Springfield Sights and Landmarks Guide, Missouri
Springfield is the third biggest city of Missouri, offering a compelling and unique past represented in a number of sights and locations. Commemorating the bloody entry of Missouri into the 1861 Civil War, the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is a must visit place.
If you are interested in further exploring the history of Springfield, then have a tour of the History Museum for Springfield or Frisco Railroad Museum. The history museum has over 3000 sq. ft. of exhibition space containing both rotating and permanent exhibits. The Railroad Museum displays railroad cars, artifacts, paintings and pictures and also gives access to a playground, picnic area and a public pool.
The Nathanael Greene Park provides a Japanese Stroll Garden in which the visitors are taken around a garden and also through a tea house. Some other popular attractions in Springfield include the Exotic Animal Paradise & Fantastic Caverns in which expert guides provide scenic tours of outdoor animal parks and ride-through caves. During your visit to Springfield, do not forget to take a walk on Walnut Street, explore the Wildlife Zooquarium and enjoy a baseball match in Hammons Field.
Located in downtown Springfield, Walnut Street offers numerous restaurants, art galleries, shopping centers, museums and theatres and an abundance of monuments and historical buildings. Springfield Arts Museum has more than 8500 art objects which represent a culture that is thousands years old. The special collections consist of 19th to 21st century water color, sculptures, prints and American paintings.
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks is a military museum featuring more than 5000 military pieces including vintage military equipments and original memorabilias. The Missouri sports Hall of Fame has several interactive displays and sports memorabilia where the visitors can experience throwing touch down passes, broadcasting of a game and enjoying a 90 mph league baseball match.
Woods Fork Creek has trails that connect to the Busiek State Forest and offers several chances of activities such as walking, biking and hiking. The Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area is a forested area located between Branson and Springfield. It offers several activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, target shooting and hunting. Jordan Valley Park provides both outdoor spaces and indoor facilities including walking paths, ice rink, water streams and hiking trails.
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