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Welcome, members of the media. We’re here to help you discover all that Missouri has to offer visitors in our state. You’ll find story ideas, updates about new attractions and events, and photos. Our goal is to provide inspiration, information, high-quality images and other assistance. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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What's New in Missouri
There’s always something new to discover in the Show-Me State.

  • Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park highlights the rich history and rare French colonial architecture found in Missouri’s first permanent European settlement, established in 1750.
  • Aquarium at the Boardwalk, located in the heart of Branson’s entertainment district, offers an immersive view of sea life in an underwater tunnel, jelly infinity room, kelp forest and more.
  • Shepherd Mountain Bike Park, in the Arcadia Valley, includes five trails with granite rock features and is located near some of Missouri’s popular state parks, including Elephant Rocks and Johnson’s Shut-Ins.
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence features all new interactive exhibits following a $29 million renovation.
  • Primate Canopy Trails at the St. Louis Zoo includes overhead mesh tunnels and an elevated boardwalk that provides an eye-level view of the canopy activity.
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitors Center, located near Springfield, has completed a renovation that includes new exhibit space for the museum’s collection of Civil War artifacts. The battlefield is considered one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields west of the Mississippi.

Story Ideas

Missouri welcomes outdoor enthusiasts and urban explorers, history buffs and art lovers, foodies and sports fans to experience four seasons of scenic beauty, wide open spaces, events that shaped our state and nation, exciting entertainment, and family fun. Here’s a sampling of story ideas about activities and attractions throughout the state.

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Media Library

We know high-quality images are key to travel stories. The media library offers photos of many locations and attractions across Missouri. If you cannot find images of a specific destination, contact Katie.Blake@ded.mo.gov for further assistance.

Please note: Our images are not available for commercial use, which includes but is not limited to paid advertising, real estate marketing and merchandise (with the exception of tour operators). For questions about photo usage and restrictions, contact Katie.Blake@ded.mo.gov.

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News Releases

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

February 1, 2022

A Kansas City museum that celebrates the history of Negro Leagues Baseball has been added to the U.S. Civil Rights …

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National Plan for Vacation Day set for Jan. 25

January 24, 2022

Order a free 2022 Missouri Travel Guide to plan a getaway Planning ahead is key to including more travel in your …

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