With beautiful landscapes and a great deal of fun activities for couples or families, choose below from any of the hotels in Springfield MO for a unique city vacation. The historical and cultural activities are catered through recreational events all around the city. With so many things to see and do, here is a list of attractions you will not want to miss:
Start off your trip surrounded by beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains while visiting Downtown Springfield. This is a great place to spend a leisurely day with casual dining or upscale restaurants, trendy clothing shops, antique stores, nightlife, art galleries and much more. Make sure to wake up early on weekends to enjoy the best products of the several farmers markets around the area.
Much of the town is centered around the activities and events happening at the state’s second largest university, Missouri State. People may visit the campus and enjoy Broadway-like shows and performances at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Another way of enjoying your visit to campus is watching the athletic teams, especially the football team as you will have a chance to mingle with the locals.
For a different type of adventure, visit the famous Crystal Cave. Located just north of Springfield, visitors come here to observe stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls and other incredible formations. Handrails and stone steps guide you through the cave to see the Upside Down Well, the Rainbow Falls and much more.
Another unique experience occurs at the magnificent Fantastic Caverns. They offer a 50 minute ride through tour along the cave that happens to stay at a constant temperature of 60 degrees all year long. It was discovered in 1867 by a group of 12 women and still remains as one of the most beautiful wonders in the country.
Bring the kids to one of the most exciting places in the entire state of Missouri, the Dickerson Park Zoo. Although it was famous for having one of the oldest elephants in the world, it is home to more than 340 animals representing 120 species. Make sure to explore the educational programs they offer with live animal encounters. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for children.
The outdoor recreational opportunities are plentiful, from natural caves to wildlife zoos. Book now with Choice Hotels to explore it all. Springfield, MO is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway and a breath of fresh air. Go ahead and discover for yourself why this city is known as the Queen of the Ozarks.
Springfield, MO, US, 65807
Springfield, MO, US, 65804
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