- The list below includes 70 free or cheap things to do in or near Springfield, Ohio, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Architectural Buildings.
- From Hartman Rock Garden to Buck Creek State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Springfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dayton, Fairborn, Yellow Springs and Kettering.
Along with leagues and special tournament events, Beaver-Vu Bowling is a fun place for family entertainment. On weekends, bowlers can enjoy cosmic bowling along with refreshments like pizza, candy and beverages.
A bowling center featuring 64 lanes, Beaver-Vu Bowl offers open and league bowling with a pro shop. The center provides a cafe with food and drinks, two full bars, a sub shop, billiard tables and dart boards.
Billed as the country's largest indoor entertainment facility, Scene75 Entertainment Center offers a wide variety of amusements. They feature an indoor go-kart track, laser-tag arena, bowling lanes, bumper cars, and many more entertainment options, as well as a full-service restaurant.
The Dixie Drive-In Theatre is a 2-screen movie theater that shows big-budget Hollywood movies from Thursday through Sunday. The theater provides concessions and offers discounted tickets to kids ages 12 and under.
Part of the popular stand up club franchise, the Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club features a variety of stand up styles on a regular basis throughout the month. Food and drinks are served on an a la carte basis unless the guest purchases a dinner show package ticket.
Considered to be America's most colorful cavers, the Ohio Caverns serves as a large nature-based attraction. In addition to the underground segment, there are also nature trails, historic tours, and an activity to mine gems and fossils.
The National City Second Street Market is the largest and oldest operating public market in Dayton. The present location of the market is within the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad warehouse that was built in 1911.
Kettering Recreation Complex is 152,000 square feet and offers over a thousand programs each year including swimming, ice skating, fitness, gardening, self-defense and even etiquette. It includes a water park, ice arena, gym, indoor pool and senior center.