See Sharks at Wildlife Museum in Springfield Missouri

by Joyce S., Field Editor, Dell Rapids, South Dakota

American National Fish and Wildlife Museum PhotoTHE AMERICAN National Fish and Wildlife Museum was the main reason we decided to take a short vacation to Springfield, Missouri.

This impressive attraction is as fun as it is educational. We couldn’t believe the wide range of interactive exhibits packed into two floors, including a large aquarium…a walk through a forest…a bobcat habitat…a saltwater touch pool…and a beaver pond.

My youngest child had a blast “catching” a huge swordfish at a fishing simulator. And we were fascinated by the sharks roaming the aquarium; we learned that they’re overfed to keep them from eating other fish!

Springfield is in southwest Missouri, where I-44 meets U.S. Highways 60 and 65. The museum is located at 500 W. Sunshine Street.

For more information, call 1-417-890-9453 or log on to

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