Category Archives: Attractions

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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Wonders of Wildlife Grows with Addition of Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will open to the public as a key feature inside Wonders of Wildlife – the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world – when it celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 21. The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame showcases the sport’s icons and individuals who further […]
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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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