Visit Springfield

At a Glance

Springfield, MO

Eureka Springs, AR

1 hr 50 min

81 miles

Springfield, Missouri, known for its deep-rooted history along Route 66, is often explored for the “Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium,” an immersive and educational experience highlighting the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum

Dive into Nature's Marvels

The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, is an extraordinary and immersive destination for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists. This expansive facility, founded by Bass Pro Shops’ Johnny Morris, offers a unique blend of museum and aquarium experiences, showcasing the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Visitors are treated to an array of stunning exhibits, including a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure that features over 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Silver Dollar City sign

Explore Along the Way

Branson, Missouri, is a vibrant and family-friendly destination known for its eclectic mix of entertainment, nature, and culture. At the heart of its allure is Silver Dollar City, an internationally acclaimed 19th-century-themed amusement park offering a blend of thrilling rides, artisan crafts, and live performances. The city’s entertainment prowess is further showcased in its famed Theater District, home to a plethora of shows ranging from country music performances to dazzling acrobatic displays. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the Ozark Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for activities like hiking and exploring the scenic beauty of Table Rock Lake.

Discover the Arkansas Art Trail

Embark on a journey where nature inspires art, with breathtaking vistas, architectural features, and local heritage and cultural sites. Discover additional resources to guide your exploration along the trail.