Category Archives: Attractions

History Museum on the Square on ‘USA Today’ List of Best New Attractions

A panel of experts and 10Best editors have chosen Springfield’s History Museum on the Square as a nominee for USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice award for the Best New Attraction category. The contest launched Dec. 2 and people can vote once per day until 11 a.m. Dec. 30. Winners will be announced at 11 […]
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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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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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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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Battlefield Foundation Launches Fundraiser for Visitor Center Renovation

The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation launched a campaign to raise $300,000 toward an estimated $4.5 million renovation of the park’s Visitor Center, and the lead donor is Bass Pro Shops with a gift of $25,000. The renovation will add 1,873 square feet of exhibit space, providing a total of 3,396 square feet for the […]
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WOW Offering Discount for Locals Through March 31

Escape the winter blues with half-off admission tickets during “Just for Neighbors” Days through March 31 at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield. Residents of qualifying counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma can experience Wonders of Wildlife at the lowest admission rate ever offered. To qualify, present a current Missouri driver’s […]
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Bass Pro Founding Family Receives Audubon Medal

Congratulations to Johnny Morris and his family for receiving the Audubon Medal from the The National Audubon Society The award, one of the most prestigious in conservation, was presented to the Bass Pro Shops founder and legendary conservationist and his family in a gala event Feb. 7 in New York. Morris has spent his life […]
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Wonders of Wildlife Celebrates First Year

Congratulations to everyone at Johnny Morris’ National Museum & Aquarium on a wildly successful first year. Since opening on Sept. 21, 2017, a whopping 1.6 million people have visited the attraction and new exhibits and activities have been added such as Penguin Cove and the Out to Sea Shark Dive. As part of its one-year […]
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Welcome New Partners!

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of ways for local businesses to market to visitors, including advertising programs available on the CVB website, in the annual Visitors Guide and others. A new publication in production is a local craft beer, distillery and winery guide that should go to print soon. The bureau also […]
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WOW Receives Second USA TODAY Award

Congratulations to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for being designated North America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by “USA TODAY.” The nationwide recognition is the second significant award the public has bestowed upon the conservation-based aquarium and museum since its grand opening last fall. Earlier this year Wonders […]
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