Picture of my niece and nephew who live and work near there in front of the Fish Hatchery. Visit it to see the biggest trout possible which are used to extract the eggs and breed more trout. Go fishing on the river beside the hatchery or on one of the many lakes in the area.---Play GOLF on one of the many Golf Courses' You may see your favorite 'STAR'--Go boating or hiking or just lay in the sun on a beach on one of the hundreds of lakes. Go to Silver Dollar City for fun and to gamble.
So many lakes and kinds of fish you have a problem choosing what to do.
Besides fishing and boating etc. in the evening visit one of the many theaters and see your favorite Artists.
The whole town is dedicated to shows and artists. In Silver Dollar City not far away there is a huge amusement park, gambling etc.
Pony Express Museum is a nice couple of hours visit. Showing much of the area victorian times... homes and different mechnical things from then to now...
Rail road engine in side of a once hotel building.
In Springfield, The Civil War Battlefield is rather interesting. Kansas City & St. Louis have tons of stuff, museums etc.,city-type. Branson is an entitiy of its own - a 'new' Nashville, plus. About 40 miles east of Springfield is an interesting Amish settlement, several 'stores' and an Amish school; also an Amish wagon factory & repair shop. Some find it of interest to visit Carthage - several interesting Federalist homes, plus the 'Precious Moments' collectables chaple, etc. Springfield is also 'home' to Unit 101 of the ACBL - a nice, friendly bridge center. One of our members, Virgil Anderson, was President of acbl several years ago - and the unit can provide a good game for any visitor, 6 days a week. Give us a call!
This is not interesting to me - but it might be to others.
The bridge game, however, IS of interest to me! Any ACBL members traveling through Springfield should stop by & play with us!
The Ozarks are beautiful, with many beautiful, clear lakes (especailly near Springfield and Branson) for fishing and water sports. Branson has 3 outlet Malls for shopping, and several golf courses.
Branson, MO. From Waltzing Waters to riding the Ducks Branson was a kick in the pants. Stone Hill Winery was one of the most friendly wineries I've ever had the pleasure of touring.
Ride the Ducks, they're old army vehicles that go on land and water. The tour I took went out on Table Rock Lake, and I got to see the Dam 'up close and personal.' Take in a show, see the sights. Don't miss Waltzing Waters! A beautiful show mixing classical music with colorful water spray. (it's the low-tech relaxing version of a lazer show.)
The steamboat Arabia, it sank in Missouri river in the 1850s. Part of the boat and most of the contents were removed from a farm field 45 feet underground. Its now on display in Kansas City.
Only about 1/2 of the cargo is on display. They add to the display as the cargo is cleaned up. I have some pics I will add soon. I can't say enough about this exibit. It shows life in 1850s USA.
Hideout of the infamous Jesse James, Meramec Caverns are the largest commercial cave in Missouri and one among the attractions along historical "Route 66" from Chicago to Los Angeles.
planet hollywood wa real fun. at least in st. louis has anice restuarant right there and must see activities.
The Butterfly Place-Watch a 1000 worlds butterflys in an indoor building.It is filled with trees and flowers.butterflies fly freely around .be sure to take your camera--a butterfly may land on you.
Pulitzer's Foundation by Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando's Pulitzer's Foundation exhibited concrete perfection but extremely introverted.
The downtown Kansas City skyline from the south is pretty impressive. Check out my Kansas City travelogue for more on KC.
Lake of the Ozark is a neat place to go boating and shopping the little shops. A tour of Bagnell Dam is rather interesting, too.
In southeastern Mo., there are a couple places we like to go to. This is a picture of Elephant Rocks. The huge rocks just stick up out of nowhere.
You can actually go up to the very top of it. I have been there so many times I can't even keep track, and I STILL haven't gotten to go up to the top!
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