For history and great fall views, plan a day trip to Springfield, Illinois.Photo by Kara Roberson.
This time of the year, the beautiful fall colors, crisp air and blue skies beckon us all outdoors to experience the wonderment of fall. You don’t have to travel far to find some of the most beautiful spots in Missouri to enjoy fall foliage. While there are certainly places you can drive through to experience the vibrant colors up close (think the Great River Road), there are many places to enjoy the beauty of fall by foot. Load up the car, pack a picnic and head out and explore!
Burn off those sweet potatoes at Big River Running’s The Hungry Turkey.Photo courtesy of Big River Running.
With little equipment required and no membership necessary, running is a sport in which anyone can participate. Social media feeds seem to be flooded with photos of friends participating in various races. Due to the growing popularity of running, races are developing to fit every interest. Whether it’s being chased by zombies or indulging in sweet treats, there is a race out there to inspire you to get off your couch and get moving.
Scarefest features attractions worthy of a Hollywood set.Photo courtesy Scarefest.
You feel your way down a pitch-black hall, wondering what might be following behind you, fearing what might be lurking just ahead, your heart pounding, hands shaking, throat hoarse from screaming — when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, nothing beats a terrifying haunted house!