Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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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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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The Springfield, Missouri Winter Bucket List

Wondering what to do this winter in Springfield? Check out our Springfield, Missouri winter bucket list for ideas to make this season the best ever. Visit Stops Along The Ozarks Coffee Trail Warm up this winter with the Ozarks Coffee Trail. The area is home to several coffee shops, each offering…

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The Sweetest Candy Shops In The Ozarks

Too old to trick-or-treat? Check out these Ozarks candy shops filled with decadent delights, candies, and delicious homemade chocolate you won’t want to let your kids have. Askinosie Chocolate After quitting his successful law practice, Shawn Askinosie fell in love with making chocolate from…

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You Have To Visit These Haunted Places Around Springfield

If you run toward things that go bump in the night instead of running away, you’re going to love Springfield and the surrounding area. All over the Ozarks, you’ll find enduring ghost stories that thrill and chill and will get you in the mood for Halloween. Haunted History Walking Tours You can…

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Great Deals For College Students In Springfield, Missouri

Students looking to save some dough can find great deals in the Springfield area. Here is a list of great deals and specials that can be redeemed with and without a valid student ID at Springfield area businesses. Are we missing a deal on our list? Email myohn@springfieldmo.org with your suggestions…

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10 Reasons To Visit Springfield, Missouri

If you’re on the fence about visiting Springfield, check out our list of top 10 reasons to visit the third-largest city in Missouri. Connections To The Great Outdoors If you love the outdoors, Springfield is the perfect place for you. The city is home to dozens of parks and trails perfect for…

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Step Back In Time At Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, one of six national parks in Missouri, is a perfect stop for an entertaining and educational experience. Fought on August 10, 1861, the Battle of Wilson’s Creek was a pivotal battle in Missouri and the second major battle of the Civil War. When the smoke cleared…

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Milling Around The Ozarks

The Ozarks are full of historic mills located a few minutes from Springfield to over two and a half hours. What were once water mills and home to small businesses, check out these historic mills located all over the Ozarks. Ozark Mill View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

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