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

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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

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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

Downtown Springfield

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Downtown Springfield

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

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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

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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

Evangel University

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Evangel University

For lots of red trees and fall colors, Evangel University is the perfect stop to walk through the campus and get a little taste of autumn.

Address: 1111 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

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

Branson Scenic Railway

For a scenic trip that's a little different, head to Branson Scenic Railway and ride a train to see the beautiful fall colors. Enjoy Missouri's colors from your seat along with a candlelight dinner.

Address: 206 E. Main St., Branson, MO 65616

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

Fellows Lake

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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

Dogwood Canyon

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

Fassnight Park

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

Lake Springfield

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

Drury University

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

Fantastic Caverns

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.

Address: 415 N. State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616