Explore a geologic oddity – Crowley’s Ridge – at Morris State Park. The ridge rises 200 feet above the Mississippi River’s floodplain and consists of a strip of low hills ranging from a half-mile to five or more miles wide. The park, which was donated to the state by Jim D. Morris, consists of unusual soil types and rare plant species. A 2.25-mile loop trail extends through a portion of the ridge and allows visitors to see just how powerful erosion can be.
McCormack Lake is a beautiful setting for camping, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing and enjoying nature. This recreation area offers semi-developed picnic and camping facilities, including eight primitive campsites offering limited tables, firerings and lantern posts. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are not available. A vault toilet is located in the picnic area.
The 15-acre lake is stocked annually, with panfish and bass being the most popular catches. The lake is a non-motorized; boat motors are not allowed. Electric trolling motors are OK. Ample parking is available for both picnickers and fisherman.
The area also serves as a trailhead for the McCormack-Greer Trail. This 4-mile trail connects McCormack Lake with the Greer Crossing Rec Area, and follows the Eleven Point section of the Ozark Trail for much of its route.
A non-profit, volunteer-run cultural center in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, the museum is home to the artwork of Lennis L. Broadfoot. Broadfoot was a Shannon County native who is best known for his book “Pioneers of the Ozarks,” a portrait of early Ozark life. The museum features many other snapshots of life in the earlier times of the Ozarks.
A national tribute to the brave men and women who defended our liberties during the 20th Century. A visit to the museum is a powerful, emotional experience. As you wander the great halls of the museum you’ll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights and depths of human experience.
The CAF AirPower History Tour is coming to an airport near you. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft. Visitors will be allowed to get up close and touch the airplanes, tour the cockpit, talk to the crews, teach the kids, and watch the planes FLY!
Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company
887-3030 – 2850 S. Campbell – Kids 3 & under eat free daily.
Springfield Family Restaurant
2222 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 883-0900. Get one free kids menu item with the purchase of one adult entrée valued of $7 or more after 4 p.m. Dine in only.
2043 E. Independence – 877-0606. Monday-Friday after 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday all day. Mention this Kids Directory listing to receive 1 Kidz Meal free with the purchase of one 8-inch sub, chips and fountain drink meal. Child must be present to receive a free kids Meal. For kids 11 years and younger
Free for spectators. Antique & classic boats from several states uniting for scenic cruising and dining at various lakefront restaurants on three arms of Table Rock Lake over four days. Mini-show on Saturday at Rock Lane Marina at Rock Lane Resort on Indian Point.