We’d love to welcome you to Springfield, Missouri!

Getting here

By air –

Traveling to Springfield is convenient, with a couple of nearby airports to choose from:

  • Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF): Located just about 5 miles from downtown Springfield, this airport offers numerous daily flights to major cities across the United States. It’s the quickest way to get to the city and start your adventure.
  • Branson Airport (BKG): About an hour's drive south of Springfield, Branson Airport is another convenient option, especially for those looking to explore the southern part of the region.
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI): For those who don't mind a bit of a drive, Kansas City International Airport is approximately three hours north of Springfield. It serves as a major hub with flights from almost all major airlines, providing even more connectivity.

By car –

Springfield is well-connected by road with Interstate 44 running east-west and several other major highways. Driving to Springfield can be a scenic and pleasant experience, especially with the rolling hills and beautiful landscapes of the Ozarks.

By bus –

Several bus services also operate to and from Springfield, providing an affordable and convenient option for travelers from nearby cities. See if Greyhound can get you to Springfield.

What else to do in Springfield

  • Explore Fantastic Caverns: One of the city’s top attractions, these are the only ride-through caverns in the United States. Touring these caves by Jeep-drawn trams makes a fascinating and comfortable adventure for all ages.
  • Visit the Springfield Art Museum: This museum is a must-visit for art lovers, offering an impressive collection that spans multiple cultures and time periods. The rotating exhibits ensure there is always something new to see.
  • Discover the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield: A pivotal site of the American Civil War, this battlefield offers a poignant look into the past with a well-maintained museum and walking trails that recount a critical chapter in history.
  • Enjoy the outdoors at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park: This sprawling park is perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts. It features botanical gardens, walking trails, and the beautiful Lake Drummond.
  • Check out the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium: Once voted America’s Best Aquarium by USA Today, it offers an unforgettable wildlife experience with a blend of aquariums, displays, and galleries that showcase the mysteries of aquatic environments.
  • Take a brewery tour: Springfield boasts a burgeoning craft beer scene. A tour of local breweries like Mother's Brewing Company not only offers a glimpse into the brewing process, but also an opportunity to taste some unique, locally brewed beers.
  • Stroll through historic downtown: Downtown Springfield is the heartbeat of the city, with its historic charm, eclectic dining options, boutique shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss the historic Gillioz Theatre, an architectural gem that hosts concerts, movies and plays.

Need even more ideas? The Oasis, the host hotel and convention center where Seeds of HOPE will be held, has listed even more venues and inspiration on its website. For example: Did you realize Springfield is home to the headquarters of Bass Pro Shops, the national, wilderness-themed retailer that is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream store? Read more from Oasis.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, art lover, or foodie, Springfield offers an array of attractions and activities that promise a memorable visit. Pack your bags and come experience the beauty and vibrancy of the region.