Category Archives: Attractions

CVB to Offer Educational Programs in Lieu of Attractions Council

The Attractions Council has been an important part of Springfield’s tourism industry for many years. Unfortunately, the last year or so we’ve seen declining attendance and participation. We understand everyone is increasingly busy and the content required to keep participants engaged is changing.   The Attractions Council will be cancelled and instead the Convention & […]
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Classic Car Museum Opening in Springfield

Guy Mace knows his cars – all 67 of them – and soon the public can get to know them, too. On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the “birth” of Route 66, Mace announced he plans to open the Route 66 Car Museum June 15 on “The Mother Road” at at 1624 W. […]
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Vote for Fantastic Caverns!

“USA Today” is hosting a contest allowing readers to vote for the best cave in the country and Fantastic Caverns is on the list. Please take a moment each day until April 11 to help get this wonderful attraction to first place! It’s currently at number 3. Click here to vote! 
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Art Museum Presents “State of the Museum”

The Springfield Art Museum will present its annual “State of the Museum” from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20. The presentation will be followed by a performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Actors Theatre of Missouri in the museum’s outdoor amphitheatre. London Calling Pasty Co. will provide concessions. Admission to the event is free. For […]
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Multiple Community Events Downtown June 20

Downtown will be the place to be June 20 with a wide variety of community events for all ages. Downtown Springfield Association encourages businesses to reach out to the participants on social media, with special discounts, and on sidewalk sandwich boards while they are here. Greater Ozarks Pridefest Walk — 11:00 am to Noon (Boonville […]
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Bass Pro Gets Kudos from “Forbes” Magazine

Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by “Forbes” magazine for its excellence as an employee-focused company. “Forbes” determined the best employers through an independent survey of 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people. Employees from about 3,700 companies responded to the survey. Participation in the survey was voluntary. […]
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Ribbon Cutting Thursday for Andy B’s

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome Andy B’s Entertainment Center – the first entertainment center of its kind in the area. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in front of the 36-foot B at Andy B’s, 1127 E. Battlefield Road. […]
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Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee Announces Application Process

The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee will host a mandatory question and answer session at 4:30 p.m. May 6 at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, for groups interested in applying for funds. A second session is set for 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the same location for those who are unable to attend […]
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Thousands Expected Downtown This Weekend

Heads up downtown businesses and patrons! Thousands of people will be walking and running downtown this weekend thanks to two events: the Color Run and Easter Seals Walk with Me. With both events ending around 11 a.m., this is a great opportunity for downtown restaurants and businesses, which are encouraged to reach out to the […]
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Outdoor Journalists in Springfield for Annual Conference

If the parking lot at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World seems a little fuller than usual, it’s probably because about 150 journalists specializing in the outdoors are in Springfield for the 10th Anniversary Professional Outdoor Media Association conference. The conference, headquartered at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, kicks off tonight with a welcome reception […]
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