Greater Springfield

Tigers studying at Wittenberg have more opportunities than ever to explore all that Springfield and the surrounding communities have to offer.

We have compiled a list of some of the most popular local places and activities in Springfield, Ohio, and nearby communities for our students to enjoy. Click the links to access Google maps for each location. There really is something for everyone near Wittenberg's campus.

map-marker.png   Fountain Avenue Downtown Springfield

There's a local Italian Deli serving a wide array of sandwiches that are served on fresh baked bread, and right next door, a European-style bakery that also serves gelato. On the same street, you can find great locally-owned restaurants like Charlo's, Stella Bleu, and Fratelli's, and just around the corner, Wittenberg alumni own and operate a great micro-brewery called Mother Stewart's. Downtown Springfield has never had so much to offer!

map-marker.png   COhatch The Market

Also on Fountain Avenue, COHatch is located in one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, the former Myer’s Market building. COhatch offers a range of fast casual eating and drinking options, from wood-fired pizzas to sweet and savory waffles to authentic southwestern style foods and terrific sushi. There's something to suit everyone's taste buds available here!

map-marker.png   Farmer’s Market

Right next to COHatch, the Springfield Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. from May-September. Grab fresh produce, bread, snacks, and other goods while exploring Springfield.

map-marker.png   Winan’s, Un Mundo, Scout's Cafe & Coffee Expressions

Need a coffee fix or great place to study and meet? Support our local, in-walking-distance coffee houses. Get some Winan’s chocolates or an Un Mundo panini to supplement your caffeine jolt. And, of course, we have a Starbucks in town (in addition to on campus in Post 95).

map-marker.png   Bechtle Avenue

Keep track of how many times you hit up this wonderful street. It’s got all the grocery stores (Meijer, Walmart, Kroger), restaurants (Panera, Chipotle, Skyline Chili, Chick-Fil-A, Raising Cane's, Five Guys, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc.), and other stores (PetSmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohl's, Marshalls, etc.) that a college student could ask for.

map-marker.png   Founders Pub

Home to many fun and interesting Wittenberg events, Founder’s is the perfect on-campus spot to hang with friends, get some food, or (legally) grab a drink to end the night!

map-marker.png   Disc Golf at Wittenberg

The 9-hole course that strings through campus is one of our student’s favorite ways to pass the time! The course is home to a lot of lost discs and crazy competition! The course starts from the fountain!

map-marker.png   Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

The Westcott House is a restored, prairie-style house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It has been restored into a popular museum.

map-marker.png   National Museum of the US Air Force

Located in nearby Fairborn, Ohio, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the US Air Force includes a flight simulator, a 3D theater, war-themed exhibits, and an on-site cafe.

map-marker.png   Buck Creek State Park

Good for just about any activity, Buck Creek is a great spot to get away from campus for a little bit – maybe with some friends for fishing, tossing a ball around, or laying down a blanket to relax.

map-marker.png   Springfield Museum of Art

Right next to campus you can venture around the FREE museum of community, student, and ancient artwork. This place is almost always open so it’s not a bad idea to shut the laptop and take a walk over.

map-marker.png   Yellow Springs

Not too bad of a drive (around 20 minutes) – and Dave Chappelle actually lives there!! Yellow Springs provides a variety of boutique shops and restaurants for a quick, and great, afternoon getaway.

map-marker.png   Young’s Jersey Dairy

Located just a short drive from WIttenberg's campus, Young’s Jersey Dairy offers a petting zoo, fun food, delicious ice cream treats, and assorted homemade dairy products. Also, there’s a driving range and batting cages for you to take out some of that 8:00 a.m. class frustration.

map-marker.png   Downtown Urbana

A few miles north of Wittenberg campus is a community enjoying a downtown rebirth. Urbana has numerous shopping and dining options that make it a perfect place for a weekend getaway.

map-marker.png   The Greene Shopping Center

A quick 30-minute drive away is a popular outdoor shopping center with numerous restaurants, a movie theater, and shops. The Greene is a great way to spend an evening or afternoon!

Springfield, Ohio, is a medium-sized city with plenty of things to do throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming events and local attractions, restaurants, historical sites, antiques, camping, and golf. 

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