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Wondering what to do in Springfield? Breathe easy. We've got some excellent recommendations for you. Fine food, an intriguing history and picturesque sights — this cool city has the lot.

Learn what makes Springfield tick with the very best tours & day trips. Browse through our top 65 fun activities in Springfield, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Springfield with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you wander in Springfield. Here are a few family friendly experiences to enjoy together that are certain to make your escape a blast:

Free Things to Do in Springfield

There's no need to endlessly reach for your wallet in Springfield. The following won't even cost a cent.

Springfield Art Museum - Speak to the staff and learn about the collections held here.

Missouri State University - If you're thinking of exploring the history of the area through its landmarks, mark this one down on your must-see list.

Hammons Tower - Flick through your guidebook and learn why this place deserves a spot on your must-see list.

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park - Find your green thumb and be wowed by the beautiful and diverse plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Springfield

Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Landers Theater and Discovery Center of Springfield.

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Southeast Springfield

While Southeast Springfield might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Battlefield Mall and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

West Central

When in West Central, you can plan a visit to JQH Arena and Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Commercial Street Historic District

When in Commercial Street Historic District, you can plan a visit to JQH Arena and Pythian Castle, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Rountree

While Rountree might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like JQH Arena and Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Springfield on a sunny day?

A Ozarks Explorer is the ideal activity for visitors who don't want to miss a moment of sunshine in Springfield.

What to do in Springfield on a rainy day?

With indoor activities like a Decades Show presented by Pierce Arrow and a Branson's Famous Baldknobbers Country Show to keep you busy, you mightn't even notice it pouring down outside.

What should I not miss in Springfield?

Impress the whole family back home by snapping a selfie in front of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

Are there cheap things to do in Springfield?

If you're looking to make your travel budget last longer, treat yourself to a Ripley's Super Fun Zone.

What can you do in Springfield for free?

You could put your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions won't cost you a dime:

  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
  • Missouri State University
  • Mercy Hospital Springfield
  • Lester E. Cox Medical Center South