The Midwest is full of incredible attractions, from Mount Rushmore, to the Great Lakes, to The Shawnee National Forest there is no shortage of amazing places to visit. However very few people realize that one of the most amazing sites in the country is also located right here in the Heartland.
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world! The aquarium features a 1.5 million gallon tank and is home to over 35,000 live fish, crabs, reptiles and more. This fantastic new animal and nature museum opened its doors in September of 2017, and has been voted America’s #1 new attraction, and America’s Best Aquarium by USA TODAY!
At this multi-level aquarium , visitors are able to get up close and personal with several species of fish, sharks, and sting rays. In fact one of the most popular attractions allows guests to go underwater and get face to face with sharks.
The underwater river tunnel is a great way to see what really goes on at the bottom of the ocean, and provides visitors with spectacular views of a wide range of aquatic animals.
The Penguin Cove exhibit is one of Wonders of Wildlife’s most popular attractions, featuring 11 playful Gentoo penguins. Penguin Cove is located within the Polar Exhibition region in the Wildlife Galleries section.
This breathtakingly beautiful museum allows visitors to step into all the worlds habitats, in a single day. Once inside you’ll be surrounded by the sights, sounds and even smells as you explore the countless indoor exhibits. Your journey will take you along more than a mile of twisting trails through the world’s most diverse habitats and ecosystems. This is the next best thing to visiting the worlds most exotic locations.
The countless wildlife galleries bring visitors face to face with some of the most spectacular creatures to ever roam the Earth.
The King of Bucks exhibit has the largest collection of white-tailed deer in the world! If you have deer hunters in your group they won’t want to miss this impressive attraction.
The average visit lasts between 3 and 5 hours, so you won’t run out of things to see.
In a world increasingly disconnected from the great outdoors, it’s more important than ever for people of all ages to connect with nature through fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation to ensure we can protect wildlife for generations to come. Wonders of Wildlife shares this passion with visitors through an authentic, educational and fun celebration of wildlife conservation.
Tours take place seven days a week and are as much educational, as they are entertaining. Wonders of the Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is located at 500 W Sunshine St., Springfield Missouri. For more information visit their website by clicking here.