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  • Holiday Fun at Bass Pro

    Holiday Fun at Bass Pro

    Every year, Bass Pro Shops transforms a section of their store into Santa’s Wonderland. The majestic winter-themed display has fun for kids of all ages.

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  • Brothers Osborne in Concert

    Brothers Osborne in Concert

    Who would have thought that two brothers from a small town in Maryland would become country music megastars?

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  • Pumpkin Patch Fun

    Pumpkin Patch Fun

    Autumn is officially here, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. All month long there will be spooky movies on TV, costume parties to attend, and Jack-O-Lanterns to be carved.

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  • Celebrate Military History

    Celebrate Military History

    The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, located only about 10 minutes from the University Plaza Hotel, is dedicated to “the restoration, preservation, and display of military history and memorabilia.”

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  • Stop the Presses

    Stop the Presses

    When “Newsies” hit the Broadway stage in 2012, it quickly became a favorite for critics and audiences alike. The hit play is based on the 1992 Disney film and tells the story of Jack Kelly who leads a band of newspaper boys during the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City.

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  • Tennis Anyone?

    Tennis Anyone?

    The Springfield Lasers have been providing exciting professional tennis to the city for over 20 years. The team has been successful in their time in Springfield, winning Western Conference Championships in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2013, and 2014.

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  • Haunted History

    Haunted History

    The Pythian Home of Missouri, also known as Pythian Castle, is an actual haunted attraction with a rich and spooky history. Located less than 10 minutes from The University Plaza Hotel, the Pythian Castle offer both history and haunted tours.

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  • Stroll The Garden

    Stroll The Garden

    The peaceful, tranquility of nature is something that all of us yearn for from time to time. The 7.5 acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at the Springfield Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to relax and calm your soul with a casual walk. 

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  • Catch Baseball Fever

    Catch Baseball Fever

    All of your favorite Major League Baseball players likely got their start in the minor leagues so that they could hone in on their skills and really be ready for “The Show.” When you attend a Springfield Cardinals baseball game, you will have the chance to see the players who will be starring for the St. Louis Cardinals in just a few short years.

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  • Walk on the Wild Side

    Walk on the Wild Side

    Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is one of the largest wildlife attractions in the entire world. The mission of this one of a kind museum is to allow visitors the opportunity to take a journey around the world while also educating the next generation on the wonders and beauty of the natural world.

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  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame

    What do Stan Musial, Jim Edmonds, Bill Bradley, Jackie Stiles, Steve Stipanovich, Hale Irwin, and Dick Vermeil have in common? They are all just a few of the many athletes who have been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. 

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  • College Hoops

    College Hoops

    The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the most exciting mid-major conferences in all of college basketball. This year, the Missouri State Bears have started the season with a promising 13-4 record. Missouri State’s home court, JQH Arena, is only about half a mile from University Plaza Hotel so you could walk to the game if the weather cooperates. 

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  • Christmas Bash at Bass Pro

    Christmas Bash at Bass Pro

    From now until December 24, Bass Pro Shop will be transformed into Santa’s Wonderland to help celebrate the holiday season. This event is the perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping while also enjoying some family style holiday fun.

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  • Cheers to Local Beers

    Cheers to Local Beers

    It is always fun to sample the local beer offerings when visiting a new city. Whether this is your first or fortieth trip to Springfield, you should definitely check out Mother’s Brewing Company during your stay. 

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  •  Bring Your Wedding Ideas to University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

    Bring Your Wedding Ideas to University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

    Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we understand the importance of organization and order. We want you to have an uniquely special day while treating your guests like royalty. After all, aren’t weddings just an excuse to celebrate love amongst your friends and family? 

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  • The Top Three Attractions in Springfield, Missouri

    The Top Three Attractions in Springfield, Missouri

    Whether you are joining us for a jammed-packed convention or fun-filled vacation, squeeze in these brilliant tourist attractions before you leave. Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri, bringing world-class venues worth exploring.

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