Quality Inn - US65 @ East Battlefield Road
3330 E. Battlefield Rd.
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 889-6300
Fax: (417) 889-6565
The Springfield National Cemetery is a beautiful place that dates back to the 1860s era. Incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it features important landmarks like Battle of Wilson's Creek Memorial and Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution Memorial.
Phelps Grove Park is a scenic park in Springfield. A large picnic area, scenic trails and a basketball court are the main attractions of the park.
The Walnut Street Historic District is a historic area encompassing 13 blocks. The district has a mix of architectural styles but the most prominent ones include the Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Queen Anne and Craftsman styles. The district has about 150 buildings that contribute to its historic nature. The area dates back to 1870 and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, is a stunning site that features above 225 species of animals, aquariums both fresh and saltwater, attractive displays, interactive sessions, and also educational programs. The visitors get to watch the natural native habitat and wildlife species of Missouri, the pond life from beneath, a 'Out to Sea' exhibit that features a 21 feet deep and 225,000 gallon aquarium which is a home of the sharks and several tropical fishes. The museum also hosts several receptions that can accommodate almost 400 people. The facility also includes larger groups to rent the whole site if required.
Also known as the Pythian Castle, this imposing building was constructed in 1913 by the fraternal organization Knights of Pythias as an orphanage, an old age home as well as for their activities. Built to resemble a castle, the property was later used by the US Military from 1942. The restored property is available for public viewing, and also hosts numerous events like cabaret and murder mysteries. Tours of the property are available. Check website for more.
Urban Roots Farm was created in the year 2009 and remains a popular farmers market and a micro farm in Springfield. The organic produce of the farm is also sold to various other markets across the state.
Oldest house in the city, the Gray Campbell Farmstead is located on South Scenic Drive, that dates back to 1896. Constructed by James Gray, the house was later bought by John Campbell. The house gives the visitors an insight into lifestyle of the 1800s.
Commercial Street is Springfield's first Federal Register Historic District. This street is lines with unique boutiques and locally owned businesses, making it a very close-knit community experience.
This stunning beauty that is 562 foot long bridge is the Jefferson Avenue Foot Bridge. Spread over less than one acre of land, it is designed in it's Cantilever Through Truss style of architecture. Standing still for 100 years, today, this bridge is a major hub and a great place to watch the Trains which is best enjoyed by both adults and kids.
The Dickerson Park Zoo is located in Springfield and was established in 1922. It has been privileged and proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It went through various developments to retain itself, and has been functional ever since its birth. Various species of animals are kept at the zoo and a number of educational programs are conducted for the visitors.
Historically significant Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is situated at the Brookline Township in Greene County, Missouri. It encompasses a mammoth land area of 1,749.91 acres (7.08 square kilometers). The site was established on April 22, 1960. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966. It opulently preserves the site of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. The site enthralls huge number of visitors each year.
This big cat conservation center is the home to more than 20 exotic animals, most of them are tigers, but they also have lions and other cats. Almost all of the tigers came in to the shelter under traumatic circumstances and could not be returned to the wild. In fact, some of the male lions are quite docile, Leo for instance usually comes to the edge of the enclosure to greet visitors. Visiting hours are strictly specified and tours are held to a minimum three times a day in order to assuage the animals. The sanctuary does however offer behind-the-scenes tours for a higher fee, where guests can see how much it takes to maintain these beautiful cats.