We had a blast this weekend! We went and visited the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium.

We found a really nice Holiday Inn Express (https://randyr.net/go/holiday-inn) in Springfield. It was about 10 minutes from the Aquarium, but totally worth the stay. The hotel was built 4 months ago, so it smelled brand new in our room, which is what I liked the most about it. The styling was modern and I loved the colors. As someone that’s into photography and design, it was a nice treat! I loved that chair too. It was so comfortable.

They had a free breakfast and it was full of all kinds of food. Saved us some money there. And free wi-fi, which was decently fast!

They even had a salt water pool, so that was awesome! I’ve never swam in one of those! We spent a few hours in it each night. It was very refreshing!

Saturday we spent most of the day at Bass Pro. The Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium was pretty epic!

Before you read on, check out our vlog of the trip!

It took us about 3 hours to get through it all, but I could’ve easily spent 4-6 hours in the aquarium. I’d really like to take my time on photos/video. I think it was a good mix though for this round. We got to see a lot and do a lot in a few days! 🙂

In between Bass Pro/Aquarium/Museum (yes we came back to shop), we went to Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores. It was pretty good stuff. Glad I found that spot. I like the inside. Was real retro.

After going to eat some lunch, we went through the museum. I have some video of this, which I will post after I finish editing it.

Speaking of retro, there was an old style Steak-n-Shake and it was amazing! They had great food and the service was excellent. The building was very cool too. Very old fashion (see pictures)!

We were recommended by a family member to check out Pineapple Whip and it was awesome!

We had the Nana-granate (which is Banana/Pomegranate) & Pineapple Swirl and it was amazing! It’s hard to describe, but it’s similar to ice cream, but harder on the outside. Sort of like a Popsicle, but softer.

Whatever it was, it was soooo good. Whatever it was, it was soooo good. Gotta go back here just for this, I think! I want to try the Mango and Strawberry one! 🙂

We had a great time and I can’t wait to go back!