OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE
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VISITORS GUIDE CONTENTS
ARTS & CULTURE
UNWIND WITH THE FAMILY
OUR HISTORY IS ALIVE
ANTIQUE CAPITAL OF THE MIDWEST
PARKS & REC
FIND YOUR UNWIND & YOUR WAY AROUND
CRAFTING THE FUTURE
STAY A WHILE
MEETINGS & EVENTS
GREATER SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION & VISITOR’S BUREAU
20 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST. - SUITE 100
SPRINGFIELD, OH 45502
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Find Your Unwind
Arts & Culture Arts & Culture have been a cornerstone of our community for decades. Greater Springfield is one of the few cities in the United States that can claim a Smithsonian-affiliate Museum of Art, a symphony orchestra, a Frank Lloyd Wright house museum and a world-class performing arts center. We are also home to the country’s longest-running Summer Arts Festival – a five-week slate of free performances at the Veteran’s Park amphitheater featuring local, regional and national touring acts. As you plan your visit, be sure to check our online events calendar at VisitGreaterSpringfield.com. There’s sure to be something happening while you’re in town!
ANNUAL EVENTS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL Ohio’s oldest free community arts festival. Spanning 5 weeks you can choose from concerts to broadway performances.
HARTMAN ROCK GARDEN TCHOTCHKEPALOOZA A rare opportunity to see this national folk art treasure filled with all of Ben Hartman’s famous tchotchkes (figurines).
JUNE-JULY VETERAN’S PARK
HARTMAN ROCK GARDEN HARTMANROCKGARDEN.ORG
Music, Dance, Food, Fun. This annual event is dedicated to the celebration of Springfield’s diverse culture and heritage. This free event promises to be a day of fun for the entire family.
Nothing beats an evening of familiar music presented by the best artists in the business, all in the comfort of a state-of-the-art venue close to home! OCTOBER-APRIL
SEPTEMBER CITY HALL PLAZA DOWNTOWN
CLARK STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SPRINGFIELDARTSCOUNCIL.ORG
SUMMER WALKING TOURS The Summer Tour Series examines the architecture, design, and history of the built environment in the Greater Springfield Region. Architects, curators, historians, and local professionals guide each tour. JUNE-SEPTEMBER VARIOUS LOCATIONS WESTCOTTHOUSE.ORG
SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Our renowned Symphony was founded in 1943, and under the direction of Peter Stafford Wilson continues to wow audiences with performances ranging from the classics, to contemporary multi-media. SEPTEMBER-MAY CLARK STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SPRINGFIELDSYM.ORG
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SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPRINGFIELDSYM.ORG
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HARTMAN ROCK GARDEN HARTMANROCKGARDEN.ORG
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT â€™S WESTCOTT HOUSE WESTCOTTHOUSE.ORG
Arts & Culture: KEY ATTRACTIONS CLARK STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER This state-of-the-art hall hosts events such as Springfield Symphony Orchestra performances, Springfield Arts Council presentations, musicals, theatrical performances by the Ohio Lyric Theatre, the Springfield Civic Theatre, and nationallyknown artists and performers. 300 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.328.3874 PAC.CLARKSTATE.EDU
HATCH ARTIST STUDIOS Hatch’s mission is to create functional studios for working artists, and to encourage the public’s appreciation and understanding of the arts. Visit the First Friday of every month to enjoy incredibly fresh, talented and eclectic artists, along with live music and light refreshments. HATCH ARTIST STUDIOS 105 N. CENTER ST. 937.561.8626 HATCHARTISTSTUDIOS.COM
SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Performing since 1944, the symphony is one of Springfield’s greatest assets. The music director conducts 72 of the area’s finest professional musicians, as well as internationally renowned guest artists. 300 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.328.3874 SPRINGFIELDSYM.ORG
HARTMAN ROCK GARDEN
LITTLE ART THEATRE
What began as a modest concrete fish pond in H.G. (Ben) Hartman’s back yard is now revered as a folk art masterpiece. The Hartman Rock Garden includes over 250,000 individual stones that combine a mixture of history, religion and depression-era pop culture. Among the Hartman Rock Garden’s many unique attributes, the sheer scale of the work and its contextual location in a residential neighborhood, contributes greatly to its status as an iconic “outsider” art site. Fully restored by the Kohler Foundation in 2009, the Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk with no admission charge.
Located in Yellow Springs, the Little Art Theatre is one of the country’s oldest independent cinemas. Fully renovated in 2014, the Little Art showcases contemporary and classic films in full digital quality while offering beer, wine and other refreshments.
1905 RUSSELL AVE. HARTMANROCKGARDEN.ORG @HARTMANROCKS
SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM OF ART Springfield is home to the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The distinction celebrates the Springfield Museum of Art’s adherence to best practices and its exemplary permanent collection, which features artists such as Berenice Abbott, George Bellows and A.T. Bricher. The Museum’s dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions including self-taught and contemporary artists ensures there’s always something new to see. 107 CLIFF PARK RD. 937.325.4673 SPRINGFIELDART.NET FACEBOOK.COM/ SPRINGFIELDMUSEUMOFART
247 XENIA AVE. YELLOW SPRINGS 937.767.7671 LITTLEART.COM
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S WESTCOTT HOUSE Completed in 1908, The Westcott House is Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Prairie Style home in Ohio and one of the country’s finest Wright house museums. The Westcott House underwent an inch-by-inch $5.3 million restoration in 2005 and each of its features—from art glass and original hardware to handdecorated walls and massive urns—has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Call for 90-minute, docent-led tour times offered Wednesday through Sunday. 1340 E. HIGH ST.
FOR DIRECTIONS USE: 85 S. GREENMOUNT AVE.
John Roger Stephens - better known by his stage name JOHN LEGEND – was born and raised in Springfield. John recently led an effort to renovate and open the John Legend theater near downtown Springfield.
Unwind with the Family Like most busy families, you could probably use a chance to unwind, escape and reconnect. Here’s the good news: You don’t need to book a flight, or spend thousands of dollars to make it happen. We’ve got you covered! Family fun in Greater Springfield begins with a trip to Young’s Jersey Dairy where you’ll experience everything from miniature golf and batting cages, to a farm petting zoo and the best ice cream in Ohio! Your kids will be wowed by our unique “roadside attractions” including Ohio Caverns and the Hartman Rock Garden. And you’ll love the relaxed pace. If an active getaway is more your style we’d recommend a nature hike through Glen Helen, a refreshing dip at the SplashZone waterpark, or a family bike ride on the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
ANNUAL EVENTS CLARK COUNTY FAIR Since 1947, the fair includes livestock exhibits, entertainment, musical entertainment, midway, food vendors, exhibitors selling their wares and more. Clark County Fair is one of the largest fairs in the state! END OF JULY CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CLARKCOUNTYFAIR.ORG
SPRINGFIELD SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW The 126-acre Clark County Fairgrounds site is bulging at the seams with over 4000 vendor spaces. You’re bound to find the parts you need, or the car you always wanted. FEBRUARY / MAY / SEPTEMBER / NOVEMBER CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS OHIOSWAPMEET.COM
HERITAGE OF FLIGHT FESTIVAL & PARADE
YOUNG’S ANNUAL FALL FARM PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Featuring the annual parade of planes, and an impressive array of events and activities on main street in beautiful New Carlisle, Ohio. Live entertainment, classic cruise-in, parade of planes, carnival rides & games, 5K run/walk, horse drawn carriage rides, tethered balloon rides, wing eating contest, Kiddie Tractor Pull and more!
