See all Springfield has to offer

If you haven't been to Springfield, Missouri yet, or you're a local looking for something new to do, you're in for a treat. Springfield is home to hundreds of local attractions, 600 restaurants, and many shopping opportunities. If you're looking for a new adventure this weekend, here are over 100 things you can do in the Springfield area.

Attractions/Things To Do

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo

1. Go to Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

2. Shop for goodies at Bass Pro Shops

3. Visit the several free museums inside Bass Pro Shops. 

4. Feed the giraffes at Dickerson Park Zoo

5. Learn about Springfield's history at the History Museum on the Square

6. Walk the Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield

7. Go mural hunting around the city

8. Go bowling at Andy B's

9. Look at beautiful flowers at the Springfield Botanical Garden

10. Head to one of five farmers' markets in the city

11. See wild animals up close at Wild Animal Safari

12. Play vintage arcade games at 1984

13. See classic cars at the Route 66 Car Museum

14. Throw axes at Tommyhawks Axe House

15. Go indoor rock climbing at Zenith Climbing Center

16. Take a scenic hike with 37 North Expeditions

17. Make a DIY project at AR Workshop

18. Create a beautiful glass souvenir at Creative Escape Class

19. Hike or bike the Dirt 66 Trail at Fellows Lake

20. Play some yard games inside Classic's Yard

21. Swing some clubs at BigShots Golf

22. Ride through the cave at Fantastic Caverns

23. Play mini golf at Fun Acre Mini Golf

24. See big cats at the Tiger Sanctuary

25. Bike and hike the Ozark Greenways

26. Kayak at Lake Springfield Boat House

27. Attend First Friday Artwalk in downtown Springfield

28. Take a tour of Pythian Castle

29. View amazing artwork at the Springfield Art Museum

30. Listen to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra

31. Hear world-renowned opera singers at the Springfield Regional Opera

32. See the Springfield Ballet perform

33. Head to the Landers Theatre to see a play by the Springfield Little Theatre

34. Walk through Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

35. Make a bouquet at Serendipity

36. Check out the Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame

37. See the Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks

38. Watch a movie at the Moxie Cinema

39. Tour one of four college campuses

40. Go ice skating at Jordan Valley Ice Park

41. See a college basketball game

42. Attend a Missouri State University Tailgate

43. Walk the African-American Heritage Trail

44. Walk original parts of the Trail of Tears

45. See a comedy show at Blue Room Comedy Club

46. See a hockey game at Missouri State University.

47. Play inside a miniature city with the kiddos at Itty Bitty City and Where The Wild Things Play

48. Discover the history of dinosaurs with Jurassic Discovery at the Discovery Center

49. Attend a Springfield Cardinals Baseball Game

50. See farm animals at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

51. Check out the location of the first Wild West shootout 

52. Tour the exhibits at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science

53. Visit the Doling Park Museum

54. Head to the shooting range at Cherokee Firearms


Farmers Market of the Ozarks

Farmers Market of the Ozarks

55. Shop for local produce at one of many farmers' markets

56. Look at the shops at Battlefield Mall

57. Window shop along Historic Commercial Street

58. Explore Relics Antique Mall

59. Wander through The Vintage Peddler Antique Store

60. Find goodies inside Freakin' Antiquin Vintage Market

61. See tons of unique boutiques at Brentwood Shopping Center

62. Get a local souvenir at 5 Pound Apparel

63. Make your own zero-waste soap at SOAP Refill Station

64. Shop your way through downtown Springfield

65. Find a one-of-a-kind treasure at Mike’s Unique Collectable and Antique Flea Market


Brunch at Tea Bar & Bites

Brunch at Tea Bar & Bites

66. Take a tour of Askinosie Chocolate

67. Take home a bundle of delicious local popcorn from Ozark Mountain Popcorn

68. Dine at one of the dozens of outdoor patios in the area

69. Eat Original Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken at Leong's Asian Diner

70. Have a burger at the Route 66 Steak N' Shake

71: Dine in an underwater themed restaurant at Hemingway's Blue Water Cafe

72. Relive the Route 66 glory at Red's Giant Hamburg

73. Catch a "throwed" roll at Lambert's Cafe

74. Get a huge bowl of chili from Casper's Diner

75. Get a cup of Pineapple Whip

76. Try a boozy milkshake from Black Sheep Burgers

77. Eat at one of 10 restaurants at 14 Mill Market

78. Have an extreme donut at Hurt's Donuts

79. Eat pizza at Millsap Farm's Pizza Club on Thursdays in the summer

80. Have a macaron at European Cafe

81. Drink tea at Chabom Tea + Spices

82. Get ice cream from Andy's Frozen Custard

83. Get black ice cream from Sweet Emotion



Drinks at Mother's Brewing Company

Drinks at Mother's Brewing Company

84. Complete the Tap & Pour Program and win your free t-shirt

85. Wine and dine on the deck of Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory

86. Visit one of six wineries in the area

87. Drink and ride on the Trolley Bike downtown

88. Brew your own beer at Show-Me-Brewing

89. Sit down and drink at the ice bar at Fire & Ice

90. Visit the speakeasy bar at The Garrison

91. Tour Springfield's coffee shop scene with the Ozarks Coffee Trail


Slightly Outside of Springfield

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

92. Visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Mansfield

93. Hike through Dogwood Canyon in Lampe

94. See hundreds of live theatre shows in Branson

95. Grab some chocolate and goodies at Grandpa Joe's Chocolates and Rosewood Farms in Ozark

96. Take a tour of Smallin' Civil War Cave in Ozark

97. Visit the Shipwrecked Treasure Museum in Branson

98. See the Titanic Museum in Branson

99. Make a day of Silver Dollar City in Branson

100. Boat around Table Rock Lake in Branson

101. Go hiking at Busiek State Park in Highlandville

102. See the Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure in Branson

103. Explore Talking Rocks Cavern in Branson West

104. See peacocks at Dunnegan Memorial Park in Bolivar

105. Check out the Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar

106. Visit Ozark Mill & Finley Farms in Ozark

107. Visit the Heirloom Seed Company near Mansfield

108. Go trout fishing at Rockbridge Rainbow Trout & Game Ranch in Rockbridge

109. Tour the Chateau Charmant Castle in Fordland, Missouri

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