The "Heritage Center" located in downtown Springfield offers a glimpse into the town’s rich history. The "Springfield Museum of Art", (Ohio’s only Smithsonian-affiliated museum), "Springfield Symphony", "Clark State Performing Arts Center", "Ohio Lyric Theatre" and the "Springfield Arts Council" provide a taste of culture.
The "National Trails Park and Recreation District" manages over 1,200 acres of parks in the area. The "Little Miami Scenic Trail" offers a paved rail/trail that reaches from the Buck Creek Scenic Trailhead in Springfield to south in Cincinnati. There are several state parks near Springfield: Buck Creek, John Bryan, Clifton Gorge and Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
There are several golf courses through Springfield. Rocky Lakes Golf Course has nine holes, Reid Memorial Park offers 36 holes, Locust Hills has a 27-hole course. Springfield is home to two country clubs, Northwood Hills and Springfield Country Club.
The "Hartman Rock Garden" features over 250,000 stones that are eclectically displayed and is open to the public. The annual "Clark County Fair" is the the second largest fair in Ohio.