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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BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
1000 Hall of Fame Ave
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.
21 EDWARD STREET
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.
ONE MGM WAY
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTA
SYMPHONY HALL, 34 COURT STREET
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert in 1944, at its current home – Springfield Symphony Hall, which was originally built as the Municipal Auditorium. That performance received great reviews and was even recorded by the Office of War Information for rebroadcast to our troops overseas. Click here for more information about the history of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
Today, the SSO is the largest Massachusetts symphony outside of Boston. It consists of over 80 musicians from the NE region of the United States and Canada, and holds many performances in a given season – as either the full orchestra or in ensemble formats.
1360 Hall of Fame Avenue
The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway provides outstanding opportunities to bike, run, walk, or rollerblade along 3.7 miles of the Springfield riverfront.
There are scenic vistas of the Connecticut River, the Springfield city skyline, and Memorial Bridge. The path also provides access to the Basketball Hall of Fame, Riverfront Park, the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, downtown hotels, housing, and offices.
Springfield’s Riverfront Park entrance allows visitors to travel north or south along the river’s edge, traveling past the North End Bridge, the flood control dike adjoining the Brightwood neighborhood, and the major Baystate Medical facilities on Wason Street and Birnie Avenue.