- 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.
With a guided tour through the Ozark mountains, visitors can take in the scenery of the surrounding creeks and forests on horseback at Bear Creek Stables. There are twelve trails to choose from with varying difficulty levels.
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8393 West Highway 76, Branson West, MO 65737 MoreLess Info
Uncle Ike's Trail Ride has taken visitors through the Ozark hills on horseback since 1970. Many of their trails date back to the 1800s. They boast of healthy horses and expert guides.
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Hamners' Variety Theatre, 3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO 65616 MoreLess Info
Jacob, Jonathan, Sarah, Daniel, and Nathaniel make up The Fair Family. The family clogs, dances, plays instruments, and performs a variety of music, including a cappella, top 40s, oldies, and gospel.
Located on the original Rippee farm, visitors can buy heirloom seeds, eat in the restaurant, see a speaker barn, visit a mercantile, learn about herbs at the herbal apothecary, and listen to music at two music barn. Visitors can also see historic breeds of poultry and livestock.
Home to over 1,000 butterflies, The Butterfly Palace is a location popular among those who share a love for butterflies and the outdoors. The palace features numerous interactive exhibits, a 3-D movie showing, and a gift shop.