University Plaza Hotel

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A ghost called “The Colonel” is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated Civil War hero and may have owned the plantation that once stood where the hotel stands now.

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333 John Q. Hammons Pkwy.
Springfield, MO 65806
United States

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37.20772863461852, -93.2832931280791
Greene County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Springfield, MO (1.0 mi.)
Battlefield, MO (8.0 mi.)
Brookline, MO (8.1 mi.)
Fremont Hills, MO (10.0 mi.)
Strafford, MO (10.1 mi.)
Willard, MO (10.4 mi.)
Nixa, MO (11.4 mi.)
Republic, MO (12.4 mi.)
Lon, MO (12.4 mi.)
Ozark, MO (13.6 mi.)

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