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

Baymont by Wyndham Springfield I-44
Baymont by Wyndham Springfield I-44
2.5 out of 5
1610 East Evergreen, Springfield, MO, 65803
The price is $79 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,062 reviews)
"The food was great and facility was clean"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Baymont by Wyndham Springfield I-44
Baymont by Wyndham Springfield South Hwy 65
Baymont by Wyndham Springfield South Hwy 65
2.5 out of 5
3343 E Battlefield St, Springfield, MO, 65804
The price is $84 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (811 reviews)
"The room was nice."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Baymont by Wyndham Springfield South Hwy 65
Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge
Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge
2.5 out of 5
621 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO, 65807
The price is $107 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,252 reviews)
"Overall amazing good location"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

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, 65804
The price is $88 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,922 reviews)
"Very good deal. We stay here every year to bowl a tournament. 3 of us in the same room and the accommodations are perfect!"

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Arbor Suites at the Mall
★ Authentic 1BR/1BA + Kitchen - Downtown SGF ★
★ Authentic 1BR/1BA + Kitchen - Downtown SGF ★
Springfield, MO
Stay at this vacation home in Springfield. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium and Bass Pro Shops ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Very nice inside. Very comfy bed. Clean inside. Nice laundry. Nice amenities. This home had other rentals in it which made it very noisy. The others staying in the house took all the parking in the back of the home. We had to park on the street or up the street at times."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

★ Authentic 1BR/1BA + Kitchen - Downtown SGF ★
3BR SMART HOME, an oasis for you!
3BR SMART HOME, an oasis for you!
Springfield, MO
The price is $94 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this business-friendly vacation home in Springfield. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Wonders of Wildlife Museum ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Clean and comfortable
"Everything we needed was provided. They provided bath accessories and cooking utensils. TV in every bedroom. Plenty of space where everyone had privacy."

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

3BR SMART HOME, an oasis for you!
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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