Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is home to nearly three hundred inductees and more than 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Located on the picturesque banks of the Connecticut River, the new museum is a fitting shrine to the game Dr. Naismith invented more than a century ago.
For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.
D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
The Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is one of the two Springfield Museums dedicated to fine and decorative arts. The Art Deco-style museum was erected in response to a bequest from Mr. & Mrs. James Philip Gray, who left their entire estate for the “selection, purchase, preservation, and exhibition of the most valuable, meritorious, artistic, and high class oil paintings obtainable,” and for the construction of a museum to house them.
Springfield Science Museum
The origins of the Springfield Science Museum go back to 1859, the same year that Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. The Museum was established as the Springfield Ethnological and Natural History Museum, “a collection of specimens of natural history and a repository of arts and curiosities, a Museum, in fact, of curious or instructive objects.” Springfield, Massachusetts
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and we're celebrating! The five bronze sculptures include Dr. Seuss busily working at his drawing board with the Cat in the Hat standing at his side as his muse, and lots of other favorite Dr. Seuss characters such as Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch and his dog Max, the Lorax, Gertrude McFuzz, Things One and Two, and the lovable Thidwick the Moose.
Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center
This zoo, featuring over 200 exotic and domestic animals, was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Events - Exhibits - Programs - Open daily (Weather permitting)
Parks & Recreation
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Massachusetts State Parks
See Plymouth Rock - Plymouth, MA
Museum Of Bad Art - Somerville, MA
Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Boston, MA
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory - Milton, MA