Springfield is full of activities to partake in for a day of fun. You can explore the vastness of Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, catch a concert at the Gillioz Theatre, try your hand at miniature golf at places like Fun Acre and Getaway Golf, expand your knowledge at the Springfield Art Museum, cheer on the Springfield Cardinals at Hammons Field and so much more.
Thanks to Tom and Kacey Jennings, you can now spend your afternoon in a more unique way: throwing axes.
That’s right, axes. TommyHawks Axe House opened March 2018 near downtown Springfield.
“I started by building custom tomahawks in my garage and selling them to my military buddies,” Tom says. “Through that experience, I learned about the sport of indoor ax throwing and also learned that it is becoming extremely popular here in the US. I wanted to combine the TommyHawks brand with my own indoor ax throwing venue and bring something new to southwest Missouri.”
And, that’s exactly what Tom and Kacey did. TommyHawks Axe House features 18 lanes of hand-crafted wooden bullseyes and it’s the only ax-throwing facility in Springfield. According to Tom, locations in Branson and Fayetteville, Arkansas are coming soon.
“Throwing axes is something that I have done in the past, both as an outdoor kid and for sport while in the military,” Tom says.
Never picked up an ax? Believe it or not, that doesn’t matter. This is something seemingly anyone can do.
“One day a 13-year-old league player will come in and compete with her dad,” Tom says. “On another day, an 80-year-old grandmother will come in and learn how to throw bullseyes!”