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This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
All rooms have queen or king beds; 30-inch flat-screen TV; USA Today; free local calls; phones with data ports and voice mail. Continental breakfast includes a hot waffle bar. Branson is 30 miles.
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.
Resurrected 1910 dairy barn. Private weekly rental for family vacation. Two bedroom, two bath suite with kitchenette. Two queens and one full bed sleeps six.
Private pool with large cabana and walking trails on grounds. You are our only guests!
Weekly rates from $350. Located about five blocks from shopping and dining on the National Historic Register-listed Ozark square.
Featuring an indoor pool; Wi-Fi; and a deluxe continental breakfast. Battlefield Mall is two miles; Bass Pro Outdoor World, six miles; Hammons Field, seven miles. Located off Route 65 at Battlefield Road.
We offer 20 condos, including three four-bedroom townhouses and a two-bedroom log cabin. Located at Notch Estates, two miles from Silver Dollar City.
Branson is home to dozens of world-class attractions and is well-deserving of the title “Live Music Show Capital of the World." Branson is host to world-famous performers such as the Oak Ridge Boys and Mickey Gilley, as well as the home-grown stars of Grand Jubilee and The Baldknobbers. But live music is only a part of what you’ll experience in Branson. Magic, comedy, dance, acrobatics, and drama are also performed onstage, or you can visit one of Branson’s theme parks for an exciting day of rides and attractions.
Whether you’d like to come to Branson next week or next year, Branson Getaways can help you with your plans. You can choose from among our popular vacation packages, or design your own, with a choice of deluxe lodging and premium seating for most shows. We inspect all entertainment and lodging facilities we offer. We want to be able to make the best suggestions possible based on your requests and our knowledge of the Branson area.
This 2,502-acre area owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation provides multiple recreational use opportunities for travelers who want to add nature appreciation to their trip to the Springfield/Branson area.
A well-marked trail system provides approximately 18 miles of use for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. There is an unstaffed shooting range on the area. Primitive camping at designated sites is available by permit only. (Permits and campsite locations can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Conservation's Southwest Regional Office in Springfield, 417-895-6880.)
Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season at Busiek. Pending mid-summer regulation approval, special deer hunting provisions may be in effect at Busiek (call 417-895-6880 for details). The small streams at Busiek have only intermittent flow and provide no fishing opportunities.
The redesigned Courtyard Lobby includes the Courtyard GOBoard, business center with complimentary computer use, free Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers. 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.
An Amish-built cedar home, furnished with antiques. Sleeps six. You are our only guests. Hot tub, pool and fireplace available. Hike the forest and watch the wildlife. Enjoy Bull Creek, a clear stream suitable for snorkeling. Located 45 minutes from Springfield or Branson. Member of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri since 1992.
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 property offers 120 guestrooms with a hair dryer, iron/board, and Simply Smart showers and bedding collection. On-site ticketing service available. Located across from Thousand Hills Golf Course.
Our hotel features 92 guestrooms; three floors with interior corridors; and free USA Today newspapers. Guestrooms include microwave and refrigerators, pillow-top mattresses with premium linens and bedding, flat-screen televisions, free local calls, voice mail, alarm clock, pay-per-view movies and Nintendo.
We are five miles from Springfield-Branson National Airport; shuttle service offered; and park and fly service available. Meeting space is available. Hotel offers Manager Reception in lobby bar.
Three guestrooms with queen beds. On Table Rock Lake. The family unit, with a full view of the lake, sleeps six. Silver Dollar City is two miles. Breakfast is served on the deck or in the dining room.
Sister restaurant to the world famous Lambert's Café in Sikeston – the home of the "Throwed Rolls," generous portions and a constant stream of “pass-arounds.” We are located between Springfield and Branson, at the intersection of Route 65 and Route J/CC.
Come on in and visit ...you're sure to have a good time.
Note: Checks and cash only; we do not take credit cards. ATM on-site. We are closed major holidays.
Have you ever made eye contact with a 750-pound tiger? You can at the National Tiger Sanctuary, where we strive to educate children and adults alike. National Tiger Sanctuary adopted five sibling tiger cubs in July 2001. The tigers serve as ambassadors for the environmental education programs we provide. To learn more, visit our website, or find us on Facebook: National Tiger Sanctuary. We are now located about 15 miles north of Branson, or 20 minutes south of Springfield, in Saddlebrooke. If you'd like to tour the facility, please call to verify hours of operation and admission rates. Tours last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
If you are using an online mapping tool or a GPS device, you may need to enter Chestnut Ridge in the "city search" to find our location.
The Ozark Chamber of Commerce provides information on local attractions, restaurants, shops, lodging, and more. Ozark hosts a variety of annual events, including the Ozark Duck and Kinetic Kontraption Race, the Christian County Fair, rodeos, bullrides, crafts fair, and Ozark Mule Days. Ozark is home to a variety of antique shopping opportunities. Ozark also is home to Smallin Cave and several other attractions, and it provides access to both Springfield and Branson.
Located 5.3 miles west of Route 65 on Branson's strip (Route 76), this 1,534-acre area invites visitors to take a walk on one of several trails that cross this mostly forested site and enjoy the natural beauty that has drawn visitors to this area for generations. A 0.4-mile trail leads from the main parking lot (south end of area) to a 40-foot viewing tower. A longer trail, the Henning Homesteaders' Trail, begins at the north parking lot (accessible from Route 248) and takes visitors past the remains of several homestead sites. Trails also run through glades, bottomland forest and other natural features. Trails are open to foot traffic only. Bicycles, horses and all types of motorized vehicles are not permitted. Camping and hunting are not permitted. Fishing is permitted at Roark Creek on the area's north end, but due to the stream's intermittent flow, angling opportunities are minimal.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
Missouri's Underground Treasures
Here's a look at some of Missouri's popular show caves.
The Civil War in Southwest Missouri
Check out historic sites and battlefields in this region of the Show-Me State.
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