Day Trips

Being centrally located means being in the middle of it all. Outside the city are spectacular attractions to enjoy for the quick day trip.

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Caravelle Theatre | Outside Springfield

Voted Branson's "Best Matinee Show 2010 & 2011" is back for its 12th Fabulous Season! We'll take you back to the days of the British Invasion, Motown, California Surfin' and the Age of Aquarius.

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7C's Winery & Vineyard

502 E. 560th Rd. | Outside Springfield

Enjoy a day in the country at 7C's Winery & Vineyard. American Wine and Mead. Tasting Room and Gift Shop. Check website for events and directions. Live music on Sundays May through Mid-October. Drink What You Like & Like What You Drink.

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Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus

4080 W 76 Country Blvd | Outside Springfield

More than 40 Acrobats of China in a revolving line-up of internationally award-winning acts showcase dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art.

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Adventures of Marco Polo

The White House Theatre | Outside Springfield

Since Marco Polo's travels, the world has been swept away with the fascination of China. This epic show is an adventure, a love story, and many discoveries as told from Marco Polo's journals.

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AYO Starring Voices of Glory

3425 W. 76 Country Blvd. at Hughes Brothers Theatre | Outside Springfield
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Baker Observatory - MSU

1766 Old Hillcrest Rd. | Outside Springfield

The observatory is used on clear evenings for laboratory work by students in beginning and intermediate astronomy courses, and by advanced undergraduate students and faculty conducting astronomical research. The observatory houses many smaller telescopes for students to use in addition to two large telescopes. The public may visit the observatory and view the night sky through telescopes at open houses or during the Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club meetings. Open houses are conducted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy twice each year, in April or May, and in September or October.

Bennett Spring State Park

26250 Highway 64 A | Outside Springfield

The park houses Missouri's third largest spring. The stream is stocked daily from March 1-Oct 31, providing excellent trout fishing. The park features a nature center, a pool, dining, a store, trails, float trips, lodging and campsites.

Bolivar, Missouri Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce

454 S. Springfield Ave. | Outside Springfield

Greetings from Bolivar! Easy access to Bolivar off Missouri 13 with great shopping... boutiques, antiques, gifts, home décor and more. Also, special exhibits at Dunnegan Gallery of Art, ArtSync and Community Festivals. Beautiful parks and trails to bike or hike, and golfing at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club.

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Branson Landing

Branson Landing Management Office | Outside Springfield
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Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve

2339 US Hwy. 65 | Outside Springfield

Visitors of all ages soar through the trees. World class eco-adventure on guided zipline canopy tours across zip lines, platforms and sky bridges. Also features a thrilling zip with an amazing one-of-a-kind freefall dismount. Course and guides are 3rd-party safety certified.

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Buckets N Boards

Clay Cooper Theatre | Outside Springfield
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Bucks and Spurs Guest Ranch

HC 71 Box 163 | Outside Springfield

Featured on the 'Today Show.' Trail rides, rounding up cattle and sleeping in the cedar cabin are just part of the fun at this dude ranch nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. World Champion Missouri Fox Trotting Horses. Winner of the 2009 Ultimate Equestrian Challenge.TM

Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

Approximately 18 miles south of Springfield | Outside Springfield

This area is mainly forest with woodlands, glades and old fields. Facilities/features: picnic areas, unstaffed firearms range, intermittent stream and a permanent stream. A well-marked trail system provides 18 miles of trails for use by hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Camping is permitted ONLY with a permit available through the Springfield Regional office.

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Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure

4106 W. Hwy. 76 | Outside Springfield Special Offer Available

The Butterfly Palace is a fun, educational experience for the whole family! We are open year round, 9am-5pm daily. Your self-guided experience includes over 1,000 live tropical butterflies, educational movies on butterflies, the Great Banyan Tree Adventure, Emerald Forest Mirror Maze and Living Rainforest Science Center!

Cape Fair Marina

142 Sturgis Lane | Outside Springfield

Table Rock Lake's newest destination offers boat slip rentals, watercraft rentals, convenience store with gas dock, restaurant and ski shop...all close to Springfield.