Springfield is bustling with outstanding attractions to fit the interests of a diverse range of travelers. From outdoor activities to historic sites and antiquing, adventure is never far away! If you’re seeking arts and culture, consider including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House and the Springfield Museum of Art on your agenda, and history buffs won't want to miss touring the Gammon House, an Underground Railroad site.
Folks wanting to spend some time in the fresh air can take a bike ride along the Little Miami Scenic Trail or check out the wildflower gardens and great play areas at Buck Creek Nature Park. Shopping and antique enthusiasts are in luck too! This area is known as the "Antique Capital of the Midwest," and is home to the largest indoor antique mall in the country, so make sure to save some room in your suitcase for all of your exciting finds!
Things to Do
Gammon House 2.0 mi
Little Miami Scenic Trail 2.1 mi
Hartman Rock Garden 2.1 mi
Clark State Performing Arts Center 2.4 mi
Heritage Center Museum 2.4 mi
Wittenberg University 3.0 mi
Springfield Museum of Art 3.1 mi
Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House 3.5 mi
Pennsylvania House 3.8 mi
Buck Creek Nature Park 4.1 mi
Bob Evans 0.5 mi
El Toro Restaurant 0.6 mi
Schuler's Bakery 0.7 mi
Seasons Bistro and Grille 2.4 mi
Mother Stewart's Brewing 2.9 mi
Cecil and Lime 3.3 mi
Los Mariachis 3.7 mi
Linardos Villa 4.1 mi
Meadows Restaurant 6.1 mi
Collier's Family Restaurant 6.5 mi
Opening over 20 years ago, the Heart of Ohio Antique Center has well over 100,000 square feet of booths and showcases of quality antiques. Wander the aisles in search of a collectible that has always eluded you, relax in the customer lounge, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite cafe. Find something too big to take back? They offer shipping services, as well! Keep an eye on their calendar for fun events that take place throughout the year.
Architecture and history buffs won't want to miss the opportunity to visit The Westcott House during their stay in Springfield. Designed by one of the most influential architects of the modern era, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Westcott House is an example of Wright’s innovative Prairie Style and was originally built as a residence for the Wescott family in 1908. Open Wednesday through Sunday, visitors, guided by a docent, can tour the main house, garage, pergola, and perennial gardens.
Get outside and enjoy some fresh air with a visit to the unique Hartman Rock Garden. This in situ display of folk art was started way back in 1932 by Ben Hartman. Ben created his legacy by taking unusual materials, including hundreds of thousands of stones of various sizes, and building unique structures and figurines, woven together with a variety of plants. Now kept going through the effort of volunteers, the garden is open 365 days a year and is free to visit.