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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.

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

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Museum in Amherst, MA USA

For the young and the young at heart. The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book.

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.

Bruce Cockburn at Calvin Theatre
Bruce Cockburn at Calvin Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Nov 07, 2017 (Tuesday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Bruce Cockburn November 07, 2017 at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA 8:00PM


Buddy Guy at Calvin Theatre
Buddy Guy at Calvin Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Aug 12, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Buddy Guy August 12, 2017 at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Eric Carle and Friends: What's Your Favorite Color?
Eric Carle and Friends: What's Your Favorite Color? things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Apr 04, 2017 (Tuesday) to Aug 27, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Amherst, MA USA

A new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists.

Jerry Seinfeld at Springfield Symphony Hall
Jerry Seinfeld at Springfield Symphony Hall things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Jul 07, 2017 (Friday) Theater event in Springfield, MA USA

Jerry Seinfeld July 07, 2017 at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA 7:00PM

Joe Bonamassa at Springfield Symphony Hall
Joe Bonamassa at Springfield Symphony Hall things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Nov 17, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Springfield, MA USA

Joe Bonamassa November 17, 2017 at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA 8:00PM

Modest Mouse at John M Greene Hall - MA
Modest Mouse at John M Greene Hall - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 07, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Modest Mouse October 07, 2017 at John M Greene Hall - MA in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Pixies at John M Greene Hall - MA
Pixies at John M Greene Hall - MA things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Sep 20, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Pixies September 20, 2017 at John M Greene Hall - MA in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Robert Cray Band at Calvin Theatre
Robert Cray Band at Calvin Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
This Week, May 31, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Northampton, MA USA

Robert Cray Band May 31, 2017 at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA 8:00PM

Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Springfield, MA USA

Promoting the Pioneer Valley of Western MA as an ideal visitor destination

A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston
A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Art Gallery in Amherst, MA USA

Museum exhibit featuring Preston's children's book art. Preston was an illustrator, designer, and craftsperson who lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.

Americas Best Value Inn
Americas Best Value Inn
Hotel in Holyoke, MA USA
Currently as low as $50.99/night!

With free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs in every room the Americas Best Value Inn is near a nature preserve and one block from the Connecticut River. The low-rise 17-room hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms along with a work desk. Non Smoking Rooms.

Amherst Cinema
Amherst Cinema things to do on a rainy day in Greater Springfield, MA
Movie Cinema in Amherst, MA USA


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Best Places to Stay in Greater Springfield


Courtyard Hadley Amherst
Guest Score:
From $111 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton/Amherst
Guest Score:
From $112 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Chicopee/Springfield Ma
Guest Score:
From $124 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
Guest Score:
From $125 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Knights Inn Hadley
Guest Score:
From $63 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

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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