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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. 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


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.

(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project
(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Mar 23, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project March 23, 2019 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 7:30PM

(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project
(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Mar 22, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

(IN)Dependent: The Heroin Project March 22, 2019 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 7:30PM

42nd Street at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
42nd Street at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Mar 08, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

42nd Street March 08, 2019 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 6:30PM


42nd Street at Academy of Music Theatre - MA
42nd Street at Academy of Music Theatre - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Mar 07, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Northampton, MA USA

42nd Street March 07, 2019 at Academy of Music Theatre - MA in Northampton, MA 6:30PM

Across the Curriculum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Across the Curriculum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jan 18, 2019 (Friday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

Learn how The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be used in class! (4 PDPs) 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

AHL All-Star Game at MassMutual Center
AHL All-Star Game at MassMutual Center things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Next Month, Jan 28, 2019 (Monday) Sports event in Springfield, MA USA

AHL All-Star Game January 28, 2019 at MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA 7:05PM

ALBANY BERKSHIRE BALLET Presents THE NUTCRACKER
ALBANY BERKSHIRE BALLET Presents THE NUTCRACKER things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Tomorrow, Dec 15, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

ALBANY BERKSHIRE BALLET Presents THE NUTCRACKER December 15, 2018 at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA

Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield
Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
May 04, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

Alonzo Bodden May 04, 2019 at The Armory at MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA

Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield
Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
May 03, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

Alonzo Bodden May 03, 2019 at The Armory at MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA

Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield
Alonzo Bodden at The Armory at MGM Springfield things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
May 02, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

Alonzo Bodden May 02, 2019 at The Armory at MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA 8:00PM

Best of the Best in 2018
Best of the Best in 2018 things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Tomorrow, Dec 15, 2018 (Saturday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A recap of the best children's books of the year! 11:00am (1.5 PDPs) In anticipation of the 2019 American Library Association Book & Media Awards, join Susan Bloom from The Canter for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University, and The Carle's Shop Manager Eliza Brown as they share their favorites.

Binghamton Devils at Springfield Thunderbirds
Binghamton Devils at Springfield Thunderbirds things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Mar 22, 2019 (Friday) Sports event in Springfield, MA USA

Binghamton Devils at Springfield Thunderbirds March 22, 2019 at MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA 7:05PM

Boston College Eagles Hockey at UMass Minutemen Hockey
Boston College Eagles Hockey at UMass Minutemen Hockey things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Feb 15, 2019 (Friday) Sports event in Amherst, MA USA

Boston College Eagles Hockey at UMass Minutemen Hockey February 15, 2019 at Mullins Center in Amherst, MA 7:00PM

Bret Ernst at The Armory at MGM Springfield
Bret Ernst at The Armory at MGM Springfield things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Apr 06, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

Bret Ernst April 06, 2019 at The Armory at MGM Springfield in Springfield, MA

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Greater-Springfield

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Best Places to Stay in Greater Springfield


Centennial House Bed And Breakfast
Guest Score:
From $199 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Federal House Inn
Guest Score:
From $135 / night.


Restaurant.
Hampton Inn & Suites Greenfield
Guest Score:
From $122 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Lily's Lodge
Guest Score:
From $169 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Tru By Hilton Chicopee Springfield
Guest Score:
From $107 / 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

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