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The Gangster Tour: A Unique Missouri Experience


Kansas City, Missouri was home to some of the country’s most notorious gangsters.  From the Civella family to the other famous bosses of the time, Kansas City was a prime spot for the “American Mafia”.  Today, this is acknowledged with a Gangster Tour, Sponsored by the Kansas City Transportation Group all year round. Tour Tidbits As featured on the Travel Channel, tours run for 90 minutes every Saturday.  Tours depart from historic Union Station, and features an interactive


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Unique Dining in Missouri


Missouri is home to many unique eateries, from tasty BBQ dishes to southern fried tidibits and many others. From Kansas City, St. Louis, to Branson, Missouri has something for everyone! Alligators, Sharks, and other Marine Fare Many places in Missouri are famous for their alligator cuisine.  These include Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine in Cape Girardeau, which is noted for its signature, marinated gator tails. They are coated with Cajun seasoning, fried and served with Broussard’s cocktail sauce. Also, alligator, served


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Forest Park: A St. Louis Gem


Celebrating 25 years in 2012, Forest Park is a much loved resource for St. Louis citizens. One half of the park was used for the popular St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 (the Western half).  The World’s Fair Pavilion now boasts a wonderful view of the entire Park.  Forest Park is now home to more than 12 million visitors a year!  It is one of the largest parks in the United States, bigger than Central


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Missouri Botanical Garden


A center for botanical research and education, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the largest oldest botanical garden in operation. Founded in 1859, it is considered an oasis from the bustling city of St. Louis.  It is considered today to be a Natural Historic Landmark and has been home to many people and art exhibits over the years. Attractions In addition to the South St. Louis garden, the Botanical Garden is home to two separate attractions outside the


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St. Louis: In the Middle of it All!


St. Louis is located in Eastern Missouri, and is the second largest city in the state.  With French roots, St. Louis is now one of the largest cities in the country.  It is home to attractions, sports teams, and a booming economy. Geography and Population St. Louis is 66.2 square miles of land and 4.2 square miles of water.  Most of the area is a gently rolling prairie, but the Missouri River and Mississippi river valleys become large, with


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Health and Family

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Staying happy and healthy is the first step in being successful. Check out articles that will keep you in shape, and on the top of your game.

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Do You Have a Picky Eater on Your Hands?


Some tricks from experts that really work-- even with super-picky eaters --from The Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine, a Parenting Mom and author of a New York Times Bestseller: Don't make a big deal about it. If you announce "We're going to try something new tonight," your child will just translate that as "This is going to be disgusting; prepare to hate it." Instead, just set the plate down and let your child explore it


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Vacation Money Saving Tips for Parents


If a tight budget has got you reconsidering your family vacation, follow these tips. There are tons of ways to enjoy a budget-friendly getaway. Peggy Arnao-Lopez, mom of a 2- and 3-year-old in New York City, plans to use her teacher discount to book a Disney package. "I want to make the most of whatever specials are out there," she says. Here are a few ways you can do the same. Use privileges you already have. 


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Eating is Influenced by your Companion


A new study has shown that eating behavior of a person is influenced by the partner with whom you are eating. People who eat together tend to mimic each other taking bites at the same time. This characteristic is called behavioral mimicry, the process in which a person unwittingly imitates the behavior of another person. Such an influence may have significant implications in the health and well being of the


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