Unwind with the Family

Like most busy families, you could probably use a chance to unwind, escape and reconnect. Here’s the good news: You don’t need to book a flight, or spend thousands of dollars to make it happen. We’ve got you covered!

Family fun in Greater Springfield begins with a trip to Young’s Jersey Dairy where you’ll experience everything from miniature golf and batting cages, to a farm petting zoo and the best ice cream in Ohio! Your kids will be wowed by our unique "roadside attractions" including Ohio Caverns and the Hartman Rock Garden. And you’ll love the relaxed pace. If an active getaway is more your style we’d recommend a nature hike through Glen Helen, a refreshing dip at the SplashZone waterpark, or a family bike ride on the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

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 Young’s with a trip to the gift shop. With fun for all ages, Young’s has been a favorite among local families – and nearly 1.5 million annual visitors - for years!


Welcome Jersey. Going home to her perch Friday 4-15 at 4 pm

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Hartman Rock Garden

1905 Russell Avenue

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 pop culture. Among the Hartman Rock Garden’s many unique attributes, the sheer scale of the work and its contextual location in a residential neighborhood, contributes greatly to its status as an iconic "outsider" art site. Fully restored by the Kohler Foundation in 2009, the Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk with no admission charge.

Ohio Caverns


Ohio Caverns is one of Ohio’s most popular tourist attractions. The caverns remain a steady 54 degrees year round featuring some of the most unique formations in America. Guests from around the world come to experience the 35 acre park for an all-day family fun adventure.

Springfield Splash Zone

300 Eagle City Road

Springfield’s Splash Zone Waterpark is family fun for everyone including: Over 400 feet of water slides, a 280-foot lazy river, water vortex, sprayground, 25-yard competition pool, 2 one-meter diving boards, zero-depth beach entry, and Ohio’s first bowl slide!

NTPRD Chiller Ice Arena

301 W. MAIN ST.

NTPRD Chiller - the coolest place for family fun in Springfield! Chiller’s regulation ice surface offers public ice skating, skating and hockey classes, youth and college hockey and special events.

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