Springfield, Missouri is a rising city with a history of country music in Ozark nation. As one of the largest cities in the state, Springfield is known for having the world’s largest fork (we kid you not). Not your Simpson’s Springfield, this city will immerse you in history and Midwest charm. Encounter outdoor activities, museums, and barrels of fun on your trip to Springfield.
Things to do in Springfield
Springfield has a number of eclectic activities to keep you occupied during your stay. Visit the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for peace and calm. This botanical garden is hidden out of sight, and has just a $3 charge. The garden has a tea house, and scenic ponds with koi fish and turtles. Another great stop is Mother’s brewing company, where you can take an hour long tour and tasting. Science meets home-town brewing! Get your kicks at the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Centre. This little information stop is stacked with memorabilia, and the sign out front is picture-perfect. Go down the Trail of Tears that goes directly through Springfield. This site is poignant and historical for the Cherokee people. Consider the past at these parks and woods, while looking at exhibits along the way. The Battle of Springfield tour is another way to learn about history out in nature. There are twelve markers placed throughout the battleground to commemorate the lives lost. A little piece of history!
Day trips from Springfield
The city of Branson is less than an hour away from Springfield. While you’re there, enjoy the music and restaurants — even go to a show! Take a look at the Top of the Rock museum and heritage preserve, the views will take your breath away. Get on down to Kansas City, a two and a half hour drive away from Springfield. In this Western Missouri city you can find barbecue food and jazz — what’s not to like? Visit the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s Jazz district. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is free, and incorporates the bizarre with a giant shuttle-cock on the lawn. O-o-oklahama city is a four hour drive away from Springfield, so you’ll have to get up early for this one. Cowboy culture is all the rage in the state capital. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a trip for you and your kids in Oklahoma— yeehaw!
Tripping has a huge variety of rentals, hotels, and homes for your stay in Springfield. Find historic homes in the Midtown and Walnut Street districts. The unique mix of the cosmopolitan and natural in Springfield means that there’s a place for everyone. Let Tripping help you plan your much needed stay in Springfield.
Transportation in Springfield
Getting around Springfield is generally done by car or foot. In downtown Springfield, pedestrians can get to where they need. However, with its history of Route 66, this city is run by cars. Springfield is also serviced by the Kansas Expressway, which connects major cities in the area. The Springfield-Branson National Airport will probably be your first stop. Enjoy your stay!
Vacation Rentals in Springfield
Looking for a vacation rental in Springfield? Tripping.com has 256 vacation rental homes available in Springfield. You'll find 0 studios, 190 1-bedroom, 33 2-bedroom and 33 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €41 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Springfield is €94 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Springfield home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 103 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Springfield. In addition to accommodating pets, Springfield rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 183 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 157 have TV and/or cable and 96 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Springfield where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 70 HRS Holidays rentals, 59 HomeAway short term rentals and 52 Booking.com vacation rentals.