Enjoy a full day of family fun with Young’s biggest festival of the year. Take your picture with Humongous Gus, their 800+ pound pumpkin, taste freshly made Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, take a tour of their cheese making facility and watch cow milking. OCTOBER
END OF SEPTEMBER DOWNTOWN NEW CARLISLE
YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY 6880 SPRINGFIELD-XENIA RD.
HOLIDAY IN THE CITY
SOUTH VIENNA CORN FESTIVAL
This production of the Greater Springfield CVB is famous for its show-stopping fireworks display, live music, food vendors, SantaLand and the grand illumination of the community Christmas tree. FIRST SATURDAY OF DECEMBER DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD VISITGREATERSPRINGFIELD.COM FACEBOOK.COM/HOLIDAYINTHECITYSPFLD
Since 1978, there is a queen pageant, craft market, rides and games, a parade, free entertainment, and of coarse, plenty of food along with corn eating contests, corn products and more. FIRST WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER DOWNTOWN SOUTH VIENNA SOUTHVIENNA.ORG
YOUNGâ€™S JERSEY DAIRY Y O U N G S D A I R Y. C O M
NTPRD CHILLER ICE ARENA NTPRDCHILLER.COM
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Family Favorites: KEY ATTRACTIONS NTPRD CHILLER NTPRD Chiller - the coolest place for family fun in Springfield! Chiller’s regulation ice surface offers public ice skating, skating and hockey classes, youth and college hockey and special events. 301 W. MAIN ST. 937.323.7465
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US AIR FORCE With 10 acres of exhibits under one roof, the museum is the largest aviation museum in the world. The museum houses an Imax Theatre and 300 aircraft and missiles in addition to many historical displays.
Springfield’s Splash Zone Waterpark is family fun for everyone including: Over 400 feet of water slides, a 280-foot lazy river, water vortex, sprayground, 25-yard competition pool, 2 one-meter diving boards, zero-depth beach entry, and Ohio’s first bowl slide! 300 EAGLE CITY RD.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE 937.255.3286 NATIONALMUSEUM.AF.MIL
SPRINGFIELD SPLASH ZONE
937.324.7665 NTPRD.ORG @NTPRD
YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY
Whether you want to play a round of miniature golf with the family, hit the batting cages, enjoy a relaxing dinner, visit the petting zoo, or get a world-famous ice cream cone, Young’s Jersey Dairy is your destination. Complete your visit to Young’s with a trip to the gift shop. With fun for all ages, Young’s has been a favorite among local families – and nearly 1.5 million annual visitors - for years!
Ohio Caverns is one of Ohio’s most popular tourist attractions. The caverns remain a steady 54 degrees year round featuring some of the most unique formations in America. Guests from around the world come to experience the 35 acre park for an all-day family fun adventure.
6880 SPRINGFIELD-XENIA RD. YELLOW SPRINGS, OH 45387
2210 E. STATE ROUTE 245 WEST LIBERTY, OHIO 43357
937.325.0629 YOUNGSDAIRY.COM @YOUNGSDAIRY FACEBOOK.COM/YOUNGSDAIRY
MARKIN FARMS ZIPLINE ADVENTURES Come Experience the Adventure! They offer a Zipline Canopy Tour consisting of 13 Ziplines and 5 High Rope Challenge Areas located near West Liberty, Ohio. Enjoy the beauty of their 90 acre farm with your choice of several zipline packages. They offer both Sunset & Twilight zips which offer beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky. MARKIN FARMS 550 TWP RD. 30 EAST WEST LIBERTY, OH 43357
CHAMPION CITY KINGS BASEBALL The Champion City Kings are the newest members of the Prospect League and play their home games in Springfield’s Carleton Davidson Stadium. The wood bat league features some of the best college prospects and may provide a first glimpse of a future Major League star! JUNE-AUGUST CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM 1101 MITCHELL BLVD. CHAMPIONCITYKINGS.COM
A.B. Graham established what would eventually be known as the 4-H Club in Springfield in 1902.
Our History is Alive As home to many of the great entrepreneurs and manufacturing titans of the 19th and early-20th centuries, Greater Springfield is certainly not lacking in architectural, and heritage sites. Stunning examples of historic architecture include the Heritage Center Museum, the extraordinary South Fountain Historic District, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House, Wittenberg University, “Millionaire’s Row” (East High Street), the Pennsylvania House and the Gammon House Museum. A great way to experience these sites is to participate in one of our many Historic Walking Tours. Tours are offered throughout the summer, and the schedule is on our website at: VisitGreaterSpringfield.com
ANNUAL EVENTS FAIR AT NEW BOSTON Step 200 years back in time at the Fair at New Boston! This quality event -from historical re-enactments to time period vendors and food creates the illusion of time travel to 1790 - 1810. LABOR DAY WEEKEND GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PARK FAIRATNEWBOSTON.ORG
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS A great way to explore the scenic beauty and fascinating history of Springfield is to participate in a tour offered by the Westcott Center for Architecture + Design. The Summer Tour Series celebrates Springfield’s distinctive architecture and history with eighteen amazing tours. The series includes walking tours, youth tours, happy hour tours and bicycle tours. OFFERED THROUGHOUT SPRINGFIELD MAY-SEPTEMBER 937.327.9291 WESTCOTTHOUSE.ORG
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Join us for a night where history comes alive at the Heritage Center! You can meet historical figures from the New Boston Fair, the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association, and the Clark County Historical Society during an entertaining evening of music, dancing, and living history! APRIL 937.324.0657 HERITAGECENTER.US
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Our History is Alive: KEY ATTRACTIONS DANIEL HERTZLER HOUSE MUSEUM The Pennsylvania Bank-style house is furnished in the pre-Civil War 1850s period style. The house was built by Daniel Hertzler – a wealthy mill owner, who legend has it, still haunts the house to this day. Open on Thursday afternoons and by appointment. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PARK 930 S. TECUMSEH RD.
