Don’t let rainy days ruin your Springfield experience. There are plenty of indoor rainy day activities in the Ozarks that provide adventure and fun for the entire family. Check out several things you can do indoors in Springfield, Missouri on a rainy day.

1984

Test your luck at 1984, the vintage arcade downtown. For just $10, get access to 80 games in the building such as Donkey Kong, Galaga, Asteroids, Smash TV, more than a dozen variations of pinball and more.

Address: 400 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806

THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Springfield, Missouri

Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse are just a bit different. Head to the Alamo Drafthouse and see all your favorite movies hitting the big screens or your old favorites, because the Alamo shows those two. You can even get a bowl of popcorn (refills unlimited) that'll still keep your total under $20.

Address: 4005 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

ANDY B’S FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Family eating pizza at Andy B'sAndy B’s has 21 lanes of traditional bowling, 10 VIB (Very Important Bowler) bowling lanes, an underground laser tag arena designed to look, feel and sound like an abandoned mine, and a large arcade game room with every game your kids could want. On top of that, they feature a full-service restaurant.

Address: 1127 E. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807

AR WORKSHOP

AR Workshop. Photo courtesy of AR Workshop.

If you love to DIY or make your own crafts, AR Workshop is for you. Choose from an array of projects such as wood signs, chunky blankets, and seasonal projects designed for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Weekly classes are scheduled with a new project planned for each day.

Address: 1550 East Battlefield Rd. Ste M-2, Springfield, MO 65804

AXE THROWING

Try your hand at axe throwing at TommyHawks Axe House. Reserve your target and start throwing. Perfect for large groups looking to try out something new.

Address: 1631 W. College St., Springfield, MO 65806

BATTLEFIELD MALL

Battlefield Mall

If you’re in the mood to shop, stop at Battlefield Mall. The mall features 153 stores in 1,202,116 square feet of mall shop space ranging from small boutiques to anchor stores such as JCPenney, Dillard's and Macy's. 

Address: 2825 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804

BASS PRO SHOPS

Family walking into Bass Pro Shops

The original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield is affectionately known as The Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores®. This massive outdoor-themed experience is the number one tourist destination in Missouri attracting 4 million families, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts every year. Boasting nearly 500,000 square feet of immersive shopping fun, the Grandaddy offers visitors one of the largest assortments of outdoor gear, apparel and gifts under one roof.

If you have time, check out the many museums located inside Bass Pro Shops such as The National Archery Hall of Fame, The NRA Museum, and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. 

Address: 1935 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

CREATIVE ESCAPE GLASS

creative escape glassCreative Escape Glass is a fused glass studio open to the public. Come learn how and make your own unique glass art pieces or shop the gallery with pieces made by CEG artisans. Examples include custom-made glass plates, bowls, crosses, pendants, earrings, bracelets, wind chimes, wall pieces and many more fused glass items.

Address: 1700 S. Campbell Ave. Suite H., Springfield, MO 65807

THE DISCOVERY CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD 

Little girl at the Discovery Center in SpringfieldThe Discovery Center is the perfect place to take the kids on a rainy day or when they are out of school on break. They’ll learn the entire time, but it's disguised as just fun.

Address: 438 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 65806 

FLEUR FLORAL STUDIO

The Bloom Bar at Fleur Floral StudioPhoto courtesy of Fleur Floral Studio

Head to Fleur Floral Studio and take a class on floral arranging. On rainy days, their build-your-own-bouquet bar is 15% off.

Address: 1423 E. Cherry St. Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65802

FRITZ’S ADVENTURE

Fritz's Adventure in Branson, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Fritz's Adventure.

Just south of Springfield in Branson, Fritz’s Adventure is an elaborate, adventure-based, indoor family attraction that brings the excitement of outdoor adventure into a multi-dimensional indoor environment!

Address: 1425 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO 65616

FUN MOUNTAIN AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

Not far from Fritz’s, the all-new Fun Mountain offers up some of the most unique indoor attractions in the Ozarks. This 50,000-square-foot adventure complex has bumper cars that flip upside down, underwater-themed bowling, a 60-game arcade and more. The kids will love it!

Address: 612 Devil's Pool Rd., Ridgedale, MO 65739

THE HISTORY MUSEUM ON THE SQUARE

History Museum on the Square

Take a step back in time to the History Museum on the Square. The museum opened in 2019 and has more than 18,000 square feet of space. There are three floors with eight dedicated spaces including a Welcome Center, six permanent galleries and traveling exhibit space. 

Highlights of the museum include a transportation gallery with a time machine built into a replica of a trolley car, an immersive reenactment chamber of the Hickok-Tutt confrontation, interactive touchscreen maps of Springfield comparing vintage photos to contemporary depictions, and a 66-foot-long timeline and map of the Iconic Mother Road. Perhaps one of the most dramatic features is a Frisco locomotive engine that literally emerges through the upper mezzanine wall.

