Young people enjoying Springfield Fans cheering on their favorite players at a basketball game in Springfield Park in Springfield MO
Outdoor concert in front of the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield MO Family boating at Table Rock Lake Kids having fun at the Discovery Center in Springfield Young women enjoying nightlife in Springfield MO
Outdoor sculpture Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run was awarded the Best New Ride First Bass Pro location in Springfield MO Springfield MO is a bicycle friendly community Modern dancers practicing in Springfield
Entrance of historic Landers Theater in downtown Springfield Gillioz Theater sign Closeup of Japanese food
Movie theater in Springfield MO Deer in the woods Springfield Landers Theater

Things To Do in Springfield

Indoors or outdoors. Day or night. There are always fun things to do in Springfield and the Ozarks. Are you a nature lover? Sports fan? Exercise fanatic? History buff? Patron of the arts? Power shopper? Maybe you like the rush of riding a roller coaster or zip-lining through the trees. Or maybe your idea of a good time is simply kicking back and enjoying dinner at a new restaurant after a good movie? No matter how you like to unwind or seek a new thrill, you’ll find plenty of ways to play, your way, in Springfield.

Below you can find dedicated sections to various kinds of fun activities and places to go in Springfield. Whether you are looking for nearby attractions, events, restaurants or something else, you can be sure to find it here.

  • named a
    Top Adventure

    by National Geographic’s
    Adventure magazine.
    Outdoors >
  • Sports Illustrated
    proclaimed Springfield

    "SportsTown USA"
    Sports >
  • recipient
    of the

    Arts and Culture >
  • Silver Dollar City’s
    Outlaw Run was named

    Best New Ride of 2013
    Attractions >
  • headquarters of
    Bass Pro Shops,
    America’s most
    popular outdoors store
    Shopping >
  • year-round
    of food, music, and the arts
    Events >
  • A diverse
    culinary scene

    from fine dining to food trucks
    Dining >

“One of the things our family likes about living in Springfield is that there’s always a lot of things to see and do. It’s a very family friendly environment. We enjoy the Branson shows and all the outdoor opportunities for hiking and biking, and our son really loves the libraries. There’s also a great diversity of restaurants, including Indian food, which we appreciate since that is our heritage. It’s easy to stay active in the community too. We always have something to do.”

Dr. Rani Radhamma
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology
Relocated from: St. Louis, MO • Resident Since: 2009

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