15 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

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15 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City


Ridgedale ©
Ridgedale is an unincorporated community in southern Taney County, Missouri, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Table Rock Lake and The Butterfly Palace. Step out of Ridgedale to go to Branson and see Silver Dollar City, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Shepherd Of The Hills. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, test your team's savvy at Escape Code, and admire all the interesting features of The Track Family Fun Parks.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ridgedale trip itinerary website .

New York City to Ridgedale is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ridgedale is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Ridgedale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Ridgedale

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Branson, Table Rock Lake
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
The Shepherd Of The Hills ©
The Shepherd Of The Hills


Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Joplin side-trips: Red Oak II (in Carthage) and Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site (in Lamar). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Northpark Mall, get a sense of history and politics at Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office, contemplate the long history of Battle of Carthage State Historic Site, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grand Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Joplin tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ridgedale to Joplin takes 2 hours. In August in Joplin, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Carthage, Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
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Cunningham Park ©
Cunningham Park
Grand Falls ©
Grand Falls
Precious Moments Park ©
Precious Moments Park


Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Visiting Fantastic Caverns and Springfield Conservation Nature Center will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Oovvda Winery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax in the rural setting at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Battlefield Mall.

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Drive from Joplin to Springfield in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Oovvda Winery ©
Oovvda Winery