Southwest Missouri was the site of several Civil War battles and skirmishes, and the region retains its ties to the past with historic
sites where you can explore the state's involvement in the war. In this region, you'll also find Missouri's third-largest city, Springfield, its entertainment capital, Branson, and the serenity of Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake.
southwest arts and culture
History museums, artisan galleries, and one-of-a-kind Ozark crafts have to be experience to be appreciated.
Whether you're looking for a play, a comedian, an old-fashioned variety show or even a concert, you'll find it in Southwest Missouri.