Yesterday was Groundhog Day, meaning the beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted whether there would be an early spring, or six more treacherous wintery weeks. Usually Phil isn’t quite ready to come out of his hibernation and calls for more winter. But this year a miracle happened. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means we have an early spring!
Although this fun tradition may not always be entirely accurate, we have been lucky enough to have some warm, spring time weather in late January. This has brought us all into a spring time mood.
Spring time is great, but what about when you’re on a budget?
Here are a few fun things to do in spring on a budget.
1. Fun Acre
Mini golf. Batting cages. One acre of land. It’s literally the most fun acre there is.
At Fun Acre you can play 18 holes of mini golf for just $2.50. Bring some friends and play for bragging rights. You can also go to the batting cages and hit a few balls for only a quarter.
Fun Acre is a great price and is probably the most fun acre in all of Springfield.
Located at 2500 S. Campbell Ave.
2. Disc Golf
The fastest growing sport in America. And it’s completely FREE (After you buy a disc, of course). You can purchase a disc for fairly cheap at any sporting goods store, or on Amazon.
Disc golf is a great way to have fun for an hour or two and get some exercise while you’re at it.
There are many locations around Springfield including courses in Ozark, Nixa, and even one right on the campus of Evangel University.
To find the locations of disc golf courses in Springfield, visit dgcoursereview.com and search Springfield, MO.
The Ozarks is home to some of the best hiking trails and scenery in the country. While some of these may not exactly be in Springfield, it’s still close enough to include in this list.
One of the most beautiful locations is Whitaker Point. There have been countless proposals here, and has been dubbed one of the “best places to get kissed.” Whitaker point is about a three mile hike.
Another worthwhile trail is The Goat Trail. This trail is a winding trail that leads to an unbelievable view (pictured). This is about a six mile hike.
Both of these beautiful hikes are located a little down south in the neighboring state of Arkansas. To save on gas money, grab a group of friends and car pool!
There you have it. Some of the best activities in the Springfield area that won’t cost you much at all.
Do you agree with this list? Comment and let us know some of your favorite spring time activities in the Springfield area.