Head to downtown Springfield to find colorful streets and buildings that feature interesting art, sculptures and installations. The Public Art and Sculpture Tour, presented by Springfield Regional Arts Council, can help you plan your visit.
Check out where the sweet stuff is made at Askinosie Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer located in Springfield. Visitors can take a look inside and see exactly where the chocolate is made, as well as sample different varieties and shop for those chocolate lovers on their list. Askinosie Chocolate is a Missouri favorite and was recently named one of America’s best chocolates by Bon Appétit magazine.
Let your imagination run wild at the Dickerson Park Zoo. With more than 340 different types of animals, you are sure to spot your favorite. Be sure to check out the special exhibits, including “A Walk on the Wild Side,” and the children’s area.