Missouri Weather: Hot Enough to Travel

Missouri Weather: Hot Enough to Travel! 


As a travel nurse, you want to “travel” to places that not only pay well – but that offer a plethora of things to do on your days off – especially if you’re not traveling home in between shifts!

Missouri Weather: The time is right!


With a huge need in Springfield, Missouri for RNs of all levels and summer and fall being the best time of year to travel to Missouri, we thought we’d put together a list of the top  attractions in Springfield, Missouri that you can do alone, or with your fellow travelers! 

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Take advantage of some good Missouri weather (Summer & Fall) and check out these exclusive deals given to us by the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

A complimentary coupon pass which provides discounts to Springfield’s awesome restaurants, retailers, attractions and will help you make the best of those hot summer nights: some of the best weather, Missouri has to offer. 


Missouri Weather

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest immersive wildlife attraction in the world. Explore a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds and a wildlife museum offering a tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-square foot experience features more than 1.5 miles of immersive trails and exhibits.


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Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth’s rarest treasures. There are only four of its’ kind in the entire world, and only one in North America. Here, you’ll discover one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders; giant columns stretching from floor to ceiling, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear water. And best of all, you’ll see it close-up from the comfort of a Jeep-drawn tram!


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The Springfield Cardinals A Minor League team playing at Hammond’s Field is a fantastic place to have fun while watching a baseball game. Lots of entertainment between innings. Food vendors have a variety of offerings to please most anyone. The parking is convenient and access is good. 


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The 112-acre Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park contains a number of garden attractions including the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Dr. Roston Native Butterfly House; the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead; picnic pavilions; access to the South Creek Greenway. The park is open sunrise to sunset. The Botanical Center/ welcome center is open Monday-Saturday 8 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 6pm April – October. The building closes at 5 pm November – March. The majority of the park is free.

Missouri Weather

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is the oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens. The 7.5 acre, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden was created in 1985 and includes a large koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house and traditional Japanese garden landscaping. The Stroll Garden is open seasonally, April -October. Hours of operation are Wed.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Mon. and Tues. There is a small admission fee. Private tours and rentals available.


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Dickerson Park Zoo is where people and animals connect. Enjoy getting outside and enjoying the natural beauty of the area while seeing and learning about animals from Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia and North America. See the reptiles at the Ambler Diversity of Life center, ride the Titus Express miniature train, get up close and personal with the giraffes on the giraffe deck (giraffe feeding an additional fee but observation deck is free) and visit the petting zoo. Cafe and gift shop also available.


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Its a Giant Fork, great for a photo op! Just one of those weird stops that you find when you venture off the beaten path. 

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With outdoor concerts, events, and taste testing available Mother’s Brewing Company is a fun, casual outing for anyone looking to have a good time. Their employees are very friendly, and they have a great selection of beer and merchandise. Try the chocolate flavored beer, and the lemon! They also have a pumpkin ale in October, that is perfect for that time of year! 

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Springfield’s most enchanting events venue , Pythian’s Castle, offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, holiday events, private rentals. Must attend a scheduled event to visit the castle. Go to the website for schedule and to make reservations.


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A little off the beaten path, but the Route 66 Car Museum is worth a stop. There is a small informative sign in front of each vehicle and a nice variety of vehicles, some very rare and others, one of kind. Vehicles range from Model G to late 20th century.

For even more things to do in Springfield, Missouri: Click here.


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