Things To Do In Springfield, MO

December 10th, 2021 by

Missouri Skyline at sunset

Looking for things to do in Springfield, Nixa, and beyond? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a car lover, or just looking for a little peace and quiet, you’ll find something to love in Thompson Cadillac’s guide below. We’ve also got a few special seasonal events that you can look forward to in the coming months. Check it out, when you’re done, feel free to browse our inventory of new and pre-owned Cadillac vehicles if you’re in the market for a new car!



Top Activities in Springfield, MO

  • Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium:A Springfield icon, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium is the largest immersive aquarium attraction in the world!See all kinds of wildlife up close, explore our special exhibits, and even (symbolically) adopt an animal in exchange for a special one-of-a-kind care package.
  • Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden:Those in need of a little relaxation will love the Springfield Botanical Garden’s largest attraction, the Japanese Stroll Garden. For just a $4 admission you can enjoy tea, meditation, a koi lake, and more!
  • Route 66 Car Museum:Car enthusiasts have to stop by this historic attraction, dedicated to preserve automobiles of all types from 1895 to the present. Named for the iconic U.S. Route 66, this museum is open seven days a week and features over 100 classic cars, including some celebrity automobiles!
  • Springfield Art Museum:In need of a little culture? Look no further than the Springfield Art Museum! Explore exhibits, take workshops, go on a tour, or bring the whole family for an art class.
  • Fantastic Caverns:This huge network of underground caverns was discovered in 1862 by an Ozark farmer’s dog. It’s the only one of its kind in all of North America, and one of only four in the world! Discover the natural beauty of Fantastic Caverns in a Jeep-driven tram, taking you through massive rock formations and underground pools.

Seasonal Events in Springfield, MO

When the holidays are right around the corner, you might be wondering what seasonal activities you can do around Springfield and the Ozark area. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun events coming up in the coming months! Check out our four favorites:

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show

Usher in the holiday season with the lighting of the Park Central Square Christmas tree! In addition to the lighting, you can expect acts from the Springfield Symphony, Ozarks Regional Opera, Springfield Little Theatre, Springfield Ballet, and much more.

Turkey Trot

Springfield’s annual Turkey Trot 5K is the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving, running from Thanksgiving day all through Sunday! Due to COVID restrictions, you can set your own course and run at your own pace, alone or with friends and family. You can even upload your race time and photos for a chance to win prizes!

The Nutcracker

Experience this iconic Christmas staple as put on by the Springfield Ballet! This ballet runs for four nights, including matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday.

New Years Party at Pythian Castle

Start 2022 off with a bang at Springfield’s iconic Pythian Castle, featuring champagne, dessert, aerial performances, and much more! This celebration is the only annual three-floor party at Pythian Castle, and features a Great Gatsby 1920s theme.

Discover Springfield-Area Vehicles at Thompson Cadillac!

After you’ve enjoyed a day at Fantastic Caverns or exhausted yourself from the Turkey Trot, come to Thompson Cadillac near Republic to see what Cadillac models we have available! You can contact our office with any questions or for more information about the models we offer.


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