Springfield, Missouri is known as the pulse of the Ozarks and it is a city that mixes small town hospitality with big city amenities. Springfield is a city that has not forgotten its classic American Heritage which makes it easy to feel immediately at home when you come to the city for a visit. Springfield is often nicknamed the “Birthplace of Route 66” and is home to several high performing universities.
Since its incorporation in 1838 the city has continued to look forward and is a fantastic place for the whole family to visit. Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Springfield.
1. Take A Tram Ride Through The Fantastic Caverns
Fantastic Caverns are the only caves in North America that give visitors a tour that is completely ride through. The trams that you sit in are pulled along by a Jeep and give spectators an amazing and interesting tour of the caves.
The path that you travel down was carved by an ancient river many years ago. The caves have had several uses throughout the years including a speakeasy during the prohibition and also as a venue for music events in the 1950s. Visitors to the caves can expect a constant 60 degrees throughout the year due to its location.