

Tips and Articles in Missouri

Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call after the lullaby of historic house visits, shopping, and sightseeing. There's lots to choose ...
In the dire days of the Great Depression, a utility company dammed the Osage River in central Missouri and filled more than ninety-three square miles of hills and hollows with water. The water attracted campers and fishermen, who later built cabin...
Every autumn, leaf peepers fall all over themselves trying to get to the most vivid patches. Now, enthusiasts willing to hear out a few plugs for motor-coach tours can get the scoop on action across the United States and Canada through the Tauck F...
"I've spent three years retracing every step of Lewis and Clark's journey, from St. Louis to Astoria, Oregon, for a documentary about the explorers. In Monowi, the smallest town in Nebraska, Lewis and Clark with their expedition of four dozen sp...
One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions, elephants, and camels would not escape and attack. Today it's the wilderness that seems unde...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
They’ve juggled with Cirque du Soleil and tumbled with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Coming from the best and worst neighborhoods in the River City, the daring kids of the St. Louis Arches (314/436-7676; circusday.org ) train at the nonprof...
Worldly yet down-home, Kansas City, Missouri, is full of surprises. Those who expect flat prairie find instead miles of hilly, tree-lined boulevards. The Country Club Plaza, a 14-block stretch of high-end shops, could be in Seville, and the only c...
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH The trail: Fairyland Loop. Known for: Unparalleled views of hoodoos—brightly colored stone spires and pinnacles jutting upward like a throng of Giacometti sculptures—from the trail. Trip tip: Off the beaten path, t...
Milwaukee Milwaukee tops the nation in bars per capita—no coincidence that Miller Brewing Co. calls it home. And thanks to the Harley-Davidson factory in nearby suburban Wauwatosa, Milwaukee has its fringe element. But there's much more to the por...
I'm about eight years old, and I'm at my grandparents' house in Los Angeles. My grandfather has a Victrola on which he plays a kind of music I've never heard before. Mostly piano solos, the pieces are jaunty and sad, raucous and dreamy, all at the...
Get the facts If you had offered me a ride in a time machine when I was nine years old, I would have known exactly where I wanted to go: Pioneer country, circa 1880, here I come. I was under the spell of Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiographical Li...
Like the 12 other rooms at this inn, the recently opened George Kessler suite (pictured here) is named after a famous local resident: the landscape architect who designed the city's magnificent parks in the late 19th century. Located in the carria...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
Browsing through Kansas City's shops, you just can't help feeling that something is happening here, or is about to happen, or didn't quite happen—although it might anytime now. Country Club Plaza, America's first major shopping center, opened in 1...