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West Springfield, on its official name - Town of West Springfield is a beautiful city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America. West Springfield is also known as West Side, because it is located on the western part of the Connecticut River and it is Western  Massachusetts' second-largest town. 

The town is one mile west of Springfield and 81 miles west of Boston. According to a recent study, West Springfield has in present, a population of approximately 29,000 residents, living on an area of 17.5 square miles, of which 0.8 square miles represent water. The city was founded in 1660 and incorporated as West Springfield in 1774. Notable residents of West Springfield include television producer Brian Scully, visual artist Stass Shpanin and hockey player Eugene Grazia. If you wish to see this lovely city, do not miss its most visited attractions. 

Top Attractions within West Springfield 

The Big E, or The Eastern States Exposition is the largest state fair located in the area of West Springfield. It represents New England and each of its states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont is represented within the area of the fair. This event is held annually in West Springfield, for 17 days, in the autumn, since 1917. It includes Avenue of the States, with replicas of iconic homes of the 6 states and typical food of each, among many other attractions. 

Josiah Day House is an important attraction of West Springfield. It seems this house is the oldest brick salt box style home located in the United States of America. It was built around 1754, but the exact dates are not known. Josiah Day and his family occupied it and the home remained in the family until one of his successors - Lydia Day, died, in 1902. Since then, it is a museum. 

Rein's New York Style Deli is a family restaurant located in West Springfield. It offers dishes of the American cuisine, always fresh, hot and tasty. The place is beautifully decorated and the atmosphere is pleasant. Order Corned Beef, it comes with a wonderful gravy that you will love.

5 Things You Must Do in West Springfield

1. Eastern States Exposition- "The Big E" is a state fair for the entire New England region and one of the largest agricultural fairs in the nation. Entertainment, a midway, a Mardi Gras-themed parade, the Harvest Kitchen Theater, exhibits, and fair food are featured. The Avenue of States has replicas of each New England state's original statehouse sitting on land actually owned by that state. Boutiques within each exhibit offer wares of each state.

2. Eastern States Exposition Horse Show: West Springfield is the birthplace of the Morgan horse and the home of one of the oldest horse shows in the country, which is part of The Big E. Featured are displays and exhibitions of show horses ranging in size from hackney ponies to gentle-giant draft horses. Three shows in one, the Horse Show has events called Hunters and Jumpers; Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackneys, and Friesians; and the Draft Horse Show.

3. Storrowtown Village: This restored New England village southwest of town features several buildings (circa 1767-1850), which were dismantled, moved, and reassembled to create a living historic museum. Seven historic buildings surround a Town Green. Nineteenth-century craft demonstrations and children's games are included.

4. Josiah Day House Museum: The oldest-known brick, salt-box-style home in the United States was owned by four generations of the Josiah Day family from 1754 to 1902. All furnishings and artifacts are appropriate to the time period (pre-1902), including many original Day family items.

5. NBA Hall of Fame: This venue's mission is to honor and celebrate basketball's greatest moments and people via protecting the integrity of the Basketball Hall of Fame election process, educational and outreach initiatives, and a comprehensive museum of the sport.  Included are several awards programs, games and tournaments, and the annual enshrinement of members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of college teams.

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