The museum is the permanent home for some 10,000 art objects representing thousands of years of culture. Special collections include 19th, 20th and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints.
Founded in 1976, Springfield Ballet, a not-for-profit organization, offers premier dance training, rooted in classical ballet, for ages 3 - adult. All classes are held at the Creamery Arts Center; classes are offered in ballet, pointe, Irish, jazz/musical theater, modern, Pilates mat and creative movement. Additionally, Springfield Ballet brings pre-professional ballet productions to the Landers Theatre each year, including "The Nutcracker," enhanced by professional guest artists. Through outreach programming, thousands of children in the Ozarks are exposed to quality dance education every season.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides free conservation educational activities for all ages. Indoors, enjoy nature exhibits, attend programs, purchase hunting and fishing permits, browse through a nature-related gift shop and pick up free conservation brochures. Outdoors, enjoy three miles of hiking trails through a variety of natural communities. Call for events information.
Springfield Raceway is a 1/4 mile hi-banked clay oval known for its two and three wide racing. Weekly racing features Modifieds, Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Legend Cars. The raceway is located off of Kearney Street just west of I44 on Westgate Rd.
"Best Skatepark in Midwest!". This indoor skate park is 13,500 square feet with Finland-birch ramps; 25,000-square-foot outdoor concrete park with rippin' bowl, flow course and street plaza. Safe environment for young kids and great spectator seating.
Features the Springfield and Missouri ASA Hall of Fame with displays dating from the 1920s, including state, regional and national tournaments; Sister City Isesaki, Japan, uniforms; trophies; photos; and much more!
A Christian theatre serving Christ through the arts for over 30 years. Performances are Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30pm with 2:30pm Saturday matinees. A calendar and synopsis of each production is available at www.sgtheatre.com or by phone at 417-581-9192.
Located just east of Springfield, Sunshine Valley Farm grows 18 varieties of apples, peaches, and plums. The berry fields give families the opportunity to pick blueberries, raspberries or blackberries in a natural setting.
Join PFI Western Store for one of the last big parties of the summer at at the Party in the Parking Lot on Sep. 4. Once you've recovered, be ready to "hoot n' holler" for the PBR Built Ford Tough Series Professional Bull Riding Invitational at JQH Arena Sep. 12-14.