Fall is a beautiful time to see the ranging colors of autumn. If you’re looking for a safe social-distancing activity this fall, here are a few places around Springfield and the Ozarks to get a glimpse of the colors that only come once a year.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
Enjoy a fall drive through the historic Wilson's Creek National Battlefield for a trip filled with rich history and beautiful fall foliage.
Address: 6424 W. Farm Rd. 182, Republic, MO 65738
Maple Park Cemetery
See stunning fall colors while paying respect to loved ones at Maple Park Cemetery. The gazebo at the front is the perfect place to sit in silence and view the trees that fill the cemetery.
Address: 300 W. Grand St., Springfield, MO 65807
You will be amazed at the beautiful colors you can see downtown. Drive through the city to see Springfield burst into color.
Address: Downtown, Springfield
Smallin Civil War Cave
Autumn is the perfect time for a cave tour. Head to Smallin' Civil War Cave for a historic fall tour. In the later fall months you can experience lantern tours of this gorgeous cave.
Address: 3575 N. Smallin Rd., Ozark, MO 65721
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Pay a visit to Springfield's Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden to see breathtaking fall colors pulled straight from Springfield's sister city of Isesaki, Japan.
Address: 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
Lost Hill Park
For a secluded hike north of Springfield, Lost Hill Park is a beautiful place to relax, unwind, and see the beauty of fall in Springfield.
Address: 4705 N. Farm Rd. 151, Springfield, MO 65803
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
About 60 miles from Springfield sits Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Explore the ruins of an abandoned castle and overlook the beauty of fall in the Ozarks.
Address: 1491 Missouri D, Camdenton, MO 65020
Dunnegan Memorial Park
Head to Bolivar, Missouri where you'll find Dunnegan Memorial Park. Near the end of October the entire park bursts into color perfect for an afternoon fall drive.
Address: 601 MO-83, Bolivar, MO 65613
Just north of Springfield, Fellows Lake is a beautiful spot for fall photos with a serene view of the lake, miles of trails, and wide-open fields and spaces.
Address: 4200 E. Farm Rd 66, Springfield, MO 65803
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides free conservation educational activities for all ages. Indoors, enjoy nature exhibits, attend programs, purchase hunting and fishing permits, browse through a nature-related gift shop and pick up free conservation brochures. Outdoors, explore three miles of peaceful hiking trails through a variety of natural communities.
Address: 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is the perfect place to get a feel of that fresh fall air. There are dozens of gardens to discover and all kinds of leaf piles to jump in.
Address: 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
Missouri State University
If you're looking for a nostalgic walk through old stomping grounds, head to Missouri State University. No matter where you look, each building is surrounded by colorful trees. You'll find many students studying outside to enjoy the nice fall weather while they can.
Address: 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897
Whether you're in the mood to walk, bike, or take in a ride-through tour, Dogwood Canyon gives you plenty of options. Experience the beauty of the canyon and waterfalls during one of the most beautiful times of the year.
Address: Lampe, MO 65681
Ozarks Technical Community College
Some of the most beautiful trees are located right in the center of the city. Ozarks Technical Community College is home to stunning fall foliage.
Address: 1001 E. Chestnut Expy, Springfield, MO 65802
Jordan Valley Park
Did you know Jordan Valley Park was this beautiful in the fall? Jordan Valley Park is the perfect place to see fall leaves downtown.
Address: 635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO 65802
Ritter Springs Park
A 245-acre park in a rural setting just northwest of Springfield city limits is a hidden oasis for fall colors.
Address: 3683 W. Farm Rd 92, Springfield, MO 65803
Step into a fall wonderland and cross the bridge at Fassnight Park to see beautiful fall colors.
Address: 1301 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
Stroll around or kayak through Lake Springfield. From the boathouse to the bluffs, you'll be amazed at the sea of color surrounding the lake.
Address: 2312 E. Lake Springfield Park Rd., Springfield, MO 65804
With beautiful stone buildings and a forest of trees, Drury University is a gorgeous place to see the colors of fall around late October into early November.
Address: 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65802
Although there aren't many trees in caves, the drive up to Fantastic Caverns is filled with fall foliage.
Address: 4872 N. Farm Rd. 125, Springfield, MO 65803
Top Of The Rock
Located near Branson, Missouri, Top of the Rock bursts into color nearing the end of fall.
Address: 150 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739
Chateau on the Lake
To get a glimpse of the lake life one last time before fall, Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri has some of the best views of fall foliage in the Ozarks.