Introduction to Nixa, Missouri
Nixa, Missouri, in Christian county, is located 11 miles S of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 158 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Springfield metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 12,124 people reside in Nixa.
The history of Nixa roots back to the mid - 1800s. During this time the farmers and traders settled in this area due to its fertile soil. It soon became a stopover or crossroads site. The city was named after a local blacksmith called Nicholas A. Inman, who settled in the area in 1852 and was one of the early civic leaders. Nixa was incorporated on June 10, 1902.
Nixa and nearby Attractions
- American National Fish and Wildlife Museum
- Springfield Conservation Nature Center
- Railroad Historical Museum
- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
- Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
- Roaring River State Park
Things To Do In Nixa
Nixa offers easy access to Railroad Historical Museum, Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, General Sweeny's - A Museum of Civil War History, and History Museum for Springfield - Greene County. One can reach the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield within few minutes driving. The Table Rock State Park and Stockton State Park offer facilities for swimming, camping, and fishing. These parks also include scenic picnic areas. The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is ideal for hiking.
Springfield - Branson Regional Airport is a short distance away.
Nixa Higher Education
Southwest Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Drury University offer higher education.