Springfield Travel Guide
Welcome to Springfield, MA!
Known as the Birthplace of Basketball, the city of Springfield celebrates its heritage at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where hands-on exhibits relate the history of this popular sport. Besides basketball, the Springfield area also boasts other exciting attractions and annual events. History enthusiasts enjoy exploring one of the city's many museums, including the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center, the Springfield Science Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Children and adults alike appreciate the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, which commemorates the famous author that was born in Springfield in 1904. Six Flags New England, located in nearby Agawam, features ten roller coasters among other thrilling rides and is a fantastic family attraction. Visitors flock to the Springfield area every September for The Big E Fair in West Springfield. This fair is the largest in the northeast and features 17 days of well-known musical acts, a parade, a midway, circus acts and more.
Featuring dozens of hands-on exhibits, a regulation-sized basketball court and other basketball-related attractions, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a popular attraction for sport enthusiasts.
Hotels & Motels
The atrium lobby at Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel is connected to a shopping mall in downtown Springfield, offering guests plenty of convenient shopping opportunities.