Travel Spotlight

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A Wonderful Turtle Rescue

Wildlife rescue, conservation, and education are three key pillars in the efforts of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium (WOW) in Springfield, MO. This year is WOW’s third year partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the non-profit Turtle Fly […]

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A True Wonder of Wildlife in a National Museum

Less than a day’s drive from Omaha, southwest Missouri has much to offer nature enthusiasts. One of its premier attractions, located in Springfield, is the award-winning Wonders of Wildlife—a 350,000 sq. ft. wildlife national museum and aquarium that is larger than the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Established in […]

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A Fall to Remember

Autumn is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to slip on a cozy sweatshirt, sip hot apple cider, and admire the fall leaves than at a Midwest outdoor oasis—Big Cedar Lodge. September and October are the months when visitors to the area celebrate Cedar Fest, which offers […]

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Best Summer Ever at Big Cedar Lodge

Summer has finally arrived, and there is no better way to dip your toe in the water—literally—than to visit Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks. There are activities for every interest and age, but the sweeping views and lush surroundings serve as a tranquil backdrop for all who visit. Family […]

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The next big thing in golf

Located within the Ozark Mountains of Missouri lies a destination that is teed up to be the next big thing in golf. Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, created Big Cedar Lodge as a place for families to reconnect with nature. Over the years, […]