Monday, January 25, 2016

Interested in traveling this summer? Your family will love Springfield, Missouri! @usfg #travelsfg

Come visit the Springfield Visitors Center at:

815 E St Louis St #100
Springfield, MO 65806
(800) 678-8767
My little family was lucky enough to travel to Springfield and experience the city May 14th through the 17th. This city has so much to do, and we had an amazing time bouncing from place to place. The travel to Springfield (6 hours) was an adventure itself with many stops along the way and areas of interest.

We arrived to our hotel fairly early and were greeted by the friendly staffed who had no issues checking us into a room ahead of time at the Best Western Coach House. The hotel itself was beautiful and the room was clean and large enough for our family! The location was beyond perfect and in a centralized location that allowed us to access everything from our spot.

Over the course of the four days we took part in many activities and had to skip a few due to timing issues. Little man was a tough cookie and didn't take a nap during this adventure I'm very proud of him considering he typically gets rather grouchy without. I'm sure being in a new area and having so many hands on activities helped.  It was a busy and memorable weekend, but one that was well spent. 
 We checked out the Discovery Center and this place was fun! It is centrally located and simply to find. We played with nearly everything within site and had a blast digging for dinosaur fossils and getting foam airplanes to fly!

The weather was somewhat gloomy during our entire stay but we managed to work around that and visited the Dickerson Park Zoo in hopes to stay dry. Aiden said that the zoon was his favorite part of the trip. We saw beautiful peacocks and silly monkeys as well as giraffes and elephants!

During our little trip we checked something off our bucket list and explored a cave at Fantastic Caverns. The cave was simply gorgeous and so big! We learned so much about the ecosystem and the cave itself. We even got to see the original explorer's namesake written in charcoal. 

After leaving we were so hungry and stopped by Andy B's for a game of bowling, laser tag and some dinner.  Bowling excited Aiden and the food was great. The service was phenomenal as well. This place definitely rocked and was an upscale bowling alley with very high tech features. 

If you love the outdoors you must stop by the largest Bass Pro Shops. This store could literally keep you occupied all day and I couldn't leave without picking up a pink fishing pole! I'm in awe. Their were alligators swimming around and Aiden enjoyed 'driving' the boats. 
Aiden couldn't contain himself when I told him we were heading to the America's Incredible Pizza Company. I hyped him up for days on all the exciting game options offered. We had so much fun at this place and left completely exhausted and our tummy's were satisfied after taking a trip or two to the buffet. If you love games, thrills and food you have to check this place out. It's a glorified Vegas for kids (and adults). 

We ended our trip with a relaxing walk at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center which was much needed. It definitely the perfect place to unwind after a weekend in Springfield.

Everything went smoothly, but one thing. On Sunday we were woken up to tornado sirens and not knowing the location we were rather terrified but relieved to make it to the basement to prepare for severe weather at the Best Western Coach House. It also seemed the locals didn't mind offering advice on places to visit. They were somewhat chatty and very helpful.  

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