Missouri

The Day I Spent In A Missouri Prison

Ray Miller is 82 years old.  He's been a tour guide at the now vacant Missouri State Penitentiary for the past ten years.  At his age, he has plenty of stories ...

Missouri Road Trip: Jefferson City

The show-me state's capitol city has plenty to see and experience for a full weekend visit or just a quick stop while passing through. Capitol Tour Most Misso...

Experiencing College Basketball

If you're like me - each Spring you turn your attention to the world of men's college basketball.  "March Madness" is a tradition for many of us that don't usua...

Take A Genius Road Trip. Literally.

Some say it's part of flyover country, others honestly don't even know where it is.  (Not joking - when I lived in California, some of my friends had no idea wh...

Where Walt Disney Found His Magic

Inez Johnson unfurls the "we're open" flag outside the historic, refurbished train depot in rural Marceline, Missouri.  The trains still come by each day, in fa...

A Missouri Road Trip: St. Joseph

Having lived in Missouri most of my life, I'm always tickled when I explore a new town in my home state.  Of course, I'm also embarrassed that it's taken so lon...

Q&A x10 – Vacuum Cleaner Museum

  If you are a regular follower of Bill On The Road, you know that I'm all too eager to pull of the highway to visit interesting or peculiar museums - e...

Joplin Still Healing Five Years Later

Bringing up the 2011 tornado that tore apart this southern Missouri town brought visible emotion to residents I met during a recent stop in Joplin.  One girl st...

Kansas City’s Tiniest Attraction

Visitors to Kansas City, Missouri are taking a second look at the newly refurbished National Museum Of Toys / Miniatures.   And, according to the latest attenda...