Author Archives: Susan Wade

U.S. 65 Construction Begins in July

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced a construction project that will close portions of U.S. 65 for most of the summer begins the week of July 10. Route 65: The Rebuild includes upgrading guardrails, rebuilding shoulders and replacing pavement between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street with “major traffic impacts” expected. The highway will be closed […]
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CVB Press Pass Grows

The press pass provided by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to media and bloggers who aren’t participating in an escorted press tour has grown by two. Itty Bitty City and the Route 66 Car Museum recently were added to the pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children visiting the […]
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Travel Magazine Seeks Information from Lodging Facilities

“Budget Travel Magazine” is seeking information about hotels and B&Bs that have implemented green initiatives to conserve energy and reduce waste. Please send information about what your hotel is doing to Susan Wade at by 8 a.m. Jan. 17. She will compile everything and send to the journalist. Please just send a bulleted list […]
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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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