The Best Ways to Enjoy Your Trip to Laura Ford of Sullivan from Springfield

There's nothing quite like going on a road trip, and if you're an experienced adventurer of the open roads like we are, you know that it's important to do it right. That means everything from knowing which route to take, where to stop, where to eat, even right down to the music you blast on the way to your destination. At Laura Ford of Sullivan, we've made our business work by appealing to a range of drivers from cities and distances that are a bit further than normal.

One of those cities is Springfield, which is located 150 miles to our southwest. This is a trip that can easily take between two to two and a half hours, depending on traffic. In other words, it takes quite the commitment to be willing to come to us.

However, with the transparent pricing and diverse selection of vehicles we have at our disposal, we can assure you that the trip is more than worth it. That said, we think you can take your trip to our dealership to the next level by hitting up several interesting locations along the way.

Towns and Cities

With so much distance between Springfield and our dealership, you're going to encounter more than a few interesting towns and cities along the way. Marshfield is home to the scenic Hidden Waters Nature Park, which features natural springs and a relaxing walking trail. Lebanon MO is known for the saying "friendly people, friendly place," which is exactly what you'll get when you visit the Bennett Spring State Park or the Route 66 Museum.

Other top cities to check out include:

  • St. Robert
  • Rolla
  • St. James

Places to Eat

Any good road trip demands that you pick up some great food along the way. Sure, you could stop at any one of the typical fast food places for a quick bite, but where's the fun in that? This is the time to experience one-of-a-kind grub hubs, diners, and the like.

T's Redneck Steakhouse and the Elm Street Eatery in Lebanon are two highlights located fairly early on in your road trip. These are perfect stops if you "forget" to eat breakfast before you leave. Otherwise, if you can hold out a little longer, the Route 66 Diner in St. Robert, the Devil's Elbow Diner, and Missouri Hick Barbeque in Cuba, MO are also great.

Stop and Stretch Your Legs

If you're in no hurry to purchase or lease your next Ford and want to take your time on your way to us, there are several great places to stop. If you're looking for a quick traditional rest stop, it doesn't get better than the Conway Rest Area. The bathrooms are immaculately clean, and there is a children's play area for the little ones to get out some of their energy.

However, if you're looking for highlight landmarks, we recommend checking out Redmon's Candy Factory in Phillipsburg. Recharge your batteries with the baskets of candy, homemade fudge, and the over 1,000 different snacking options they have on offer.

The other big highlight to check out is the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store. With amazing fudge, apparel, and gift available for you to purchase, it's a great way to kill some time while you stretch your legs.

The Right Music for the Trip

As you're making your way up I-44 East, you'll want the right mix of music to help pass the time. The best way to do that is with local talent. Joe Haymes was an American jazz bandleader and arranger who was born in Marshfield. Piccolo Pete is one of the most famous songs that he arranged.

MuteMath is an indie alternative rock band that from 2002 to 2017 featured a prominent member, Darren King, who was from Springfield, MO. Some of their top hits include Spotlight, Used To, and Typical.

Stop by Laura Ford of Sullivan Today

If you're ready to make that next step, stop by Laura Ford of Sullivan and ride back to Springfield in a brand new Ford.

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