DAVIDSON INTERPRETIVE CENTER The Davidson Interpretive Center is located adjacent to George Rogers Clark Park, the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Peckuwe. The center includes interpretive displays and educational programs. 5638 LOWER VALLEY PIKE 937.882.6000
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE MUSEUM The Pennsylvania House Tavern & Inn was an important stopover for livestock drovers and pioneers during the 19th century westward expansion of the United States. The beautifully renovated 24-room former inn, built in 1839 along with the Historic National Road, includes an extensive display of antique furnishings, antique dolls, and one of the largest antique button collections in the United States. 1311 W. MAIN ST. 937.322.7668 PENNSYLVANIAHOUSEMUSEUM.INFO
SOUTH FOUNTAIN HISTORIC DISTRICT South Fountain blends unique, mid-sized vernacular houses with high-style Victorian mansions. Prominent Americans like Oliver S. Kelly (403), William N. Whitely (1107), and Francis W. Bookwalter (611) are counted among the district’s founding residents. The district is just south of downtown and very walkable. S. FOUNTAIN BOULEVARD
SOUTH CHARLESTON OPERA HOUSE This historic Opera House, located within South Charleston’s Renaissance Revival-style Town Hall, was built in 1879 and returned to active use in 1984. Known for its phenomenal natural acoustics, it has hosted countless musicians, singers and productions. 35 S. CHILLICOTHE ST. SOUTH CHARLESTON 937.462.7167
HERITAGE CENTER MUSEUM The spectacular City Building & Market built in 1890 is now home to the Heritage Center Museum. Extending an entire city block, the Heritage Center houses an extraordinary museum that faithfully recounts the history of America’s Heartland. Known by architectural aficionados for its stunning Richardsonian Romanesque design, the Heritage Center hosts approximately 30,000 visitors each year. Adults and children alike are sure to be fascinated by the exhibits on display and you can’t beat the admission cost…free!
117 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.324.0657 HERITAGECENTER.US
CRABILL HOMESTEAD One of the few late Federal style homes in the state open for public use, the Crabill House provides an authentic representation of an early nineteenth century home. Constructed by David and Barbara Crabill sometime between 1821 and 1826, the home was occupied by the Crabill family until the early 20th century. CLARENCE J. BROWN RESERVOIR 2800 CROFT RD. 937.882.9216 CRABILLHOMESTEAD.ORG
THE GAMMON HOUSE Built in the 1850s, the Gammon House was an Underground Railroad site. Originally owned by a black abolitionist named George Gammon, the famous stop features secret passages leading into the attic and a tunnel into the basement.
Lillian Gish – named by AFI as the 17th greatest female film star of all-time – was born in Springfield in 1893.
620-622 PIQUA PLACE 937.322.8359 GAMMONHOUSEOH.ORG
Antique Capital of the Midwest
Greater Springfield is often referred to as, “the antiques capital of the Midwest.” While that’s pretty good, we’d argue that we may be, “the antiques capital of the United States!” How so, you ask? Well here goes… We are home to the Heart of Ohio antique mall. At 116,000 sq. ft., Heart of Ohio is not only the country’s largest antique mall, but also the best. There you will find more than 1400 dealer booths and showcases featuring everything from fine furniture and retro décor, to architectural items and vintage accessories. Insider tip: block out at least 3-4 hours to do Heart of Ohio right, and grab lunch at their café!
We also play host to the legendary Springfield Antique Extravaganza twice a year – in May and September – at the Clark County Fairgrounds. These epic shows boast 2500 dealers from all over the country with the widest selection of antiques you will ever see in a single location. The indoor/outdoor shows also feature great food, and world-class people watching. The “early bird” admission on Friday gives you first shot at the best items, and readmission for the rest of the weekend.
ANNUAL EVENTS SPRINGFIELD ANTIQUE EXTRAVAGANZA A favorite source for thousands of collectors and dealers for over 25 years. Twice a year, in May and September, the Market holds its famous Extravaganza. Wear your walking shoes and prepare for a day of fun shopping at over 2,000 dealers who’ll be set up in a dozen buildings and outdoors across the entire Clark County Fairgrounds. Inside tip: Arrive during the “early bird” hours on Friday to get first crack at all the best pieces. THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN MAY & SEPTEMBER CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 4401 S. CHARLESTON PIKE I-70 @ EXIT 59 937.325.0053 SPRINGFIELDANTIQUESHOW.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ SPRINGFIELDANTIQUESHOW
SPRINGFIELD ANTIQUE SHOW & FLEA MARKET The Springfield Antiques Show and Flea Market has been considered one of America’s top events for over 40 years. Held 7 times per year at the Clark County Fairgrounds it has consistently produced great antiques, vintage and flea market finds THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN MARCH, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER, & NOVEMBER / SECOND WEEKEND IN DECEMBER CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 4401 S. CHARLESTON PIKE I-70 @ EXIT 59 937.325.0053 SPRINGFIELDANTIQUESHOW.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ SPRINGFIELDANTIQUESHOW
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HEART OF OHIO ANTIQUE CENTER Clocking in at about 116,000 sq. ft., Springfield’s Heart of Ohio Antique Center is the country’s largest indoor antique mall featuring over 650 dealers spanning virtually every genre of collecting. If you can’t find it at Heart of Ohio, chances are it doesn’t exist! 4785 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.324.2188 HEARTOFOHIOANTIQUES.COM @HEART_OF_OHIO
SPRINGFIELD ANTIQUE CENTER Over 75,000 square feet of sale space all on the ground floor with an ever-changing, large inventory at both buildings. A spacious lobby with couches, television, and vending, perfect for tired travelers. 1735 TITUS RD. 937.324.8448 SPRINGFIELDANTIQUE.COM
VINTAGE DEPOT Vintage Depot is a family owned and operated antique store with an eclectic mix of vintage collectibles. Stop by any weekend or schedule an appointment to see what’s been tucked away for you!
At 116,000 sq. ft., Springfield’s Heart of Ohio Antique Center is the country’s largest indoor antique center.
2905 E. HIGH ST. 937.327.9143 VINTAGEDEPOTSHOP.COM
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Parks & Rec Two years ago, we conducted a comprehensive consumer perception study that â€“ among other things â€“ asked what visitors most identify with Greater Springfield. The overwhelming answer was great outdoor recreation! We are known regionally for our 2000-acre recreational lake at Buck Creek State Park (great fishing spot, BTW), scenic bike trails that connect into a 330 mile, statewide network and whitewater features running through our downtown on Buck Creek. Golfers know us as one of just 12 national US Open qualifying sites, hikers know us for Glen Helen and John Bryan State Park, and soon climbers will know us for the recreational cliffs at Mad River Gorge.
ANNUAL EVENTS BUCK CREEK PADDLE & PORTAGE This wacky and grueling race is like no other! Flat water paddle across the CJ Brown Reservoir (about 3/4 mile), then portage (carry) your boat up and over the dam (about 2/3 mile), and finally, whitewater paddle down Buck Creek (about 4 miles) navigating natural obstacles through downtown Springfield. Canoes, kayaks or SUPs are permitted. This unsanctioned free-for-all has no categories, and no real results, so don’t ask. No fees to race, just sign the waiver, and bring your own craft, life vest and nerve! SEPTEMBER BUCK CREEK STATE PARK
THANKSGIVING DAY FOUNTAIN 5K The Fountain 5k has grown from about 40 runners to over 1000. It’s a great way to start your Thanksgiving, and donate to a great cause - Special Olympics. THANKSGIVING DAY 1343 N. FOUNTAIN BLVD. FOUNTAIN5K.COM
U.S. OPEN SECTIONAL QUALIFIER Springfield is one of just 12 sites nationally where pros and amateurs compete for a coveted spot in the US Open. JUNE SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB USGA.ORG
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BUCK CREEK STATE PARK The park’s recreational facilities center on the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities including boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. The park also includes campsites, 26 two-bedroom cabins, endless hiking trails and beautiful picnic spots. 1976 BUCK CREEK LN. 937.322.5284 BUCKCREEKSTATEPARK.ORG
Parks & Rec: KEY ATTRACTIONS JOHN BRYAN STATE PARK
John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The 752-acre park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river. The campground features 60 campsites, (10 electric sites, 50 non-electric).
