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Find out-of-this-world experiences at The Discovery Center

February 14, 2019

The guests visiting the Discovery Center have been — quite literally in some cases — out of this world. Downtown Springfield’s interactive, hands-on science museum welcomes another big star this Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s when the Cat in the Hat returns for Seuss Science Day. The star of books, cartoons and movies has been entertaining… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide

February 07, 2019

Valentine’s Day is one week away. Did you forget? Do. Not. Panic. We’re here to help. There are plenty of places to get your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift in Downtown Springfield. If you’re in a pinch, check out these suggestions in our Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide. Pamper your love at SOAP Refill… Read More


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5 ways to celebrate romance on Valentine’s Day, and 2 ways to avoid it, in Downtown Springfield

February 01, 2019

Can you feel it? That’s love in the air. Valentine’s Day is now less than two weeks away, so it’s time to show your special person how much you love them. Struggling to come up with a plan? Here are five ways you can give your sweetheart the date they deserve Feb. 14. Dinner at… Read More


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Four ways to beat the winter blahs in Downtown Springfield

January 18, 2019

Have the winter blahs got you down? That’s understandable. It happens to millions of Americans every year. But you don’t have to suffer, not when there are so many things to do in Downtown Springfield. Here are four ways to brighten your world as we wait for spring to arrive. 1. Challenge your brain Get… Read More


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A new decade dawns at Obelisk Home

January 10, 2019

Springfield felt a collective lump in its throat when it saw the email subject line: Obelisk Home is Closing. Thankfully it was somewhat of a false alarm. Obelisk Home took a few days off in early November to reboot. The result? A whole new retail experience for the longtime Downtown Springfield retailer. “The store closed… Read More


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2018: The Year of More in Downtown Springfield

January 03, 2019

Quick! Pick one word to describe your 2018! Not easy, is it? We did this exercise ourselves and came up with one word to describe this past year: more. Here are five things that made this a year of growth for Downtown Springfield. 1. More construction It started early. January 16 to be exact. That’s… Read More


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Countdown of the top 10 ways to ring in 2019 in Downtown Springfield

December 13, 2018

It’s almost time for the final countdown of 2018. Looking for a festive way to ring in 2019? There are plenty of places to take a cup of kindness for auld lang syne. So in keeping with the spirit of the night, here’s a countdown — from 10 to 1 — of ways to celebrate… Read More


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“It’s A Wonderful Life” and other gifts from the historic Gillioz Theatre

November 29, 2018

In this season of giving, the historic Gillioz Theatre has a special gift for Springfield. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the theatre will host a free screening of the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Yes. Completely free. Tickets are available the day of the event. “It’s A Wonderful Life” was released in 1946. Frank Capra… Read More


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Get in the holiday shopping spirit at Christmas On Campbell

November 08, 2018

Low temperatures are slipping past the freezing point and snow is in the forecast. Are you starting to catch the holiday spirit? Indulge it from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christmas On Campbell Holiday Gallery Walk and Holiday Open Houses in Downtown Springfield. And you can support local artists and crafters while you’re… Read More


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Treat yourself this fall in Downtown Springfield

October 18, 2018

Fall has arrived in Downtown Springfield, and not in a subtle way. Cooler temperatures. Rainy skies. Chilly winds. A lot of folks are in need of a pick-me-up. There are plenty of ways to treat yourself at any of Downtown Springfield’s retailers. Here are just a few. New gear from 5 Pound Apparel The new… Read More