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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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All Aboard! Public Invited to Model Railroad Event

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 38th Annual Fall Train Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield. Along with more than 100 vendors selling model train supplies, the event hosted by the Ozark Model Railroad Association will feature train operating sessions, […]
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Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Oct. 4-6

Registration is underway for the Missouri Division of Tourism’s 2016 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the largest annual gathering of tourism industry partners in the state. During the conference Oct. 4-6, nationally known experts share information on a variety of pertinent tourism topics. You will discover new ways to tell your story and connect with […]
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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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The Ozarks Look Sweet When You’re Upon the Seat of a Bicycle Built for Two

John and Jean White think pushing pedals in pairs is the perfect way to promote the scenery of the Ozarks. After traveling to other parts of the country to ride their bicycle built for two, the Whites realized southwest Missouri is just as beautiful as other locations so they and other members of Tandems of […]
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Tournament Bringing in Record Number of Teams

More than 3,500 people are expected to be at the 2016 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Cup at Lake Country Soccer when nearly 190 teams will compete April 22-24, a huge increase over the previous year. “It’s a big one, “ said John Markey, executive director at Lake Country Soccer. “We’re 60 teams over where we were […]
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Spyderfest to Benefit Charities

More than 1,200 people from around the globe are expected to be in Springfield for the largest Spyder rally in the world April 27-May 1 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Spyderfest U.S. 2016 will involve hundreds of the colorful three-wheeled Can-Am roadsters cruising the streets and the public is invited to check them out. Vendor […]
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Several Downtown Streets to be Closed for Color Run on April 30

The Downtown Springfield Association announced the 2016 Color Run set to begin at 9 a.m. April 30 will affect portions of several streets. Trafficway Street between Kimbrough Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway closes at 4 a.m. with local traffic only allowed to enter Mediacom Ice Park. Other portions of the course route will be […]
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Gourd Art Festival set for April 9-10 in Springfield

The 18th Annual Show Me Gourd Festival takes place from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 9 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 10 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Workshops are also scheduled to take place on April 8. The festival will feature amateur and professional artists competing, showcasing and selling their work. Sales […]
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