I-44 Exit 88, Springfield Missouri
A 9 1/2 mile drive-through exotic animal theme park featuring over seventy different species and hundreds of animals from all over the world. Paddle boats, petting zoo, gift shop, and more. Open year-round. Admission.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Drury) Devil's Backbone Wilderness Outfitters
(Springfield) Exotic Animal Paradise
(Springfield) Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital
(Springfield) Springfield Conservation Nature Center
10/30 Coming to The Springfield area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.