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Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
#1 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Trails to walk/bike on, lake to walk around, butterfly area, lots of beautifully maintained flower gardens, playgrounds for kids, Springfield history lesson, nature building, make this the perfect place to play or...
A great park with walking trails, beautiful gardens, the lake and the old farmstead make this a great place to visit with family; a very popular place for dog walkers as well.
Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
#2 of 69 things to do in Springfield
This is a FABULOUS place to visit, from the diver playing tic tac toe with the granddaughter to the aquariums children can crawl and be inside, flamingos, albino alligator, sharks, feeding the manta rays, the bigg...
The aquarium had amazing sea life exhibits that appealed to adults and kids both, but I loved that they also had a section of wildlife exhibits that were fresh water fish and animals (the swamp section).
Springfield Cardinals
#4 of 69 things to do in Springfield
It is a great family environment, very inexpensive game tickets, lots of fun things to do between innings, and guaranteed to create some great long lasting family memories!!! It's a MUST DO!!!
Hammons Field home of the Springfield Cardinals a minor league team for the MLB St Louis Cardinals offers a fun night for families throughout the summer months.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
#5 of 69 things to do in Springfield
The visitor center is also great for kids, lots of fun hands-on displays and they also have a bird watching room (my favorite) that overlooks a pond and many feeders for the animals.
Families can hike on the paved trails or off-road on the more strenuous trails that aren't paved.
Discovery Center of Springfield
#9 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Great Place for Inspiring children and young adults, very informative and interesting.
fun place for the entire family even those with claustophobia can now enjoy a cave great American history
Springfield Botanical Gardens
#8 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Pokémon players can find lots of stops and gyms to visit as they walk, there are multiple play areas for kids all through the adjoined and connected Nathaniel greene and close parks, a lake, the greenway path runs...
Great Family Walk Area with Beautiful Gardens
Fantastic Caverns
#6 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Fantastic caverns is a natural marvel and it is very family friendly.The place is crowded on weekends and the best time to visit is on week days.
We let the kids choose between this activity and another popular activity and they chose Fantastic Caverns, which was a great choice, we all enjoyed it and learned some very interesting historical facts as well as...
Dickerson Park Zoo
#10 of 69 things to do in Springfield
You can also feed the giraffes, feed the farm animals at the petting zoo, ride the train around the goose pond, and eat at the cafe while the little kids play on the jungle gym!
There is also a fun petting zoo for the children; kids and adults can also enjoy feeding the giraffes; this is one of our family's favorite things to do.
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
#7 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Great Pokemon spot, kids love the Japanese Festival that they have every year.
It's a perfect place to take photos anywhere, there was even a recent high school grad taking photos with proud family and friends.
Sequiota Park
#14 of 69 things to do in Springfield
There is a walking/running trail, a lake with geese that kids seem to love to feed, playground equipment, a nice pavilion perfect for having a picnic or family reunion etc, there is a cave that they sometimes give...
The park is perfect for families, young kids, and is well located on Springfield's "Greenway" bicycle trail.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park
#17 of 69 things to do in Springfield
If you’re looking to get out of the house with the littles for a bit this is the place to go! My kids love seeing the animals and beats paying the price for the zoo!
It is family friendly and so wonderful for children to experience something of country life.
The World's Largest Fork
#13 of 69 things to do in Springfield
I think I was more impressed with this large structure than my children were, but it made for a fun and quick pit stop/photo op during a recent weekend road trip!
The kids thought this was such a fun thing to see and take pictures by! Several others of all ages were there too doing the same thing!
Springfield National Cemetery
#12 of 69 things to do in Springfield
I have been here several times over the past couple of years and this place offers serenity and comfort to the families of service members who have lost a loved one.
We visited this place because we are a military family and feel it's a honor to see where different men and women who served, were laid to rest.
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
#3 of 69 things to do in Springfield
The whole family was intrigued by the beautiful displays and extensive collections.
Plan on spending some time and definitely bring the kids!
The Library Center
#19 of 69 things to do in Springfield
They have a great selection of books, computers that can be used by residents who have a library card, My kids love the childrens section.
lots of books library staff can sometimes be stuck up computers to print stuff children and teen areas set off from the main library part.
Jordan Valley Park
#28 of 69 things to do in Springfield
It is in the heart of Springfield MO and has a gorgeous water fountain platform that kids and adults alike love to play in
Every time we have been there it has been busy with kids and families picnicking, swimming, and enjoying the trails.
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
#21 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Very educational for kids of all ages learning about our military and historical facts.
Really cool for kids....no matter how old you are.
Lake Springfield Park, Boathouse and Marina
#31 of 69 things to do in Springfield
You can rent small boats or launch your own, have a picnic, fish, walk your dog, play in the open areas with your kids or marvel at the deer!
Kids saw all kinds of wildlife, deer, frogs, lizards, and a snake.
Bass Pro Archery Hall of Fame
#22 of 69 things to do in Springfield
this is an excellent place for ppl interested in archery / very interesting displays / good for kids and adults
He did a great job inspiring the kids.
Battlefield Mall
#24 of 69 things to do in Springfield
We enjoy the stores and walking around this mall also enjoy the food court and that every thing we had tried has been very good also enjoy the kids area
Many many years ago my family lived in Springfield and went to Battlefield mall all the time.
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
#26 of 69 things to do in Springfield
American Legion Post 639 - Vietnam War Memorial
#34 of 69 things to do in Springfield
Valley Watermill Park
#44 of 69 things to do in Springfield