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Greater Springfield Tourism and Sightseeing
The Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts truly has something for everything. It's home to a large number of colleges, so there are artsy, college towns and an abundance of museums and cultural attractions. You'll find great unspoiled scenery for recreational pursuits like kayaking, rafting, skiing, zip lining, golf and boating along the rivers. Top attractions like The Basketball Hall of Fame, The Big E, Bright Nights, Brimfield Outdoor Antique Show, Yankee Candle Village, and so much more. Each autumn brings a blaze of brilliant color and unbeatable foliage viewing. We're also a top favorite for young families, with a wealth of fun pursuits including Six Flags New England, the Eric Carle Museum, the Springfield Museums (including the very kid-friendly Science Museum) and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden Top Attraction!
Museum in Springfield, MA USA

Bronze sculptures of some of Dr. Seuss' most beloved characters Bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss and his most beloved characters are found on the Springfield Quadrangle, home of the Springfield Museums.


The Zoo In Forest Park
The Zoo In Forest Park Top Attraction!
Zoo in Springfield, MA USA

Animals from backyards, barnyards and byond! Open daily April - Columbus Day. Come experience animals from backyards, barnyards and beyond. Get to know heritage breeds of livestock. See native wildlife and learn of creatures from far-off lands. Open daily April-Columbus Day.

Amelia Park Children's Museum
Amelia Park Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Childrens Museum in Westfield, MA USA

Amelia Park Children's Museum is open with many hands-on exhibits for children and their favorite adults!

Children's Museum at Holyoke
Children's Museum at Holyoke things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Childrens Museum in Holyoke, MA USA

Enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them. The Museum features participatory exhibits that invite interaction and programs which promote learning and self-discovery.

Eighty Years of Caldecott Books
Eighty Years of Caldecott Books things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Museum in Amherst, MA USA

A new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum


International Volleyball Hall of Fame
International Volleyball Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Hall of Fame Museum in Holyoke, MA USA

Honoring athletes, coaches and leaders worldwide!

Springfield Science Museum
Springfield Science Museum things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Science Museum in Springfield, MA USA

A collection of specimens of natural history and a repository of arts and curiosities, a Museum in fact, of curious or instructive objects

Zoar Outdoor
Zoar Outdoor
Rafting in Charlemont, MA USA

Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Kayaking Let Zoar Outdoor help you power your own adventure this summer only two hours west of Boston and 3 hours north of New York in the incredible Deerfield River valley. We offer white water rafting trips for all levels from easy to high-adventure.

A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon
A Marriage of Artistry: Leo and Diane Dillon things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
May 26, 2018 (Saturday) to Nov 25, 2018 (Sunday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A survey presentation of the works of the Dillons May 26 - November 25, 2018 Regular Museum hours Born 11 days apart on opposite sides of the country, Leo Dillon and Diane Sorber met as students at the Parsons School of Design, where they became instant rivals and steadfast partners in life and art.


Anthony Jeselnik at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
Anthony Jeselnik at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jun 14, 2018 (Thursday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

Anthony Jeselnik June 14, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Beat the Heat with Art!
Beat the Heat with Art! things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jun 10, 2018 (Sunday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A morning workshop all about making art as a family! June 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am Ages 3 and up with an adult Looking to escape the heat and make art with your family? Join us for a morning workshop fillled with collaborative art, art that moves, and art that cools. All materials are provided for this workshop.

Blackmore's Night at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
Blackmore's Night at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Jul 21, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Blackmore's Night July 21, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 7:00PM

British Invasion at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
British Invasion at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jun 21, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

British Invasion June 21, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 7:00PM

British Invasion at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
British Invasion at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jun 22, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

British Invasion June 22, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 7:00PM

Engaging Toddlers and Preschoolers in Storytime
Engaging Toddlers and Preschoolers in Storytime things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 15, 2018 (Friday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A workshop on keeping children engaged in storytime June 15, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm (3 PDPs) Do you ever struggle to keep children focused or attentive during storytime? Explore fn ways to engage toddlers and preschoolers in interactive storytimes and open-ended play.

Happier Family Comedy Show
Happier Family Comedy Show things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 16, 2018 (Saturday) Comedy event in Amherst, MA USA

Full of high energy and family-friendly funnies! June 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere.

Hot Tuna at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
Hot Tuna at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Sep 28, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Hot Tuna September 28, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Kathleen Madigan at Calvin Theatre
Kathleen Madigan at Calvin Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Nov 10, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

Kathleen Madigan November 10, 2018 at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Multi-Arts presents Time Travelling Stories
Multi-Arts presents Time Travelling Stories things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Weekend, Jun 03, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Amherst, MA USA

A performance about Amherst's unique history!

Nils Lofgren at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
Nils Lofgren at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Sep 27, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Nils Lofgren September 27, 2018 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Greater Springfield


D. Hotel & Suites
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From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton/Amherst
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From $116 / night.


Federal House Inn - Bed And Breakfast
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From $123 / night.


Hampton Inn & Suites Greenfield
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From $116 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Greater Springfield


The best time to visit Greater Springfield, Massachusetts is in the fall and summer. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Summer nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. There is usually a heat wave or two during the summer, where we have 3 or more days in a row with temps in the 90's.

Spring Visit Greater Springfield in the summerSummer Visit Greater Springfield in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Greater Springfield


Month Low Avg High
January 17.2 25.7 34.1
February 19.9 28.8 37.7
March 28.3 38.0 47.7
April 37.9 48.9 59.9
May 48.1 59.9 71.7
June 57.0 68.5 80.0
July 62.4 73.7 84.9
August 60.7 71.6 82.5
September 52.1 63.2 74.3
October 40.6 51.9 63.1
November 32.6 41.8 50.9
December 22.6 30.8 39.0

Greater Springfield Visitor Bureau


Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau


Free Greater Springfield Visitor Guide


Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley Visitors Guide

Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley Visitors Guide



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