Archive - Quick Trips

Getaway to Eureka Springs

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains 80 miles from Springfield, this quaint town is home to vibrant artists that engulf the community with local flavor.

Getaway to Little Rock

Located right next to the Arkansas River about four hours south of Springfield, Little Rock is full of culture and history and provides the perfect weekend getaway full of food, learning and playing.


The perfect fall getaway is located about 140 miles northeast of Springfield.

Chesterfield, MO

Just three hours northeast of Springfield is a quaint residential enclave known for its numerous shopping areas, outlets and public parks. Hit the road for a family-friendly weekend away in...

Sedalia, MO

Located just 30 miles south of the Missouri River is the land of ragtime and railways: Sedalia, Missouri. Home to the Missouri State Fair that’s more than a century in the making, Sedalia offers...

Meramec Caverns

Head to Meramec Caverns for an adventurous escape to an underground cave, a relaxing float down the river and more.

Kimmswick, MO

Located just 25 miles south of St. Louis, Mastodon State Park and the town of Kimmswick are the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend full of historic charm. You can browse more than 20 gift and...

Hannibal Missouri

Take a bookish weekend getaway, and visit Hannibal. This Mississippi River town is steeped in Mark Twain history, and many of its best-loved tourist destinations have a decidedly Twain theme. Visit...

Marshfield MO

The quiet town of Marshfield is about to enjoy a boom of activity. Find out how it’s growing, and why you should pay it a visit this month.

Quick Trip to the Other Miami

Get your kicks on Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, a mere 96 miles from Springfield. Miami is Northeast Oklahoma’s corner for fun, entertainment and culture. From theater to gaming, there is...

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