15+ Incredible Springfield Museums You’ll Wish You Discovered Sooner
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Are you a history buff or an art admirer? Springfield is home to some of the most educational and fun museums for anyone who wants to see something new or old. Although some of the museums are well known, we have also found a few truly original ones that are worth visiting.
Springfield Art Museum
The city’s oldest cultural institution, exhibiting American and world art, with free admission.
1111 E Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO 65807
History museum on the square
Local museum exploring the history of the area with a range of permanent and temporary exhibits.
154 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806
Route 66 Automotive Museum
Over 60 classic and sports cars from America and Europe in a garage-style space with a souvenir shop. It also includes several iconic pop culture vehicles like the Batmobile and Ghostbuster’s ECTO-1.
1634 W College St, Springfield, MO 65806
National Museum of Wildlife Wonders
Non-profit educational attraction by Johnny Morris on the theme of conservation. Don’t forget the Aquarium.
500W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807
Air & Military Museum-Ozarks
Interactive patriotic museum featuring vintage military planes and jeeps, as well as uniforms and gear.
2305 E Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803
Missouri Institute of Natural Sciences
The science museum is filled with hundreds of specimens of animals, plants and minerals. And let’s not forget the life-size triceratops fossil, Henry.
2327 W Farm Road 190, Springfield, MO 65810
Historical Railway Museum
A non-profit museum dedicated to preserving railroad history and heritage from the past, educating present and future generations.
1300 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65802
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
A museum showcasing a collection of firearms the world has never seen. Over 1,000 firearms that trace the history of hunting, conservation and freedom.
1935 S Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Hearing History Museum
As you venture into the museum, you will discover how the evolution of hearing aids has impacted so many lives.
628 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
The museum honors the athletes who defined Missouri sports. The Hall of Fame is full of sports memorabilia for you to enjoy.
3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield, MO 65809
Built in 1891, the Calaboose Museum is a historic jail and the oldest city-owned building in Springfield. The first floor is used as a police museum. Tours are available by appointment.
409 W McDaniel St, Springfield, MO 65806
Crankset Bike Museum
A fantastic collection of bicycles from around the world.
328 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803
Archery Hall of Fame
The museum honors these outstanding members of the archery community through the process of induction into its Hall of Fame. As an integral part of its existence, the hall seeks to preserve the history and tradition of archery and bowhunting for future generations.
500W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807
Dr. Michael J. Clarke History Museum of Ozark Scouting
Located in the Clarence and Edna Wheeler Scout Service Center as the only Boy Scout Museum in Missouri. Visitors can view the changing exhibits and walking paths.
1616 S. Eastgate Ave. Springfield, MO 65809
Doling Park Museum
The museum has memorabilia from the park, including items from when it was an amusement park and skating rink.
301 E Talmage St, Springfield, MO 65803
Springfield’s history in photos and murals at the town’s founding site, designed to look like a quarry. Includes an outdoor amphitheater.
330 E Water St, Springfield, MO 65806
Springfield Fire Museum
Come see the history of the Springfield Fire Department inside the historic City Hall.
830 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802
Springfield Softball Hall of Fame
Located inside the Killian Sports Complex, this museum showcases the history of softball in the town.
2141 E Pythian, Springfield, MO 65803
Springfield Discovery Center
An interactive, hands-on science museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a love of lifelong learning. This is one of the most interactive museums on this list.
438 East St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65806