3 Road Trip Destinations for Springfield, Missourians

September 16th, 2018 by

Couple taking a road trip in a car

Who doesn’t love hitting the open road with a group of friends or family? Luckily for those of us who live in Springfield, Missouri, there are plenty of great road trips to take to nearby areas. Today in the Thompson Sales blog, we’ll tell you about some of our favorite road trips and road trip destinations near and around Springfield.

Table Rock Lake

This road trip is short but sweet! Head to the underrated Table Rock Lake for a couple of days for beautiful scenery, fun on the water, and plenty of great food. If Lake of the Ozarks is too crowded for your tastes, Table Rock is your solution. Plus Branson is only half an hour away, meaning you have access to theme parks, shows, and much more.

The Big Cities

Looking for some city life? Even though Springfield is actually the third biggest city in Missouri, it maintains that smaller town charm and doesn’t really feel like big city living. Make your way to St. Louis or Kansas City for that city experience.

Catch a Royals or Chiefs game in Kansas City, or a Cardinals or Blues game in St. Louis. Get some amazing BBQ in Kansas City or see the iconic Arch in St. Louis. Each of Missouri’s biggest cities has its own charms and eccentricities to check out. The best part is it’s only about a three-hour trip to either!

The Nature Lover’s Trip

Missouri has plenty of beautiful natural features scattered about the state. Take a road trip and check them all out! Start at the Marvel Cave in Branson and take a tour. Next, head Northeast to Elephant Rock State Park. Explore the giant boulders here, which have been standing for 1.5 billion years! Next, settle in at a cabin near Johnson Shut-Ins. This unique part of Missouri is a park that has volcanic rock shutting in water from the Black River. You can swim through the shut-ins and end your night in one of the many cabins available. 

Choose Thompson Sales for Your Automotive Needs

You can’t have a road trip without a vehicle! Luckily, Thompson Sales has plenty to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a new or used vehicle, we can help. Just need an oil change or some new tires before heading out? Our excellent service department can help you. Just contact us today to make an appointment, or come visit us to see what we have on our lot!

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