The Ultimate Ozarks Summer Bucket List

Here it is! Our guide to all the fun activities to take in this Summer. We love our community and want to encourage families to spend time here, enjoying, learning, growing, doing and exploring. There is something for everyone on this list. This is in no particular order many of the activities can be checked off the list throughout the year. Your Adventure Starts HERE!

1.    Go to the Dickerson Park Zoo
2.    Kayak on Springfield Lake
3.    Spend a day at Dogwood Canyon
4.    Buy fresh veggies at the Farmers Market
5.    Bowl at Andy B’s
6.    Enjoy an afternoon at the Springfield Art Museum
7.    Check out a movie at Founders Park (FREE)
8.    Attend Summer SnowFest at Jordan Valley Park (FREE)
9.    Go to the Butterfly Festival at Springfield Botanical Gardens (FREE)
10.  Play at Itty Bitty City
11.  Watch a play at Springfield Little Theatre
12.  Dive into the Shark Experience at Wonders of Wildlife
13.  Bring back family game night at Silver Twilight Games
14.  Complete the Summer Reading Program at the Springfield Library Center
15.  Ride the Downtown Trolley Bike (21 and up only)
16.  Find a few bargains at a local thrift shop
17.  Go swimming at Table Rock Lake
18.  Camp under the stars in your own backyard
19.  Zipline at NRO Campground
20.  Hike at Busik State Park
21.  Plant something
22.  Ride through Fantastic Caverns
23.  Walk at the Springfield Nature Center
24.  Take an art class at Splatter Art Studio
25.  Jump at SkyZone (half price jumps on Wednesday)
26.  Race the fam on the go-karts at Track Family Fun Parks
27.  Indulge at Andy’s Frozen Custard
28.  Take a ride on the wild side at Wild Animal Safari
29.  Volunteer at your favorite local pet shelter
30.  Create a habit of going for a walk each night in your neighborhood
31.  Catch fireflies
32.  Sit in the grass at a Springfield Cardinals game
33.  Go on a Ghost Tour at Pythian Castle
34.  Bake treats for a friend or neighbor, just because
35.  Read a book
36.  Watch the LARPing (live action role play) at Phelps Grove Park
37.  Golf 18 holes at Fun Acre or Getaway Golf
38.  Play all day at Fritz’s Adventure
39.  Get a massage
40.  Learn something new

We hope you enjoy our guide to the ultimate summer in the Ozarks! Whether you check off every item or only hit a few, remember to find joy in every day.