Category Archives: Attractions

Fantastic Caverns Ranks No. 4 in USA Today Poll

Congratulations to Fantastic Caverns, ranked No. 4 in the “USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award” as a favorite dog-friendly tour or activity. Click here to see how all the attractions on the list ranked.
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Vote Now for Fantastic Caverns!

Fantastic Caverns has been nominated for a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest category and you can vote to help move it to the top spot on the list! The attraction that hosts thousands of visitors – and oftentimes their pets – was nominated as a Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity. Voting is open […]
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Advertising Sales Underway for 2017 Visitors Guide

Advertising sales for the 2017 Visitors Guide are underway. The guide will feature a larger format next year and will be 128 pages. The Convention & Visitors Bureau will no longer publish a separate coupon booklet and instead will include coupons in the Visitors Guide. The CVB also offers advertising opportunities at, Springfield-Branson National […]
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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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