Things to Do

Whether you're a thrill-seeker or interested in family fun, there's something for everyone here. You won't have to go far to find world class art and entertainment.

Neighboring Communities Drive Time
Springfield, MO 55 minutes
Joplin, MO 57 minutes
Rogers, AR 59 minutes
Bentonville, AR 1 hour 10 minutes
Branson, MO 1 hour 15 minutes
Ridgedale, MO 1 hour 25 minutes
Kansas City, MO 2 hours 25 minutes

Family-Centric Fun & Entertainment

YMCA Monett, MO

The YMCA features:
  • Indoor aquatic center with water slides
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Outdoor pool with water slides
  • Youth sports opportunities
  • Adult intramural sports
  • Exercise classes
  • And more!

First on Front Monett, MO

Community event hosted downtown Monett on the first Friday in May, June and July featuring local music and food trucks.

Farmers' Market Monett, MO

Public farmers' market in the town pavilion every Saturday from May-October.

B&B Theatres Monett Plaza 8 Monett, MO

Multiscreen theatre featuring mainstream and 3-D movies and an arcade.

Dickerson Park Zoo Springfield, MO

The zoo has more than 500 animals representing 160 different species.

Silver Dollar City Branson, MO

Silver Dollar City is a 1880's-style theme park featuring more than 40 thrilling rides & attractions.

Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium Springfield, MO

Largest immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world.

Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale, MO

A premier wilderness resort tucked in the Ozark Mountains overlooking Table Rock Lake with hotel accommodations, restaurants, two marinas, four golf courses and a spa.

Arts & Entertainment

Monett Performing Arts Center Monett, MO

Performing arts center featuring live theatre, music and community events.

Ozark Festival Orchestra Monett, MO

Classical orchestra based in Monett, MO with performances at Monett Performing Arts Center.

Hammons Hall Springfield, MO

Performing arts venue showcasing touring Broadway shows, symphonies, dance and other performances.

Monett History Museum Monett, MO

Museum dedicated to Monett’s past, present and future.

JQH Arena Springfield, MO

Special events arena featuring concerts and performances from national touring artists.

Wal-Mart Amphitheatre Rogers, AR

Outdoor concert venue featuring performances from national touring artists.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville, AR

American art and architecture museum designed to unite the power of art with the beauty of nature featuring outdoor trails and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Moshe Safdie.

Springfield Art Museum Springfield, MO

Museum showcasing American and global works of art.


Windmill Ridge Golf Course Monett, MO

18-hole golf course with a par of 70.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Baseball Springdale, AR

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are a Minor League Baseball team based in Springdale, Arkansas. The team is member of the Texas League, and serves as the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Springfield Cardinals Baseball Springfield, MO

The Springfield Cardinals are a Minor League Baseball team based in Springfield, Missouri. The team, which plays in the Texas League, is the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals major-league club, and is owned by the Cardinals. The club plays at Hammons Field.

Kansas City Royals Baseball Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball as a member team of the American League Central division.

Kansas City Chiefs Football Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Sporting Kansas City Kansas City, KS

Sporting Kansas City, often shortened to Sporting KC, is an American professional soccer club in Kansas City, Kansas, with its main office and historic location in Kansas City, Missouri.

Giving Back

The people of Monett are passionate about giving back to their community. Whether your causes are animal shelters, food banks or education, you'll find opportunities for service and involvement with a variety of civic and nonprofit organizations.


Like to travel? Monett is located near three airports providing a variety of options to get to your final destination.

Airports Minutes from Downtown Monett
Monett Regional Airport (HFJ) 10 minutes
Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) 50 minutes
Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) 55 minutes

Moving to Monett

Work-life balance is easily achieved in Monett. But you don't have to take our word for it. Meet a few of our residents who chose to grow their career and raise their family here in Monett, Missouri.

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