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Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

Completed in 1908, The Westcott House is Frank Lloyd Wright's only Prairie Style home in Ohio and one of the country’s finest Wright house museums. The Westcott House underwent an inch-by-inch $5.3 million restoration in 2005 and each of its...

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Hartman Rock Garden

What began as a modest concrete fish pond in H.G. (Ben) Hartman’s back yard is now revered as a folk art masterpiece. The Hartman Rock Garden includes over 250,000 individual stones that combine a mixture of history, religion and depression-era...

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Springfield Museum of Art

Springfield is home to the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The distinction celebrates the Springfield Museum of Art’s adherence to best practices and its exemplary permanent collection, which features artists such as...

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Young’s Jersey Dairy

Whether you want to play a round of miniature golf with the family, hit the batting cages, enjoy a relaxing dinner, visit the petting zoo, or get a world-famous ice cream cone, Young’s Jersey Dairy is your destination. Complete your visit to...

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Heritage Center Museum

The spectacular City Building & Market built in 1890 is now home to the Heritage Center Museum. Extending an entire city block, the Heritage Center houses an extraordinary museum that faithfully recounts the history of America’s Heartland,...

Mother Stewart's Bar
Craft Brewery
Taproom, Beer Garden & Live Music

Mother Stewart's Brewing Company

Mother Stewart's Brewing is a family-owned production brewery in downtown Springfield, with a large tap room and spectacular outdoor beer garden. Food trucks and live entertainment are a regular part of the offering. The tap room is open...

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win ... in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a...

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Heart of Ohio Antique Center

Clocking in at about 116,000 sq. ft., Springfield’s Heart of Ohio Antique Center is the country’s largest indoor antique mall featuring over 650 dealers spanning virtually every genre of collecting. If you can’t find it at Heart of Ohio, chances...

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Wittenberg University

Founded in 1845, this Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in the heart of Southwest Ohio, enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its historic architecture and welcoming atmosphere. Guests on...

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Performing since 1944, the symphony is one of Springfield’s greatest assets. The music director conducts 72 of the area’s finest professional musicians, as well as internationally renowned guest artists. 

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South Fountain Historic District

South Fountain blends unique, mid-sized vernacular houses with high-style Victorian mansions. Prominent Americans like Oliver S. Kelly (403), William N. Whitely (1107), and Francis W. Bookwalter (611) are counted among the district’s founding...

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Champion City Kings Baseball

The Champion City Kings play in the wood bat, Prospect League throughout the Summer. The Kings make their home at the newly renovated Carleton Davidson Stadium. The quality of play is high as these potential professional prospects work to impress...

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Pennsylvania House Museum

Springfield was once known as the end of the Historic National Road. True to this heritage, the Pennsylvania House Tavern & Inn was an important stopover for livestock drovers and pioneers during the 19th century westward expansion of the...

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Champions Center

The Champions Center – located within the Clark County Fairgrounds – is the Midwest’s premier equine and expo center. The center plays host to regional and national equine shows, specialty breed dog shows and other special events. Check their...

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Davidson Interpretive Center

The Davidson Interpretive Center is located adjacent to George Rogers Clark Park, the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Peckuwe. The center includes interpretive displays and educational programs. 

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Yellow Springs

The village of Yellow Springs - located just 10 minutes south of Springfield - offers an eclectic mix of boutique shopping, art galleries, coffee houses and dining options. Among our favorites are the Winds Cafe, Ye Olde Trail Tavern and Sunrise...

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Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve was the first nature preserve in Ohio purchased with state money and is considered by many to be Ohio’s premiere natural area. More than forty endangered, threatened, and rare plants and animals can be found at Cedar Bog...

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Crabill Homestead

The David Crabill House is of late Federal design. It is located in Moorefield Township, Clark County, Ohio, on the grounds of the Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir. It is of the 1825-1830 style architecture. It was restored, starting in 1973,...

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The Gammon House

Built in the 1850s, the Gammon House was an Underground Railroad site. Originally owned by a black abolitionist named George Gammon, the famous stop features secret passages leading into the attic and a tunnel into the basement.

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Clark County Fairgrounds

The Clark County Fairgrounds is located directly adjacent to I-70 and plays host to major events including the Springfield Swap Meet & Auto Show, the Springfield Antique Extravaganza and...the Clark County Fair!

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Little Art Theatre

Located in Yellow Springs, the Little Art Theatre is one of the country's oldest independent cinemas. Fully renovated in 2014, the Little Art showcases contemporary and classic films in full digital quality while offering beer, wine and other...

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South Charleston Opera House

This historic Opera House, located within South Charleston’s Renaissance Revival-style Town Hall, was built in 1879 and returned to active use in 1984. Known for its phenomenal natural acoustics, it has hosted countless musicians, singers and...

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Daniel Hertzler House

The Pennsylvania Bank-style house is furnished in the pre-Civil War 1850s period style. The house was built by Daniel Hertzler – a wealthy mill owner, who legend has it, still haunts the house to this day. Open on Sundays 1-3 pm from June to...

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Historic Walking Tours

A great way to explore the scenic beauty and fascinating history of Springfield is to participate in a tour offered by the Westcott Center for Architecture + Design. The Summer Tour Series celebrates Springfield’s distinctive architecture and...

Antiques

Springfield Antique Show

A favorite source for thousands of collectors and dealers for over 25 years. Three times a year, in May, July, and September, the Market holds its famous Extravaganza. Wear your walking shoes and prepare for a day of fun shopping over 2,000...

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Madonna of the Trail at National Road Commons

A newly-constructed downtown connector park is now home to Springfield’s celebrated Madonna of the Trail. Originally commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, twelve such Madonna statues were placed along the...

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Vintage Depot

Family owned and operated antique store with an eclectic mix of vintage collectibles.