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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.
Dickerson Park Zoo’s 55 acres are home to hundreds of animals, representing habitats in Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia and Missouri. Favorites include Asian elephants, tigers, giraffes and river otters.
Stand eye-to-eye with giraffes on an elevated feeding/viewing deck; crackers can be purchased to feed these magnificent animals.
The Diversity of Life exhibits showcase reptiles and amphibians from around the world that share common types of habitats.
Tickets: $8; ages 60+ and 3-12, $5.
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 4,360-acre Missouri Department of Conservation Area, which is on Historic Route 66, provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. More than half of the area consists of managed grasslands and overgrown farm fields, a landscape that provides good viewing of songbirds and other grassland wildlife species.
The area has more than 10 miles of hiking trails, a portion of which provides viewing of a large great blue heron rookery on the Spring River. (The rookery is most visible in early spring before trees leaf out.) Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails and bicycling opportunities exist on gravel service roads and paved roads on the area.
The area is a good spot for dove hunting and quail hunting in the fall. Deer and turkey hunting opportunities also exist on the area. A managed wetland on the area offers waterfowl hunting opportunities. Fising opportunities for black bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish can be found on the area at a seven-acre lake (featuring an asphalt parking lot and a fishing jetty), a four-acre lake and in the Spring River, which cuts through part of the area.
Call the Missouri Deptartment of Conservation's Southwest Regional Office (417-895-6880) for specifics on hunting and fishing regulations. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is permitted at one designated area. Pets must be leashed or confined, except when used for hunting.
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.
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