2024 Macaroni KID Springfield Family Favorite Awards Winners

Springfield's Most Loved Businesses for Kids & Families

January 26, 2024

It has been such an honor to host our annual Macaroni KID Family Favorite Awards, recognizing the most loved businesses for kids and families in the Springfield, Missouri area! We had phenomenal feedback and so many fantastic Springfield businesses were nominated by Springfield families! I'd like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for your favorite family-friendly businesses in the Greater Springfield Area!

Every single business that was nominated and voted for deserves a huge "Congratulations!". We LOVE how much your families love our Springfield businesses - we have an incredible community here in Southwest Missouri! There were thousands of nominations and votes. You let us know your go-to places to entertain, enrich, exhaust, and take care of your kids and families. And we agree — they are awesome!

Once again, thank you to all the businesses that contribute to our Springfield community, and for their hard work year-round on creating family-friendly atmospheres that help bring the community together while finding family fun throughout the Ozarks! 

Now, for the moment you've been waiting for...
2024 Macaroni KID Family Favorite Awards Winners:

🏆 Best Place for Indoor Fun
Where The Wild Things Play

🏆 Best Place for Outdoor Fun
Dickerson Park Zoo

🏆 Best Playground
Nathanael Greene Park

🏆 Best Place for Free or Cheap Fun
Rutledge Wilson Farm Park

🏆 Best Place for a Playdate
Where The Wild Things Play

🏆 Best Daycare
Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

🏆 Best Preschool
Little Sunshine's Playhouse and Preschool

🏆 Best STEM Activity or Experience
Discovery Center

🏆 Best Animal Attraction or Encounter 
Wonders of Wildlife

🏆 Best Dance Studio
Springfield Ballet

🏆 Best Art Studio/Lessons
Firehouse Pottery

🏆 Best Music Lessons
Children's Music Academy

🏆 Best Gymnastics Center
Springfield Gymnastics and Aquatics Center

🏆 Best Swim Lessons

🏆 Best Youth Sport or Fitness
Springfield Warrior Sports

🏆 Best Indoor Public Pool
The OC - Ozark 

🏆 Best Outdoor Public Pool or Splash Pad
Republic Aquatic Center

🏆 Best Family Membership
Wonders of Wildlife

🏆 Best Family Photographer
Nelson Creative Co. 417

🏆 Best Maternity/Newborn Photographer
Nelson Creative Co. 417

🏆 Best Family-Friendly Festival or Event
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park's Fall Festival

🏆 Best Family-Friendly Restaurant
Incredible Pizza Company

🏆 Best Bakery
Neighbor's Mill

🏆 Best Coffee Shop
Mudhouse Coffee

🏆 Best Food-Allergy Friendly Restaurant
MaMa Jean's Deli

🏆 Best Ice Cream or Sweet Treat
Orange Leaf

🏆 Best Grocery Store
MaMa Jean's Natural Market

🏆 Best Farmers Market or Pick-Your-Own Farm
Farmers Market of the Ozarks

🏆 Best Pizza
The Big Slice

🏆 Best Parent's Date Night 
14 Mill Market

🏆 Best Mom's Night Out
Painting with a Twist

🏆 Best Children's Birthday Party Venue
Where The Wild Things Play

🏆 Best Children's Party Decorations
Dreamy & Darling Creations

🏆 Best Children's Birthday Party Entertainment
Princesses of the 417

🏆 Best Pediatric Primary Care Provider
417 Integrative Medicine

🏆 Best OB/GYN
Dr. Jennifer Wolf - Mercy

🏆 Best Birth Center or Midwife
Mercy Midwifery

🏆 Best Doula Care
The Doula Foundation

🏆 Best Lactation/Breastfeeding Support
CoxHealth Women's Center

🏆 Best Chiropractor
Dr. James Peterson -Thrive Family Chiropractic

🏆 Best Family Vision Care
Pierce Vision Specialists

🏆 Best Pediatric Dentist
Expedition Pediatric Dentistry

🏆 Best Orthodontist
Cash Family Orthodontics

🏆 Best Pediatric Therapy Provider

🏆 Best Kid-Friendly Salon
Cookie Cutters

🏆 Best Children's Consignment Store or Event 
Once Upon a Child

🏆 Best Children's Boutique
Jelly Beans

🏆 Best Toy/Game/Book Store
Jelly Beans

🏆 Best Activity for Tweens or Teens
1984 Arcade

🏆 Best Driver's Education Program
Springfield Driving School

🏆 Best Summer Camp
Discovery Center Springfield

🏆 Best Real Estate Agency
Murney Associates

🏆 Best Home Service Provider
The Assistant 417

When visiting local businesses and events in Springfield, be sure to tell them Macaroni KID sent you... and don't forget to tell all of your friends!
Macaroni KID Springfield provides the community with a free local calendar, weekly newsletter and website focused on family-friendly events and resources in the Greater Springfield, Missouri area. We gather all the local family-friendly events and activities happening in Springfield so you can find them all in one place!