Located just blocks from downtown, Snyder Park was established in 1895 as a gift from local businessmen and philanthropists John and David Snyder. Designed by noted landscape architect Herman Haerlin, Snyder Park is known as Springfield’s “Central Park”.
3790 STATE ROUTE 370 YELLOW SPRINGS
Amenities include an all-access playground and sprayground, dog park, scenic gardens, tennis courts and whitewater features.
937-767-1274 PARKS.OHIODNR.GOV/ JOHNBRYAN
Glen Helen is the legacy of Hugh Taylor Birch who donated the wooded glen in 1929. The preserve now encompasses 1000 acres, all accessible from a 25mile network of footpaths. 405 CORRY ST. YELLOW SPRINGS 937-769-1902
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MAD RIVER GORGE The recently opened Mad River Gorge + Nature Preserve offers some of the finest natural climbing cliffs in the Midwest ascending to nearly 50 feet! The Access Fund and Ohio Climbers Coalition partnered with the Clark County Park District to develop this exciting new natural area. The Gorge also offers scenic hiking trails and access to the Mad River. 710 DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD RD. FACEBOOK.COM/ MADRIVERGORGE
Hit the Links
WINDY KNOLL GOLF CLUB
SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB
500 ROSCOMMON DR.
2315 SIGNAL HILL RD.
BIKING AND HIKING Springfield offers countless miles of picturesque biking and hiking trails. Ride the Little Miami Scenic Trail to nearby Young’s Jersey Dairy to enjoy their world-famous ice cream, and then continue on to charming Yellow Springs for boutique shopping and dining. Or, leave from downtown on the Buck Creek Scenic Trail which takes you to Buck Creek State Park. MIAMIVALLEYTRAILS.ORG
FERNCLIFF CEMETERY & ARBORETUM You are invited to visit the 240acre grounds during regular visitation hours to pay your respects to the people, history, and natural features that make Ferncliff, and Springfield, truly unique. Ferncliff’s arboretum consists of over 50 common and unique tree species for visitors to view, identify, and appreciate. 501 W. MCCREGHT AVE.
LOCUST HILLS GOLF CLUB
5575 N RIVER RD.
B.P.O.E. ELKS GOLF COURSE
1536 VILLA RD.
NATIONAL GOLF LINKS
276 CLUBHOUSE DR. SOUTH CHARLESTON 937.568.9660 NATIONALGOLFLINKS.ORG
REID PARK GOLF COURSE 1325 SOUTH BIRD RD. 937.324.7725 GOLFREIDPARK.COM
ROCKY LAKES GOLF CLUB
3950 S YELLOW SPRINGS ST. SPRINGFIELD 937.322.3211
The Springfield Country Club championship course was designed by famed golf architect, Donald Ross, who also designed U.S. Open venues Oak Hill, Pinehurst #2 and Oakland Hills.
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1. OHIO CAVERNS 2. CEDAR BOG 3. CRABILL HOMESTEAD 4. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PARK/HERTZLER HOUSE / DAVIDSON INTERPRETIVE CENTER 5. HEART OF OHIO ANTIQUE MALL 6. CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS & CHAMPION CENTER EXPO 7. SPRINGFIELD ANTIQUE CENTER 8. YOUNGS JERSEY DAIRY
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1. MARKIN FARMS ZIPLINE ADVENTURES 2. SPRINGFIELD SPLASH ZONE 3. WINDY KNOLL GOLF CLUB 4. BUCK CREEK STATE PARK 5. SNYDER PARK 6. REID PARK GOLF COURSE 7. ROCKY LAKES GOLF COURSE 8. LOCUST HILLS GOLF CLUB 9. JOHN BRYANT STATE PARK 10. CLIFTON GORGE 11. GLEN HELEN NATURE PRESERVE
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EXPLORE DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD & NATIONAL ROAD CONVENTION DISTRICT AT T R AC T I O N S
1. Wittenberg University 2. Springfield Museum of Art
7. Clark State Performing Arts Center 8. Hollenbeck Bayley Center
W H E R E T O E AT
1. Hickory Inn 2. Jimmy John’s 3. Station One
3. Pennsylvania House Museum
9. South Fountain Historic District
4. Bada Bing Pizzeria
4. Heritage Center Museum
10. Madonna of the Trail and National Road Commons
5. Taqueria Senor Piquin
11. The Gammon House
7. Seasons Bistro
12. Hartman Rock Garden
8. Schuler’s Bakery
5. Springfield Public Library 6. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House
6. Fountain on Main
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1. Veteran’s Park 2. NTPRD Chiller Ice Rink
3. ECO Sports Corridor Whitewater Park 4. Snyder Park
9. Mela Urban Bistro 10. Un Mundo Cafe 11. Mobil Dogs Cafe 12. Winans Chocolates & Coffees 13. Food Trucks at National Road Commons
1. Stick & Stone
5. American Antiquities
2. Champion City Guide & Supply
6. Dayton Discount Furniture
3. Sip & Dipity Paint Bar 4. Hatch Artist Studios
Eat Local You can never have too many great places to eat, and we have a huge variety of dining options for a community of our size. National chains, local favorites, comfort food, greasy spoon, pub grub, farm fresh, ethnic, bistro – you name it, we got it! You will find our diverse dining options “clustered” in a few key locations around Greater Springfield. Most of our national chains are situated on Bechtle Avenue – or as we like to call it, “41 Crossing.” You’ll find some of our local favorites including Ridgewood Café, Mike & Rosy’s Deli and Cecil & Lime Café adjacent to Wittenberg University’s scenic campus. Still more local favs can be found downtown where Seasons Bistro, Fountain on Main, Buckeye Sports Lodge, Hickory Inn, Un Mundo and Mela Urban Bistro – among others – reside. A quick trip east out of downtown reveals still more national chains, and some great ethnic choices including Los Mariachis and Linardos Villa. Let’s not forget about food trucks. We have some of the best in the region including the Ramen Rickshaw which serves up “bowls of happiness” at National Road Commons and other local sites.
