Mysterious underground pathways offer a trip toward the unknown, while on the surface, an early 20th-century castle lets you take a walk through another time. A trip to such a destination is perfect for a wise wanderer like you, and these exciting attractions are to be found where you might least expect them: America’s heartland. Flights to Springfield, Missouri, land at Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), near a region rich in museums, caverns, and plenty of entertainment. Everything from miniature golf to boating, fishing, and ballooning will occupy your days and endear you to Springfield. Commemorative sites like the Archery Hall of Fame celebrate the accomplishments of the area's hometown heroes, while the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and the Smallin Civil War Cave offer visceral hands-on opportunities for exploration.
Many hotels near Springfield-Branson National are located along Interstate 44 to the east of the airport. Unpacking your bags and preparing for adventure is easy, thanks to the many taxi, shuttle, and bus services available curbside. No fewer than seven rental car agencies are ready at the airport, with kiosks and plenty of vehicles for passengers deplaning Springfield flights. Make a reservation and as soon as you get the keys, you’re ready to hit the road for a casino in Branson or the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Stop to fuel up at the restaurants along the interstate for some hearty home cooking. Sink your teeth into St. Louis-style barbecue ribs that are grilled and covered in sauce, or tingle your taste buds by eating a plate of slowly smoked Kansas-style ribs.
Get ready to immerse yourself in folklore and American homesteading history with Travelocity’s Springfield vacation packages. Bundling hotel deals with cheap flights to Springfield lets you put more of your vacation budget toward entertainment. That’s called a win-win, wise wanderer.