If you are visiting Springfield with children and want to spend some family time then you should set out for Dickerson Park Zoo. Established in 1922, Dickerson Park Zoo is located in Springfield, Missouri. The zoo is home to more than 450 animals representing more than 160 species from around the world. The zoo exhibits are divided into five geographic areas to make it more fun and enjoyable for the visitors. Tropical Asia features Asian elephants and Malayan tigers whereas Missouri Habitats features black bear and grey wolf. Experience the wild adventure with wild animals from around the world up-close as you stroll around from one exhibit from another. Take your time, walk at your own pace and still enjoy all the exhibits since it is a relatively smaller zoo perfect for family with little children. If you like shopping then you must visit Battlefield Mall, a premier shopping destination in the southwest Missouri. It is also the largest shopping mall in the area. The mall has a great variety of stores including over 150 specialty stores such as Banana Republic, Bath & Body, Coldwater Creek, LOFT and Victoria’s Secret. Feeling hungry? No worries just head out to the food court area or to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse or to Ruby Tuesday and treat your family with nice dinner at one of these restaurants. This lifestyle shopping also has playground or soft play area where little kids can play while you seat back and relax. The atmosphere is just wonderful and family-friendly. Overall, it is a great place to do your holiday shopping because there is something for everyone.
If you are visiting Springfield and need a rental car then Enterprise Rent-A-Car is there to fulfill all your car rental needs. Enterprise is offering special prices for weekends and holidays. Be sure to book the car online and save big on your next rental car.
There are 92 parks including a Botanical Center at the Nathanael Greene Park/Close Memorial located in the Springfield, Missouri. This recently built Botanical Center is situated at the Close Memorial Park that is adjacent to Nathanael Greene Park. Together these two parks consist of 114 acres of land including 25 botanical gardens and horticultural collections. The park area is so big you can literally spend whole day visiting all the park facilities. Nathanael Greene Park/Close Memorial has picnic area, playgrounds, arboretum, lakes and specialty gardens such as Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens. The park also has a butterfly house and a huge lake. The park is the nice public place to take the dog for a walk. This is also a perfect place for running, bicycling or just relax under the shed. You can stroll around the lake and look at seasonal flowers. If you are an admirer of flowers then you must go to as Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. This is a beautiful and well managed garden. The park admission fee is low and the atmosphere is fantastic. This is a 7.5-acre garden is a great place for learning about flowers and plant life. You will witness beautiful and colorful flower blooming everywhere you look and the sight is breath taking. The quaint and serene garden has a large Kio pond and feeding stations to feed the fishes in the pond. The garden has many exotic plants and trees and they are clearly labeled. This is also a good place to be with kids and have them interested in nature and trees.