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It’s the start of the spooky season, and Springfield has many Halloween festivities to choose from. As a Springfield local, one of the most timeless traditions during the ghostly season is visiting the Hotel of Terror and Dungeons of Doom—two of Springfield’s oldest and largest haunted houses.

For some of us, fall can be a season of drinking pumpkin spice lattes, wearing an abundance of baggy sweaters and creating elaborate Halloween costumes. For outdoorsy individuals, fall is the season of adrenaline-inducing, stress-relieving adventures. Regardless of whether you are an avid hi…

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Missouri is home to several state-operated parks, but none are as close as Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area. Located only 24 miles from the Missouri State University campus, the area offers activities for all outdoorsy types.

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With the widespread presence of light pollution, it can be hard to find nearby places where stargazers can look up and see a sky full of stars. Traveling deeper south toward the Ozarks, people can find locations with very low light pollution, making the area great for stargazing. All three h…

While the Springfield-Greene County area has lots to offer in the fall season, the rest of the state does not disappoint. From frighting times in the ‘Lou to apple butter in Mt. Vernon, the Show-Me State has something for everyone.