Head to Hydro Adventures for Family Fun This Summer

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to hop in your new car from Jimmy Michel Motors and blast the AC. But a trip in the car is even more exciting when there’s a fun destination at the end, like Missouri’s own Hydro Adventures water park.

One of the water park’s most notable — and noticeable, thanks to the rainbow colors — slides is the Twisted Six, a series of six water slides that allow you to race five friends down a twisted, fun slope. Another water slide favorite is Poseidon’s Pipeline, which drops you right into a big splash pool at the end.

Looking for a more casual day? Spend your time soaking up the sun in the park’s lazy river or just float in a relaxing pool.

Water not for you? This water park offers more adventures than just the aquatic type. You and your friends and family can enjoy a day racing go-karts at Tailpipe Alley or fighting foes in a game of laser tag. You can even get your thrills up in the air on one of several carnival rides, like the roller coaster or the Scrambler. The park even includes classic carnival games.

Learn more about Hydro Adventures here.

For more suggestions on ways to keep cool this season, contact us at Jimmy Michel Motors. We’ll be happy to share our favorite summer pastimes.

Top 7 Small Town Restaurants in Missouri to Take a Road Trip to in Your New Car


Across the states in small cities and towns, you can find exceptional restaurants that are local favorites. This summer, explore these quality small town restaurants in Missouri.

  • Catalpa – Arrow Rock: Head to the award-winning restaurant of Catalpa to enjoy classic American dishes with flair. The restaurant is located at the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Savor Grill – West Plains: Savor Grill proudly serves local favorites such as classic pork steak, homegrown potatoes, and corn.
  • Chaumette Vineyards & Winery – Ste. Genevieve: Chaumette Vineyards & Winery has it all: incredible views, tasty Cajun food, and wines fermented on-site.
  • Abigail’s – Rocheport: This family restaurant changes up its menu daily, giving you a unique and delicious experience each time you visit.
  • Beckett’s – Glasgow: For classic American fare, head to Beckett’s and enjoy comfort food alongside beautiful riverfront views.
  • The Ivory Grille – Sedalia: You’ll find Ivory Grille within the beautiful Hotel Bothwell. For a romantic evening with your significant other, head to this fine-dining venue.
  • The Keeter Center – Lookout Point: For a cafeteria-style experience, head to the Keeter Center for a meal cooked and served by College of the Ozarks students.

Contact us at Jimmy Michel Motors for more suggestions about where to find scrumptious fare.

Best date nights

Best Date Night Destinations Near Aurora, Missouri

Best date nights

Treat you and your loved one to a special night out!


In this day and age, we all seem to be running around like crazy. That’s why we have to remember to take a breath every now and then to appreciate the people in our life. That’s why we’ve got some great ideas for the best date nights near Aurora.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & ShowBranson, Missouri

If you want a fun, crazy, over-the-top night out, you’ve got it! You’ll get a full show and delicious country-style dinner. And you can stop by the stables on the property to see all of the gorgeous quarter horses.

Sight & Sound TheatreBranson, Missouri

This theatre is different than most. All of its shows are centered on the Bible, but you don’t even have to be religious to enjoy them. There are stunning visual representations of stories almost everyone knows, from Moses to Noah’s Ark. Live animals are featured for an extra “wow.”

Painting with a TwistBentonville, Arkansas

Not an artist? It doesn’t matter! These paint nights let you sip on wine while an instructor walks you step-by-step through a featured painting. The best part is comparing your paintings afterwards.

5 Favorite Restaurants in Aurora, MO


Family Dinner Aurora MO

Take your family out for a bite to eat at one of these top restaurants in Aurora!

For those days when you don’t feel like cooking in the kitchen, Aurora, MO has some great places to eat. We at Jimmy Michel Motors are proud of our city’s culinary heritage and wholeheartedly recommend these great restaurants in Aurora.

Madison Avenue Bistro

A hidden gem in downtown Aurora, this up-and-coming eatery offers great lunchtime menu options for those working in the city.

Bootleggers Restaurant & Brewery

Set inside an old, renovated bank downtown, this place has refreshing drinks and creative menu items that make for a great dining experience.

Your Pizza Place

Big supporters of our town’s high school teams and some of the nicest people you’ll meet, the folks at Your Pizza Place serve of some of the best pizza you’ll ever taste.

Las Palmas

Often busy but rarely a long wait (signs of a good restaurant), this Mexican café offers huge portions of tasty grub that’s guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.

Aurora Family Restaurant

A warm, welcoming family restaurant with plenty of options to satisfy your whole group, this local favorite is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

A Few Of The Many Great Springfield Theaters

Springfield is a remarkable place, for so many reasons. It’s got about as rich a history as any town and it’s a veritable playground for outdoorsy-types. Springfield also happens to feature a number of fantastic theaters. Here are a few of our favorites…

Gillioz Theatre

 This historic theater is almost a century old. If that wasn’t cool enough, the Gillioz is actually located on Route 66! The building itself is a work of art. Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, it also features an Egyptian/Art Deco interior. You can catch films here as well as concerts and Broadway productions.

Springfield Contemporary Theater

 Focusing on modern theatrical works, the Springfield Contemporary Theater offers an extraordinarily intimate experience for the audience. The theater only seats 87 people. Front row is only 16 feet from the stage. Located in downtown Springfield, you can catch modern productions like “Hair” and “Xanadu” at this theater.

Springfield Little Theater

 Largely run by volunteers, the Springfield Little Theater is over 100 years old. By far the most popular of all Springfield theaters, the venue entertains up to 60,000 patrons every year. You can enjoy plays and musicals here as well as performances by the Springfield Ballet and Springfield Regional Opera.