The Polish Pottery Shoppe is located in the Heart of the Ozarks here in Springfield, Missouri. The birthplace of Route 66, Springfield is centrally located and a place that travelers drive by on Highway I-44 that runs east and west from St. Louis to Tulsa. Highway 13 will take you north to Kansas City, and Highway 65 takes you south to Branson, about a 30 minute drive. We advertise on billboards on all of these routes, bringing in customers from all over the United States.
We have customers from out of town who visit our shop daily. And once they discover our store, whenever they take the same route again, as Snowbirds often do when they travel twice a year to their warm-weather second home, they always arrange their trips around a visit to our store. We always enjoy seeing our out of town travelers.
Checking out everything else The Ozarks has to offer is also part of the fun for many of our out-of-town customers. When asked we always have suggestions on what to see in our neck of the woods. We are also members of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau and always offer a Visitor Guide to out-of-towners. Here are a few of the many things there are to do while visiting the Ozarks:
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium – This museum was built and is owned and operated by Bass Pro Shops. This attraction is 350,000 square feet of fish and wildlife. It is located on the same property as Bass Pro Shops. It was recently named the top new attraction in the United States by a USA Today poll.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield – This national park, located just west of Springfield, is the site of the first major battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi. There is a five mile drive through tour of the park available, including Gray House, a Civil War era home. Their visitor center offers a 20 minute film, a museum, and an interactive diorama of the battle.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park – Dogwood Canyon is located south of Branson, in Blue Eye Missouri. It’s a great get-away, a nice place to enjoy the outdoors and take a bike ride or a picnic. They also offer tram rides of the 10,000 acre property where you can get off and on throughout the day.
The park is especially pretty in the spring when the dogwood trees are blooming. Fishermen are attracted to the clear trout streams. The park offers a variety of family-friendly activities from biking to horseback riding to wildlife tram tours to fly fishing. Dogwood Canyon is one of our personal favorites, and it's where our owner Cindy always takes her out of town company.
So the next time you decide to take a road trip to visit The Polish Pottery Shoppe and check out one of the best selections of Manufaktura Polish Pottery in the area, we invite you to schedule a little extra time in your trip to enjoy everything else the Ozarks has to offer.