This Short Road Trip In Missouri Will Leave You With Unforgettable Memories

Although we start this trip in Springfield, you can actually get to Springfield from many parts of the state in less than three hours, making for a perfect weekend trip with your family. The road trip itself only has a 2 hour and 52 minute driving time round trip, with the longest stretch between stops only about 50 minutes. Along the way, you tour a cave, visit a battlefield, enjoy an amusement park, visit nature, check out an old time five and dime, and have a great meal with “throwed rolls!” Spend as much time at each stop as you want…stretch the trip out or try to cram it into as little time as possible.  It’s up to you!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Sound like fun?  Click on any of the links for direct access to each site’s website with directions, hours, and costs.  We’d love to hear about your trip!  If you take on this adventure, please share with us your experiences!