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Blogs & Sites
Location: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO
Springfield's beautiful botanical garden within Close Memorial Park offers 25 gardens, including the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and a butterfly house.
Location: 2331 E Pythian Street, Springfield, MO
Springfield's Cooper Tennis Complex is home of the Springfield Lasers World Tennis Team and features indoor and outdoor courts and a pro shop.
Location: 330 E Water Street, Springfield, MO
The park in Springfield, Missouri, honors the city's founders with a historical mural, city timeline, native prairie grasses, and a 250-seat amphitheater used for free movies and concerts during the s...
Location: 5324 S Kissick Avenue, Springfield, MO
Lake Springfield offers families several outdoor recreational opportunities - hiking, birdwatching, boating (canoe and kayak rentals are available), and fishing. Several pavilions are available for re...
Location: 3043 N Fort, Springfield, MO
Guests to Springfield's Dickerson Park Zoo can venture through themed regions encountering hundreds of animals that show the diversity of life found throughout the world. The zoo also hosts sum...
Location: 2500 S Fremont, Springfield, MO
Meador Park is a sports-mecca for Springfield with is softball complex, lighted baseball field, swimming pool, and outdoor basketball courts. There's also playground equipment, restrooms, and p...
Location: 950 E Bennett Street, Springfield, MO
The Phelps Grove Park in Springfield offers plenty of tennis courts, including six lighted courts. The park also features a rose garden, play equipment, open areas, and a walking and fitness tr...
Location: 3825 W Farm Road 146, Springfield, MO
If you're looking for great free kid entertainment, Springfield's Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park lets kids get up-close to farm animals, play on the farm-themed playground, f...
Location: 4007 N Farm Road 171, Springfield, MO
The Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center can be used as a training center for your own horse, or non-horse owners can rent the facility for birthday parties with pony rides.
Location: 2300 E Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, MO
Valley Water Mill Park is located northeast of Springfield and features hiking trails and a lake with fishing piers. Check the website for fishing conditions and regulations.
Location: 955 E Trafficway, Springfield, MO
Hammons Field is home to the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Location: 4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is open year-round and encourages kids and families to get outdoors and explore nature. The park features six hiking trails of varying lengths, wildlife view...
Location: 5775 W Farm Road 140, Springfield, MO
The Springfield/Route 66 KOA offers plenty of shade in the Ozarks, plus an outdoor pool, cabins, full hook-ups, wi-fi, and a playground. Bikes are available for rent.
Need to com-MOO-ne with nature? Meet a few cows and learn where milk and ice cream come from? We've got a great national list, and we'd love to hear about your favorites, too!