ANNUAL EVENTS SPRINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET The Springfield Farmers Market features 35 vendors with everything from fresh flowers and produce, to eggs and meats. The Market is located adjacent to the Heritage Center in downtown Springfield and is open every Saturday, June through September. JUNE-SEPTEMBER 117 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. FACEBOOK.COM/SPRINGFIELDFARMMARKET @SPFLDFARMERSMARKET
SPRINGFIELD ROTARY GOURMET FOOD TRUCK COMPETITION Forty food trucks and thousands of foodies gather in Springfield for the Springfield Rotary Club’s Annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition. There will be anything you can imagine from gourmet hot dogs, gourmet sandwiches, Pierogies, Empanadas, Cuban, BBQ, Mexican/TexMex, Italian, Carolina Coastal, American, Seafood, Jewish, Farm Raised, Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, and sweets, so come hungry and stay all day! AUGUST VETERAN’S PARK SPRINGFIELDFOODTRUCK.COM
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LOCAL DINING GUIDE SPRINGFIELD Bada Bing! Pizzeria DOWNTOWN 40 N. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.390.1300 BADABINGPIZZERIA.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
Collier’s Family Restaurant
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken
2800 W. FIRST ST. (SR 41) 937.323.5000 COLLIERSFAMILYRESTAURANT.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
411 UPPER VALLEY PK. 937.324.11751 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
2017 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.342.9015 2100 S. LIMESTONE ST. 937.325.7898 ELTOROBARANDGRILL.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Buckeye Sports Lodge
The Fountain On Main
126 W. HIGH ST. 937.324.3400 THEBUCKEYESPORTSLODGE.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
DOWNTOWN 14 E. MAIN ST., STE 101 937.327.0078 THEFOUNTAINONMAIN.COM LOCAL DINER PRICE: $
Casa Del Sabor
Guerra’s Krazy Taco
The Buckeye Barn
1902 S. LIMESTONE ST. 937.322.8091 410 W. COLUMBIA ST. 937.324.1938 301 E. HOME RD. 937.399.4834
Linardo’s Villa 2230 E. MAIN ST. 937.323.3011 LINARDOSVILLA.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Los Mariachis 1815 E. MAIN ST. 937.324.2066 MYMARIACHIS.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
McMurray’s Irish Pub
1200 VESTER AVE. 937.342.9441 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
229 N. BELMONT AVE. 937.325.0799 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
DOWNTOWN 625 N. LIMESTONE ST. 937.323.7900 LOCAL PUB SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
Cecil and Lime Cafe
Mela Urban Bistro
227 E. CECIL ST. 937.322.7950 CECILANDLIME.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
1071 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.323.8878 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
652 N. LIMESTONE ST. 937.323.1779 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
DOWNTOWN 100 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.322.3600 MELAURBANBISTRO.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
The Meadows 4105 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.323.4646 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Mic’s Italian Restaurant
Sake Japanese Steak House
Taqueria Senor Piquin
2384 MECHANICSBURG RD. 937.399.5074 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
1985 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.342.8885 SAKESPRINGFIELD.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
337 W. COLUMBIA ST. 937.323.8480 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
Mike & Rosy’s Deli & The Press Box NEAR WITTENBERG CAMPUS 330 W. MCCREIGHT AVE. 937.390.3511 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
O’Conners Irish Pub 2200 N. LIMESTONE ST. 937.717.6915 OCONNERSIRISHPUB.COM LOCAL PUB SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Olympic Coney Island 2039 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.505.6377 OLYMPICCONEYISLAND.COM LOCAL PUB
Our Hero 1020 N. PLUM 937.322.9180 1802 E. MAIN ST. 937.717.5421 2983 DERR RD. 937.399.8644 PRICE: $
Ridgewood Café 1647 N. PLUM ST. 937.390.1119 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Rudy’s Smokehouse BBQ 2222 S. LIMESTONE ST. 937.324.0884 RUDYSSMOKEHOUSE.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Sakura Steakhouse + Sushi 1781 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.399.1888 FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
Schuler’s Bakery, Inc. DOWNTOWN 457 E. MAIN ST. 937.323.4900 CARRYOUT BAKERY PRICE: $
Seasons Bistro and Grille DOWNTOWN 28 S. LIMESTONE ST. 937.521.1200 SEASONSBISTROANDGRILLE.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
Simon Kenton Inn Publik House 4690 URBANA RD. 937.399.9950 SIMONKENTONINN.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
Simply Delicious 1105 N. PLUM ST. 937.324.3600 SIMPLYDELICIOUS SPRINGFIELD.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
Station One DOWNTOWN 325 N. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.324.3354 STATION1SPRINGFIELD.COM LOCAL PUB SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
Yamato Steak House of Japan 3467 E. NATIONAL RD. (RT 40) 937.325.7338 YAMATOSPRINGFIELD.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
Young’s Jersey Dairy & Golden Jersey Inn 6880 SPRINGFIELD XENIA RD. 937.325.0629 - DAIRY 937.324.2050 - INN YOUNGSDAIRY.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
FOOD TRUCKS Christian Brothers Meat Company CHRISTIANBROSMEATCOMPANY 937.604.9943 BBQ
Dine & Dash DINE.DASH.TRUCK 937.896.9266 COMFORT FOOD
EAT-Everything Always Tasty
EVERYTHNGALWAYSTASTY 937.605.3417 FRESH, GOURMET SANDWICHES, SALADS & TACOS
The Flying Pepper THEFLYINGPEPPER 937.508.1102 MEXICAN
Kleinfielder Hots & Brats KHOTSANDBRATS 937.451.3752 HOT DOGS & BRATS
LOCAL DINING GUIDE Painted Pepper
PAINTEDPEPPER 937.451.3752 SOUTHWESTERN THEMED CUISINE
Phoenix Pizza PHOENIX- PIZZA-230100547480247/ 937.408.0950 PIZZA
Thai1On 937.738.5738 THAI FOOD
Young's on the Moove YOUNGSFOODTRUCK 937.325.0629 SANDWICHES, ICE CREAM
Coffee Expressions 1111 N. PLUM ST., STE. 1 937.323.5282
Dino’s Coffee 225 XENIA AVE., YELLOW SPRINGS 937.767.3466
Emporium Wines & The Underdog Cafe 233 XENIA AVE., YELLOW SPRINGS 937.767.7077
Un Mundo Cafe DOWNTOWN 117 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.323.8355
Winans Chocolates & Coffees 32 N. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.717.0268
571 Grill & Draft House 12389 MILTON-CARLISLE RD. 937.845.0089 571GRILL.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Mel-O-Dee Restaurant 2350 S. DAYTON LAKEVIEW RD. 937.849.1378 MELODEERESTAURANT.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
Studebaker’s Country Restaurant 416 N. MAIN ST. 937.845.1399 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
