Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Springfield: The Shopping Hub of the Ozarks

Shopping in Springfield is an excursion with hundreds of stores throughout the city. If you’re looking to spend some cash on a souvenir, update your wardrobe, or find something unique for your home, here are some must-see shopping districts. Battlefield Mall features more than 150 stores in 1.2…

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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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Downtown Springfield: Then & Now

Downtown Springfield is an energetic part of the city filled with restaurants, retailers, attractions, entertainment venues, galleries and more. “It’s gone through an astounding evolution from what it was in the 1950s and ‘60s,” said John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the…

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The Magic of C-Street

There’s a kind of magic on Historic Commercial Street (affectionately known as C-Street) that you just can’t find anywhere else in Springfield. Maybe it’s the variety of beautiful architecture from bygone eras, the bevy of dining options or the vintage and artisanal shopping. Perhaps it’s the live…

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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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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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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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