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“Don't even THINK about staying here in a tent.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Springfield/Route 66 KOA

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Springfield/Route 66 KOA
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5775 W Farm Road 140, Springfield, MO 65802   |  
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Capron, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Don't even THINK about staying here in a tent.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We spent one night at this KOA about two weeks ago. It was horrible. My 2-year old daughter was awakened, terrified, almost hourly by the trains at the railroad crossing nearby. And although she didn't seem to notice the planes overhead, they kept my husband and I awake when the trains weren't passing though. I don't know who thought the location for this campground was a good idea, but it is terrible. Perhaps within the more solid walls of an RV you wouldn't notice the trains, but I would strongly advise anyone thinking about tent camping to find a different location. There were no trains the first few hours we were here (about 4pm-8pm), but as soon as the sun went down they started coming through. We counted 7 trains between 8:30pm and 4am. At 4 am we gave up on sleeping and just threw everyone and everything in the car and started driving.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

We camped at this KOA for a week in July, 2008. We rented the Silver Streak trailer that the campground had available and we had a wonderful week. The trailer is a vintage trailer but in very good condition. The campground itself is in a remote location, but not a bad drive to the many attractions that Springfield has to offer. We did notice the noise from the trains, but it was not terrible. The hosts at the campground were friendly and helpful, and it was kept up very well. The trailer we rented had a TV, two twin beds, a pullout sofa, and kitchen (microwave, small fridge, stove, oven). I camped here with my two boys (aged 5 and 7) and they loved it. There was a nice pool area and bicycle rentals. We were able to get a good wireless signal and cell phone coverage (AT & T).

  • Liked — Friendly staff and nice location
  • Disliked — Close proximity to railroad tracks
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2007

The KOA in springfeild,mo is right next to a very busy railroad. Especially at night! We counted 13 because we couldn't sleep. There were planes landing at the nearby airport. They were only 300ft overhead. It was just terrible. We actually had to buy earplugs for the second night. Do yourself a favor DO NOT camp there!!!

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Address: 5775 W Farm Road 140, Springfield, MO 65802
Location: United States > Missouri > Springfield
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Springfield
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Springfield/Route 66 KOA Campground in Springfield, MO offers a shady retreat in the heart of the scenic Ozarks . The lush, landscaped campground is close to lakes, and an award-winning golf course is right next door. Area attractions include the original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wilson's Creek Civil War Battlefield , a Civil War Museum highlighting the Civil War Battle at Wilson's Creek, Fantastic Caverns , the Dickerson Park Zoo, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame , and antique shops. Take a drive along Route 66 and see the Historic Route 66 landmarks throughout the City of Springfield, Missouri. The campground is big-rig friendly with long pull-thru sites with patios, the best cabins in Missouri, lodges and camping cottages for a unique and fun camping experience! Are you hungry for pizza? Have it delivered right to your site. In season, refuel for fun with weekend ice cream socials. And for your four-legged friends, come and enjoy Kamp K-9, our off-leash park built especially for your best friend! ... more   less 

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