This beautiful stately castle in Springfield, once an orphanage and retirement home for the Knights of Pythias, is now open to the public. It's said to be haunted, so take a tour if you dare – though you may feel the hairs on the back of your neck bristle.
Springfield is a great place to shop until you drop. The Farmer's Market of the Ozarks has everything, from local produce and dairy to flowers and clothing. There are lots of places to eat and drink, so it's a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by over a steaming cup of coffee or tea.
If you're a chocolate lover, this place belongs on your must-see list. Tour guides will tell you all about how the chocolate is farmed and prepared before it's made into bars. Choose from delectable flavors of dark and milk chocolate, such as black licorice, coconut milk, and peanut. What's more, you can try as much as you like before you decide what to buy.