A weekend trip to southwest Missouri: Prairie State Park and Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

One of the things we've tried to do in recent years with our kids is explore more things closer to home ... meaning places in Missouri. And the Missouri State Parks and State Historic Sites system is a great place to start to take in both the great outdoors as well as history. On a recent... Continue Reading →

Roadtripping with the kids to see the castle on the hill

Castle on the hill ... No, not the Ed Sheeran song ... We’re talking about the castle on the hill near Sedalia, Missouri, which can be seen from Highway 65. Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site features a 31-room, 12,000-square-foot summer home sitting atop a 120-foot bluff and two natural caves. The “castle” was built for... Continue Reading →

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