Downtown Springfield has gone through quite the renaissance over the last 20 years and has quickly become the heartbeat of the Queen City. Home to dozens of restaurants, bars, boutiques, seasonal festivals, theatre, the arts and more, downtown Springfield offers a wide variety of entertainment options for the entire family.

Jordan Valley ParkFounders Park and the Discovery Center of Springfield are great places to take the kids. Family-friendly movies are shown during the summer at Founders Park and the streets fill with art enthusiasts the first Friday of each month for First Friday Art Walk.

The entertainment options are endless downtown where the culture is vibrant with plays, improv shows, independent films, live music, community events and even an Emmy Award-winning televised late night talk show. On the square, the Park Central Library is a hub for the arts, culture and multimedia. You can also relive Springfield’s history at Springfield’s History Museum on the Square.


Park Central Square in downtown Springfield, Missouri.

There’s no shortage of dining options downtown where more than 40 restaurants of all types can be found. From casual to fine dining, the options are limitless. Downtown is also home to many sweets shops serving cupcakes, specialty treats and more. Sidewalk cafes and coffee houses line the streets, offering great options for spending time with friends and family in a relaxing atmosphere.

There’s also plenty of shopping downtown. Take your pick from trendy boutiques, home décor shops and over 30 art galleries all within walking distance. You'll find everything from vintage to modern with clothing boutiques for men and women, unique gift items and more.

Downtown is now the Springfield destination for entertainment seekers, foodies and arts and culture aficionados. Now, all that’s missing is you.

Experience the renaissance of downtown Springfield yourself.

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