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Springfield, Missouri, is well-known as the "Birthplace of Route 66." Springfield is the third-largest city in the state. There are a variety of attractions based on the famous and historic highway, including themed restaurants and motels, an antique mall, and a vintage car museum.

Some of the city's best tourist attractions are also interactive and educational. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and its excellent Discovery Center attract many visitors. Fantastic Caverns, a vast cave system accessible by jeep tram, is the area's most notable feature.

All of Springfield's parks, green space, and other attractions make it a great place to live and visit. Because of the abundance of forests, mountains, and other natural splendor in the surrounding area, Springfield is also as attractive as the "Queen City of the Ozarks." Hiking and cycling are popular activities for visitors to the city, surrounded by beautiful scenery and landscapes.