Annual Spring celebration featuring handmade crafts, parade, lots of “Folk, Mountain, and Bluegrass” music, and dancing on the Courthouse Square. A great family fun festival. Ozark Folk Center opens for the season. Free admission to the Craft Village during this weekend. Free shuttle from downtown to the Folk Center.
In addition to having possibly the most creative acronym of all time, AMMO provides an interactive history lesson for people of all ages. They’ve acquired over 5,000 pieces of military history. Their projects include attending aircraft shows, restoration of vintage military equipment and Museum School a program of true history and science for young students. Last year over 1500 students took part in this program. They invite you to experience all their Hands On museum has to offer!
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.
As well as being the only wax museum on the planet donated entirely to celebrity figures (your once and a lifetime chance to get your picture with Morgan Freeman!), there are also several other attractions that might catch your eye. Attractions like Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf.
This museum opened in 2012 to celebrate Branson’s centennial. It features rotating exhibits, so no two trips are ever alike.
The Ralph Foster Museum, on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, grew from humble beginnings in the 1920’s to become one of the Midwest’s foremost institutions of historical preservation.
Dr. Robert M. Good, the President of the school, took an interest in the idea of a museum on campus. Subsequently, he made space available for the display of items in the basement of Abernathy Hall, a boy’s residence hall. When the residence hall was later vacated, funds were provided to convert the entire building into a museum.
The primary focus of the Ralph Foster Museum today is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit items relating to the Ozarks region. One of the more famous exhibits is the original vehicle used in the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies.” In addition, visitors will find antiques, weapons, dolls, natural history and other items from around the world.
In 1926, a small group of women led by Deborah D. Weisel started an Art Study Club. Today, we have those ladies to thank for the Springfield Art Museum.
The Springfield Art Museum is the city’s oldest cultural institution intent on continuing the legacy of art appreciation, preservation and education that began with the vision and dedication of that special group of women.
A nonprofit museum dedicated to the preservation of Railroad History and the heritage of the past, educating present and future generations.
The museum is located in the St. Louis San-Francisco Locomotive No.4524, Burlington Baggage Car, Chicago and Northwestern Commuter Car and Burlington Northern Caboose, as well as the new Max Jahn Depot. The depot is a replica of an 1890s-era rural depot, based on the original prints from the depot at Elsinore, MO.
Join the History of Hearing Museum to go back in time! See the time of the ear trumpet and ear horn to today’s remarkable technology. You may marvel at the crudity of the earlier hearing aids, but for their time they were no more grotesque than some medical treatments for deafness. Marvel at the hearing assistance devices from yesteryear. As technology advanced the first “transistor hearing aids” appeared late in 1953, then smaller and smaller hearing aids were possible. As you venture through the museum, you will discover how the evolution of hearing devices have impacted so many lives. It’s amazing to see how far technology has come, from cupping your hand around your ear to the tiny in-the-ear hearing devices. Enjoy full displays with an expert curator on staff for an informative experience. Come visit us at 628 E. Commercial Street in Springfield, Missouri.
Admission is free, but monetary donations and any items related to the cause of hearing is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing and hearing you stop by!