Ozark, Missouri is only 12 miles from Springfield, Missouri. Here are a few activities you can do for a day of fun.

The Ozark Mill at Finley Farms

Photo courtesy of Finley Farms

You could spend all day at Finley Farms. Start off with some coffee and toast at The Workshop where you can crack open the laptop or read on the patio. Then stroll around the gardens of this working farm or savor the panoramic Finley River view from the pedestrian bridge. Don’t forget to grab lunch on the patio at Ozark Mill Restaurant and enjoy the views or head downstairs for some speakeasy vibes at The Garrison where low lighting and fine dining pair great with cocktails under the stars.

Hoping for a special lunch—like chicken salad and strawberry soup, washed down with flavored tea and a slice of homemade cake or pie for dessert? Turn at the big red “Eat” sign at Spring Creek Tea Room. Open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, this tea room and antique shop is across the street from the historic Ozark square.

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Searching for antiques and flea market finds, handcrafted items and boutique gifts? U.S. Highway 65 and West Jackson Street is a mecca, with hundreds of booths among eight stores. Visit smaller shops at West State Highway J and 17th Street or along East South Street.

Lambert's Cafe in Ozark, Missouri 

Dubbed “the home of throwed rolls,” Lambert’s Cafe is the go-to place for generous helpings of Southern cooking in a relaxed atmosphere—with hot dinner rolls literally tossed into the mix. This lunch-and-dinner restaurant stays busy thanks to the catfish, fried chicken and pork loin.

Vineyard Market in Ozark, Missouri

Vineyard Market. Photography by Brandon Alms.  

Pizza, charcuterie boards, patio seating, live music and plenty of wine await at Vineyard Market. Stop in for lunch, grab some wine to go, settle in for a cigar or enjoy the bottomless bloody marys and mimosas during Saturday brunch. Need more wine or some cheese curds and old timey candy to go with your snack selection? Heather Hill Farms needs to be on your list.

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