SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield invites international travelers with a diverse range of attractions. We’ve compiled a list of locations where you can savor delicious cuisine, uncover hidden treasures, and embark on thrilling adventures in the Queen City of the Ozarks.

Where to go:

Springfield is always alive with activity. Whether it’s the First Friday Art Walk, the largest and most extensive Bass Pro store, the Springfield Cardinals, or the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Dickerson Park Zoo, there’s an abundance of attractions to enjoy.

Take a look at our compiled list:

Top 6 must-see places when you are visiting Springfield

This weekend’s events: 

Outside of Springfield:

2023 Reindeer of the Riverfront & Boat Parade – Branson Landing – Saturday

What to eat:

Springfield takes pride in its diverse array of cuisines sourced from around the globe. Whether your palate craves classic all-American fare, Japanese delicacies, Mexican flavors, Italian creations, Chinese specialties, Thai delights, succulent steaks, elevated bar cuisine, or the unique Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, a brief journey will open up a world of delectable tastes for you to savor.

5 unique restaurants you must visit when in Springfield

Some notable restaurants according to 417mag.com:

  • Avanzare Italian Dining
  • Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar *closed Sunday*
  • Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub
  • Metropolitan Grill *closed Sunday*
  • Ocean Zen
  • Bambinos Café
  • City Butcher and Barbecue
  • Pineapple Whip
  • Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House
  • Cafe Cusco
  • Cesar’s Old Mexico
  • Zayka Indian Cuisine
  • Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe
  • Black Sheep
  • The Sub Shop
  • Piccolo Contemporary Italian
  • Wire Road Brewing Company