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Whether you’re traveling here for business, looking for an exciting day trip or weekend getaway or embarking on a family-friendly adventure, you’ll find there’s something for everyone in Downtown Springfield. Go ahead and browse through the site and we guarantee you’ll discover some must-see stops that you won’t want to miss. Downtown serves up nationally recognized dining and entertainment. We have world-class attractions and events.

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Creative Quarantine Springfield

Art Life. Enter the creative world of 12 artists including Carren Clarke, Louise Cutler, Frankie Borrero, Lorraine McAlpine, LaShun Beal, Deborah Shedrick, Michelle Vigeant, Larry Poncho Brown, Sheeba Maya, Kathleen DeQuence Anderson, Ryan Murray, and Sheldon Smith in Creative Quarantine Springfield, a virtual experience sharing the day in the life of these artists as they […]

The Dream is Calling You, Springfield’s Annual Citywide Dr. King Day Celebration

Springfield Citywide Dr. King Day Celebration 2021 January 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Community Music School of Springfield, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, DREAM Studios, Springfield College, and Focus Springfield present “The Dream Is Calling You,” Springfield’s annual citywide Dr. King Day Celebration. This year’s re-imagined virtual event will feature hundreds of […]

This Is Us: Regional Portraiture Today

Submit Portraiture before January 17, 2021to be displayed in This Is Us: Regional Portraiture Today!   Inspired by the special exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today, This Is Usshowcases local portraiture and highlights the rich artistic talent of our region. Drawn from a relatively small geographic area, the works on view – produced in a […]

Gingerbread in Wonderland at the Springfield Museums

Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things—baking and creativity! Amazing gingerbread creations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland created by local bakeries, schools, adults and kids displayed along with festively decorated holiday trees, enchanting lights, and a backdrop of beautifully painted murals. Visitors will have a […]

BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

1000 Hall of Fame Ave 

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Monday – Thursday:  10am – 4pm

Friday – Sunday:  9am – 4pm

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

The Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is recognized throughout the world as the premier institution entrusted with recording and disseminating the history of the game of basketball and recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the achievements of its greatest players, coaches, and contributors.

SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS

21 EDWARD STREET

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Monday – Saturday:  10am – 5pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission.

MGM SPRINGFIELD

ONE MGM WAY

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MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining. MGM Springfield also will feature the seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent.

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

1 ARMORY SQ. 

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For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world’s largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.

SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS

MASSMUTUAL CENTER

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The Springfield Thunderbirds are a minor league professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League that began play for the 2016–17 season. They are the affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s St. Louis Blues. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Thunderbirds play their home games at the MassMutual Center.

MASSMUTUAL CENTER

MASSMUTUAL CENTER

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Featuring 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, plus an 8,000 seat arena, MassMutual Center is owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and managed by MGM Springfield.