Top 10 Things to do in Springfield, Ohio
Rich with history and looking to the future, Springfield is a lively Midwestern city with all of the charm of a small town and the amenities of a larger city. Its past, dating to as early as 700 B.C. with ancient First Nations settlements, is preserved in artifacts, village sites, the new Heritage Center Museum - once the Springfield City Hall - and historic buildings along the National Road. Springfield's artistic trailblazers are celebrated in the city's theaters, dance venues and galleries.
1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
4.5 based on 214 reviews
The Westcott House was built in 1908 for Burton J. And Orpha L. Westcott. The Westcott property is the only Prairie style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio. The grounds include the main house and a garage with pony stable connected by an extensive pergola. In 1946, due to the housing crisis following World War II, the house was divided into multiple apartments. The house no longer reflected the vision of its architect. The original furniture and most of the original light fixtures and other details were removed from the house. Lack of resources led to an extreme deterioration of the structure. The house has recently undergone an inch-by-inch $5.8 Million restoration. Each of its features-from art glass to original hardware and hand-decorated encaustic walls to massive urns-has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Furniture has been rebuilt according to Wright's specifications and gardens re-landscaped in keeping with the time. The house is now managed by a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the Westcott House, promote historic preservation and inspire creativity and innovation through architecture and design education. In addition to tours of Wright's masterpiece, Westcott Center for Architecture + Design offers innovative educational programming throughout the year, including Summer Walking Tour Series. Take a guided tour of the Westcott House and learn about the Prairie Style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for industrialists and entrepreneurs Burton J. And Orpha Westcott and their two children. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright's timeless designs and a world-class restoration project.
Reviewed By michelem882 - Cincinnati, OhioCincinnati, Ohio
Highly recommend a trip to this gem of a Frank Lloyd Wright home. Restored to as-built condition, after a 4 yr. $6.3MM renovation. There were only 4 of us on the tour, and all rooms of the house are accessible. Photography and touching/sitting is allowed.
2. Heart of Ohio Antique Center
4.5 based on 153 reviews
Reviewed By Jonathan W - Cambridge, CanadaCambridge, Canada
HUGE antique market, although uneven quality content...
We enjoyed our visit but with it being advertised as being SO large, we thought it might take the whole day to go through carefully. The three main wings have the best dealers, but then there are wings off of these wings, and these are filled with general
3. Buck Creek State Park
4 based on 120 reviews
Reviewed By TimC4321 - State College, PennsylvaniaState College, Pennsylvania
Buck Creek is a great place, Just don't expect too much.
We have become very fond of Ohio's state parks. We try to schedule long weekends for the relaxing atmosphere and clean, comfortable cabins.Buck Creek was wonderful. Our cabin was great, it was everything we expected. Ohio really does a great job. The trai
4. Hartman Rock Garden
4.5 based on 120 reviews
Reviewed By Debra Y - Prospect ParkProspect Park
Small but Amazing, not hours of enjoyment, but would not miss it!
My husband and I often take a 2 week vacation seeing the sights and unique stops along our way. I did not see much written about the Rock Garden, but so glad we stopped. Truly unique as someone else mentioned and yes very interesting. If we get back to Oh
5. Little Miami Scenic Trail
4.5 based on 90 reviews
Used by hikers, bikers and horseback riders, this scenic trail is part of an 80-mile trail network extending from eastern Cincinnati to Buck Creek State Park.
Reviewed By volleygirlamy - Waynesville, OhioWaynesville, Ohio
Excellent bike path
We love it! There are some shaded areas. Perfect to put the baby in the bike trailer and ride! Great family activity.
6. George Rogers Clark Park
4.5 based on 43 reviews
Reviewed By Joanie4875 - OhioOhio
Better Known As New Boston
We went to the park several times but the most special event happens on Labor Day in September. There is a reenactment of Revolutionary soldiers and American Native Indians. Canons are fired, gunshots, Yelling Indians! Gets pretty exciting! There are enca
7. Heritage Center of Clark County
4.5 based on 59 reviews
The Heritage Center is the home of the Clark County Historical Society museum & archives, which helps preserve, share, & showcase generations of history!
Reviewed By Sightsee_Eat - Worthington, OhioWorthington, Ohio
Looking for a day trip and came to visit this museum and the FLW prairie style Westcott House. Arrived at 10 and the docent (who is a retired lawyer who used to come and try cases when this was the municipal building) gave me a good intro to the tour. You
8. Springfield Antique Center
4 based on 29 reviews
Reviewed By J-from-Marysville - Marysville, OhioMarysville, Ohio
Nice way to spend an afternoon
My wife and I enjoy browsing for antiques. Sometimes we find something, sometimes we don't. The Springfield Antique Mall is a good place to browse. It's conveniently located just off Route 70, just south of Springfield. They have a large variety of antiqu
9. Mother Stewart's Brewery
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Reviewed By 2boys2boxers - Boxford, MassachusettsBoxford, Massachusetts
No food? And No food trucks during our visit...:(
We were visiting during homecoming weekend. There was a homecoming event slated for later that evening there, but we thought we would take our Wittenberg student for lunch. There are not too many options in Springfield OH. Turns out, this is not an option
10. C.J. Brown Dam & Reservoir
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Reviewed By danielw45502 - Springfield, OhioSpringfield, Ohio
A Staple of Springfield Recreation
The C.J. Brown Reservoir has lots going for it, and the number of people that access this park every day is a testament to that. From fishing to swimming and everything in between, this park has something for everyone. At its heart is the actual reservoir