If you’re wondering what to do next in Springfield, Missouri, why not visit the city in alphabetical order? Here is a sample of activities you can do in Springfield with attractions and restaurants ranging from A to Z.
Visit Springfield’s own chocolate factory, Askinosie Chocolate, a small batch direct trade chocolate maker sourcing 100% of their cocoa beans directly from farmers.
Bass Pro Shops
Known as The Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores®, explore all 500,000 square feet of the original Bass Pro Shops that attracts over 4 million people a year.
Attend a Springfield Cardinals Baseball game at Hammons Field, where more than 100 of the St. Louis Cardinals players got their start.
Dickerson Park Zoo
Learn about more than 500 animals while strolling along the 1.2 miles of paved trails at Dickerson Park Zoo.
Head to European Cafe in Downtown Springfield for tasty pastries, bakery items and coffee.
You can visit five farmers’ markets across the Ozarks such as the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, C-Street City Market, the Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market, The Ozarks Farmers’ Market, and Metro Eats filled with locally grown produce, homemade crafts, candles and delicious food.
See live concerts, movies, and shows at the Gillioz Theatre on Route 66.
For quaint restaurants, shops and coffee houses, visit businesses along Historic Commercial Street.
Address: Commercial Street Historic District
Itty Bitty City
Let the little ones play at Itty Bitty City, a play center featuring a pretend cafe, firehouse, police station and market.
Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
Take a journey through Wonders of Wildlife’s immersive wildlife galleries and 1.5 million gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Kai After Dark
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, head to Kai for delicious sushi and drink specials.
Laura Ingall’s Wilder Museum
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum inspires curiosity and fosters learning about the American pioneer experience through the life and literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
The oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden includes a large koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house and traditional Japanese garden landscaping.
Nathanael Greene Park
The 113-acre Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is home to the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Lake Drummond, several themed gardens and the Roston Native Butterfly House.
Ozark Mill & Finley Farms
Plans for a restaurant, speakeasy-style bar, and wedding chapel on the property are underway at Finley Farms, anchored by the restored Ozark Mill.
Experience history, culture, and ghost stories at Pythian Castle, Springfield, Missouri's only castle.
Queen City Soda & Sweets
Purchase nostalgic sweets, treats, and craft sodas at Queen City Soda & Sweets near the downtown square.
Route 66 Car Museum
The 20,000-square-foot Route 66 Car Museum features a 70-car collection of sports cars, 1907 to 1980 classics and movie cars.
Smallin Civil War Cave
Discovered in 1818, Smallin Civil War Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch leads you into rich human history and rare cave life.
TommyHawks Axe House
Test your axe-throwing skills at Tommyhawks Axe House.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Climb your way through the ropes course or take a trip down the Sky Rider Coaster at Urban Air Adventure Park.
Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory
Photo courtesy of Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory
With beautiful European Art Deco style and live greenery inside and rooftop patio outside, Vantage is sure to become a favorite for locals and travelers alike.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is one of six national parks in Missouri filled with history and opportunities to learn about the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River.
A style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance, the WaterWise Xeriscape Garden is filled with beautiful flowers and plants for anyone to enjoy.
Make a quick drive down to Branson to the home theater base for Russian-born comedian, Yakov Smirnoff.
Zenith Climbing Center
Photo courtesy of Zenith Climbing Center
Take a climb at Zenith Climbing Center featuring state-of-the-art Walltopia climbing walls, training and systems area, yoga studio and gear shop.