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12 Things To Do In Ava, Missouri

The Heart Of The Ozarks

Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, Ava, Missouri is a hidden gem that is often overlooked by travelers passing through the area. But this small town has plenty to offer visitors who take the time to explore it. From outdoor adventures to historical landmarks, Ava has something for everyone.

First, let's start with the basics: where is Ava, Missouri? Ava is located in the southern part of the state, about 50 miles southeast of Springfield, MO. Ava's central location makes it an ideal destination for those looking to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks. And if you're looking for even more adventure, it is a little over an hour from Ava, MO to Branson, MO, one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. So, whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, here are our 12 top things to do near Ava, Missouri!


The Dolly Parton Stampede, Branson

Memorable dinner show with 32 magnificent horses

Ava City Park & Pool

Local park and pool in the heart of the Ava


Melancholy Coffee

Local coffee shop and roastery 

Ava Farmers Market

Local market held Saturday mornings April-October


The Fox Trotters, Ava

Large horse shows and other events in Spring and Fall

Silver Dollar City

Large amusement park in Branson


Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Local museum in Mansfield


Baker Creed Heirloom Seeds

Old fashioned seeds in Mansfield

Ava Country Club

Only $20 for 18 holes for visitors

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Talking Rocks Cavern

Unique cave experience in Branson

Assumption Abbey Bakery

Beautiful monastery and fruitcake bakery outside of Ava


Rock Bridge Trout Restaurant

Fly fishing and restaurant that cooks the fish you caught that day

Looking For A Place To Stay?

Contact us today to reserve a spot at the The Hitching Post RV Park & Tiny Home Village in Ava!

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