101 ways to shop, visit and stay local in Springfield, TN (and just a bit beyond)

It’s no secret: we’re absolutely in love with Springfield, Tennessee and its surrounding cities in Robertson County. We’ve spent the last few years exploring, and while we wouldn’t mind keeping all of these treasures to ourselves, we were taught by our mothers that good things must be shared!

We’ve put together a completely non-exhaustive list of just a few things (101, to be exact) to do in and around Springfield. Since it’s a pretty long list, let’s get right to it!

1. Take a walk on Springfield’s Greenway

The multi-purpose and scenic four-mile Springfield Greenway connects parks, the historic and business districts together. It passes by beautiful creeks, fun playgrounds, wooded areas and more. You never know what you’ll find, so leash up Fido and go take a stroll!

2. Go on a smoking barn tour

If you live in Robertson County, you know the season. If you don’t, don’t call 911 when you see that barn smoking! Smoking barns throughout Robertson County in the fall can be one of the most nostalgic times of the year for many residents. Take a drive down any back road, roll your windows down and enjoy the best smell on the planet: dark fired tobacco.

3. Grab a BBQ sandwich from Baldwin & Son

Since 1926, Baldwin’s has been bringing barbecue to the city of Springfield. The first location is now a super hip condo done by GS Moore & Son, but the new location still brings all the flavor. Stop by and try their pulled pork sandwiches and homemade barbecue sauce.

JI Baldwin & Son

300 Central Avenue E.

Springfield, TN 37172

4. Take a trip to Corbin Creek Greenhouse & Gifts

Corbin Creek Greenhouse specializes in outdoor annual and perennial flowers and has a variety of seasonal items available throughout the year. They also have CBD products from the hemp they grow right on their farm. Take a trip up to their two greenhouses on the most picturesque land, and let your shoulders relax a bit. Don’t be surprised if you’re greeted by a few cows up in the pasture!

Corbin Creek Greenhouse & Gifts

4920 TN-161

Springfield, TN 37172


5. Tour Springfield Glass' Woolen Mill building

The Woolen Mills on North Main Street are experiencing something of a renaissance lately, and Springfield Glass was the first business to really kick it off. This beautifully renovated building is absolutely stunning - inside and out. While you’re there, check out the rest of the community of makers and bakers throughout the Woolen Mills buildings. Sugar Roots, Sweet Farm Jewelry and others are bringing those buildings back to life in the most incredible way.

6. Grab a sweet treat at La Michoacána

Horchata and avocado popsicles are just the tip of the iceberg here! Enjoy dozens of homemade flavors in both paleta (Mexican popsicle) or ice cream form. Plus, they have delicious baked goods ready to grab and go.

La Michoacána

1505 Memorial Blvd

Springfield, TN 37172

7. Head to poker night or pool tournament night at Bink's

Every Tuesday night you can join Bink's Bar and Grill for their weekly pool tournament. Poker nights happen Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with quarterly and monthly tournaments throughout the year. Don’t forget to make it to their happy hour between 2-6 PM- and get a platter of their famous wings while you’re at it! 21 and up.

Bink’s Bar and Grill

1015 Bradley Dr

Springfield, TN 37172

8. Family night at Public House

Public House is one of the latest restaurants to open its doors to Springfield. With delicious cocktails, yummy food and a fun atmosphere, there’s something for kids AND parents to like when they visit. What we love the most? Their partnership with other companies throughout Springfield to keep a good portion of their menu local.

Public House

107 E 7th Ave

Springfield, TN 37172

9. Enjoy a cold one at BS Brew Works

BS Brew Works is Robertson County’s first brewery, and we’re proud to claim it as our own! Incredible beers come out of this place, and they’re available with some delicious bar food, too. If you haven’t had their olives, run, don’t walk. They’re the best around!

BS Brew Works

1010 S Main St.

Springfield, TN 37172

10. Tea party at Burdett's

Burdett’s Tea Shop has been serving their Blue Roses Teas in downtown Springfield since 2001. Stop by for a cuppa (or a whole pot!) and enjoy their equally famous lunch items, ranging from chicken salad (try the jumble plate!) to house-made quiche. Finally, top it all off with a scone or one of their many other delicious baked goods and a little bit of shopping in their retail section.

