Missouri Local Customs

  • No motors thank god!
    No motors thank god!
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    They contain sites and information
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Missouri Local Customs

  • Fairs & Festivals

    Kansas City Local Customs

    We went to a wonderful celebration at the Union Station downtown Kansas City. It was for the Memorial Day holiday. They had the Kansas City Symphony play a patriotic concert, then there were fireworks over Liberty Memorial afterwards. They announced that there were 24,000 people attending the event this year. This was a free performance. Check out...

  • Kansas City People

    Kansas City Local Customs

    One of the many places where you might hear live music in the metro area is in the entry way and food court of the Crown Center Shops. It may be a barber shop quartet, an elementary school choir, or it may be some of KC's professional jazz musicians. You never know who you might hear performing, there might be some old guy who played here with...

  • The Plaza

    Kansas City Local Customs

    If you stay in Kansas City long enough you will end up at some point on the Country Club Plaza. This once great Kansas City landmark has become a shell of it’s former self. It was as recently as 15 years ago filled with local restaurants and shops and only smattering of national chains. Now it has gone the way of most good shopping districts in the...

  • Historic Trails

    Kansas City Local Customs

    Watch for historical markers on the roads in Kansas City. Also look for signs that tell you when you are on the Frontier Military Route, Santa Fe Trail, or Oregon Trail. This historical marker is on highway 24 on the way to Fort Osage.

  • Culinary Tip: Burnt Ends

    As you can imagine, Kansas City is famous for its BBQ. But what you probably have not realized is that KCers do not just go for the common BBQ pieces. One of the most famous parts of KC BBQ is the Burnt Ends. These are the pieces at the end of the brisket that were usually thrown away, or used in some other cooking method like the pieces of beef in...

  • Osage 'Orange' Trees

    During my entire weekend drive, I came across only three trees with this very strange looking fruit hanging from their limbs. Two of the trees were in Missouri and, at the time, I had no idea what they were.In size, they were like a large grapefruit, but their skin had a very rough bubbly appearance and the fruit felt very hard to the touch, not...

  • Quaint Houses

    As with my drive along the eastern side of Kansas before re-entering Missouri, I found the housing styles in the small towns that I passed through to be very interesting.Sometimes, there was a row of big Victorian style houses where the well-to-do lived or had lived. However, in most cases there was also the simple side of town where the small...

  • Layed -Back atmosphere

    Respect the local people--they live and work hard to make Branson a great place to visit.You won't see a lot of rushing here or finery.Everyone is very casual.Tip the waitresses well.They will stop and talk with you and give you some tips of travel and life in the Ozarks.We got to know the local people well and felt very safe in Branson.

  • Don't make fun of Budweiser...

    Don't make fun of Budweiser Beer. It's brewed in St. Louis, home of Anheiser Busch Brewery.HEINEKEN ROCKS!!

  • Plenty of cultural things in...

    Plenty of cultural things in and around St. Louis. Make a great side trip to Hannibal and visit Mark Twain's boyhood home. The river drive is pretty and it can be done in a day from St. Louis. Be sure to go in the Cave, they take you 200 feet underground and turn off the lights, so you get a feel for what Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher experienced...

  • In St. Louis (which I have...

    In St. Louis (which I have been told has more 4-way stop signs than anywhere else), do NOT come to a complete stop at a stop sign, especially a 4-way.St. Louis is home to, and has perfected, the 'rolling' stop. I have even heard rumors (doubtless untrue) that the local constabulary will ticket you for a full stop.

  • Dumb Missouri LawsIt is not...

    Dumb Missouri LawsIt is not illegal to speed. (Repealed)BucknerIn this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.Excelsior SpringsHard objects may not be thrown by hand.Worrying squirrels is not tolerated.Kansas CityMinors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.Installation of...

  • http://web.missouri.edu/~tigers/...

    http://web.missouri.edu/~tigers/ The University of Missouri-Columbia has the Bengal Tiger as mascot for it's athletic teams. The University has a program to help save endangered wild tigers.

  • Here I wanna tell you about a...

    Here I wanna tell you about a special place in Missouri: Washington and the surrounding towns (such as Dutzow or Krakow). Still today you can see that these towns were settled by the Germans. Dutzow is even the first German settlement in Missouri. There can still be found some German words in the vocabulary of the people in Washington: instead of...

  • Try really hard not to sound...

    Try really hard not to sound like a New-Yorker. These people are very prejudiced against 'Yankees'. Blacks are not really welcome, either, unless they play basketball (the state passion). Can you tell that I am not a native??

  • 7. You can have the blues...

    7. You can have the blues in New York City, but not in Brooklyn or Queens. Hard times in Vermont or North Dakota are just a depression. Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City are still the best places to have the blues.

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