- The list below includes 27 free or cheap things to do in or near Springfield, Missouri, including 35 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Parks and Fishing.
- From Nathanael Greene Park/Close Memorial to Springfield National Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Springfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Nixa, Ozark and Republic.
A Christian-themed amusement facility and bowling alley, Lighthouse Lanes prides itself on being smoke and alcohol free. The alley features synthetic lanes with automatic scoring, and hosts a variety of leagues and tournaments.
A bowling alley and indoor recreation facility, Sunshine Lanes features synthetic lanes and electronic scoring. The alley also hosts birthday and other parties and special events, and hosts tournaments, clubs, and bowling leagues.
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Republic, MO MoreLess Info
Nathaniel Lyon became the first Union soldier to be killed during the Civil War on August 10, 1861. See where it happened on a 4.9-mile interpretative drive through the park, as well as see the Ray House, which served as a field hospital.
In 1818, Smallin Civil War Cave became the first documented cave in Missouri. Visitors can tour the cave, hear Civil War stories around the campfire, and even tour the cave at night while wading in 54-degree water to see endangered species.
3 types of spirits are available for tasting at the Copper Run Distillery: Ozark Mountain Moonshine, Small Batch Spirit Whiskey and Island Gold Rum. The tasting room also prepares a large variety of cocktails. The tasting room can be rented for private events.
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2905 West Highway 65, The New Americana Theatre, Branson, MO 65616 MoreLess Info
Reelin' in the Years Starring John Tweed features hits by Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, John Denver, Chicago, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and others. Tweed has an award-winning 4 octave voice.