While in Marshfield, MO be sure to visit Walnut Springs Farm Museum and see the replica of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Marshfield's location then makes it the perfect starting point from which to explore the surrounding country side. You'll find scenic land and find a variety of things to do. No matter which way you choose to go, you'll find something to do. Start with North, South, East or West - then start again and explore the rest!
Bennett Spring State Park - the most popular state park in the State of Missouri as well as one of the most popular trout fishing parks in the Mid-West
Leadmine and Tunas, MO - Mennonite community featuring a general store, bulk food store, bakery, furniture store, quilt making, nursery and other community stores.
Independent Stave Company - produces more than half of all the wooden barrels made in the world. White oak is turned into barrels used to age fine bourbons and wines. Take the tour yourself
Branson, MO - One of the top travel destinations in the US, Branson will satisfy your every desire. Shopping? Choose fine shopping or outlet malls. Shows? Big name entertainers, musical shows, magic madness and more. Museums? Titanic, War, Dinasours. Water? Whitewater Park, Table Rock Lake, Grand Country Inn
Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum - Here Laura Ingalls Wilder settled with her husband and family. In her later years, she wrote her best selling "Little House" series while living here in Mansfield, MO
Mountain Home, Arkansas - Lakes, rivers, golf courses and antiques. An adventure all in itself, you'll find something to do here no matter what day of the week, what time of year.
Rosewood Farms - Located in rural Hartville, MO this is a one-of-a-kind country experience. Walking into Rosewood, your senses will go wild. Smell the homemade chocolates, hear the soft music, see the colorful candles, wooden crafts and quilts. Enjoy the tea room and take home a few chocolates - pick from over 35 varieties.
Smittle Cave - Missouri is known as the "Cave State." Open from April 15 to May 15 and the entire month of September, you can book your cave adventure. The cave is kept locked but upon arriving for your appointment, you'll be provided with the key.
Fort Leonard Wood - the largest Army installation in the United States, Ft. Wood is the home of the engineering school, chemical defense and military police schools. Over 25,000 soldiers train here annually and it is one of the only installations having all branches of the military present on base.
Fantastic Caverns - Drive through this natural wonder, enjoying the cool temperatures and vivid colors.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield - The site of one of the first major battles of the Civil War. (First battle west of the Mississippi) Walk or drive through the battle grounds, visit the museum and have a picnic in the park. For any history buff, this cannot be missed.
Bass Pro Shops - Visit the original Bass Pro Shop, located in Springfield, Missouri. See the salt water aquarium, indoor waterfall, the snapping turtle and so much more. Even if you plan on not buying a thing, this is a museum in itself and worth the visit.