Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

5 Spots Perfect For Biking In The Ozarks

This upcoming season is the perfect time to hit the trails on your bike and explore our area’s winding trails, peaceful lakes, and spectacular views of our colorful landscape. Whether you’re just starting or have been shredding for years, there’s a trail for everyone to enjoy in the Ozarks. Here are…

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Unique Ways To See Fall Colors Around The Ozarks

If you love seeing the leaves change around the Ozarks, check out some of these more unique methods and adventures to see fall colors besides hiking or biking. Wondering when the leaves are changing in the area? Check the Missouri Department of Conservation fall color updates. Kayaking/Canoeing The…

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40+ Instagrammable Murals Around Springfield

Springfield is home to some beautiful artwork made by muralists and artists alike. If you're searching for your next photo op or want to tour Springfield's mural scene, here are thirty murals you can find around Springfield, MO. Is there one we missed or think should be on this list? Email…

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Summertime Water Activities To Do Around The Ozarks

If you’re looking for ways to cool off this summer, check out these water activities in and around Springfield and the Ozarks area. Kayaking At Lake Springfield Boathouse You don’t need to buy a kayak to go kayaking. You can rent kayaks, canoes, and tandem kayaks for a few bucks an hour at Lake…

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6 Must-Visit State Parks A Short Drive From Springfield

Every state is unique and has different characteristics, from the giant peaks of Colorado to the beautiful forests of Washington. Wherever you are in the United States, you are probably just a short distance from one of the thousands of state parks. According to America’s State Parks, “State parks…

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Farms To Visit In The Springfield Area

When I first visited Springfield, I didn’t expect to find a city embedded with such a rich farming culture full of farm stands and pastures. According to the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture, the Show-Me State is home to about 95,000 farms, covering two-thirds of the state’s total land acreage. On…

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Historic Springfield Then & Now

Since becoming a city in 1838, Springfield has seen a lot of changes. From a Civil War battle and a quick-draw shootout downtown to the naming of Route 66 and a VJ Day celebration that filled the square. Here is a quick summary of Springfield’s history and a few photos of how the city has changed…

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Exploring Rountree Neighborhood

When I was a college student, I would sometimes drive around Springfield’s Rountree neighborhood and daydream about living there. Near downtown and Missouri State University’s campus, this historic neighborhood is filled with charming bungalows and tree-lined sidewalks perfect for strolling. Now…

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Things To Do With Grandkids In Springfield, MO

If your grandkids are spending spring break with you, head for Springfield, where you’ll find all kinds of inexpensive things they’ll enjoy doing. Along with creating lasting memories, you’ll like knowing your house is staying clean while you enjoy the amenities of a hotel. You’ll find hotel rooms…

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Exploring Galloway

Galloway is quiet on Sundays, typically, as church hours keep this stretch of Lone Pine Avenue untouched by traffic. It’s a simple delight to take time to wander from Sequiota Park down to the Galloway Creek Greenway, the first trail in Missouri to become a National Recreation Trail in 2003 by the…

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