StageCoach Café 120 W. JEFFERSON ST. 937.679.5282 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
1127 N BECHTLE AVE 937.717.5674
Scout’s Cafe 1399 MOOREFIELD RD 937.505.0660
YELLOW SPRINGS Bentino’s Pizza 107 1/2 XENIA AVE. 937.767.2500 BENTINOS.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
Clifton Mill 75 WATER ST. CLIFTON 937.767.5501 CLIFTONMILL.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $$
Ellie’s Restaurant & Bakery 321 XENIA AVE. 937.319.0400 MILLSPARKHOTEL.COM/ELLIES CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Ha Ha Pizza 108 XENIA AVE. 937.767.2131 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
Peach’s Grill 104 XENIA AVE. 937.767.4850 PEACHSGRILL.COM LOCAL PUB SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
Sunrise Cafe 259 XENIA AVE. 937.767.7211 SUNRISECAFE.NET CAFE SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Mumford’s Potato Chips & Deli
215 XENIA AVE. 937.767.1144 WINDSCAFE.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
325 N. MAIN ST. 937.653.3491 CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
NATIONAL CHAINS IN SPRINGFIELD
Ye Olde Trail Tavern 228 XENIA AVE. 937.767.7448 THETRAILTAVERN.COM CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Applebees 1800 W. 1ST ST. 937.322.6700
Bob Evans Yellow Springs Brewery 305 N. WALNUT ST. 937.767.0222 YELLOWSPRINGSBREWERY.COM LOCAL BREWERY SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $
40 W. LEFFEL LANE 937.324.0041 1600 W. 1ST ST. 937.323.9151 10 S. TUTTLE RD. 937.325.4139
Buffalo Wild Wings
DOWNTOWN URBANA Brackens Pub 106 MIAMI ST. 937.484.6098 CASUAL DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
Cafe Paradiso 13 MONUMENT SQ. 937.653.8040 CAFEPARADISOURBANA.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$
The Farmer’s Daughter 904 MIAMI ST. 937.653.3276 THEFARMERSDAUGHTERLLC.COM CASUAL DINING PRICE: $
Fusion 40.83 115 MIAMI ST. 937.508.4145 FUSION40-83.COM FINE DINING SERVES ALCOHOL PRICE: $$$
1960 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.390.9464
Chipotle 1930 BECHTLE AVE. 937.390.0287
Cracker Barrel 105 W. LEFFEL LANE 937.325.8221
Fazoli’s 2534 E. MAIN ST. 937.322.9697
Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1994 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.399.5000
Frickers 1616 UPPER VALLEY PIKE 937.325.2200
Frisch’s Big Boy
2201 E. MAIN ST. 937.325.5571 1831 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.399.2937
The HoneyBaked Ham Company 2001 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.399.2777
2953 DERR RD. 937.342.9902 3459 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.327.9077
2206 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.342.0432
O’Charley’s 1830 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.342.1248
Olive Garden 1630 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.323.4566
Panera Bread 1950 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937-390-1600
Penn Station East Coast Subs 2075 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.390.9520
Rapid Fire Pizza 1200 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.505.3478
Red Lobster 1898 W. 1ST ST. 937.323.8051
Roosters Wings 1720 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.717.5409
Steak ‘n Shake 1741 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.325.1944
Texas Roadhouse 1750 N. BECHTLE AVE. 937.322.6500
Tropical Smoothie Café 233 E. HOME RD. 937.342.1883
Wendy’s 305 W. COLUMBIA ST. 937.325.1833
Crafting the Future By Tom Stafford & Chris Schutte
Kevin Loftis had long thought about a micro-brewery in Springfield â€“ and saw the aged brick interiors of the former Ohio Metallic Casket Company as the perfect setting.
WHEN THE OHIO LEGISLATURE DECIDED TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RUN A PRODUCTION BREWERY AND TAP ROOM FREE FROM THE HEADACHES OF A RESTAURANT, AN OBSTACLE DISAPPEARED. But to Loftis, “Demand’s always the kicker.” So it wasn’t until he saw positive changes in the Springfield community that he felt comfortable in working with his brother, John, and father, Tom, to found Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co. at 109 W. North St.
“I think the town has changed. There’s a lot more momentum now, and there’s an influx of young people in town,” the company’s brewing expert said. In a wry twist, the new brewery takes its name from iconic temperance movement leader Eliza Daniel “Mother” Stewart. From the Springfield home she called Appletree Place, Stewart helped to organize an early chapter of the powerful Women’s Christian Temperance Union. In 1873 and ’74, she led a series of protests in what she later called “The Great Uprising of the Women of Ohio … Against the Liquor Crime," then
went abroad to rally British women to the cause. The brewery’s family-friendly atmosphere includes a scenic outdoor beer garden complete with bocce court. It’s not unusual to see children romping around the green space and decorating the brewery’s “graffiti wall.” The tap room hours – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday – are limited by design so that Mother Stewart’s is clearly defined as a brewery, not a bar. But that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the fruits of their labor!
I think the town has changed. There’s a lot more momentum now, and there’s an influx of young people in town. —KEVIN LOFTIS
As for the beer: Mother Stewart’s currently offers three varieties of pale ales. Belgian blonde and golden ale, Vienna lager, porter and pilsner. The brewery’s first-annual Oktoberfest Celebration drew hundreds of attendees who enjoyed seasonal brew and the German band that accompanied it. Mother Stewart’s is part of a downtown renaissance that has seen the adaptive reuse of many historic buildings that now feature artist lofts, retail stores, office spaces and residential lofts. These projects have helped spur additional interest in Springfield’s downtown core. The recent addition of a main stage has allowed Mother Stewart’s to attract some top-flight musical talent to downtown Springfield, thereby widening their appeal to an ever-growing clientele. While second and third floor space in the historic Metallic Casket building offers the potential for expansion, in the fall of Mother Stewart’s first year, what is true on the brewing side is true in all other phases of the operation, Loftis said. “We’re just ramping up.”
MOTHER STEWART’S BREWERY Mother Stewart’s Brewing is a family-owned production brewery in downtown Springfield, with a large tap room and spectacular outdoor beer garden. Food trucks and live entertainment are a regular part of the offering. The tap room is open Wednesday through Sunday. 102 W. COLUMBIA ST. 937.323.7465 MOTHERSTEWARTSBREWING.COM
The breweryâ€™s family-friendly atmosphere includes a scenic outdoor beer garden complete with bocce court.
