Category Archives: Attractions

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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Springfield CVB to Participate in Grand Opening of Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

CVB staff will be among those celebrating the Grand Opening of the much anticipated Wonders of Wildlife beginning Sept. 20. The new attraction will open to the public on September 22. “We’re beyond thrilled this world-class attraction will be opening its doors,” said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the CVB. “Bass Pro is already the number-one […]
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Johnny Morris Deserves Our Thanks

With the opening of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium just days away, the excitement is growing in Springfield. Just as the community is proud of other local people who are successful and made a positive impact on the community — the O’Reilly family, John Q. Hammons, the McQuearys, Gordon Elliott, Robert […]
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Cardinals Announce Staff Changes

Congratulations to Dan Reiter, the new vice president and general manager for the Springfield Cardinals and farewell to Matt Gifford who has served in the position since 2004. Reiter began working for the organization prior to its inaugural season in 2005 and moved his way up to his most recent position as vice president of […]
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