City skyline from a parking garage in downtown Springfield

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This page collects timeless articles and guides about things to do in Springfield, Mo. and the surrounding Ozarks — eating, shopping, hiking, weekend getaways and more.

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weekend getaways & Road trips

Johnson’s Shut-Ins: Mother Nature’s water park

Missouri’s most famous natural water park, Johnson’s Shut-Ins is a geologic wonderland nestled in the St. Francois Mountains. While the park attracts thousands each year to play among its rocky water chutes, slides, waterfalls and pools, it has plenty to offer whether you want to get wet or not.