Springfield Missouri Should Be Your Next Travel Assignment
If you can’t decide whether you want to travel to the big city or enjoy the great outdoors on your next travel assignment do both by choosing Springfield, Missouri. Located in the southwestern part of the state of Missouri, Springfield has the good fortune of being in the heart of the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains. In addition to outdoor recreation, Springfield is also the third largest city in the state and home to all of the amenities found in larger cities throughout the country. Let’s take a look at what makes Springfield, Missouri the perfect place for your next travel assignment.
Outdoor Fun. The top reason why Springfield should be on your travel assignment bucket list has to be the amazing scenery and outdoor activities that are abundant throughout the area. Starting off with a location right in the city and ranked the #1 Springfield attraction on Trip.com is a must visit trip to the Japanese Stroll Garden. Imagine 7.5 acres of amazing gardens, koi ponds, whimsical bridges, and traditional Japanese gardens. Another local favorite is Sequiota Park, 28-acres of lakes and hiking trails amidst the natural beauty of the Ozarks.
History. If you happen to be a history buff, then your 13-week assignment in Springfield will not disappoint. From the National Park Service National Battlefield at Wilson’s Creek, visitors can learn about the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. The Wilson’s Creek site features a 4.9-mile self-guided paved tour road and a seven-mile trail system for horseback riding and hiking. The Missouri Institute of Natural Science is located on the site of RiverBluff Cave, discovered in 2001 and home to hundreds of prehistoric and ice age fossils. The museum is dedicated to the exploration of the connections between prehistory, geology, and the natural world. In addition to the museums and natural history sites, Springfield is home to several historical theatres and other architectural gems.
Caves. Not since ‘Batman’ has there been a place with so many caves having something exciting around every turn. Missouri is appropriately nicknamed the “Cave State”. While the aforementioned RiverBluff Cave is not yet open to the public because it is still being excavated, there are plenty of other subterranean hangouts for the spelunker in all of us. The Fantastic Caverns is the only drive through cave system in North America and features jeep-powered tours through the amazing caverns. Crystal Cave, opened in 1893 and located just 5-miles from Springfield, is home to several unique sights, including flowstone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. Smallin/Civil War Cave was known to have been used by Civil War troops to hide spare ammunition and artillery features guided walking tours.
Branson. Located less than an hour from Springfield is the playground known as Branson. If you are looking for a getaway while on assignment, head south to Branson to take in Vegas-style shows, top notch music events, comedy shows, nightlife and delightful dining locations. Your urge to party on this side trip to Branson will be sated by any number of hot nightclubs, including “The Club” annually voted as one of Branson’s best venues for live music and Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill.
Barbecue. As you might expect, locations in our nation’s heartland are probably known for big hunks of meat and barbecue. Springfield is no different. For those who don’t mind standing in line, a visit to City Butcher and Barbecue will leave you feeling it was well worth the wait. The latest entrant to the local barbecue scene was recently voted Springfield’s Best New Restaurant, Bubba’s BBQ! Everything at Bubba’s is cooked low and slow until it is the right mix of bark, bite and savory sauce.
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