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In a 1920s and 1930s setting of flappers and flivvers, come mingle on Main Street with the likes of Civil War bushwhackers and jayhawkers; 1930s outlaws and gangsters; horse thieves in a shoot-out; bank robbers; and a few good men – U.S. presidents and others.
Chow-down on biscuits with gravy, and other old-time foods; watch artisans and craftsmen; ride the horse-pulled wagon for a tour of the Victorian homes. View the beautiful houses, the hitching posts and buggy steps as your tour guide tells the stories of the houses and their people.
At 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., catch the free shuttle for the Backroads tour of Boone Township and beyond. Hear about, see and experience Phenix Marble Quarry (open to the public on this day only); the interesting mid 1830s living history, at Nathan Boone State Historic Site; see the Leaky Roof Rail Line and the Holy Resurrection Cemetery built for slaves, paupers and Indians. The shuttle passes the birthplace of infamous Ma Barker – FBI’s public enemy #1 during the early 1930s.
The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site's long-running festival returns with living history, crafts demonstrations, live music and food.
Sample our wines and meads (mead is wine made from honey). Relax on the porch with a bottle of our wine and enjoy the view of the countryside. The gift shop offers wines, meads, wine accessories and gifts.
Bring your own picnic or purchase cheese, sausage and crackers here. Charcoal grills are available
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Located in the Ozark Mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA), 25 miles north of Springfield; two miles north of Walnut Grove, off of Route 123. Don't use GPS or on-line Maps to find 7C's – they often get you lost.
Facilities include: a 100-yard baffled rifle/pistol range with 20 covered booths; target sockets arranged at distances of 7, 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards; bench rests and seats for shooters, with seating for spectators; paper bull's eye targets and target stands; trap and skeet; shotgun patterning range with full-size turkey targets provided; static and 3-D archery ranges. Cost: rifle/pistol range, shotgun patterning, and archery, $3/hour; skeet/trap, 25 clays, $3/person.
Ideally located with easy access to Route 13. Nearby attractions include golf courses; antique and specialty shops; Pomme de Terre and Stockton lakes; and the Lucas Oil Speedway. Amenities include a free hot breakfast, fitness center and free Wi-Fi.
The redesigned Courtyard Lobby includes the Courtyard GOBoard, business center with complimentary computer use, free Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers. All Guestrooms have been fully remodeled and completed in 2014. Enjoy Starbucks coffee and our Courtyard Bistro for breakfast, dinner, and evening cocktails. The Springfield Airport is four miles; complimentary airport shuttle is available 24 hours.
Recreation of a 1930 Sinclair gas station, taking you for a journey in time. The site includes a replica station, along with original pumps and other memorabilia from the heyday of Route 66; The Mother Road.
This property has 120 guestrooms, including suites; all have a well-lit work desk with a dual-line telephone and free broadband. Facilities include a convenience store and dry-cleaning service. Located across the street from Hammons Field, home of the Springfield Cardinals AA baseball team. Free parking for guests.
This 1837 log house was the home of Col. Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone. He was a military officer and an early developer. The house retains many of its original features, such as hand-planed moldings and walnut clapboard siding. Tours: $4, ages 6-12 $2.50, younger than 6 is free.
The Springfield Cardinals are the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are one of eight teams in the Texas League, along with the Arkansas Travelers, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Tulsa Drillers, the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Midland RockHounds and the San Antonio Missions.
Home games are played at Hammons Field. Individual game tickets can be purchased by calling 417-863-2143, at the ticket office at Hammons Field, and online by visiting our website. Ticket prices range from $6 to $24, depending on seat location. Season tickets and group tickets are available.
When the Cardinals play on Saturdays and Sundays, the ticket office opens at 10 a.m. On game days, the ticket office remains open through game time.
The Hammons Field gates open one hour prior to game time.
This upscale hotel offers 271 guestrooms and 155,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Springfield Expo Center. Rooms have a full size iron/board; some rooms have double vanities. There is a beauty salon, gift shop, interior corridors and a luxury atrium.
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