Category Archives: Attractions

Bass Pro Founder Honored by National Professional Anglers Association

The National Professional Anglers Association awarded top honors to several members of the professional angling community at its 2020 conference in January. Among them was a special category reserved for visionaries who have shaped the sportfishing industry’s past, present, and future. This year’s honoree is an exceptional leader in the outdoors and conservation, as well […]
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Welcome Our New Partners!

A variety of businesses advertise in Convention & Visitors Bureau publications, on the website and at the tourist information center and Expo Center. It’s a great way to reach out to visitors who are in the city for events, vacations and business. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB include: Prehistoric Brewing Co. King’s Castle […]
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National Park Superintendent Retires

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield announced the retirement of longtime superintendent Theodore “Ted” Hillmer effective January 3. Hillmer, who retired after a 44-year career with the federal government, came to WICR as superintendent in 2003 and served in that position for 16 years. Hillmer earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Science/Civil Engineering from the University […]
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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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