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  • Lazy L Safari Park

    Lazy L Safari Park

    Tuesday, September 18 2012 7:06 PM EDT2012-09-18 23:06:25 GMT
    Sep 18, 2012 06:55 PM 2012-09-18 22:55:00 GMT
    If you're an animal lover you don't have to go very far to get up close and personal with some of the most exotic animals you've ever seen.
    If you're an animal lover you don't have to go very far to get up close and personal with some of the most exotic animals you've ever seen.
  • Silver Mines

    Silver Mines

    Not far from Fredericktown, Silver Mines is a hidden gem located along the St. Francis River.
    Not far from Fredericktown, Silver Mines is a hidden gem located along the St. Francis River.
  • One tank trip to Wappapello Lake

    One tank trip to Wappapello Lake

    Want to take a family trip to Wappapello Lake? It's just 12 miles from Poplar Bluff.
    Want to take a family trip to Wappapello Lake? It's just 12 miles from Poplar Bluff.
  • Cave-in-Rock in Hardin County on the Ohio River

    Cave-in-Rock in Hardin County on the Ohio River

    There is just something intriguing about Cave-In-Rock in Hardin, County. Set on the Ohio River, the 55-foot cave conjures up a sense of mystery, suspense and adventure.  
    There is just something intriguing about Cave-In-Rock in Hardin, County. Set on the Ohio River, the 55-foot cave conjures up a sense of mystery, suspense and adventure.  
  • Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes

    Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes

    The Kentucky Lake Area is a great family recreation area offering not only water activities, but also many other points of interest for individuals of all ages.
    The Kentucky Lake Area is a great family recreation area offering not only water activities, but also many other points of interest for individuals of all ages.
  • Fort de Chartres

    Fort de Chartres

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    Before this country was born, colonial European powers explored, settled, and fought for what was known in Europe as the New World.
    Before this country was born, colonial European powers explored, settled, and fought for what was known in Europe as the New World.
  • Tour de Corn in East Prairie, Missouri

    Tour de Corn in East Prairie, Missouri

    In late June, corn and bicycling go together like bread and butter.
    In late June, corn and bicycling go together like bread and butter.
  • Pickle Springs Natural Area

    Pickle Springs Natural Area

    Why not take a Saturday or Sunday and get away from it all and back to nature? Pickle Springs Natural Area is located in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.
    Why not take a Saturday or Sunday and get away from it all and back to nature? Pickle Springs Natural Area is located in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.
  • Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery

    Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery

    If you are a Civil War historian, this is a must see. The Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery is lactated on County Road 517 in beautiful Stoddard County near Bloomfield, Missouri. 
    If you are a Civil War historian, this historic site is a must see. The Bloomfield Civil War Cemetery is lactated on County Road 517 in beautiful Stoddard County near Bloomfield, Missouri. 
  • River Ridge Winery

    River Ridge Winery

    River Ridge Winery, situated in a century old farm house, and nestled in the hills above the Mississippi River, is owned by Jerry Smith, winemaker, and his wife, Joannie. The hand tended French Hyrid
    River Ridge Winery, situated in a century old farm house, and nestled in the hills above the Mississippi River, is owned by Jerry Smith, winemaker, and his wife, Joannie.
  • Garden of the Gods

    Garden of the Gods

    Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois.
    Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois.
  • Current River

    Current River

    The Current River is one of the most pristine rivers in the US. Located in the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri, Current River, along with the Jack's Fork river, make up The
    The Current River is one of the most pristine rivers in the US. Located in the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri, Current River, along with the Jack's Fork river, make up The Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the first national park area to protect a river system.
  • Ray's of Kelso

    Ray's of Kelso

    When you hear the name Ray's, you think great food. That tradition started as early as 1964 when Ray Ressel's parents opened a drive-in restaurant in Kelso. The business evolved into serving pizza and
    When you hear the name Ray's, you think great food.
  • Cape Girardeau Conservation & Nature Center

    Cape Girardeau Conservation & Nature Center

    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center provides free family fun. The Conservation Nature Center has helped Cape Girardeau County residents discover nature for the past six years. Located within Cape
    Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center provides free family fun. The Conservation Nature Center has helped Cape Girardeau County residents discover nature.
  • Fort Massac

    Fort Massac

    By Carol HoffmanSouthern Illinois TourismThe first fort at Massac was built by French Marines starting on Ascension Day in 1757. The historic forts built at Massac, and its scenic location on the Ohio
    By Carol HoffmanSouthern Illinois TourismThe first fort at Massac was built by French Marines starting on Ascension Day in 1757. The historic forts built at Massac, and its scenic location on the Ohio
  • One Tank Trip: Johnson's Shut Ins

