Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, a quaint historic village just past the Arkansas line, is about an hour and 15 minute drive from Branson.  You can enjoy a spa treatment (for which they are known), delicious cuisine, eclectic shopping, and even take a ghost tour at America’s most haunted hotel, The Crescent Hotel & Spa.

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 National River

The Buffalo National River in Arkansas offers a diverse array of activities.  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.