Johnny Morris

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The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been voted America’s Best Aquarium by USA Today readers.

The announcement was made in a members only ceremony that featured Congressman Billy Long and Springfield Mayor Ken McClure.

Dude Perfect, a sports entertainment group with a popular YouTube channel, helped make the announcement as a banner was revealed by divers in an aquarium behind them.

Tyler Toney is a member of Dude Perfect.

Christian County Soil and Water Conservation District

The man behind Bass Pro Shops and Wonders of Wildlife is hoping to bring an old grain mill in the Ozarks back to life.

 

Johnny Morris is restoring the historic Ozark Mill, a working grain mill along the Finley River in Ozark, which dates back to 1833. 

 

The structure will undergo extensive preventative maintenance to restore its foundation and prevent further flood damage.  Workers will lift the building off its foundation and move it temporarily so the foundation can be rebuilt.

 

Wonders of Wildlife
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium makes its long-awaiting debut this week. The Bass Pro Shops’ founder says he’s finally brought to life a decade’s-old vision; to honor the world’s creatures and those committed to conservation. 

Wonders of Wildlife
Ryan Welch / KSMU

A celebration years in the making commences this week as Bass Pro Shops unveils its Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

The opening of Bass Pro Shops’ long-awaited Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has a date.

The Springfield-based company announced Wednesday that the grand opening of the complex, which features a 1.5 million gallon aquarium and over a mile of immersive trails and exhibits, is set for September 21. The date coincides with National Hunting & Fishing Day.

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