Springfield vacations mark a great opportunity to see the sights in this historic Missouri city, originally founded in 1830. From its Civil War past to a bustling modern cultural scene driven by the three universities in the area, you'll never be short of things to do after booking Springfield all-inclusive vacations.
You're in luck if you're a history lover, as Springfield's border-city status during the Civil War made it the site of several interesting conflicts, including the first major battle between Union and Confederate soldiers west of the Mississippi. To get the most of local history, make sure to use Springfield rental cars to stop by the visitor's center for a list of the city's contributions to the National Register of Historic Places. For example, Springfield was the site of a famous shootout between Wild Bill Hickok and a gambler named Davis Tutt, establishing Hickok as a hero of the Old West.
When you're searching for deals on Springfield hotels, make sure to look for establishments near downtown for a convenient home base while you explore the dozens of restaurants, museums, and locally owned shops in the city.
Retro fans make heavy use of Springfield all-inclusive vacations and other Springfield packages, thanks to the annual "Birth of Route 66" festival. Usually held in the middle of August, this event celebrates all things diner, sock-hop, and groovy as it memorializes the history of that iconic roadway.
If you're looking for deals around the holidays, get an early start with the October Springfield Jazz Festival in Park Central Square, where you'll have your pick from dozens of entertaining concerts, not to mention mouthwatering local cuisine around every corner.
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