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Hello, Springfield

Perfectly located to explore the best of downtown Springfield, the University Plaza Hotel puts you in walking distance of the top things to do in town. We’re walking distance to Missouri State University and Hammons Field, home of the St. Louis Cardinals AA Professional Baseball Team. Step outside and stroll to boutique stores, a host of popular restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, art galleries and theaters. Whatever your reasons for visiting the area, our hotel is the perfect base to experience the surrounding city.



Hammons Field

955 E Trafficway St | 0.25 miles

(417) 863-0395

Home of AA Springfield Cardinals baseball team, Hammons Field is a popular minor league ballpark in Downtown Springfield.

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Cooper Sports Complex

2503 E Pythian St | 2.8 miles

(417) 837-5806

A modern baseball complex, indoor and outdoor soccer fields, tennis courts and 1.5-mile walking and fitness trail.

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Blue Room Comedy Club

420 W College St | 0.9 Miles

In business since 2015, this comedy club is located in the heart of downtown Springfield. Every Friday and Saturday night, national touring comedians come to their stage to fill the room with laughter.

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Gillioz Theatre

325 Park Central E | 0.5 miles

(417) 863-7843

A historic theatre restored to its 1926 condition, the Gillioz Theatre hosts premier live performance, music, and movie premiers.

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Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy | 1 block

(417) 836-7678

This contemporary theater plays host to national touring shows including Broadway, symphonies, and dance.

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Springfield Little Theatre

311 E Walnut St | 0.5 miles

(417) 869-1334

The second oldest civic theater in operation in Missouri, the historic Landers Theatre was built in 1909 and is preserved and supported by the non-profit Springfield Little Theatre.

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Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

500 W Sunshine St | 2.8 Miles

Voted America's Best Aquarium and spanning 350,000 square feet with over 1.5 miles of trails, Wonders of Wildlife takes you on a journey through immersive habitats that entertain and educate while sharing the story of America's most significant conservationists throughout history and today. The experience celebrates those who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water.

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Jordan Valley Ice Park

635 E Trafficway St | 1 block

(417) 866-7444

Hosting recreational and professional ice sports, this multi-purpose arena offers open play and public skating in addition to premier ice hockey and figure skating sports events.

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Jordan Valley Park

635 E Trafficway St | 1 block away

(417) 866-7444

Nestled in the heart of Springfield the open spaces, meadows, playgrounds, and plazas around Jordan Valley Park offer green space to let loose and relax.

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Conservation Nature Center

4601 S Nature Center Way | 7.5 miles

(417) 888-4237

An 80-acre nature park with exhibits, picnic sites and walking trails that wind through protected woodlands, creeks, and frontage on Lake Springfield.

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Discovery Center of Springfield

438 E St Louis St | 0.5 miles

(417) 862-9910

This interactive hands-on museum, inspires curiosity about the world around us through a thrilling exploration of the sciences,  providing hands-on adventures for all ages.


Fantastic Caverns

4872 N Farm Rd 125 | 11 miles

(417) 833-2010

Take a jeep-drawn tram on an hour-long tour, to view the natural features of the Fantastic Caverns.

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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

6424 W Farm Rd 182 | 14 miles

(417) 732-2662

The site of the first battle of the Civil War in the West, this national park offers self-guided tours, a Civil War museum and the Hulston research library.

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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

1935 S Campbell Ave | 3 miles

(417) 887-7334

Springfield, MO is home to the original Bass Pro Shop Outdoor world - the 'Grandaddy of Outdoor Stores'.

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Battlefield Mall

2825 Glenstone Avenue | 4 miles

(417) 883-7777

The largest and most popular retail shopping mall in Springfield featuring a children’s play area, three beauty salons, and a range of shopper delights.

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Missouri State University

901 S National Ave | 0.4 miles

(417) 836-5000

A public university and the second largest in the state of Missouri.

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Drury University

900 N Benton Ave | 0.7 miles

(417) 873-7879

A private liberal arts university in Downtown Springfield, Drury University offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Evangel University

1111 N Glenstone Ave | 2.1 miles

(417) 865-2815

A private Christian university, affiliated with the Assemblies of God Christian denomination, headquartered in Springfield.

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Baptist Bible College

628 E Kearney St | 3 miles

(417) 268-6000

Founded in 1950, this accredited college specializing in ministry and professional studies degrees.

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Ozark Technical College

1001 E Chestnut Expy | 0.5 miles

(417) 447-7500

A popular community college located in downtown Springfield offering over 40 different degree programs.

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Q Street Perk

On property

Sip on specialty coffee drinks and smoothies, snack on fresh pastries, light bites and desserts in our bustling cafe, or find a chilled spot outside around our fire pit.


Terrace Grille & Lounge

On property

Dine in contemporary comfort, enjoy freshly prepared American dishes or watch the game over drinks in the Terrace Lounge.



Springfield Expo Center

Across the street

Hosting trade shows, conventions, concerts and sporting events year round, the Springfield Expo Center is operated by the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

Office: 1-417-869-5588

To book an event email

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Springfield-Branson National Airport

2300 N Airport Blvd | 8.4 miles

(417) 868-0500

A public airport located just outside of Springfield servicing all of Southwest Missouri offering non-stop service to 12 US cities.

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Hold Fast Brewing

235 N Kimbrough Ave | 0.5 Miles

Since 2019, Hold Fast Brewing is a brick-and-mortar representation of all of the principles important to the McLeod Family. It is a place of community, friendship, family, creativity, and love. It is a welcoming place for all. It is a place where everyone who walks in the doors is reminded to "hold fast" and to do it with love. 

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White River Brewing Company

505 W Commercial St | 2.3 Miles

White River Brewing Company has been proudly brewing quality craft beers since 2012. We brew our tried and true year-round favorites as well as an ever-changing list of seasonal beers. From IPAs to Stouts and everything in-between, you are sure to find your favorite beer here.

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Tie and Timber

1451 E Cherry St | 1 Mile

This neighborhood craft brewery serves traditional and non-traditional style beers. Customers are welcome to bring in food or enjoy rotating food trucks when available. Kid and pup-friendly establishment.

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Mother's Brewing Company

215 S Grant Ave, Springfield | 1 mile

(417) 862-0423

An edgy local brewery offering tours and tasting on a number of seasonal beers in addition to their year-round range on tap.

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Springfield Brewing Company

305 S Market Ave, Springfield | 0.8 miles

(417) 832-8277

A downtown brewery and restaurant with signature English, German and American style craft beer.


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