Category Archives: Attractions

Golf Course Designed by Tiger Woods Planned at Big Cedar Lodge

Congratulations to Bass Pro founder and CEO Johnny Morris on the announcement of a partnership with 79-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family. Scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the new Payne’s Valley Golf Course will be the first fully public-access course in […]
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New Business Offers Guided Bicycle Tours

Springfield Bicycle Tours is now open at The Potter’s House coffee shop, 724 S. National Ave. Owners Shaun and Sarah Fosset offer a variety of guided tours such as Coffee Meets Donut showcasing the city’s coffee shops, the Parks and Recreation Tour that includes city parks and Ozark Greenways Trails, etc. Bicycles, helmets and freebies […]
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Opening Date Announced for Wonders of Wildlife

Johnny Morris, founder/CEO of Bass Pro Shops and leading conservationist, in partnership with noted conservation partners from around the world, announced the all-new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium will celebrate its grand opening on National Hunting & Fishing Day, September 21, 2017. “I am proud and excited that this special facility dedicated to […]
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Plan Now for Marketing in 2018

Advertising sales have begun for the 2018 Visitors Guide, a publication distributed to people requesting information about the city, at trade show and events, and other locations. Advertising opportunities also are available on the CVB’s website and Expo Center, airport and visitor information center displays. The bureau’s Marketing Partnership Program also is available for businesses […]
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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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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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Advertising Sales Underway for 2017 Visitors Guide

Advertising sales for the 2017 Visitors Guide are underway. The guide will feature a larger format next year and will be 128 pages. The Convention & Visitors Bureau will no longer publish a separate coupon booklet and instead will include coupons in the Visitors Guide. The CVB also offers advertising opportunities at, Springfield-Branson National […]
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CVB to Offer Educational Programs in Lieu of Attractions Council

The Attractions Council has been an important part of Springfield’s tourism industry for many years. Unfortunately, the last year or so we’ve seen declining attendance and participation. We understand everyone is increasingly busy and the content required to keep participants engaged is changing.   The Attractions Council will be cancelled and instead the Convention & […]
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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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