Springfield

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Flying To Springfield With American Airlines

Sure, Springfield, Missouri, is friendly. It's also home a surprising number of attractions and beautiful outdoor pursuits. With American Airlines flights to Springfield, it's easy to discover it all. There's no shortage of things to do in Springfield for the entire family, and we'll help you find fun off-the-beaten path choices.  

Things to Do in Springfield

Did you know that the area has more than 7,500 miles of shoreline? Lakes, streams and rivers surround the city, offering a number of outdoor activities in Springfield. From hiking trails and conservation areas to camping, hunting and fishing, there's really something for every kind of nature fan. For those who like a little civility with the great outdoors, there's a winery just outside the city -- rent a car and head out on highway 123 to the 7Cs tasting room.

History buffs will probably find one of their favorite things to do in Springfield is visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, where the first major battle of the Civil War was fought in the West. This significant historical site is maintained by the National Park System and it is considered by many to be one of the  System's best preserved and most pristine Civil War battlefields. It's about a 30-minute drive from Springfield, off of Highway 413. The entrance fee is $5 per adult, but  a maximum of $10 per vehicle.

Another one of our picks for activities in Springfield, especially for families, is a visit to the Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks. This hands-on museum truly has something to captivate all ages, such as the chance to take a virtual Cobra helicopter flight. And, of course, it is filled with history and artifacts from the armed forces. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.

With American Airlines, it's easy to fly to Springfield and explore every aspect of the city. You might come away with a new favorite destination for a friendly, relaxed trip.

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