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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: 4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO
Fantastic Caverns, just northwest of Springfield, Missouri, allows families with small children to easily see one of Missouri's show caves, courtesy of a Jeep-drawn tram. Tours last about 55 mi...
Location: 1451 E Pythian Street, Springfield, MO
Pythian Castle in Springfield, Missouri has the creds of an authentic castle - more than 50 rooms, a ballroom, an underground tunnel, and even a few ghosts. Tours are scheduled daily. Special e...
Location: 3861 E Stan Musial Drive, Springfield, MO
The best of the best athletes of Missouri are honored at Springfield's Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The museum includes interactive exhibits that allow visitors to face a major league p...
Location: 438 E St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO
The Discovery Center of Springfield boasts three floors of interactive permanent exhibits that focus on science, environment, health, culture, and technology. Birthday parties are available. Ch...
Location: 1111 E Brookside Drive, Springfield, MO
Since 1928, the Springfield Art Museum has brought art to the residents of Springfield, Missouri, through its 12 galleries and art classes for both kids and adults.
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: 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: 2305 E Kearney, Springfield, MO
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks honors our nation's military with hands-on exhibits. The museum also allows birthday parties.
Location: 514 E Commercial, Springfield, MO
The hand-made, bean-to-bar chocolate maker has a retail store, plus gives public tours of its factory every Tuesday. In addition to creating amazing single-origin chocolate bars, the company practices...
Location: 2516 S Campbell Road, Springfield, MO
Straight from the hive, Honey Heaven offers local raw honey products. Bee tours are available by reservation, and everyone gets a honeystick at the end.
Diners at the Bee-str...
Location: 2901 W Farm Road 102, Springfield, MO
A Springfield summer tradition, Pineapple Whip is a frozen concoction made with pineapple. The non-fat, non-dairy treat is served in either cones or cups.