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SHOPPING GUIDE PARK SHOPPING CENTER BECHTLE AVENUE & FIRST ST. Serving as a main destination for local shoppers, the Park Shopping Center houses all the necessities including Kroger, Office Max, beauty salons, and banking. This shopping center provides convenient, one-stop shopping. BELLA’S PRIMITIVES BEACON OF HOPE BONE A FIDO BAKERY BOOST MOBILE BOX KING CITI TRENDS CHAMP CITY VIDEO GAMES ETCHIE’S CUSTOM AWARDS & MEMORIES CRICKET FURNITURE EXPRESS KAIROS KOFFEE KROGER CATHERINE’S PLUS SIZES OFFICE MAX PICKERS PARADISE PREMIER NAILS RENT-A-CENTER ROSE CITY TATTOO STUDIO 51
41 CROSSING STATE ROUTE 41 & N. BECHTLE AVE. Easily accessible from I-70, the 41 Crossing area has shopping, restaurants and more. From larger retailers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot to smaller chain restaurants and businesses, this area is a prime destination for Clark County residents. 5 BELOW 5-STAR NUTRITION AARON’S AT&T ALDI ASPEN DENTAL AVADA BATTERIES + BULBS BEST BUY CHRISTOPHER BANKS DICK’S SPORTING GOODS DOLLAR TREE EYE MART FIESTA SALON GAME STOP GFS MARKETPLACE GOODWILL GREAT CLIPS HOBBY LOBBY HOME DEPOT JOJO VAPES JUST SMILES KAY JEWELERS KOHL’S L.A. TAN LEE NAILS SPA LOWES HOME IMPROVEMENT MARSHALLS MATTRESS FIRM NATIONAL TIRE & BATTERY ORIGINAL MATTRESS FACTORY PAYLESS SHOE SOURCE PETSMART RUE 21 SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY SHAWNEE OPTICAL SLEEP OUTFITTERS SPRINT STORE SPORTS CLIPS SUPERCUTS
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UPPER VALLEY MALL STATE ROUTE 41 & UPPER VALLEY PIKE Upper Valley Mall offers great variety and selection of specialty stores. BARGAIN HUNT BATH & BODY WORKS THE CHILDREN’S PLACE CLAIRE’S COSMO PROFS CVS PHARMACY DUNHAM’S EMPORIUM EPIC LOOT GAMES & COMICS FINISH LINE FIRESTONE FOOT LOCKER GNC LIVE WELL HOME PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS HOT TOPIC IREPAIR JO-ANN FABRIC JUST DREAM MATTRESS FACTORY OLLIE’S RAVEN BOOKS RURAL KING SAMUELS JEWELERS SEARS SHERWIN-WILLIAMS SHOE DEPT. ENCORE SPENCER GIFTS VICTORIA’S SECRET WATSON’S ACCESSORIES
FOR A FULL DIRECTORY GO TO: UPPERVALLEYMALL.COM/DIRECTORY
MOOREFIELD SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER 2963 DERR RD. + NORTHLAND PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER 2972 DERR RD. Anchored by Kroger, Roses and CVS, Moorefield Square and Northland Plaza Shopping Center are Springfield, Ohio’s NW primary retail shopping district. AUTOZONE CATO CVS DOWNING’S HARDWARE FAMILY DOLLAR KATIE’S HALLMARK KROGER MERLE NORMAN ROSES SALVATION ARMY
DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD Downtown Springfield is in the midst of a revitalization that has seen the construction of the new National Road Commons Park, Springfield Regional Medical Center, the NTPRD Chiller Ice Arena and the renovation of historic structures like the Bushnell Building. Specialty retailers are slowly moving back downtown and beginning to fill some of the fantastic storefronts along our main corridors. AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES CHAMPION CITY GUIDE & SUPPLY DAYTON DISCOUNT FURNITURE HATCH ARTIST STUDIOS SIP & DIPITY PAINT BAR STICK + STONE
DOWNTOWN URBANA 10 MINUTES NORTH OF SPRINGFIELD ON US ROUTE 68 Historic downtown Urbana (just 10 minutes north of Springfield) offers an assortment of unique shops situated around it’s picturesque town square. Highlights include antique and vintage shops, art galleries, local florists, gift shops and the famous Carmazzi’s corner store. ABSOLUTE FLORAL ANTIQUE ALLEY BILL’S ENCHANTED FLOWERS & GIFTS CLARK’S MARKET COURTNEY’S CUPBOARD DEPOT COFFEE HOUSE DOWNTOWN DIVA’S ETHEL’S FLOWER SHOP FASHION STITCH-FOXWOOD HOUSE FRUIT SALAD ANTIQUES GUILD GALLERIES INTERIORS HOMETOWN MUSIC KALEIDOSCOPE MAJOR FINE ARTS VAPE ON THE SQUARE
YELLOW SPRINGS 10 MINUTES SOUTH OF SPRINGFIELD ON US ROUTE 68 The village of Yellow Springs located just 10 minutes south of Springfield - offers an eclectic mix of boutique shopping, art galleries, coffee houses and dining options. ASANDA IMPORTS ATOMIC FOX BACK TO NOW BASHO APPAREL BLACK PUG BIKE REPAIR THE BLUE BUTTERFLY DARK STAR BOOKS EMPORIUM WINES & UNDERDOG CAFE EPIC BOOK SHOP GLEN GARDEN GIFTS HEAVEN ON EARTH EMPORIUM HOUSE OF AUM HOUSE OF RAVENWOOD THE IMPORT HOUSE IONA BOUTIQUE JENNIFER’S TOUCH JULIA ETTA’S TRUNK JUNK DIVA KISMET LA LLAMA PLACE LADY LOOM LITTLE FAIRY GARDEN MIAMI VALLEY POTTERY MR. FUB’S PARTY TOYS & MORE OATS- OHIO ANTIQUE TRADING SUPPLY OHIO SILVER PANGAEA TRADING CO. RITA CAZ JEWELRY STUDIO SAM & EDDIE’S OPEN BOOKS SMOKING OCTOPUS STONEY CREEK GARDEN CENTER TIBET BAZAAR TOM’S MARKET TOXIC BEAUTY RECORDS TWISTED TINES UNFINISHED CREATIONS URBAN BABY BONNETS URBAN GYPSY URBAN HANDMADE VILLAGE ARTISANS VILLAGE CYCLERY WANDER AND WONDER WAVELENGTH AVEDA SALON & SPA WILD FLOWER BOUTIQUE YELLOW SPRINGS HARDWARE YELLOW SPRINGS POTTERY
Stay a While You can never have too many great places to eat, and we have a huge variety of dining options for a community of our size. With everything there is to experience in Greater Springfield, National chains, local favorites, comfort food, greasy spoon, pub you’re going to need to stay a while! We have more than 1300 grub, farm fresh, ethnic, bistro – you name, we got it! hotel rooms – from budget to upscale – just waiting for your arrival. at thedining Clarkoptions County“clustered” Fairgrounds the You will For findevents our diverse in and a few key Champions Center, you’ll want to choose one of our hotels locations around Greater Springfield. Most of our national chains are adjacenton to Bechtle I-70. For downtown performances and situated Avenue – or conferences, as we like to call it, “41 Crossing.” Wittenberg events, you’ll gravitate the downtown Courtyard You’ll find some of our local favoritestoincluding Ridgewood Café, Marriott, or hotels on First Mike & Rosy’s Deli and CecilStreet. & Lime Café adjacent to Wittenberg University’s scenic campus. Still more local faves can be found For a uniquely Springfield experience, we recommend one of our downtown where Seasons Bistro, Fountain on Main, Buckeye Sports great B&B’s. The Simon Kenton Inn, Emma’s and Houstonia – Lodge, Hickory Inn, Un Mundo and Mela Urban Bistro – among among others – are the perfect spot for your weekend getaway. others – reside. A quick trip east out of downtown reveals still more national chains, and some great ethnic choices including Los Mariachis and Linardos Villa. Let’s not forget about food trucks. We have some of the best in the region including the Ramen Rickshaw which serves up “bowls of happiness” at National Road Commons and other local sites.
