eureka-springs

Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, a quaint historic village just past the Arkansas line, is about an hour and 15 minute drive from Branson.  It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel, and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs.  Enjoy a spa treatment, delicious cuisine, eclectic shopping, and perhaps take a ghost tour at Crescent Hotel–one of America’s most haunted hotels!

wonders of wildlife

Springfield

Springfield, our neighbor to the north, is a metropolitan city with much to offer.   Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is located here along with Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Art & Military Museum of the Ozarks, Fantastic Caverns, Dickerson’s Park Zoo, Missouri Institute of Natural Science at Riverbluff Cave, Railroad Historical Museum, and the Springfield Art Museum.  Not only is Springfield home to these museums and attractions, but one-of-a-kind dining and big name shopping can be found by taking the short 40 minute drive north.  If you enjoy antique shopping, be sure to stop by Relics Antique Mall which is known as Missouri’s largest antique mall.

buffalo river

Buffalo National River

America’s First National River, the Buffalo flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Most come to float by canoe, tube, or kayak while others enjoy hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, or fishing.  Access to the river can be found at various points.  Historical sites can be explored at various locations and guided services are available for floating, fishing, hiking, and photography.