Burdett’s Tea Shop

618 South Main St

Springfield, TN 37172

11. Savor a Cuban latte at Historic Perk

Need a little pick-me-up from all this exploring? Historic Perk is calling your name. This adorable coffee shop opened up almost four years ago and quickly became a staple in our community. They serve up delicious breakfast and lunch items, and their Cuban latte really takes the cake (they have baked goods, too!). Try one and let us know what you think!

Historic Perk

704 S Main St

Springfield, TN 37172

12. Enjoy local honey at Wee 3 Bee

Springfield is buzzing about this place! Their retail space offers a wide variety of honey and bee products for sale. Whether you’re curious about beekeeping or just looking for that perfect artisanal honey, they have you covered. Try their bee pollen for seasonal allergies, or check out their line of specialty bath products made by local craftsmen.

Wee 3 Bee Co.

101 10th Avenue East

Springfield, Tennessee 37172

13. Indulge at Douglas & Co.

Let’s talk about this barbecue joint in a gas station just outside of town. Do NOT sleep on it. It has some of the best breakfast and lunch around, and the people who run it are just the sweetest. Plus, around the holidays, they’ll cook up pans of food you can order in advance and pass off as if you’ve cooked it on your own. We’re not saying we’ve done it before... We’re just saying we get a lot of compliments from our family about how good the turkey and dressing is. Our little secret: Douglas & Co.

Douglas & Co.

R2622 Tom Austin Hwy

Springfield, TN 37172

14. Pick up a cactus at Wild Hearts Trading Co.

Wild Hearts Trading Co. is a unique boutique over by Grain & Honey on 8th Avenue. They do incredible graphic t-shirts (custom ones, too!) and stock tons of local products like mugs, bath and body items, and more. What we love the most? Their cactus and succulent collection. They have some of the coolest arrangements for these little plants that last a long time, even for the biggest accidental plant killer.

Wild Hearts Trading Co.

208 E 8th Ave East

Springfield, TN 37172

15. Grab lunch at Mike’s Place

Over by Stewart Williams Furniture is a great meat-and-three joint serving up the perfect lunch. Mike’s Place’s menu changes each day, but it’s never not delicious. It’s cafeteria-style, so be ready to have plenty of main dish and sides to choose from (yes, mac n' cheese counts as a vegetable). Don’t forget the great desserts!

Mike's Place

819 Memorial Blvd

Springfield, TN 37172

16. Monogram some gifts at Southern Threads

Southern Threads is a women’s clothing and gift shop located on South Main Street. Not only do they have great clothing, they also have a monogram shop set up inside! In the south, monogramming everything is appropriate - we don’t care if it’s baby’s first stuffed animal, the mug you bought last week, the bag you’re taking on vacation, or the towel you purchased at Walmart on sale- monogram it. And let Southern Threads help!

Southern Threads Monogram & Gift Shop

710 S Main St

Springfield, TN 37172

17. Find the perfect holiday outfit at Hey Belle

Hey Belle is a great women’s clothing boutique right across from the Robertson County History Museum. The boutique caters to women of all ages, including little ones! They have a wide variety of styles, ranging from boho dresses to business casual. But don’t think it’s just for the ladies... Gentlemen, they have tux rentals for prom season or a special event!

Hey Belle Boutique

125 W 6th Ave

Springfield, TN 37172

18. Attend a Experience Robertson County event

Every year, the Robertson County Chamber puts on a spectacular event called Experience Robertson County. It’s a day-long festival across the entire county, with stops in all 11 cities. It typically happens in September, so make sure to mark your calendar and get out to see all that our county has to offer! Stops change every year, so follow the Robertson County Chamber Facebook page for updates.

19. Find the perfect gift at Main Street Boutique

There’s nothing better than shopping for the perfect gift at Main Street Boutique. Owner Donna Morton will not only help you find it, but she’ll wrap it so beautifully you’d wish it was for yourself! Now, we may or may not have purchased many “treat yourself” gifts here, but we plead the fifth on just *how* many.

