Explore the Great Outdoors in Southwest Missouri
Home to several state parks and conservation areas, Nevada is the ideal place to commune with nature after your long drive down I-49. The Country Inn & Suites, Nevada, MO places you close to waterfront views and plenty of things to do at Four Rivers Conservation Area and Radio Springs Park. You can visit the Bushwhacker Museum to learn about Missouri’s heritage through Civil War artifacts or sip fine wines at DeLaney Vineyard & Winery, both less than three miles from the hotel. We’re also near Cottey College, perfect for families of students and alumni visiting the campus.
- Nevada Speedway (1 mile)
You’re just a few minutes from fast-paced racing action at Nevada Speedway. Load up on snacks from the concession stand and watch stock cars, mods and go-karts take a hot lap at the “Granddaddy of Dirt.”
Phone: +1 (417) 667-5859
- Vernon County Fairgrounds (1.8 miles)
Besides the annual Vernon County Fair, this complex hosts exciting events like tractor pulls, rodeos, Renaissance fairs and square dances throughout the year.
- Osage Prairie YMCA (3.5 miles)
For an afternoon of fun activities, head to the local YMCA, which allows you to play racquetball, shoot some hoops, swim and more.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-9622
- Champion Diamonds Baseball Complex (6.5 miles)
Take in America’s pastime at Champion Diamonds, the site of baseball and softball competitions for teams throughout Missouri.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-4993
Wineries and Outdoor Activities
- DeLaney Vineyard & Winery (2.9 miles)
If you’re a wine aficionado, check out this family-owned vineyard, where Larry DeLaney produces vintage delights such as Celtic Charm, a sweet white wine.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-5651
- Radio Springs Park (3 miles)
A popular site for weddings and romantic walks, this park along the seven-acre Radio Springs Lake is also great for families, featuring a playground, picnic shelters and a fishing dock.
Phone: +1 (417) 448-5110
- Four Rivers Conservation Area (15 miles)
Admire the beautiful views surrounding the four rivers that run through this enchanted wetland preserve. The rivers and wetlands are a haven for waterfowl, so take a camera to capture herons, pelicans and shorebirds in flight.
Phone: +1 (417) 395-2341
- Prairie State Park (42.5 miles)
Pack a picnic lunch for a day trip to this 4,000-acre state park. Be sure to stop by the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center for the bison exhibit and various interactive activities, and be on the lookout for the bison herd that roams the park.
Phone: +1 (417) 843-6711
Museums and Historical Sites
- Bushwhacker Museum (2 miles)
Learn about small-town America through the eyes of 19th-century Vernon County residents at this fascinating museum. You can browse the exhibits of Native American and Civil War artifacts before walking next door to the Bushwhacker Jail, the oldest structure in the city.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-9602
- Vernon County Courthouse (2 miles)
This three-story building with striking Romanesque Revival architecture was the first courthouse built in Missouri after the Civil War, and it’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phone: +1 (417) 448-2500
- Nevada Driving Tour of Historic Homes
You can admire the city’s beautiful Victorian neighborhoods and landmarks on this self-guided driving tour through downtown. Enhance your experience with a brochure and audio tapes from the chamber of commerce.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-5300
- Cottey College (2.5 miles)
This independent women’s college, a P.E.O. institution, offers an award-winning scholastic program. During your campus visit, you can stroll through the lovely 33-acre recreational area or cheer on the Comets at a basketball game.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-8181
- Crowder College, Nevada Campus (4 miles)
This acclaimed junior college is known for its attentive faculty, small class sizes, and high-level research into clean energy that has garnered global admiration and several awards.
Phone: +1 (417) 667-0518