Go ahead and add another day to your reservation! There are so many fun things to see and do in the Springfield area. Go on a cave tour, catch a foul ball at a Minor League baseball game, or even take a stroll through an historic civil war battlefield. There's even more to see on your return trip!
Explore the rich Civil War heritage of the Ozark Mountain Country at General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History and adjacent Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. This facility displays artifacts and weapons of the war in the Trans-Mississippi, more familiarly known as the area west of the Mississippi River.
The visitor center at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield features a film, a battle map and a museum to provide an introduction to the battlefield and its relevance to the Civil War. Guided tours, historic weapon- firing demonstrations plus picnic area and trails are available.
Watch in awe as a Jeep tram drives you into a magnificent cavern where ancient onyx formations grow up from the floor and down from the ceiling with lustrous, colorful coats of moisture. The beauty and mystery of nature is vividly displayed here in the only cave in America large enough for vehicles to drive through.
You will observe firsthand the beauty of fish and wildlife from around the world. Learn how vital it is that we practice quality conservation to preserve our environment and its inhabitants through lifelike dioramas and conservation education messages. The captivating decor includes mounted wild game, a 30-foot waterfall, freshwater and saltwater aquariums and an art gallery.
All nine manuscripts for the famous "Little House" books were penned right here on Rocky Ridge Farm. Laura's home is carefully preserved just as she left it. In the museum next door, visitors can see Pa's fiddle, handwritten manuscripts for "Little House" books, keepsakes of the Ingalls and Wilder families, tools and articles, and needlework made by Laura.
7C's winery is just a short but beautiful drive from the campground. Here is the winery's mission statement: to produce quality Missouri estate wines in the Ozark Mountain area from American and hybrid grape varieties to introduce consumers to the ancient art of making mead or wine from honey; to provide an enjoyable and educational wine experience without being pretentious; to provide a family friendly environment with a ‘day in the country' theme. We will be partnering with the winery and doing some events at the campground! Look for those special events and don't miss out!
Visitors can sample sporting activities by specialized interactive computer stations. The facility includes a statue garden and theater seating that serves as the video presentation area and illustrates outstanding moments in Missouri sports including professional, collegiate and high school levels.
Music fans around the world know that Branson is where it's happening! There are over thirty theaters featuring such greats as Charlie Pride, the Osmonds, Tony Orlando, and many others. Branson is also a shopper's paradise with unique hand-crafted gifts, factory outlet bargains and rare specialty shops. Fishing, hiking and boating are available for sporting enthusiasts.
Struggling artist, Samuel J. Butcher, first painted Precious Moments upon greeting cards and buttons, selling them to Christian bookstores. In 1978, Yasuhei Fujioka transformed the paintings into porcelain bisque figurines. Construction of the Chapel began in 1985, and the facility opened in June of 1989. The artist has dedicated his life to the ministry of the Chapel and considers it to be a "work in progress". Fifty Biblical murals cover 5,000 square feet. There are thirty exquisite stained glass windows and several magnificent carvings of wood and bronze.
Enjoy a night of AA minor league baseball at Hammons Field in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Cardinals are the AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The season lasts from April to September and if you are interested, our front desk can tell you the game times for the upcoming schedule.