Spring Travel Auction Bidding Ends Saturday Night

The Spring Travel Auction organized by the Convention & Visitors Bureau ends at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Have you placed your bids? Not only can you get great prizes at great prices, funds generated by the auction will go to he Mother’s Industry Support Fund — a partnership between Mother’s Brewing Company and the Community Foundation

Playgrounds Reopen, Fitness Classes Resume Today

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens all playgrounds Thursday, May 14, the same day some fitness classes resume at Family Centers. Playgrounds, along with other parks facilities, were closed for several weeks to help prevent spread of COVID-19, as outlined in previous Springfield and Greene County civil emergency orders. Orders amended on May 7 allow playgrounds to

Free Listings Available in Missouri Travel Guide

The Missouri Division of Tourism is beginning to put together the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide and that means it’s time for area businesses to update their free listings. Please access (or create) your account at industry.visitmo.com and update your listing by June 12. Keep in mind that you may have multiple listings that will

News You Can Use

News You Can Use: Reopening Guidance

As the region begins reopening businesses and moving the economy into recovery mode, the Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue providing useful information for the leisure and hospitality industry. If you find articles that would be useful to others, please send links to them to Susan Wade at swade@springfieldmo.org. Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan Missouri Gov.

Attractions Educate, Entertain Visitors

If you haven’t experienced Springfield’s attractions, National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-9 should give you a reason to think about doing that. You are truly missing out on some incredible experiences. Around every corner, there are fun things to do from swimming with sharks at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium to feeding

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Opening for Recreational Use

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to

Proceeds from Tourism Auction to Benefit Displaced Hospitality Workers

Stay-at-home orders put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a terrible impact on those working in the hospitality industry. Hotels, restaurants, retailers, attractions and the businesses that serve them have seen revenue grind to a halt. More than 22,000 people work in Springfield’s hospitality industry and many of them have experienced reduced