Long Weekend Outdoor Guide To Southern Missouri
Springfield Botanical Gardens- Springfield, MO
Covering many acres, there is so much to explore. The main gardens are free, while the Japanse garden is $4/person.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center- Springfield, MO
Free of charge, this beautiful park has hours worth of trails to explore that are great for all skill levels.
Get your kicks on Route 66- at Gary's Gay Parita in Everton, MO
This blast from the past is on Route 66. It is free but there is a box for donations. There are two buildings of antiques plus lots more to explore.
Dogwood Nature Canyon Park- Lampe, MO
This attraction costs $25/person but has enough to keep you busy all day. Rent a bike, hike to Arkansas (really!), see the waterfalls.
Top of the Rock- Ridgedale, MO
Take a golf cart ride down the mountain, visit the history museum, take a hike, or see the sights from the observation tower.
This attraction is also costly ($34/person for the golf cart ride, $12/pp for museum) but the sights are worth it.
Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins- Camden County, MO
This state park is free to enter. Make sure to stop at the welcome center to get a park map!
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