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Take the 45-minute drive from Springfield and experience the past with Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she reminisces about her childhood pioneer days, her incredible family and her beloved Almanzo.
Laura’s life unfolds through a live theater production that culminates on that momentous day in 1951, when Mansfield dedicated its library in her honor. Laura’s Memories captures her journeys through Iowa; Minnesota; the Dakota Territory; Kansas; and finally: Mansfield, Missouri, where Laura and Almanzo spent their remaining years.
The Ozark Mountain Players bring this story to life under the Ozark sky, in a comfortable amphitheater in Mansfield’s Recreational Park. Concessions are available.
Tickets are $10; ages 5-11, $5; younger than 5, free and are available one hour prior to curtain or by calling 417-924-3383. General admission only; no reserved seats.
Note: Performances held only on dates listed above.
Interior corridor hotel. In addition to the amenities listed, rooms include: extra plush mattresses; hairdryer; iron/board; and free local calls.
Seymour is in Amish country. For a glimpse of the past, tour the many Amish neighborhoods in the rural areas around Seymour. Local attractions include the Douglas County Museum and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.
This 840-acre area owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation is a mostly forested area that provides both hunting and nature-viewing opportunities. Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season. Trails over parts of the area provide hiking and nature photography opportunities. Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails and service roads. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is allowed on the area. Bicycling is allowed on designated trails. Dogs must be leashed or confined when not used for hunting or training purposes. There is a 14-station walk-and-shoot archery range. There are no fishable streams or ponds on the area.
This circa 1908 inn offers three guestrooms and four suites, all furnished with antiques and reproductions. Romance packages available. Leashed dogs less than 25 pounds are welcome in the suites. Off-street parking.
Our cottages are in a wooded setting among the rolling Ozark hills. Each cottage includes: two sleeping areas, a sleeper sofa, a double bed or two twin beds, a full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, heating and cooling and a deck overlooking the pond. Pets are welcome, but dander-free cottages are available.
Hike our 23-acre estate; pick fruit from our orchard; fish or sun by the pond, stocked with channel cat, crappie and bluegill; and explore Hicks Cave. Located two-tenths of a mile from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum; six miles from Baker Creek Seed Company and Pioneer Village.
This is a Missouri Affiliate Welcome Center.
We are your regional information station for attractions, events and accommodations throughout the Greater Ozarks Region.
Locally made items for sale in our gift shop. Picnic tables, a pet-walking area and RV dump station are available.
November-March, we are closed Sundays.
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.
Our wines are handcrafted using grapes grown in our 14-acre vineyard. We hand pick them to optimize the flavor and the quality of the fruit. From fruity, light white wines to full bodied, complex dry wines, Whispering Oaks has distinctive variations for the discerning palate.
We have locally produced turned wood and metalwork in our gift shop.
We are about 32 miles east of Springfield on Route 60, just east of Seymour, (5.5 miles west of Mansfield), near the Cedar Gap Community; north of Route 60 on Connector Road; left onto Lucky Road.
Baseball and Brews
Enjoy a Missouri brewery tour and a day at the ballpark.
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