Directions & Lodging

Options for getting to Forest

By air:

Forest is served by Springfield-Branson National Airport with five major carriers serving the region. 

By land:

Branson, MO – 30 minute drive
Harrison, AR – 1.5 hour drive
Kansas City, MO – 3 hour drive
Tulsa, OK – 3 hour drive
St. Louis, MO – 3.5 hour drive
Topeka, KS – 4 hour drive
Wichita, KS – 4 hour drive
Little Rock, AR – 4 hour drive
Oklahoma City, OK – 5 hour drive
Memphis, TN – 5 hour drive
Des Moines, IA – 6 hour drive
Omaha, NE – 6.5 hour drive
Dallas, TX – 7 hour drive
Indianapolis, IN – 7.5 hour drive
Nashville, TN – 8 hour drive
Chicago, IL – 8.5 hour drive

Directions:

  • From the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport

    Take Kearney Street as you leave the airport to the Kansas Expressway. Turn right and follow Kansas Expressway to Battlefield Rd. Turn right and follow Battlefield approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.
  • From the east on I-44 (from the St. Louis area)

    Exit I-44 at Kansas Expressway (Exit 77). Turn left and follow the Kansas Expressway (south) to Battlefield Rd. Turn right and follow Battlefield approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.
  • From the west on I-44 (from the Joplin/Tulsa area)

    Exit I-44 at Highway 360/James River Freeway (Exit 69). Exit James River Freeway at Kansas Expressway. Turn left and follow Kansas Expressway (north) to Battlefield Rd. Turn left and follow Battlefield approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.
  • From the north on Highway 13 (from the Kansas City area)

    Stay on Highway 13 from Clinton (which is called the Kansas Expressway as you reach Springfield) until you get to Battlefield Rd. Turn right and follow Battlefield approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.
  • From the north or south on US 65

    Exit US 65 at the James River Freeway exit. Go west on James River Freeway to the Kansas Expressway exit. Turn right and follow Kansas Expressway (north) to Battlefield Rd. Turn left and follow Battlefield approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.
  • From the east on US 60

    Exit US 60 (or James River Expressway) at the Kansas Expressway exit. Turn left and follow Kansas Expressway (north) to Battlefield Rd. Turn left and follow Battlefield Rd. approximately 1.0 mile (west) to the Forest campus.

Lodging:

There are several affordable lodging options close to Forest. The list below provides the rate, amenities, distance and is in geographical order. Please note that our recommendation is designated with *.

  • Quality Inn and Suites (Chesterfield Village)*

3930 South Overland Avenue, Springfield, MO
(417) 888-0898 or (877) 443-3555
Forest Prospect Rate: $59.99 (plus tax)
Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Indoor Pool, Free Wireless Internet
Distance: 2.39 miles
  • Sleep Inn

233 East El Camino Alto Dr, Springfield, MO
(417) 886-2464
Forest Rate: $67.99 (plus tax)
Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Indoor Pool, Free Wireless Hi-Speed Internet
Distance: 3.95 miles
  • Comfort Suites

310 E. Monastery, Springfield, MO
(417) 887-8500
Corporate Rate: $98.99 (plus tax)
Amenities: All Suites, Free Hot Breakfast, Indoor Pool/Hot Tub, Wireless Internet
Distance: 4.02 miles
  • Hampton Inn (South)

3232 South Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO
(417) 882-6611
Corporate Rate: $76.00 single and $83.00 double (plus tax)
Amenities: Free Hot Breakfast, Fitness Room with Hot Tub, Free Wireless Internet
Distance: 5.05 miles
  • Crystal Suites

1260 East Independence, Springfield, MO
(417) 886-5090
Anniversary Discount Rate: $64.99 (plus tax)
Amenities: Free Breakfast and Wireless Internet
Distance: 5.23 miles