Approximately 136 miles

Chapter “B”ee, Springfield, MO has declared this 135 mile excursion to be one of the very best the Ozarks has to offer. Just over three hours in duration, you will be taking MO-125 southeast through Sparta, Chadwick, Garrison and Rueter. Then the return journey begins on US-160 via Kissee Mills, Forsyth, Walnut Shade, Spokane and Nixa. The heart of the Ozarks is waiting.


Start: Springfield Expo Center

  • East on St. Louis to National from Expo Center
  • North (left) on National to E. Chestnut Expwy
  • East (right) on Chestnut Expwy to MO-125
  • South (right) on MO-125 across US-60 thru Sparta,
  • Chadwick, Garrison, Rueter to US-160
  • West (right) on US-160 thru Kissee Mills, Forsyth, Walnut Shade, to US-65
  • North (right) on US-65 to MO-176 – be sure to be in left lane
  • West (left) on MO-176 to US-160
  • North (right) on US-160 thru Spokane, Highlandville, Nixa back into Springfield to US-60
  • East (right on US-60 – stay in right lane to S. National follow signs (this is not a normal intersection)
  • North (left) on S. National to St. Louis Street
  • West (left) on St. Louis Street to Expo Center

End: Springfield Expo Center