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Springfield, MO
Travel Guide

Pythian Castle which includes a park and heritage architecture

Visit Springfield to see why it is known as the Queen City of the Ozarks and considered the birthplace of Route 66, one of the first major highways in the country.

Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri. It’s home to several large universities and is surrounded by nature with accessible lakes, rivers and streams. The climate, known for its abundance of sunshine and mild temperatures, is conducive to activities of all kinds.

For fans of the outdoors, the internationally renowned Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World boasts more than 300,000 square feet (27,871 square meters) of outdoor supplies, apparel and wildlife exhibits.

Ride through Fantastic Caverns, a 50-minute tour of a huge underground riverbed with spectacular natural rock formations. Visit the Ambler Diversity of Life Center reptile exhibits at Dickerson Park Zoo, stroll through 80 acres (32 hectares) of native forests and fields at the Springfield-Conservation Nature Center and visit the Mizumoto Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene Park. Children adore the Discovery Center, an interactive, hands-on opportunity to learn while they play.

For sports fans, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) of sports memorabilia and educational displays. The Jordan Valley Park offers hockey and ice-skating at Mediacom Ice Park, green space with an interactive water feature and walking trails. Just next door is the Hammons Field baseball stadium where the Springfield Cardinals play.

Fine art and culture are also an important part of the Springfield scene. For nearly 50 years, the Springfield Art Museum has been host to Watercolor USA, a competitive exhibit with work from artists across the country. Attend a ballet, symphony, opera or theater performance at the historic Landers Theatre. The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts hosts high-quality performances from Broadway plays to children’s productions. Join the popular First Friday Art Walk, a monthly event featuring tours of dozens of shops and galleries.

Learn about the area’s past at the History Museum on the Square, Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. History lovers also will want to visit the Walnut Street National Historic Register District with more than 150 historic homes.

Where to stay in Springfield

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Springfield
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Springfield
3.5 out of 5
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO
The price is $119 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in Walnut Street, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hammons Tower and Missouri State University. JQH Arena and Mercy Hospital Springfield are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (944 reviews)
"The hotel looks really nice but the rooms are mediocre. My room smelled like ouid. I would come back thought if needed"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Springfield
Hotel Vandivort
Hotel Vandivort
4 out of 5
305 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO
The price is $149 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Landers Theater and Springfield Expo Center. Missouri State University and JQH Arena ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (629 reviews)
"Do not stay amywhere else if you are dri"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Hotel Vandivort
Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge
Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge
2.5 out of 5
621 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO
The price is $129 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Situated in Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Mercy Hospital Springfield ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,213 reviews)
"On entry you smell chlorine as the pool is right there. The carpet, entry and stairs are tired looking but it is clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Arbor Suites at the Mall
Arbor Suites at the Mall
2 out of 5
1550 E Raynell Pl, Springfield, MO
The price is $84 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Battlefield Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mercy Hospital Springfield and Bass Pro Shops ...
3.8/5Good! (1,675 reviews)
"There was not enough parking space. I could not park in a space so i had to park either far away from my room ori in an area where I couldnt get hit"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Arbor Suites at the Mall
Cozy Cabin Nestled in the Ozark Woods
Cozy Cabin Nestled in the Ozark Woods
Rogersville, MO
Located in the heart of Rogersville, this historic cabin is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from Mark Twain National Forest and within 20 mi (32 km) of Mercy Hospital Springfield ...
5/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"It was very cozy. Had a washer and dryer. Coffee, tea and some other amenities. It was advertised some breakfast foods available, but she told me they didn't do that anymore. We were there for my husband's youngest son's wedding. We didn't cook, but I reheated some leftovers. She has a filtered water ..."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Cozy Cabin Nestled in the Ozark Woods
Safe, Clean Bedroom FOR Rent
Safe, Clean Bedroom FOR Rent
Springfield, MO
The price is $50 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Situated in Springfield, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Battlefield Mall and Mercy Hospital Springfield. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders ...
1/5 (1 review)
"This posting is misleading. You do not "have the whole place to yourself" as stated. This location has at least one other bedroom posted on another lodging site. Host refused to address the issues this misleading information caused."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Safe, Clean Bedroom FOR Rent
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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