Visit the the oldest courthouse still in use in Kentucky.  Among the records is the certificate of the marriage of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.  There is the Jesse Head homesite, House of History, Eleanores (Which used to be the house of Elizabeth Madox Roberts), and too much more to mention.  Take a walk downtown and explore the magnificient downtown area of Springfield.  One of the best private colleges is located only 2 miles west of Springfield, St. Catharine College which has many four year programs now including teaching and psychology.