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Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus

645 State Hwy. 165 | 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.

AYO Starring Voices of Glory

3425 W. 76 Country Blvd. at Hughes Brothers Theatre | Outside Springfield

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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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

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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.

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.