Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

Things to do - general

Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. It is one of the two principal cities of the Springfield-Branson Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 541,991 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Stone and Taney.

Springfield’s nickname is “Queen City of the Ozarks” and it is known as the “Birthplace of Route 66”. It is home to several universities, including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.

Parks and recreation

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board manages 3,200 acres and 103 sites, including the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, which contains the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Master Gardener demonstration gardens, Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, and Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center; the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park; the Mediacom Ice Park; the Cooper Park and Sports Complex; the Dickerson Park Zoo; and various other public parks, community centers, and facilities.

The non-profit Ozark Greenways Inc. promotes trail recreation and local bicycling through the establishment of greenway trails, including a 35-mile crushed-gravel trail, the Frisco Highline Trail connecting Springfield to the town of Bolivar, and smaller trails connecting parks and sites of interest within the town and county.

The Missouri Department of Conservation operates the Springfield Nature Center and numerous nearby conservation areas.

The National Park Service operates the nearby Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Springfield’s metropolitan area is reasonably well-developed, but situated within close distance of recreational lakes, waterways, caves, and forests, such as the James River, Busiek State Forest, Lake Springfield, Table Rock Lake, Buffalo National River, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and Fantastic Caverns.


Country United States of America
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedU$ Dollar
Area (km2)213.18 km2

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