Category Archives: Attractions

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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Vice President Hired for Johnny Morris Foundation

The Convention & Visitors Bureau extends a welcome to Bryan Nadeau, who has joined the Johnny Morris Foundation as vice president of conservation attractions. In the newly created role, Nadeau is leading the operation of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium and the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe; both are […]
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Vote for Wonders of Wildlife!

Fans of Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today’s Best New Attraction for 2017. Vote once per day by visiting wondersofwildlife.org/vote. Voting ends at 11 a.m. Jan. 1. WOW is currently in the No. 1 position as a Best New Attraction nominee in USA Today’s 10 Best series […]
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Bass Pro Purchases Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, iconic brands and leaders in the outdoor industry, have officially joined forces with a vision to become North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. The combined company is poised to provide customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more with a strong […]
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Zoo Director Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to Dickerson Park Zoo’s director Mike Crocker who was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). The award, received at the annual AAZK national conference, recognized Crocker’s commitment to keeper staff training and animal care through professional development opportunities.
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