Discovery Journal: Springfield

Very few businesses like 1984 still exist compared to the more than ten thousand pinball and video game arcades that were in the United States during the ‘80s. So, playing original pinball and video game machines in Springfield is a rare experience.


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri


Outdoor Wonders: 19 Conservation Areas

Explore these 19 conservation areas across the state.


Cheers to 200 Years: 21 Bicentennial Events

Celebrate Missouri's bicentennial all year long.


17 Missouri Food Trucks

Your new favorite meal may be prepared on wheels.


May 3, 1870

On this day the railroad was welcomed into Springfield, Missouri. This effectively removed the Ozarks as a barrier to Springfield's connection with the east.


Missouri Railways

April 21, 1870

The first train from St. Louis reached Springfield. This took sixteen years of construction because of the interruptions due to the Civil War.