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Missouri Girls Getaways and Ladies Vacations in MO - only 80 miles from St. Louis
See all of our ideas for fun girls vacations and bachelorette parties in Missouri!

Girls just want to have fun!  Make the time you need in
your life to share, gab, laugh a lot and cry if you need to! 
Girlfriends understand.  Get away to just remember when . . .

Flock to the Shops!
Have fun with your girlfriends while you peruse the dozens of quaint antique stores, collectible shops and gift boutiques.  For those that need "retail therapy" shop to your heart's content.  When it's just the girls, you'll feel free to shop till you drop . . . no husband or boyfriend to rush you along!  Our antiques district is unique.  Many shops are located in turn of the century mercantile buildings that have been lovingly restored.
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Restaurants and Dining
Enjoy the many restaurants, taverns and bars in the Arcadia Valley Region and on Black River. Our Dining & Restaurant Guide will direct you to restaurants and covers fine dining to casual fare.  From elegant cuisine, award winning BBQ, internet coffee cafes to cafes serving good old fashioned home cookin', you'll find that perfect dining experience.  Take up a game of pool at one of our local taverns and bars.  We have it all right here for your enjoyment while vacationing in our region.
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Live Entertainment, Events & Festivals
Live Music and Entertainment!  Choose from "Branson Style" shows at Bobby Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, or combine dining with entertainment at one of our fine restaurants.  You'll find everything from Bluegrass, to rock, live DJs, Karaoke and everything in between.  During the summer season enjoy concerts and music festivals by the river and under the stars and outdoor entertainment throughout the Valley.
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Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival - Every May and October, you and your girlfriends will be treated to Music, Music, Music everywhere when we bring you the outdoor Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival. Help us celebrate Spring and Fall the old fashioned way with period and bluegrass music filling the air and old time demonstrations, crafters and exhibitions. The event is free!   Click here to read more and see the line-up for these events.
Fall Festivals and Christmas Festivals - There's nothing better than a Missouri Ladies Fall Vacation in the country! Take a fall foliage drive and see the best fall color in Missouri.  October is the month for Fall Festivals and autumn celebrations in our region.  The Fall parade in Arcadia Valley is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri. . . . 83 years and counting!  The Scarecrow Festival is a gathering of many delightful artisans, crafters and cuisine vendors along with live entertainment outdoors. It's an old fashioned "hometown" celebration rarely found these days.  For information and dates for this year's fall celebrations, see this website as fall approaches.

Christmas Festivals and Parade - It's the perfect time to bring your girlfriends and finish your Christmas shopping early!  This Annual Missouri Christmas Festival, Christmas in the Valley, begins Thanskgiving weekend and will even charm and delight the "grinches" among you. Join us for an old fashioned Christmas Celebration throughout the season. From the Christmas Parade to Santa's arrival, our region becomes a winter wonderland of lights and caroling.   Read more about Christmas in the Valley here.

Historic Sites and Landmarks
Tour the many historic sites in our region from Fort Davidson State Historic Site and Museum, scene of the pivotal Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob, to historic churches, turn of the century mercantile buildings, antebellum homes, early Missouri settlements and historic courthouses.  We have many sites on the National Register of Historic Places.  Our region is filled with landmarks and bridges to the past for you to visit.
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