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Recreational Activities and Historical Tourism

German heritage, historic buildings, and Lewis and Clark history alongside recreational activities await you in Mid-Missouri. Outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike will find their perfect day, weekend, or weeklong getaway. Boating on the Missouri River, Cycling along the Katy Trail, or exploring the decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary to name a few activities on offer in the region.

Restaurants, Wineries,
and Breweries

Local and regional are hot items on the menu in Mid-Missouri restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated taste, or some home-style cooking, you’ve come to the right place. If your taste is towards hops or grapes, freshly brewed beverages await your palate throughout the region. Sit atop the Missouri River Bluffs or in a rural Missouri Mom and Pop and enjoy some of our areas regional cuisine.


Mid-Missouri lodging options embody the character of the Show-Me State. Offering everything from scenic campgrounds along the Missouri River, to a nights stay in a Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway caboose, to a pampered evening in a 19th century school house situated in the capital city, Mid-Missouri has the right lodging option for you. Every type of traveler can find their home away from home in Mid-Missouri!

Upcoming Events

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Harvest Fest Belle, MO

Belle, MO

The Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Belle Chamber of Commerce. The Fest features a book sale (4000 books) by Friends of the Belle Library, crafters, antiques, local restaurants, wineries and many fun activities. The Fest starts at 11Read more

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4th Annual Main Street Car Show & Cruise Night

Main Street, Westphalia, MO 65085

Bring your Classic car, truck, bike, or just come to spectate and enjoy the atmosphere! A portion of main street will be closed/reserved for show car parking from Bexten’s Service Station to Bridge Street. The church lot will beRead more

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Workshop About Integrating Local Food Into Community Events

The Art House 531 Court St. Fulton, MO

This workshop will teach participants how to bring local farmers, citizens, and small business owners together with a food festival in your community. Participants of this workshop will also learn about a $500 mini-grant opportunity offered by the MissouriRead more

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Native Plants Program-Dining Wild

820 Chestnut St. Jefferson City, Mo 65101

Garden Tours, exhibits and mixer 3pm-6pm Dinner and guest speaker 6pm-8pm A full course dinner prepared with native edible plants and locally grown meat and produce will be served. Menu includes appetizers, entree, salad, side dishes, desserts and localRead more

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Capital Region Medical Center Farmers’ Market

1432 Southwest Blvd

Capital Region Medical Center supports healthy lifestyles and balanced nutrition by sponsoring a weekly Farmers Market.  Starting June 18th, market meets every Thursday 4-6 pm, located at 1432 Southwest Blvd across from the Sam B. Cook Healthplex, in JeffersonRead more

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Missouri River Bluffs Association

The Missouri River Bluffs Association is a collection of producers, growers, retailers, artisans, restaurants, and hospitality and tourism providers in Mid-Missouri. Through working together, we aim to create a network of support, assistance, and communication to improve access to resources, distributors, and customers. We are working to promote, protect, enhance, and market the agricultural products, foods, wines, arts, crafts, sites, and services within the region. Our members come from Boone, Callaway, Moniteau, Cole, and Osage Counties.

MO Deep Roots

Check out the Missouri River Bluffs Association’s farmers’ market Chef Laura Carter on her blog MO Deep Roots. On this site, you will find the freshest seasonal recipes and your mid-Missouri guide to local food. Laura will be at each of the Taste of Local Missouri Festivals doing cooking demonstration for the public and giving out samples of delicious local eats. Check back often; new blogs, recipes, and cooking videos are going up daily!