Springfield, Missouri

The Crossroads of America

Springfield, Missouri, also fondly known as “the Crossroads of America,” offers the quintessential American vacation experience. Rooted deeply in American history as the birthplace of the iconic Route 66, this Midwest city offers an inviting blend of urban sophistication, small-town charm, and open country.

Traveling down the historic Route 66, you’ll discover vintage diners and retro motels, harking back to the golden age of American road trips. Enjoy a leisurely drive along this iconic route, take nostalgic photographs, and immerse yourself in the history of the Mother Road. The Route 66 Roadside Park and the Route 66 Car Museum are must-visit spots for history buffs and automobile enthusiasts alike.

Springfield’s educational institutions – Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University – infuse the city with a youthful energy. Discover an array of cultural events and intellectual pursuits, contributing to a vibrant, buzzing atmosphere.

Springfield’s rich arts scene, encompassing a range of theaters, galleries, and music venues, makes it a cultural haven. Be sure to visit the Springfield Art Museum, the historic Gillioz Theatre, or enjoy live music at any of the many establishments across the city.

Outdoor lovers will be spoiled for choice in Springfield. The sprawling Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, with its beautiful walking trails and serene lake, offers a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. For family fun, the Dickerson Park Zoo is a delight, featuring animals from around the world in carefully curated exhibits.

The city’s annual events like the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, Artsfest, and the Ozark Empire Fair provide a wonderful way to experience Springfield’s local culture, food, and music. These celebrations highlight the spirit of the city and the Ozarks.

So come, immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the Ozarks, where America’s main street began. Come to Springfield, Missouri – the Crossroads of America.


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