Springfield Aquarium Voted Top Tourist Destination

The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield was voted the number one new tourist destination in the country by USA Today’s travel experts.

Tippy the Turtle

On December 21, 2005, Tippy the Terrible Terrapin was looking for a new home in Springfield.  The very friendly reptile had outlived his human family and he was adopted by the Wonders of Wildlife Museum in Springfield.

Springfield’s C-Street: ‘It just reels you in’

Stand at the east end, and you’ll see a chocolate factory next door to a 125-year-old family-owned hardware store, both facing railroad tracks laid more than 150 years ago. At the west end a half-mile away, there’s a craft brewery on one side of the street—and a boxing gym, tattoo shop, vintage boutique, mountain bike service shop, and pub on the other.

March 25, 1934

Springfield golfer Horton Smith wins the first-ever Masters. He pulled through with a one-stroke victory in the four-day tournament.