- The list below includes 3 free or cheap things to do in or near Mansfield, Missouri, including 32 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Cemeteries, Historic Homes and Bowling.
- From Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum to Mansfield Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mansfield.
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3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704 MoreLess Info
The setting for many of Little House on the Prairie stories is preserved as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. At the site, visitors can view two homes where Wilder lived including where she wrote the first four of her Little House on the Prairie books.
The Mansfield Cemetery includes 633 graves, including the graves of Laura Ingles Wilder, Almanzo Wilder, and Rose Wilder who are famous through the Little House on the Prairie series. Visitors can walk or drive through the cemetery.
Located on the original Rippee farm, visitors can buy heirloom seeds, eat in the restaurant, see a speaker barn, visit a mercantile, learn about herbs at the herbal apothecary, and listen to music at two music barn. Visitors can also see historic breeds of poultry and livestock.
In 1818, Smallin Civil War Cave became the first documented cave in Missouri. Visitors can tour the cave, hear Civil War stories around the campfire, and even tour the cave at night while wading in 54-degree water to see endangered species.
3861 E. Stan Musial Drive, Springfield, MO 65809 MoreLess Info
Established in 1994, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors Missouri athletes from various sports. Famous inductees include Stan Musial, George Brett, Lou Brock, Bob Ozzie Smith and Dick Vermeil.
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4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804 MoreLess Info
Covering 80 acres, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center has on its site a total of 3 miles of trails, covered lunch areas and bus and RV parking spots. The building has an auditorium, classrooms and an information desk.
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1702 East Seminole Street, Springfield, MO 65804 MoreLess Info
Established in 1867, the Springfield National Cemetery is the resting place for many of the men who died at the Battle of Wilson Creek. The cemetery has several monuments and memorials, including a marble pillar honoring Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon.
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2305 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803 MoreLess Info
Although it started with a single showcase, The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks now has over 5,000 pieces of military memorabilia. The museum hosts Museum School for students so they can learn more about history and science.