If you haven’t experienced Springfield’s attractions, National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-9 should give you a reason to think about doing that. You are truly missing out on some incredible experiences. Around every corner, there are fun things to do from swimming with sharks at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium to feeding giraffes at the Dickerson Park Zoo. Attractions are not only beneficial to tourists but to locals as well. Being a tourist in your own city is exciting and you can discover tons of hidden gems hiding just around the corner. 

Not only are attractions fun to visit, they employ a good percentage of Springfield’s population. On average, Springfield visitors spend more than $650 per trip per party excluding transportation. Springfield’s attractions have a pretty high chance of getting some of that money in their cash registers.

While travelers provide a good boost to the economy, those who become future residents are important to us as well. Students that come for college may end of staying in Springfield due to job prospects. Others may stay to start a family. Whatever the case, those who call Springfield home are the ones who make our attractions what they are. The more locals spread the word about Springfield, the more traffic attractions see, and more tourists come our way.  

We have another giveaway! You can win a family four-pack of tickets for the Discovery Center, Dickerson Park Zoo, and Fantastic Caverns. All you have to do is follow our page and tag a friend in the comments of this post! Winner will be drawn May 8.