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The Goal of the Game at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Tucked into the hustle and bustle of the Central West End in St. Louis is the World Chess Hall of Fame, a non-profit that honors the ancient art of chess by recognizing players, hosting themed workshops and encouraging the next generation to participate in the tradition.  Let’s face it: the language of chess isn’t often

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5 Ways to Kick Off Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis

Get into the spirit of fall early during Labor Day weekend in and around St. Louis! While fall doesn’t technically start until September 22, Labor Day weekend in the Lou is packed with fun, family-friendly activities that will have you ready for the change of the seasons. Colorful trees, cool autumn air, pumpkin patches and

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Views from the Top of the Gateway Arch

“So, you’re telling me we’re going to peek out of those teeny tiny windows at the very top? And what are these ‘trams’ you keep talking about?!” my out-of-town friend inquired as we squinted in the sunlight with our heads tilted back to see the Gateway Arch. Even with the slight panic in her tone,

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Top 5 Bookstores in St. Louis

Independent, local bookstores in St. Louis inspire avid readers to explore every contemporary classic and modern novel imaginable. If you’re looking for exceptional book recommendations, your local bookstore will not disappoint. When you arrive, there’s no better feeling than sinking into a cozy, comfortable couch with a stack of novels surrounding you on dusty shelves

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Cardinals Baseball is in Full Swing

St. Louis Cardinals fans are flocking to Busch Stadium this season to watch the Birds play in all their baseball glory. Summer brings a new energy into our city that we as St. Louisans cherish, and you can bet your mystery hair Carlos Martinez bobble head giveaway from this weekend’s series that we attend every

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St. Louis’ Best Sledding Spots

During those unpredictable winter months in St. Louis where it actually snows, there’s one activity that you just can’t pass up: sledding! There’s nothing like gliding over a hill fresh with powdery snow and climbing back up to the top all over again while bearing the cold air – simply because it’s worth it. While

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7 Best Ice Rinks in St. Louis

Winter. Some people try to pretend it doesn’t exist by staying inside, bundled up in blankets as much as possible until Spring comes, but for us it means the return of one of our favorite wintertime activities: ice skating. We couldn’t just pick our Top 5, so we compiled a slightly longer list of our

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The Best Holiday Light Displays in St. Louis

The best holiday light displays in St. Louis are inspired by the magic that surrounds this season. We’re ready to get out and enjoy every dazzling display that’s available! Look no further than the list below for the most intriguing holiday light displays that will leave you and your family awe-struck and full of wonder.

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Top 5 Parks to Explore in St. Louis this Fall

The weather in St. Louis can be truly unpredictable at times. Sometimes it seems as if all four seasons roll through our city in the span of one day! But autumn in particular is certainly the sweet spot for outdoor activities and it’s a welcome change from that blistering summer heat. Grab a light jacket,

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Patios for Fall in St. Louis

Another long, sweltering hot summer in the Lou is making us desperate for autumn’s cool embrace. The scenery of this season and the flavors of fall are well worth the wait! St. Louis’ weather is by all means unpredictable, as we still crank up the AC for that occasional 90 degree October day. Yet, it

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Summer at The Magic House

The Heat is on! The start of summer is always an exciting time for kids. School’s out! It’s a wonderful feeling of freedom. But for parents, the heat is on to find fun, affordable, educational outings for their kids. Like all parents, I feel the heat, and am always looking to avoid the “Mom…I’m Bored”

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St. Louis Fireworks – 2018

Looking for the brightest fireworks displays in the St. Louis area? Look no further. Get your ‘Oooohs and Aaaahs’ ready because we’ve compiled the biggest bangs and the best booms all in one place. Have a fun and safe 4th of July! June 30th: Missouri Arnold Independence Day Celebration – Events start at 4pm, fireworks

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