From Lamar, it's roughly 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the south to Bentonville - Fayetteville and 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the north to Kansas City.
The the Harry S. Truman Birthplace is a good spot to visit while you are here. Lamar.
No two towns are quite the same; each has its own tastes and textures. So, take to the wide open road and call into a couple of the other places surrounding Lamar. Carthage and Nevada are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in Southwest Missouri.
Springfield, is another interesting place to discover. It is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Lamar and offers a wide range of visitor attractions, such as Missouri State University, Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center and Hulston Cancer Center. Don't rush back to Lamar until you've spent a little time at Springfield's Crystal Cave, Hammons Field and Drury University.
On a fine day, head outdoors to experience Southwest Missouri's farms.
Southwest Missouri offer some fun outdoor options for visitors who enjoy watersports. Canoeing and fishing are just two of the ways to have fun upon the water here. If you're not one to take a break from work just to put your feet up, the area around Lamar offers plenty of adventure activities such as hiking and horse riding.
If you plan on arriving and departing by air, it's handy to remember that the most convenient major airport is Joplin Regional Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Lamar.