Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Take a stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden of Dr. Seuss’s imagination! Designed by his step-daughter, the ensemble of five bronze sculptures bring the beloved childrens book characters to life, from Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears a Who. Placed in different locations around the quad of Springfield Museums, the memorial garden pays tribute to author and illustrator Dr. Seuss who was born local in Springfield, MA.
The jewel of the city, Forest Park, is one of the largest urban parks in the country. With spectacular views, an outdoor
amphitheater, an aquatic garden, and wooded trails that pass a number of lakes and ponds, this is the perfect space for outdoor activities. The park even has a Zoo, great to take the whole family to!
With a casino, spa, movie theater and shops, look no further than across from the MassMutual Center at the newly built MGM Springfield complex! The resort offers a free bus service (called the Loop) that stops at various museums and attractions in downtown Springfield.
The Springfield Armory was the first federal armory and factory in the U.S. dedicated to the manufacture of military weapons. Over the years it has transformed into an outdoor plaza that hosts events, a weekend farmer’s market and seasonal entertainment.
One of the top attractions of the area is the complex of Springfield Museums in Downtown Springfield. Five independent, world class museums make up this complex. From permanent collections to temporary exhibit galleries, or traveling exhibits focused on art, science and history, these museums span a large range of interests. Two wonderful fine art museums are the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, an art deco style collection of work, and the Georger Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, a gallery devoted to decorative and fine arts.
Witness the beautiful concert venue where the Springfield Symphony Orchestra plays. Known for its extraordinary acoustics, the Symphony Hall is host to events such as children’s plays, Broadway style theater productions and more!
Discover the rich history of the Titanic Museum. Home to the Titanic Historical Society Collection, the museum features various artifacts donated by survivors of the ship, as well as other displays related to the ‘unsinkable ships’ demise on its last voyage in 1912.