Challenge yourself with hands-on mini-games, shooting challenges and live exhibitions at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Enhance your skills playing golf at the Veterans Golf Course or take the kids to the Adams Playground. Take your children to Chuck E. Cheese’s to play games and enjoy great pizza with the rest of the family. Connect with nature at the Forest Park with spectacular views of the aquatic garden, the zoo, the outdoor amphitheater and the trails which run between the trees.
Check out the extensive collection of vintage guns from centuries ago and learn about the technological leaps made in the armory at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Take time at the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum to see stunning pieces like the Chinese painted metalwork, Middle-Eastern carpets from the 1800s, Japanese armor and weaponry as well as ancient Greek-Roman sculpture.
Catch a good play and enjoy the amenities at the Majestic Theatre. Enjoy good food and a nice selection of bourbon and beer over a game of pool at Smiths Billiards. Other funky places for a night out include 5th Alarm, the Stonewall Tavern and the Fat Cat Bar and Grill.