Before the LDS Church made improvements to the property, this was the northeast view of the Far West temple site, circa 1965.

Courtesy of Alexander L. Baugh

Far West

It was a Promised Land until all hell broke loose. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Life

Courtesy of Guy Mott

12 Tree Climbing Adventures

Branch out and see where you can climb with Adventure Tree and professional tree climber Guy Mott. more »

Jul 23, 2014 MO!

Courtesy of University of Missouri Press

A Q&A with William Least Heat-Moon

We have a conversation with one of Missouri's most revered authors about his new book, how to pronounce our state's name, and what he's doing next. more »

Jul 22, 2014 MO!

Annie Rice

Macon's Maples Repertory Theatre

Todd Davidson has brought the art of theater to Macon— the northern Missouri town of only 5,500 people. more »

Jul 17, 2014 MO!

Courtesy of the Missouri Division of Tourism

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Legacy

Why are the Little House books so engaging after so many years? Our guest writer Carolyn Tomlin explores this question. more »

Jul 15, 2014 MO!

Annie Rice

Harold's Doughnuts

Harold's Doughnuts is bringing the craft doughnut craze to Columbia, and it's oh so sweet. more »

Jul 10, 2014 MO!

Andrew Barton

Garden Pasta Salad

Try out this fresh, summer recipe from the Kansas City food truck Smokin’ Fresh Streetside BBQ. more »

Jul 11, 2014 Recipes

The initial drop, during construction

Courtesy of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

Is Schlitterbahn's New Water Slide Going to Kill You?

Verrückt, German for Insane, is the tallest water slide ever built. What does that mean for its riders? more »

Jul 9, 2014 MO!

Courtesy of Keija Parssinen

Experiences of an Expatriate

A Columbia's author's childhood in Saudi Arabia influenced her award-winning book, The Ruins of Us. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Life

Adam Williams

Exceptional Animals at Purina Farms

If there were ever a need for an exclusive location for exceptional animals in the same vein as the need for summer sports camps for kids or elite college prep schools, Purina Farms in Gray Summit has satisfied it. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Travel

U-Pick for Summer Celebrations

Our resident food blogger Luella Fischer shares some patriotic pastry recipes for the 4th and let's us know where you can go to pick your own fruit. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Show-Me Flavor

Courtesy of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion

The Art of Etiquette

Each summer, Missouri's First Lady teaches our children manners. Is there any better place to learn etiquette than the Missouri Governor's Mansion? more »

Jun 27, 2014 Life

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