Address: 154 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806

ITTY BITTY CITY

Itty Bitty CityFor some indoor fun with the kids, Itty Bitty City is the perfect place for hours of educational, hands-on play. Let the little ones roam in a miniature city complete with a fire station, grocery store, zoo and more created to inspire make-believe play.

Address: 3640 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

JORDAN VALLEY ICE PARK’S PUBLIC ICE SKATING

Jordan Valley Ice Park in Springfield, Missouri

Take to the ice at the only indoor ice skating park in the Ozarks. You can either skate for fun or you can sign up and take some classes to perfect your form. 

Address: 635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO 65806

MOXIE CINEMA

The Moxie Cinema

The Moxie Cinema is a locally owned theater that showcases various art films and popular headlining movies for an intimate movie experience. Grab your popcorn and a seat in the theater and settle in for a cozy night at the movies.

Address: 305 S. Campbell Ave. #101, Springfield, MO 65806

PAINTING

Feeling creative? Try your hand at painting a masterpiece with one of Springfield's many paint and wine events. Book a time to paint your masterpiece and learn how to make it step-by-step. Not that great of an artist? At least there's some wine to go with it!

  • Painting Locations:

  • Painting with a Twist

  • Paint Nite

  • RSVPaint

  • The Social Easel

PYTHIAN CASTLE TOURS

Pythian Castle

Do you believe in ghosts? Take the Haunted Ghost Tour at Pythian Castle. Hear ghostly tales from owner Tamera Finocchiaro herself and others while roaming the corridors of this enchantingly beautiful castle. For a more chilling experience, take the public investigation tours hosted by Paranormal Task Force. Wander the castle in the late hours of the night using an EMF (Electromagnetic Frequency) detector and other equipment to look for looming ghosts.

Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802

THE RAGE ROOM

The Rage Room in Springfield, Missouri

Had a bad day, or just ready to unleash a day’s worth of energy? The Rage Room provides a safe and fun environment to let you and your friends indulge in destructive desires. Take your anger or excitement out in different rooms and equipment. The best part? You don’t have to clean up a thing!

Address: 1950 S. Glenstone Ave. Suite I, Springfield, MO 65804

THE ROUTE 66 CAR MUSEUM

Route 66 Car Museum

Car enthusiasts can step inside and view over 70 car models that owner Guy Mace has been collecting since 1990 at the Route 66 Car Museum. View brass-era vehicles that date back to the early 1900s to celebrity cars that are famous for their time on the big screen. The museum houses seven Jaguars, two Rolls Royces, a 1963 Morgan owned by Desert Storm's General Norman Schwarzkopf, the famous ghost slinging Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters,” a Gotham Cruiser and more.

Address: 1634 W. College St., Springfield, MO 65806

SHOW-ME BREWING

Show Me Brewing

Ever wanted to brew your own beer? Show-Me Brewing gives you that chance. Trained staff members will help you through the entire process from imagining a recipe to bottling up your creation to go.

Address: 1925 E. Bennett St., Springfield, MO 65804

SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM

Springfield Art Museum

Take a tour of the Springfield Art Museum and see hundreds of beautiful art pieces. The Springfield Art Museum also offers a variety of classes for children and adults, including drawing, painting, pottery, ceramics, jewelry making and more. Classes run for 4-8 weeks and are offered in the fall, winter, and spring.

Address: 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield, MO 65807

URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK

Urban Air is Springfield's newest adventure park filled with enough entertainment to keep you and your kids busy the whole afternoon. Climb your way through the ropes course or take a trip down the Sky Rider Coaster. Jump on trampolines and play in the E-Sports area with all your friends. Need a break? No problem. The cafe can service all your food and drink needs.

Address: 2825 Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804

THE WAR ZONE

The War Zone in Springfield Missouri

Get your heart pumping with a blaster war at The War Zone. Battle it out with your friends at Missouri’s only nerf arena. Choose from over 30 weapons from the arsenal wall and challenge your friends to an all-out war. Hide, hunt, and eliminate the enemy team to win the round. 

Address: 305 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, MO 65807

WONDERS OF WILDLIFE NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM 

Family of four at Wonders of Wildlife

You can spend hours exploring Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. Journey to Africa, the Arctic and under the sea at this 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds, and immersive wildlife galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled.

Address: 500 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, MO 65807

ZENITH CLIMBING CENTER

Zenith Climbing Center. Photo courtesy of Zenith Climbing Center.

If it’s too rainy to hit the cliffs, Zenith Climbing Center is your answer. It features state-of-the-art Walltopia climbing walls, a training and systems area, yoga studio and gear shop. No experience necessary — just be ready to have fun!

Address: 3534 E. Sunshine St. #3, Springfield, MO 65804