Great Attractions

Springfield is the perfect destination for those looking for a city vacation, outdoor getaway or even a little of both. Beautiful scenery, family-oriented recreation and attractions are just a few of the qualities found in Springfield, all at affordable prices.

Things To Do

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Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus

645 State Hwy. 165 | Outside Springfield

More than 40 Acrobats of China in a revolving line-up of internationally award-winning acts showcase dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art.

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Adventures of Marco Polo

The White House Theatre | Outside Springfield

Since Marco Polo's travels, the world has been swept away with the fascination of China. This epic show is an adventure, a love story, and many discoveries as told from Marco Polo's journals.

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Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks

2305 E. Kearney St. | Northeast

Take an imaginary flight in a real Cobra helicopter. See restored vintage military equipment. Have a personalized dog tag made. Celebrate your child's birthday at the museum. We educate our citizens, preserve our history and honor our veterans and our country. We are the hands-on museum. Come join our mission.

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Archery Hall of Fame

1935 S. Campbell Ave | Southwest

The Archery Hall of Fame was founded in 1971 and opened the doors to it's first permanent home in November of 2012.

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Assemblies of God National Office

1445 N. Boonville Ave. | Downtown

Visit the Assemblies of God national offices - an organization of 65 million people worldwide. See the Gospel Publishing House printing plant, (producing 10 tons of literature daily), the hall of flags, original mural artwork and interactive Pentecostal heritage museum. Guided tours Monday through Friday. Groups welcome!

AYO Starring Voices of Glory

3425 W. 76 Country Blvd. at Hughes Brothers Theatre | Outside Springfield

Baker Observatory - MSU

1766 Old Hillcrest Rd. | Outside Springfield

The observatory is used on clear evenings for laboratory work by students in beginning and intermediate astronomy courses, and by advanced undergraduate students and faculty conducting astronomical research. The observatory houses many smaller telescopes for students to use in addition to two large telescopes. The public may visit the observatory and view the night sky through telescopes at open houses or during the Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club meetings. Open houses are conducted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy twice each year, in April or May, and in September or October.

BalloonSport USA

PO Box 172 | Outside Springfield

Hot air balloon flights over Springfield and the scenic Ozarks. Sunrise or sunset. Seven days a week. Individuals or groups. Reservations required.

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

1111 E. Chestnut St. | Northeast

A 12-hour battle, which began nine miles north of Carthage July 5, 1861, ended here. Missouri's Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson's 6,000 Southerners forced Col. Franz Sigel's 1,000 Union men to retreat. An interpretive kiosk explains the battle.

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Battle of Springfield Driving Tour

Downtown Springfield | Downtown

In January 1863, Union forces defended the Springfield territory during the Confederate attempts to gain supplies and high-ground access. Twelve markers placed throughout the battleground commemorate where defenses were organized, troops gathered supplies, injured soldiers were hospitalized and homes were burned.