Springfield attractions

Top Choice Museum in Springfield

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

It was Springfield where, in 1891, a young physical education instructor called James Naismith first invented basketball. The game is celebrated at this state-of-the art museum. Though the emphasis at the basketball…
Top Choice Museum in Springfield

Amazing World of Dr Seuss

This innovative museum is dedicated to the life and work of Springfield native Theodore Geisel, aka Dr Seuss. On the first floor, interactive exhibits use the stories of Dr Seuss to engage children with rhyming game…
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Museum of Fine Arts

The 20 galleries of this art deco–style building are filled with lesser paintings of the great European masters and better works of lesser masters. The impressionist collection includes works by Pissarro and Renoir,…
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Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronze sculptures of the Cat in the Hat and other wonky characters look beseechingly at passers-by at the Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, dedicated to Springfield's favorite native son. The mo…
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Museum of Springfield History

Showcasing the city's distant heyday, this museum is home to the Esta Mantos Indian Motocycle collection (the world's largest). There's also a huge assortment of firearms, including more Smith & Wesson guns than…
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Smith Art Museum

This museum has exterior windows designed by Tiffany Studios and a fine collection of 19th-century American and European paintings, textiles, ceramics and more. The samurai armor collection is among the finest outsi…
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Springfield Museums

The Springfield Museums surround Museum Quadrangle, two blocks northeast of Court Sq. Out front, look for the Augustus Saint-Gaudens statue The Puritan. One ticket grants entrance to all five museums, giving a good …
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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

This national historic site preserves what remains of the USA's greatest federal armory, built under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolution. Nowadays, it holds one of the world's lar…
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Springfield Science Museum

This museum possesses a respectable, if slightly outdated, range of natural history and science exhibits. The Dinosaur Hall has a full-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex, the African Hall covers evolution and ecolo…