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10 Things To Do in Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 Things To Do in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Springfield, Massachusetts is home to many tourist attractions and hot-spots, like the basketball hall of fame. But that’s not all. Though it has a small town vibe, Springfield is definitely a great place to explore with friends and family.
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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Seussville Exhibit © Jim Larrison / Flickr
Seussville Exhibit | © Jim Larrison / Flickr

The Dr. Seuss National Memorial is a national park that honors Theodore Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. Springfield is Dr. Seuss’s place of birth and hometown and shares a lot of pride for his work. Check out the sculpture garden to see amazing art of the characters Dr. Seuss has so generously given us and generations to come.

21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA USA (413) 263-6800

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Basketball Hall of Fame

The Basketball Hall of Fame sports many sculptures, artifacts, and sights that pertain to the best of the best in the NBA. Stop in to get inspired — maybe you’re the next Michael Jordan.

1000 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield, MA USA (877) 446-6752

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Zoo In Forest Park

This is a great and unique place for families in Springfield. Located in Forest Park, the zoo is home to a variety of indigenous and exotic species. Watch out for special events such as the spooky safari and more.

302 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA USA (413) 733-2251

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Springfield Science Museum

The Springfield Science Museum caters to children and adults alike. This museum is fully equipped with a planetarium, so if you are int he mood to stargaze in the middle of the day, this is a great place for you.

21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA USA (413) 263-6800

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The Paramount Theatre

Catch a movie at the historic Paramount Theatre. Built in 1926, this theater initially cost over a million dollars to build. It has now been renovated and is used as a space for both live performances and movies. Check out a movie at The Paramount for a movie experience that will take you back in time.

1676 Main St, Springfield, MA USA

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Symphony Hall

Springfield is home to Springfield Symphony hall, a place to visit when you are in the mood for a classy night out on the town to hear some life-changing sounds. This hall is better known as “The Auditorium”and was built from 1911-1913. It is best known for its amazing acoustics and Greek revival architecture. Be sure to stop by at this historic sight while in Springfield.

34 Court St, Springfield, MA USA (413) 788-7646

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site was built in 1777 and was active and in use until 1968. This site was used to manufacture military firearms and thus is rich in history as it grew and adapted to new technology and generations. This site has preserved many firearms from the nations past and has created a terrific presentation for all tourists interested in seeing the history of firearms in the USA!

1 Armory St #2, Springfield, MA USA (413) 734-8551

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Forest Park

25th Wood and Craft Fair © Dave Catchpole
25th Wood and Craft Fair | © Dave Catchpole

Forest Park is one of the largest municipal parks in New England. It features the zoo, of course, but also an amphitheater, a garden, a pool, wooded trails and more. Take a weekend and explore Forest Park; it can’t be beat.

200 Trafton Rd, Springfield, MA USA (413) 787-6440

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Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield

The Lyman and Merrie Wood museum gives its guests a look back in time to see what things were like socially and politically in Springfield’s past. The museum has artifacts made in Springfield on display and is an incredible and necessary resource for the community.

21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA USA (413) 263-6800

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The Mass Mutual Center

The Mass Mutual center offers shows, presentations, sports, and motivational speeches to the Springfield community. Check out the next event at Mass Mutual and you will not be let down.

1277 Main St, Springfield, MA USA (413) 787-6610