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Stay a While: HOTELS + CAMPING COMFORT SUITES 121 RAYDO CIRCLE 937.322.0707 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / MEETING SPACE
COUNTRY INN & SUITES 1751 W. FIRST ST. 937.322.2200 OFF ROUTE 68 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / BUSINESS CENTER
COURTYARD MARRIOTT SPRINGFIELD 100 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.322.3600 DOWNTOWN / WI-FI / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / MEETING SPACE / PET FRIENDLY
FAIRFIELD INN 1870 W. FIRST ST. 937.323.9554 OFF ROUTE 68 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / BUSINESS CENTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 204 RAYDO CIRCLE 877.859.5095 937.505.1670 OFF I-70 / FREE BREAKFAST / WI-FI / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / BUSINESS CENTER
HAMPTON INN SPRINGFIELD 101 W. LEFFEL LANE 937.325.8480 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / BUSINESS CENTER / MEETING ROOMS
RED ROOF INN 155 W. LEFFEL LANE. 937.325.5356 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / BUSINESS CENTER / MEETING ROOMS / PET FRIENDLY
QUALITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 383 E. LEFFEL LANE 937.323.8631 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST / INDOOR POOL / FITNESS CENTER / BUSINESS CENTER / MEETING ROOMS / PET FRIENDLY
Camping BASS LAKE
756 HILLIARD ST. 937.323.2981
BEAVER VALLEY 6725 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.324.3263
BUCK CREEK S TAT E PA R K
BUCK CREEK STATE PARK
1976 BUCK CREEK LN. 937.322.5284 PARKS.OHIODNR.GOV
BAYMONT INN & SUITES SPRINGFIELD 319 E. LEFFEL LANE
RELAX INN 2207 W. MAIN ST. 937.325.8721
937.328.0123 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE BREAKFAST PET FRIENDLY / INDOOR POOL
TOWN HOUSE 2850 E. MAIN ST. 937.325.7661
EXECUTIVE INN 325 W. COLUMBIA ST. 937.324.5601
USA INN AND SUITES 2 W. LEFFEL LN. 937.324.5501
FAIRFAX MOTEL 2418 E. MAIN ST. 937.323.4915
DRAKE MOTEL 3200 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.325.7334
HARMONY MOTEL 4725 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.324.3339
CRAWFORD’S MARKET & CAMPGROUND
7968 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.568.4266
ENON BEACH RECREATIONAL PARK 2401 ENON RD. 937.882.6431
VILLAGER INN 1715 W. NORTH ST. 937.322.8800
FOREST LAKE 2365 W. FIRST ST. 937.323.4266
REI LAKES 3785 CRABILL RD. 407.729.1848
MOTEL 6 11 W. LEFFEL LANE 937.322.4942 OFF I-70 / WI-FI / FREE COFFEE / PET FRIENDLY / MEETING ROOMS
TOMORROW’S STARS RV RESORT 6716 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.324.2267
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BED + BREAKFASTS HOUSTONIA HOUSE
OHIO BARN B & B
This Prairie Victorian in historic South Charleston routinely played host to national politicians and gentry of the pre- and post-World War I era.
An 1895 German bank barn is home to Ohio Barn Bed and Breakfast. Two private guest rooms, with private baths available.
25 E. MOUND ST. SOUTH CHARLESTON 937.462.8855
8790 DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD RD. FAIRBORN 937.878.8015 OHIOBARNBNB.COM
VICTORIA-GREEN PLAINS FARM Totally restored original log cabin dating to 1815 in a secluded hilltop setting surrounded by 65 acres of rolling wooded hills. Seven miles of groomed trails for your private use. 8606 SELMA PIKE SOUTH CHARLESTON 937.360.4082 GREENPLAINSCABIN.COM
HOWELL FARM LODGING THE COLONIAL MANOR Located just outside Yellow Springs B&B on the 450 acre historic Howell Farm with direct access to the Little Miami Bike Trail. There are 70 acres of woods, 13 acres of prairie with other acreage in row crops on this farm. 2825 COLLIER RD.
Relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect at The Colonial Manor Bed & Breakfast. Your scenic home away from home is nestled on 11 wooded acres that is close to area attractions and offers you a secluded setting.
3774 URBANA RD. 937.390.3949
HISTORIC BUENA VISTA MOTEL Once an inn on the National Trail, and later a motor lodge during the heyday of road trips, the Historic Buena Vista Motel is a landmark on the Historic National Road. Conveniently located on State Route 40 just over a mile from two exits from Interstate 70. 8518 E. NATIONAL RD. SOUTH VIENNA
SIMON KENTON INN The Simon Kenton Inn is a guest house featuring 19th century antiques and collectibles, a stocked library, large parlor and gathering rooms. Choose from eleven large guest rooms, all with private baths, or stay in one of three new treehouses complete with scenic decks.
4690 URBANA RD.
EMMA’S B & B Emma’s Bed and Breakfast was founded with the goal of providing a home away from home for everyone who walks through our doors. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and indulgent accommodations that make every traveler know that they are welcome in our home. 4200 E. NATIONAL RD. 937.505.3602
Springfield is the first U.S. city to have an African-American mayor – Robert Henry.
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National Road Convention District: MEETINGS & EVENTS 1. CLARK STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
SPRINGFIELD’S NATIONAL ROAD CONVENTION DISTRICT OFFERS UNCONVENTIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH IMPRESSIVE, STATE-OF-THEART EVENT FACILITIES THAT CAN HOST UP TO 1500 PEOPLE, PREMIUM LODGING AT REFRESHINGLY COMPETITIVE PRICES, AND A SIMPLIFIED EVENT PLANNING PROCESS THAT STARTS WITH ONE CALL TO THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. We can accommodate day-long special events or overnight and multi-day conventions: all in a walkable, revitalized downtown environment where visitors can find everything they want and need to make their stay enjoyable, productive and rewarding.
The Miss Ohio USA & Miss Ohio Teen USA competitions at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.
With its 1,500-seat Kuss Auditorium, 200-seat Turner Studio Theatre and the Salerno Educational Center, the Performing Arts Center is able to accommodate a wide-range of events and educational activities. The Kuss Auditorium is known for its outstanding acoustics and regularly plays host to national touring acts and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. 300 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.328.3874 PAC.CLARKSTATE.EDU
2. CLARK STATE HOLLENBECK BAYLEY CREATIVE ARTS & CONFERENCE CENTER Clark State’s Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center is a state-of-the-art conference facility directly adjacent to Clark State’s Performing Arts Center and the Courtyard by Marriott. Consisting of almost 27,000 square feet on two floors, the HBC has been designed with the highest possible degree of functional flexibility to meet a wide variety of needs. The 18-foot-tall Grand Hall in the west wing will accommodate up to 500 people at round tables for a meeting, dinner or performance, and up to 1000 in a theatre seating format - a capacity not available anywhere else in the downtown area.
3. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD The Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Downtown balances an amazing sense of history with an urban location for the ideal business or pleasure travel experience. Located adjacent to the Heritage Center Museum and Clark State’s Performing Arts and Hollenbeck Bayley Centers, the Courtyard offers well-appointed guest rooms, a grand ballroom with seating for 350 at rounds and various break-out meeting spaces.
4. HERITAGE CENTER This spectacular building houses the Heritage Center Museum and a number of unique meeting and event spaces. The Hellmuth Rotating Gallery’s 3,000 square feet provides space for approximately 350 people in a theater seating configuration or 175 people at tables. At 1500 square feet, the Crabill Discovery Hall provides space for approximately 150 people in a theater seating configuration or 70 people at tables. The museum lobby also offers the perfect backdrop for smaller cocktail gatherings.
100 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.322.3600
117 S. FOUNTAIN AVE. 937.324.0657
275 S. LIMESTONE ST. 937.328.6066
GREATER SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
20 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST. SUITE 100 SPRINGFIELD, OH 45502
937.325.7621 TOLL-FREE 800.803.1553
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