Author Archives: Susan Wade

Regional Magazine Seeks Events for Online Calendar

“Ingram’s Magazine” notified the Convention & Visitors Bureau it is accepting events for it’s new online calendar. To submit events, go to and click “Events” in the gray bar across the top of the page. Click “Submit an Event” in the maroon box, fill out the form and click “Submit.” Events are reviewed by […]
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The Travel Channel, MSN Feature Two Local Attractions

Two Springfield attractions are getting national media attention this week. “The Travel Channel” program “Mysteries at the Museum” will have a segment on the History Museum on the Square and the escape of several cobras in 1953 in downtown Springfield. The show is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 p.m. Dec. 2 […]
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Fantastic Caverns Ranks No. 4 in USA Today Poll

Congratulations to Fantastic Caverns, ranked No. 4 in the “USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award” as a favorite dog-friendly tour or activity. Click here to see how all the attractions on the list ranked.
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Bless the Press!

Springfield has been blessed recently with some nice feature stories in media across the country. The city was included in a couple stories about Route 66 published by “The Washington Post” and picked up by several media outlets across the country. To view the “Washington Post” stories, click here and click here. Fantastic Caverns got […]
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Vote Now for Fantastic Caverns!

Fantastic Caverns has been nominated for a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest category and you can vote to help move it to the top spot on the list! The attraction that hosts thousands of visitors – and oftentimes their pets – was nominated as a Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity. Voting is open […]
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Company Recycles Mattresses, Carpet, Etc.

Heads up, hoteliers! If you need to get rid of old mattresses, carpet, carpet pads and plastics, BedHead Mattress Recycling can take care of it for you. Materials can be taken to the business at 304 Southwest Main St. in Billings or pick up can be scheduled. For details about fees or to schedule a […]
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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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Food Network Seeking Chefs for Competition

Calling all local chefs and professional cooks! Do you have what it takes to win $20,000? “Guy’s Grocery Games” on “The Food Network” is conducting a nationwide search for cooks who can make mincemeat out of the competition. Casting also is underway for the following special episodes: Firefighters, police officers, first responders and military veterans […]
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Don’t Miss the Deadline this Friday for the State Travel Guide!

Friday, June 10, is the deadline to update information that could be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide produced by the Missouri Division of Tourism. If you have not updated your listing since Jan. 1, 2014, your business will not be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide and will be deleted […]
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Classic Car Museum Opening in Springfield

Guy Mace knows his cars – all 67 of them – and soon the public can get to know them, too. On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the “birth” of Route 66, Mace announced he plans to open the Route 66 Car Museum June 15 on “The Mother Road” at at 1624 W. […]
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