    One Tank Trip: Johnson's Shut Ins

    This week's One Tank Trip takes us to Johnson's Shut Ins in Reynolds County, Missouri.
  • One Tank Trip: The Magic House children's museum

    One Tank Trip: The Magic House children's museum

    In this One Tank Trip we visit The Magic House! It's a Children's museum, located in St. Louis, home to dozens upon dozens of hands-on learning experiences that encourage problem solving, beauty, wonder, and magic for families and children.
  • One Tank Trip: Destination Science Center

    One Tank Trip: Destination Science Center

    Where else can you see a dinosaur, your brain, and perform real science experiments in the same afternoon? It's all at the St. Louis Science Center.
  • One tank trip: Elephant Rocks

    One tank trip: Elephant Rocks

    This week's one tank trip takes us to Iron County.  It's a place where you can simply gaze up at some pretty amazing geological wonders or take on for a hiking experience you won't find anywhere else in the Heartland. In fact, there are only a few places in the world where you'll find sites like the ones at Elephant Rock State Park.
  • One Tank Trip: St. Louis Zoo

    One Tank Trip: St. Louis Zoo

    If you would love to go on a jungle safari, we have an affordable adventure for you not far from the Heartland.  You can make friends with a stingray, chase dozens of butterflies, and watch penguins swim inches from your nose.
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    One Tank Trips - Bollinger County Museum of Natural History

    One Tank Trips - Bollinger County Museum of Natural History

    As the price of gas goes up, so does the price of your family vacation. But, there's no reason to stay at home when you can find family travel destinations right in our own backyard. So, this summer we're going to show you some Heartland attractions that are close to home.
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    Take a One Tank Trip to Giant City State Park

    Take a One Tank Trip to Giant City State Park

    Nestled in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Jackson and Union Counties, Giant City State Park is the dream destination of every hiker and lover of the "Great Outdoors."
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    Take a One Tank Trip to Reelfoot Lake!

    Take a One Tank Trip to Reelfoot Lake!

    If you've always longed to see a Louisiana bayou, maybe you should just "buy you" a tank of gas to Reelfoot Lake State Resort Park instead. The unusual Tennessee swamp and lake was formed by the great quakes of 1811 and 1812.
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    Take a One Tank Trip to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

    Take a One Tank Trip to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

    Off winding Highway N near Lesterville, Missouri, you'll find a sign. It's a sign that your summer's about to take an exciting twist! Follow it into Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, and down a quarter-mile walking trail and you'll end up at a scenic overview.
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    One Tank Trip - Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    One Tank Trip - Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Summer vacation is just speeding by, and you may still be looking for ways to give your family a break you'll always remember. Ideally, you'd like a little excursion that's not too far, and not too expensive.
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  • Lazy L Safari Park

    Lazy L Safari Park

    Tuesday, September 18 2012 7:06 PM EDT2012-09-18 23:06:25 GMT
    Sep 18, 2012 06:55 PM 2012-09-18 22:55:00 GMT
    If you're an animal lover you don't have to go very far to get up close and personal with some of the most exotic animals you've ever seen.
    If you're an animal lover you don't have to go very far to get up close and personal with some of the most exotic animals you've ever seen.
  • Silver Mines

    Silver Mines

    Not far from Fredericktown, Silver Mines is a hidden gem located along the St. Francis River.
    Not far from Fredericktown, Silver Mines is a hidden gem located along the St. Francis River.
  • One tank trip to Wappapello Lake

    One tank trip to Wappapello Lake

    Want to take a family trip to Wappapello Lake? It's just 12 miles from Poplar Bluff.
    Want to take a family trip to Wappapello Lake? It's just 12 miles from Poplar Bluff.
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  • Cave-in-Rock in Hardin County on the Ohio River

    Cave-in-Rock in Hardin County on the Ohio River

    There is just something intriguing about Cave-In-Rock in Hardin, County. Set on the Ohio River, the 55-foot cave conjures up a sense of mystery, suspense and adventure.  
    There is just something intriguing about Cave-In-Rock in Hardin, County. Set on the Ohio River, the 55-foot cave conjures up a sense of mystery, suspense and adventure.  
  • Garden of the Gods

    Garden of the Gods

    Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois.
    Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois.
  • Fort Massac

    Fort Massac

    By Carol HoffmanSouthern Illinois TourismThe first fort at Massac was built by French Marines starting on Ascension Day in 1757. The historic forts built at Massac, and its scenic location on the Ohio
    By Carol HoffmanSouthern Illinois TourismThe first fort at Massac was built by French Marines starting on Ascension Day in 1757. The historic forts built at Massac, and its scenic location on the Ohio
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