Main Greeting Road Off 83 Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 787 6434
Forest Park is 785 acres of pure outdoor fun. With all kinds of entertainment like a zoo, paddleboats, tennis courts, bocce ball, playgrounds and hiking trails, Forest Park has something for everyone. In the winter, the park is a great location for sledding and snowshoeing. Whether its summer, spring, winter or fall, Forest Park has got it all.
Main Greeting Road Forest Park Springfield, MA 1138 +1 413 733 2251
The Zoo in Forest Park is home to 200 animals from all over the world. From camels to lemurs and leopards, the Zoo in Forest Park is a great place to spend a fun day out with the family. In addition to all the fun animals, the zoo has a propane driven train so guests can enjoy a fun ride around the zoo when their feet get tired. One of the most interesting things about the Zoo in Forest Park is their Adopt an Animal program, where you can sponsor an animal and receive information about your animal, free zoo passes, and your name on a plaque commemorating your support of the animals. Open hours vary depending on the time of year and weather.
49 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01103 +1 413 787 1548(Tourist Information)/+1 800 723 1548(Toll Free)
The cluster of museums, a library and a national memorial facing the park at the Old Hill and on the corner of Chestnut Street and State Street comprises the Quadrangle. The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, which is the oldest of the group and consists of collection of ancient art and artifacts from Greek and Roman civilizations. The Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts is where you can find the collection of work by European and American artists collected over time. Among the most notable collection in the permanent exhibit of the museum includes paintings of John Singleton Copley and Currier & Ives' lithograph works. The Springfield Science Museum is a fine center where you can learn about the physical and natural science and its exhibit displays life size models and skeletal remains of dinosaurs and animals from Savannah. Various antique automobiles and weapons that were part of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, are displayed inside the Museum of Springfield History that opened to public in 2009. Besides, the Quadrangle also holds the central library of Springfield City Library which was built in 1913, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Hours and prices vary for each museum.
Located at less than 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Springfield, Lenox is a major tourist destination for visitors from across the world owing to the numerous tourist attractions and a plethora of events taking place here. The origin of the town dates back to 1750 and some of the historic structures like the Ventfort Hall Mansion and Church on the Hill still stand as testimony to its existence. Tourists can also visit other historic landmarks like the Kripalu Center, Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum and Frelinghuysen Morris House and Museum to know about the life of people in this town. With festivities like Berkshire Arts Festival and Lenox Caroling Festival held almost throughout the year, the pristine town serves as a perfect respite from the regular and over-crowded tourist destinations.
One West Street Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsfield Pittsfield, MA 01201 +1 413 499 2000/+1 800 227 6963(Toll Free)
If you are looking to host a corporate event or a conference in large scale, then no other venues in the city match up to the facilities provided by The Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsfield. The venue spreads across more than 7500 square feet (700 square meters), and is equipped with projectors, Wi-Fi connection and advanced audio-visual technology. Apart from conferences, the Ballroom is used to host concerts by a number of artists and bands throughout the year. Call for more information.
26 South Main Street New Salem, MA 01355 +1 978 544 5200
1794 Meetinghouse was started by a group of people who shared a common love for performing arts. Hence, in 1987 the 1794 Meetinghouse was established where different forms of performing arts are presented. Concerts, drama, dance performances, the list of shows hosted here is endless. Apart from that, 1794 Meetinghouse also promotes amateur artists and supports art students with scholarships and prizes. For more details, call ahead.
289 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 +1 413 774 0150
Located across Main Street, the Arts Block is a building entirely dedicated to the field of arts. Comprising Pushkin Gallery, classrooms and other event venues, it also has an on-site restaurant that is renowned for its tasty food and good service. With so many activities and events, the place is always buzzing and there is never a dull moment here. It can accommodate 550 guests and is a modern performance venue equipped with the requisite facilities. For more details, call ahead.
43 Main Street Old Town Hall Easthampton, MA 01027 +1 413 527 9800
A space dedicated to presenting art in its various manifestations, Flywheel Arts Collective is a not-for-profit community arts venue that strives to create a space where artists and audience can acquaint with each other through art. Be it a live musical performance, a theatrical performance, an art show, a poetry reading, or a film screening, this space brings forth local artists, while also maintaining a cultural diversity by presenting artists from all over the country. Being a community space, Flywheel Arts Collective does have a code of conduct that it requests of its visitors, so do see the website to know more.
1 Country Club Road Route 5 Holyoke, MA 01040 +1 413 532 1800
Amidst scenic landscape and beauty, lies the Delaney House which is an elegant venue that features superior banquet facilities. It features 13 rooms which are well decorated and are available for private hire. They also offer the best Sunday brunch in the whole valley. Suitable for private parities, wedding and other events, it assures memorable and unforgettable moments. For more details on the venue, do visit the website or call ahead.
Old First Church was founded in 1637 and is one
of the oldest churches in the United States. The church played an important role in creating Springfield and was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately the church is closed ...
The Springfield Science Museum and Seymour Planetarium is dedicated to
the natural sciences and artifacts found throughout New England. Children can explore and learn about the habitats of the Amazon rainforest, African savanna, a coral reef or the New ...
Built in the style of an Italianate villa in 1895,
the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum houses an eccentric collection of artifacts of Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and China, artworks, Chinese ceramics, Japanese armor and plaster casts of ...