Things to Do in Springfield

On a Budget

Save cash and have a blast! We've got a list of some of our students' favorite inexpensive activities in Springfield, including special discounts that area businesses offer to Drury students.


There's no shortage of world-class attractions in Springfield with plenty of fun and entertainment for all interests. From the interactive fun at the Discovery Center to the wild exhibits at the Dickerson Park Zoo, you'll never be left sitting around with nothing to do.

Music & Arts

As the cultural center of the region, Springfield is a thriving arts community with a number of art galleries, theatre and performing arts. Whether you're interested in ballet, theater, the orchestra, opera or more, you'll find it in Springfield.


The opportunities for shopping abound in Springfield! From the tiny boutiques and specialty stores of the downtown district to the sprawling national chains located in Battlefield Mall, the city offers options for all types of shopping.

Sports & Recreation

Whether you want to watch the game or join in the action, Springfield has everything for the sports & outdoors enthusiast. From the professional sports of the AA Minor League Springfield Cardinals and pro tennis team Springfield Lasers to the outdoor excitement of rock climbing, lakes, rivers and hiking trails, there are plenty of opportunities for sports & recreation.