Best Things to Do this Winter in Missouri

Just because it’s winter in Missouri doesn’t mean it’s time to stop exploring the state! Colder days can be spent making a bucket list of trips for the year, but that’s not all. Get out and explore some of these winter activities all over the Show Me State!

Play in the Snow or on the ice

Ski, ride and tube at Snow Creek Ski Area in Weston, Missouri. Please check their report daily for updates on operations, trail status & lift accessibility here.

Ski, ride and tube at Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Eureka, Missouri. Please check their report daily for updates on operations, trail status & lift accessibility here.

Wolfe Mountain in Branson, Missouri has built and desgined USA’s largest synthetic tubing run using the high performance snow sports surface Snowflex®. The new Snowflex tubing hill brings fun for the whole family to enjoy a day on the slope. Vist their website here for more information.

Ice Rink at Old Kinderhook. Lace up your skates at the only wintertime Ice skating rink in Lake of the Ozarks and Central Missouri. Visit their website for hours of operation and pricing here.

Crown Center Ice Terrace. Outdoor ice rink open November to March inside an entertainment & shopping complex. Visit their website for hours of operation and pricing here.

Cozy up at a resort

Book a getaway to one of Missouri’s coziest resorts. Winter promotions make this the best time of year to enjoy the cabin rentals in Branson and Lake of the Ozarks.

Branson Shores Resort Where memories are made! Table Rock Lake’s premium family resort. Nestled in the hills of Branson, Missouri is a breathtaking scenic getaway like none other. The Branson area has been a family destination for decades. There are few places you can visit and experience the natural serene beauty of forests, rolling hills, valleys, 857 miles of shoreline, and more than 52,300 acres of water in addition to premier dining, golf, and relaxation. Whether you’re planning a vacation, weekend trip, family reunion, a corporate getaway, Branson Shores Resort at the Table Rock Lake has something unique to offer. Book your stay at 417-862-0000 or BRANSONSHORES.COM mention Missouri Magazine

Big Cedar Lodge Discover a remote haven of natural beauty and rustic luxury tucked into the rugged landscape of the Missouri Ozark Mountains, overlooking Table Rock Lake. *Mention Missouri Magazine when you book your stay online or over the phone at 844.602.5176 or BIGCEDAR.COM

Old Kinderhook Nestled in the heart of Missouri lies over 700 acres of pristine green and breathtaking natural beauty. This charming getaway blends the luxuries of resort life. It’s the perfect place for a winter getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy their outdoor ice skating rink. Book your stay at 888-585-0449 or OLDKINDERHOOK.COM Mention Missouri Magazine when you book your winter getaway.

Indulge in a spa treatment

Splurge on some self-care during this time of year. Make an appointment at one of these Missouri Spa’s.

Spa 54 at Old Kinderhook

Pure Tranquility Massage & Spa

Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge

Wildflower Wellness Spa

Bodyworks Day Spa

Drink a warm beverage (boozy or not)

Gather with some friends or family for a round of warm beverages.


Classic Rock Coffee Co.
Travellers House Coffee and Tea


Backstage Cafe and Wine Bar
Expresso Branson


The Ranch House



Kansas City

Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium
City Market Coffee

St. Louis

Blueprint Coffee
Comet Coffee

Jefferson City

Yanis Coffee Zone
Dunn Brothers Coffee

Museum’s to Enjoy

This is a good time to check out many museum’s throughout the state

Aquarium at the Boardwalk

Wonders of Wildlife

The Gateway Arch

City Museum

Shop for new styles

Winter sales make this the perfect time to support local businesses, like at these great places to shop:

Shabby Chic Boutique

Sassy Junk Boutique 
Face 2 Soul Beauty Boutique
Split Arrow Boutique

Mark Ashton

Hello Belle Boutique