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Travel Spotlight: Springfield, MO

August 11, 2015

Travel nurses can choose assignments in a number of exciting locations. One of the hottest locations with plenty of job openings available is Springfield, Missouri, which is the third largest city in the state. Below is some information about Springfield for travel nurses considering an assignment in this charming city.

Location

The city of Springfield is located on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks. The land in Springfield is mostly flat with some cliffs and rolling hills. You will also find plenty of forests, streams and pastures in this area. The city is within driving distance of the Ozark Mountains, as well as the Lake of the Ozarks, which is a large man-made lake perfect for water skiing, swimming, fishing and more.

Climate

Springfield experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Average daily temperatures during summer are typically in the high 70s, while average daily temperatures in the winter remain in the low 30s. Humidity is high in late summer, and the area receives around 45.6 inches of precipitation each year.

Things to Do

Springfield is an exciting city with plenty of diversions for your time off work. Some of the most popular attractions in Springfield include:

Museums and Zoos

The city of Springfield is home to several different museums, including the Springfield Art Museum, the Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, the Discovery Center of Springfield, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and more. Animal lovers visiting Springfield can also spend a day at the Dickerson Park Zoo.

Landmarks

Visitors interested in sight-seeing in the city of Springfield will enjoy a trip to see the World's Largest Fork, the Springfield National Cemetery, the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park and the Springfield Cardinals' ballpark.

Outdoor Activities and Parks

Springfield also offers several outdoor recreational facilities and attractions, including Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Lake Springfield Park, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Fantastic Caverns and the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. In addition, Springfield isn't far from Big Surf Waterpark near the Lake of the Ozarks.

Shopping

If you enjoy shopping, you will find plenty of places to shop in Springfield. Some of the most popular destinations for shoppers include the Polish Pottery Shop, Relics Antique Mall, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and the Battlefield Mall.

Restaurants

While in Springfield, you will have access to countless restaurants with a wide range of cuisines and prices. Some of the highest rated restaurants in Springfield include Wheelhouse, Elle's Patisserie, Asia Express, Legacy Bagelry and Andy's Frozen Custard.

With so many different attractions, taking a travel nursing assignment in Springfield is sure to be rewarding. Before you go, be sure to make a list of the places you want to visit during your free time so you don't miss anything!

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