Ever wondered what it is like to live in Springfield, MO? While you may spend most of your time in class or studying, there is tons around to explore in this area we call home!

Whether you’re from the area or a Springfield newcomer, you’ll find something to love within steps of Vue on Walnut. Explore our town’s best and brightest local attractions, starting with these six things to do, see, and eat.

Springfield Cardinals Stadium

Designed by the local architectural firm, Pellham Phillips Architects & Engineers, the stadium has been named as one of the most beautiful minor league stadiums in the country. In response, the Springfield Cardinals have enjoyed some of the minor league's highest fan attendance rates since the team relocated to Springfield in 2005.


Great Southern Bank Arena

The band Eagles played the inaugural concert at Great Southern Bank Arena on November 13, 2008, in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,550. In the fall of 2009, the PBR made their first Built Ford Tough Series appearance at the Great Southern Bank Arena. It is located on the campus of Missouri State University and is the home of the Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams; it is often referred to by MSU students as "the Q".


Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

Wonders of Wildlife takes you on a journey through immersive habitats that entertain and educate while sharing the story of America's most significant conservationists throughout history and today. The experience celebrates those who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.


Route 66

Springfield, Missouri is known as the birthplace of Route 66, beginning what would start as a national and cultural phenomenon that would take America by storm at the end of the 1920s. One of the first stops to make in Springfield for any Route 66 fan is the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center, a primary source of information for any Mother Road adventurer.


The Fantastic Caverns

Fantastic Caverns is a show cave located in Springfield, Missouri. Fantastic Caverns is the only cave in North America to offer a completely ride-through tour, which lasts 55 minutes and is held in a Jeep-drawn tram. The trams drive along the path left behind by an ancient underground river.


The Downtown Square

Park Central Square was designed by renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and his team in the early 1970s. The space was intended to be, in Halprin's words, "an active space for public assembly, devoted to pedestrians and their needs and comforts."

Throughout much of the 20th century it was the heart of commerce and shopping in southwest Missouri. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 2010.

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Bass Pro Shop

Bass Pro Shop

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield, Mo., known as The Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores®, is a colossal, 500,000 square-foot destination attracting four million visitors annually. This immersive experience offers one of the largest assortments of outdoor gear, apparel, and gifts, featuring aquariums, wildlife displays, and expert assistance for enthusiasts of fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and more, complete with on-site dining options.

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