Ha Ha Tonka State Park
If you want to turn your fall-color tour into a road trip, Ha Ha Tonka State Park doesn’t just have beautiful scenery, but some unique sights, too. Ha Ha Tonka is home to the ruins of a turn-of-the-century stone castle, originally built by a businessman from Kansas City. Take a look at some spectacular photos and read more about Ha Ha Tonka here.
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
One of the top places to relax within Springfield’s city limits is the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Not only will you find yourself in peaceful surroundings (which, let’s be honest, we all need right now) but you’ll be surrounded by some gorgeous Japanese-style landscaping—perfect for an autumn date night. Keep in mind the gardens close for the year at the end of October.
Table Rock Lake
Hikes, strolls and drives are all well and good, but how about admiring the colors of fall from the water? Table Rock Lake is a must-visit if you want to capture that incredible fall feeling that you can only find in the Ozarks. Plus there are a few more exciting ways to make the most of the lake if you don’t feel like just floating. Take a look at a quick round-up of ways to enjoy Table Rock Lake in the fall.
Don’t Forget to Send Some Snaps
Heading out for fall photos? Don’t forget to send us your snaps for Where’s 417? and a chance to see yourself in print. Or let us know where your favorite fall foliage spot is in 417-land. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so we’d love to hear about your picks. Remember to check the relevant websites or social media pages of the places you plan to visit for details on COVID-19-related precautions and restrictions, as well as altered hours and capacity.