Tag Archives: Springfield

Missouri Museum Madness: Art

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Why do people love art? Art makes you think. Art makes you feel. Art is a universal language. Fortunately you don’t have to limit your love for art to one style or period. You can equally love the abstract paint splatters of Jackson Pollock as much as the intricate glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of …

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Missouri Eats: Civil Kitchen & Tap

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When Trolley’s Park Central Pub in Downtown Springfield, Missouri, closed its doors earlier this year, it wasn’t clear what would take its place. The location was ideal, the space was huge, but restaurants haven’t always thrived at 107 Park Central Square. But as of October, Civil Kitchen & Tap has moved in, and thanks to a large beer selection, custom …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: Brick and Mortar Coffee in Springfield

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Brick & Mortar focuses on the art of coffee. They believe in the foundation of what it takes to roast a great batch and craft a great cup of coffee. The team at Brick & Mortar helps build relationships in the community by sharing the knowledge and tools it takes to enjoy great coffee in your own shop or at …

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Enjoy the Show: 5 Theaters to Discover in Springfield


Springfield, Missouri, is far removed from the glittering lights of Hollywood and New York City, so it may be the last place you think of as a thriving hub of theatrical activity. However, this city—the third largest in Missouri—has a rich theater history. Springfield has been the starting place for many acclaimed actors, including silent film actress Pearl White, of …

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Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

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For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank. This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a …

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Missouri Eats: The Coffee Ethic

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For a great cup of coffee and one of the best people-watching spots in Springfield, Missouri, it’s hard to do better than The Coffee Ethic. With a prime location along the bustling Downtown square and a bright interior that attracts more of a business crowd than chattering college students, this coffee shop has long been a local favorite. The limited …

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Urban Forests Come Alive in Autumn: A Fall Guide to Springfield’s Parks


As maple trees start to show eye-popping red hues and ash trees fade to purple in the Ozarks, it’s nature’s signal that fall foliage season is here. While the Ozark Mountains provide a pristine backdrop for fall colors, Springfield’s mature urban forest offers some of the best settings for leaf-peepers in the state — especially in city parks. Here’s a …

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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub


There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Missouri Eats: Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill


The array of stunning maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and bowls of spicy soups at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, are partly what draws a steady stream of customers to the restaurant. The other big draw is the atmosphere: The deep red walls, oversized light fixtures, tufted booths and polished high-top tables in Haruno’s sleek, modern bar area …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Springfield

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The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Missouri State University in …

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