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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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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Where To Buy Real Christmas Trees In The Ozarks

Looking to buy a real Christmas tree this year? Check out these stores that will be selling them. Did we miss one? Email myohn@springfieldmo.org and we may add your suggestion. Wickman’s Garden Village With Christmas trees usually arriving around Thanksgiving, Wickman’s has several varieties of…

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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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Three Spots To Build-Your-Own Bouquet In The Ozarks

Flowers don’t have to be just for special occasions. Around the Ozarks, you can find several businesses that allow you to build your own bouquet and display a little bit of the Ozarks on your table. Here are three spots where you can make floral arrangements yourself. Ozark Mtn. Flower Truck Photo…

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4 Local Bookstores In Springfield Missouri

Springfield is littered with independent book stores filled with popular titles and one-of-a-kind finds. Here are four bookstores that are a must-visit. Pagination Bookshop Photo courtesy of Pagination Bookshop Tucked away on Historic Walnut Street, sits Pagination Bookshop. Opened by Jen Murvin…

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Searching for the Antique and Unique

The Springfield area is home to dozens of antique shops, resale boutiques, flea markets and thrift stores. If you’re a bargain hunter, antique lover, collector or just looking for a unique souvenir, you’ve come to the right place. The Springfield area is home to dozens of antique shops, resale…

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