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Desserts of Intrigue

The dining scene in the Springfield area offers plenty of options for people with a sweet tooth. The three-layer, fresh-cut strawberry cake is the number one seller at Ms. Gilmore’s Tea Room and Vintage Suitcase on Springfield’s historic Commercial Street. Ms. Gilmore’s is also known for six-inch…

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Wonders of Wildlife: Take a Journey Around the World

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris’ vision of a national institution dedicated to the conservation of the outdoors has come to fruition at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield. “We built this facility with a lot of passion,” said Morris. “And one thing that separates it…

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Floating the Ozarks

Early morning fog floats gently above the surface of the James River, just south of Springfield, as paddlers begin sliding boats into the water. The sun cuts through trees bowing over from the banks of the river, providing the perfect backdrop for a day of floating and fun on an Ozarks river. As…

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Cruise Through the Birthplace of Route 66

Springfield’s emergence as the Birthplace of Route 66 began in the 1920s when the federal government first mandated the construction of a national highway system. A placard on the east side of Park Central Square commemorates Springfield’s subsequent 1992 designation as the official birthplace of…

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Experience Nixa

Shopping and Dining in one of the Ozarks’ fastest growing communities 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…

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Great Performances

Springfield hosts several live entertainment options throughout the year From dazzling Broadway shows to an extremely talented local artistic community, Springfield’s performing arts scene is more vibrant than ever before. Festivals, concerts, plays, musicals, opera and much more provide exciting…

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Fun with Fair Food

We all know that fair food is delicious, sinful and not something you can find on any given day. How often do you run into a deep fried Snicker bar? It's that one time a year when you can indulge on the wackiest food options and not necessarily feel so guilty about it. We hit the Midway at…

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Summer Events in the Ozarks

It's summertime! We rounded up some of the marque events happening in the area this summer to help with your summer adventure planning. We also put together a list of area firework displays happening around the 4th of July. Have a great summer enjoying the Ozarks! Signature Summer Events Birthplace…

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Living the Ozarks Outdoors

The scenic Ozarks beckons you outside with lakes, rivers, parks and trails Springfield is located in the heart of the Ozarks and a perfect starting destination for outdoor enthusiasts ready to enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities southwest Missouri has to offer. From crystal clear rivers to…

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