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 →

Road tripping with the kids to see a castle

A castle in Missouri? Surrounding by miles of trails, a natural bridge, sinkholes, a spring and more beautiful natural wonders? We're talking about Ha Ha Tonka State Park, which is an Osage Indian phrase meaning smiling or laughing waters and spans 3,700 acres on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. And it's... Continue Reading →

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