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History Museum on the Square Opens

After years of work and anticipation, a new history museum is open in Springfield. Visitors to the new History Museum on the Square are transported into the rich tapestry of southwest Missouri’s history told through interactive exhibits, video and photography and a treasure trove of artifacts. The museum that opened Aug. 8 has more than […]
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Let’s Go to the Circus and Circus and Circus and…

Shoppers at Battlefield Mall will have a chance to see 25 circuses at the same time Aug. 15-18. That’s because miniature circus exhibits will be on display at the mall while the Circus Model Builders 2019 Annual Convention is taking place in Springfield. The convention is the 58th for the organization and the second to […]
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Wonders of Wildlife Offering Local Resident Ticket

Residents of select neighboring counties in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas can purchase a single-day adult admission to Wonders of Wildlife for $27.95 – a $20 discount. For the best possible guest experience, daily and hourly ticket quantities may be limited. Children are always $19.95. This offer is only available for a limited time. Promotion […]
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Sales Department Promotes City for Group Events

The CVB’s group sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows targeting event and meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: Connect Marketplace Connect Sports Missouri Event Summit American Baptist Association Convention For more information about sales efforts targeting event and meeting planners, contact Dana Maugans, sales director, at 417-881-5300 or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.
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CVB Promoting ‘Shark Week’ Giveaway

Celebrate “Shark Week” with a chance to win a mini-vacation that includes diving with sharks in the only place it can be done in the midwest. The Out to Sea Shark Dive at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, is the centerpiece of the vacation. Guests will go underwater […]
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Missouri Travel Alliance Seeking Donations for Annual Auction

The Missouri Travel Alliance is preparing for its 2019 auction set for Sept. 23-Oct. 4. For that auction, the organization is asking travel and tourism entities to donate items that are auctioned off to help support the work of MTA throughout the year; items such as hotel overnights, tickets to attractions, unique local products, gift […]
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Blunt, Klobuchar, Gardner, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Travel & Tourism, Boost Jobs

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) introduced legislation July 16 to reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. “America’s tourism industry supports thousands of jobs and contributes billions to our economy,” said […]
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Registration Underway for 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Enjoy two days of networking and educational sessions Oct. 8-10 at the 2019 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference includes community activities, informative programming and the annual tourism awards banquet honoring industry leaders. Registration through Sept. 20 is $350. Beginning Sept. 21, registration increases to $400. A […]
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More Parking Available Soon at Airport

Passenger growth at the Springfield‐Branson National Airport is so rapid, the airport is adding more parking. Construction is underway on more than 700 parking spots. This is on top of the 300 spots added less than three years ago. Airports across the country have seen record growth the past couple years and keeping up with parking is a […]
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Welcome These Groups this Summer!

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. And some of those are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in the […]
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