National Battlefield Announces New Superintendent

National Park Service Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Sarah Cunningham as superintendent of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield effective Sept. 27. “I am pleased to welcome Sarah Cunningham as superintendent of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield,” said Frost. “Sarah will be a great asset for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield with her broad understanding of

Wonders of Wildlife Ranked #1 in the Nation – AGAIN! – by USA Today Readers

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium was voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by USA TODAY ranking the top 20 prominent institutions across North America. The latest nationwide recognition marks the second time the conservation-based museum and aquarium has been nominated for and voted as the winner of

Wonders of Wildlife in the Running for 10Best Again!

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in is in the running for the title of “America’s Best Aquarium” as part of a national poll conducted by USA TODAY. Fans of the world-class conservation attraction and everyone who loves the great outdoors are encouraged to vote once per day by visiting until voting ends

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Deadline Nears to Submit Free Listings for Missouri Travel Guide

Pre-production is well underway for the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide published annually by the Missouri Division of Tourism. The deadline for updating or adding free listings is June 26 and the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging local businesses to participate so the area is represented well. Please access your account at and update

Botanical Center Now Open

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center reopened today following several weeks of being closed due to COVID-19 prevention. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, along with all parks and trails operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, were allowed to remain open throughout the city and county stay-home orders. Attendance at Springfield Botanical Gardens has

Indoor pools open Saturday

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens indoor aquatics at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers Saturday, May 23, following nine weeks of closure due to COVID-19 prevention. Indoor pools will follow a modified schedule, based on current availability of certified lifeguards on staff. Family centers are also following a modified schedule. Starting Saturday, May 23, the schedule