Main Street Boutique

619 S Main St

Springfield, TN 37172

20. Explore Doc's Architectural Salvation

This is as close to treasure hunting as you’ll get in modern day. There are at least 30,000 square feet of incredible finds at Doc’s, all salvaged from historic homes and buildings throughout the United States. From full bars, to door knobs, to paintings, to carousel horses and carnival decor, you just never know what you’re going to find when you turn the corner there.

Doc's Architectural Salvation

200 E Ninth Ave

Springfield, TN

21. Go back in time at the Springfield Antique Barn

Feeling thrifty? Springfield Antique Barn features over 100 vendors in their massive space, ranging from beautiful vintage finds to quirky collectibles. Make sure to explore both floors to catch everything they have to offer, and get ready to lose yourself for a few hours!

700 Willow Street

Springfield, Tennessee

37172 USA

22. Visit the old distillery cabin at J. Travis Price Park

The old distillery cabin is thought to be one of the oldest structures in Robertson County. Local historians believe that this cabin can be linked to the early Tennessee whisky industry! The cabin is an excellent example of the rich past of Springfield. Next time you’re at the park, make sure to read the historical marker to learn a little more.

J. Travis Price Park

4155 Wilks Rd

Springfield, TN 37172

23. Sign up for dance classes at Shalom Movement

Shalom Movement is a local dance studio dedicated to offering the best dance classes in town. They offer a variety of classes such as ballet, hip-hop, and tap. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to learn about the adult dance classes that are offered throughout the year!

Shalom Movement

706 S. Main Street

Springfield, TN 37212

24. Head to Jail Alley

Jail Alley gets its name from the days when it was used to transport shackled prisoners from the previous jail site on S. Willow Street up to the courthouse. The alley is now the perfect place to take cool and unique pictures and see a little part of Springfield’s history. You can find it between 512 and 514 South Main Street, across from the historic Robertson County Courthouse.

25. Take an art class at Willow Oak

If you are wanting to express your creative side, Springfield is home to the perfect place to find your artistic voice. From calligraphy to pottery, Willow Oak offers art classes that anyone of any age can participate in. There are options for both in-person and virtual classes, and even painting parties you can join in on! In addition to art classes, the Willow Oak Center offers music lessons and tutoring for students year-round. Get your creative juices flowing and have a lot of fun while doing it!

Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning

700 South Main Street

Springfield TN 37172

26. Pick out some lip gloss from kid entrepreneur, Leigha’s Gloss

One of the coolest things to see in Springfield is the small business community continue to grow- and that includes the kid scene! Leigha’s Gloss is an up-and-coming bath and body product company owned by Jaleigha Mason. She started the company with her mom when she was just 7 years old! They’re continuously adding new products and you can catch them at several different street fairs and events each year. You can also order anytime on their website.

27. Watch the train go by at the Depot and tap into their secret bar menu

If you are familiar with Springfield, then you know The Depot Bar and Grill. What started as a grocery store in the yard of Mr. Elliot has now become a delicious staple in our little town. Located right beside the railroad, the depot offers some of the best food and service in Springfield. The restaurant has a full service bar, and rumor has it that there might even be a secret bar menu!

The Depot Bar and Grill

1007 S Main St,

Springfield, TN 37172

28. Get a huge steak at Torino's

Have you ever been in the mood for a 20 oz. steak? Yep, you read that right. If you're ever craving a steak that weighs over a pound, then we know the place for you. In addition to their hefty steaks, Torino's is home to some of the best Greek and Italian food in the community. Since 1985, Torino’s has been serving Springfield with good food and a place to make lasting memories with friends and family. With an extensive food and drink menu, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Torino's Greek & Italian Restaurant

1701 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, TN 37172-3728

29. Attend Good Morning Robertson County meetings

Join the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce every third Thursday of each month for their Good Morning Robertson County series. This is a perfect way to learn more about things happening in Robertson County and the businesses that make our community so great. Like their page on Facebook and stay tuned for their Facebook Live events.