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Living Life to the Fullest In Southwest Missouri

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, located on historic Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri, features productions with evening and matinee options.

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Jorge Leyva: Joplin’s World-Class Artist

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Joplin artist Jorge Leyva wants others to see, feel, and experience art themselves, which is why he’s opened his sculpture garden to the public – for free.

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Kendrick House

Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Kendrick House is the only pre-Civil War building that remains standing in Jasper County, Missouri. It is filled with history (and maybe a few ghosts).

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Southeast Kansas Nature Center

Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Perched high atop a hill overlooking Shoal Creek, the Southeast Kansas Nature Ceneter acts as a beacon for those who want to explore and connect with nature in the Ozark Plateau Region.

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Springfield’s Dickerson Park Zoo

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri, is my go-to zoo, and here’s why: It’s close to Joplin (only one hour), it’s small (no dragging tired kids around for hours on end), you can actually see (and feed!) the animals, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (a family of four can expect to pay around $30).

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