Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

100+ Date Ideas For A Romantic Night In The Ozarks

Want to make date night exciting? From romantic dinners to fun and exciting adventures, change up your date night with these activities all around the Ozarks. Fun & Exciting Go bowling and laser tagging at Andy B’s. Play some vintage arcade games at 1984 Arcade. Putt your way to victory playing…

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Experience Nixa

Springfield is surrounded by communities that help make up the fabric of the Ozarks. Nixa, just south on U.S. 160, is certainly one worth visiting. “There is a hidden secret that many people are finally beginning to realize — and traveling from all over to experience — and that is our shopping and…

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Only in Ozark

Travelers between Springfield and Branson on U.S. 65 have good reason to make a pit stop in the thriving community of Ozark. Its midwest charm, local restaurants and unique shops combine to create an experience exclusive to the Ozarks, one of the fastest-growing areas in the state. The Downtown…

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Visit Bolivar & Polk County

There's a lot to do just northwest of Springfield. Bolivar is a charming small town with a vibrant downtown area, a world-class art museum, a hospital and a four-year university offering a variety of degrees, including two doctoral programs. About 30 miles northwest of Springfield, Bolivar offers…

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What's New In The Ozarks

A lot happened in 2021. Here are some fun, new things that made it to the Springfield area that are well worth checking out. Ozark Mill Restaurant Photo courtesy of the Ozark Mill Restaurant. After several years of construction, the Ozark Mill Restaurant opened its doors at 802 Finley Farms Lane in…

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Experience Branson, Missouri

Branson has been offering authentic Ozark Mountain hospitality, a plethora of live shows, dozens of family attractions and three pristine lakes that have been luring visitors to the Missouri Ozarks for more than one hundred years. Check out the top popular attractions to visit this year. Photo…

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How To Find The Best Antiques In Springfield, MO

When it comes to antique stores and flea markets, one piece of advice holds true no matter where you’re shopping. If you see something you love, don’t think you can come back for it later. “If you see it, buy it,” said Shelly Gordon, owner of The Vintage Peddler. “It won’t be there when you come…

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Take an Exotic Winter Walk at Dickerson Park Zoo

Did you know one of the best times to visit Dickerson Park Zoo is in the wintertime? Open year-round, Dickerson Park Zoo is Springfield’s most exotic 1.2 mile walk. While a few of the birds and primates spend the winter off exhibit, there is still a lot to see and do. Many animals enjoy the cold…

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New Year's Eve Parties & Events To Attend This Year

Ring in 2022 with friends at these New Year’s Eve celebrations. Did we miss one? Email myohn@springfieldmo.org and we may add your suggestion to the list. NYE Queen City Pub Crawl The annual New Year's Eve Queen City Pub Crawl is on! Purchase a wristband for $10 and get into nine different venues…

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