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Springfield is the most populous city in Western New England, in the state of Massachusetts, with a total population of 153.060 residents. The city of Springfield has played an important role throughout the history of America, due to its geography. Springfield played an important role in the Industrial Revolution. As of 2011 the nickname of Springfield is The City of Firsts. Throughout history, Springfield has been a centre of commercial invention, ideological progress and technological progress and technological innovation. Springfield is an ideal holiday spot for short vacations and weekend getaways. There is a wide range of accommodation, venues and local attractions, where you can spend your time and have fun.

Top Attractions Within Springfield

Springfield Armory National Historic Site.
This armory manufactured and tested firearms for the US military from 1794 to 1968 and houses the country's largest collection of small weapons. The first floor is free, and for the second floor you need to pay fee. The second floor displays rare weapons and the largest collection of Confederate weapons anywhere. If you are passionate about history culture and civilisation, then the Museum is the perfect place.

Basketball Hall of Fame
is located in the town where basketball was invented. This 48.000 square foot museum has three levels of exhibits on the history and heroes of the game and gives visitors a chance to participate in skill contests. If you are passionate about basketball, then this is definitely the place in Springfield where you can come, have fun and learn more interesting things about the history of basketball.

Zoo In Forest Park
features over 200 exotic and domestic animals. This Springfield Zoo was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss and his stories. Dedicated to his wildlife education, the zoo provides educational programs for children and adults. The entrance fee for children is free, while adults can benefit from discounts if they have coupons on them. It is one of the ebst attractions in Springfield.

5 Things You Must Do in Springfield

Springfield is the county seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts. The city was the home of Theodore Seuss Giesel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, of the “Cat in the Hat” stories. Springfield is also well known as the birthplace of basketball. The city has several institutions of higher education and is an educational hub of New England.

1. See the Basketball Hall of Fame: This is a memorial to the famous stars of basket ball, including “Magic Johnson” It was unveiled in September 2002 and is a must –see for basketball fans visiting the area. Opening hours are Monday - Friday10am – 4pm and Saturday and Sunday10am – 5pm.

2. Visit the Quadrangle: This houses the city library and has four interesting museums. The Springfield Science Museum, The Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and two art museums - The Museum of Fine Arts and The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. The museums are closed on Mondays and at New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Opening times vary depending on the museum.

3. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Springfield Armory: The Springfield Armory was chosen by George Washington as America's first arms depot during the American Revolution. Today, the Armory is a part of the Springfield Technical College and attracts a number of tourists.

4. Visit the Six Flags New England: This large popular theme park is located near Agawam with just about any kind of ride from the classic and gentile carousel to the terrifying Ride of Steel or the Catapult. Open everyday from early May to the beginning of September.

5. Enjoy the Eastern States Exposition: This is popularly called the “Big E” and is one of the most amusing and entertaining fairs in the county which is held every September for 17 days. It includes numerous shows to entertain visitors all ages and a number of parades.

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