Clarion Hotel & Aqua Lagoon Waterpark
1080 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089-4607
Phone: (413) 781-8750
Fax: (413) 733-8652
Situated near Herman Street, Veterans Field this local park is perfect for a game of soccer. It also has a baseball and softball field.
Located in the Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, the Saint Thomas Cemetery can be dated back to the late 19th Century. The cemetery has interred many local graves and has graves of the past reverends of the church.
Located on Park Street, Josiah Day House is the oldest structure of its kind in the country. Built with bricks, it can be dates back to 1754. Built by Josiah Day, this house functions as a museum today and features most of the original items that are well preserved.
This sprawling urban park is spread across an area of close to 325 acres. The park boasts a range of recreational facilities, including a splendid pavilion, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and hiking trails. A haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Mittineague Park is home to a variety of rare and endangered plant species that gather around the park's many Vernal pools. Walk through fields awash in the vibrant hues of blooming wild flowers and witness timid deers graze at the meadow. As you explore the park's many hidden delights, keep an eye out for the foxes, hawks and fisher cats that call the park their home. Located as it is within the city, Mittineague Park offers visitors a change to indulge in a little outdoor fun and enjoy the majesty of nature without having to venture beyond the city's limits. The park also hosts a variety of fun events for children, including Easter egg hunts and summer camps.The park is open daily from dawn till dusk.
The renowned Edward Bellamy House is sited in the city of Chicopee in Massachusetts. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and was constructed in 1852. Home of the renowned journalist, Edward Bellamy, presently, it functions as a monumental house museum. Owing to that, the house site carries immense significance and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
The Club Quarter is the center of Springfield nightlife. Located at Stearns Square and the surrounding area, the Club Quarter covers approximately 10 blocks of good food, stiff drinks, and great dancing. Home to over 40 of Springfield's hottest restaurants and nightclubs, the Club Quarter is the place to head for a fun night out.
Stearns Square is a historic block at Bridge Street in Springfield, and is host to the Stearns Square Summer Concert Series each year.
Tower Square is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Springfield and has 29 floors that feature shops, restaurants, offices and entertainment venues. This building was constructed in 1970 and has a height of 371 feet (113 meters).
A "recent" development in the old city of Springfield, Mattoon Street was developed in the 1870s as a two-sided street of Victorian single-family rowhouses. After about 100 years of disrepair and numerous vacancies, local residents took the initiative to restore this street by planting trees and adding brick sidewalks and vintage streetlights. The homes are today single-family units and the neighborhood is host to the Mattoon Street Arts Festival
One of the most unique public spaces in the country, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden has five different statues and sculptures of some of Dr Seuss' most beloved characters. A ten-foot tall Horton, plus the Lorax, Yertle the Turtle and the Cat in the Hat are some of the cartoon creatures that come to life in this playful garden. The largest sculpture is an enormous replica of Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and there is also a statue of Dr. Seuss sitting at his writing desk. Free and open daily, the garden is a great stop for anyone and everyone who loves Dr. Seuss.
The Springfield Science Museum and Seymour Planetarium is dedicated to the natural sciences and artifacts found throughout New England. Children can explore and learn about the habitats of the Amazon rainforest, African savanna, a coral reef or the New England coastal areas. If a trip through time is more their thing, the Dinosaur Hall has replicas of Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as some dinosaurs native to the Connecticut River Valley. Tickets to the Seymour Planetarium (the nation's oldest) can be purchased separately, so sit back and check out over 7000 stars from our solar system.
This cluster of museums, plus a library and a national memorial, on the corner of Chestnut Street and State Street comprises the Quadrangle. The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum is the oldest of the group, and consists of collection of ancient art and artifacts from Greek and Roman civilizations. The Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts is where you can find the collection of work by European and American artists collected over time. Among the most notable collection in the permanent exhibit of the museum includes paintings of John Singleton Copley and Currier & Ives' lithograph works. The Springfield Science Museum is a fine center where you can learn about the physical and natural science and its exhibits display such things as life size models and remains of dinosaurs and animals from Savannah. Various antique automobiles and weapons that were part of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, are displayed inside the Museum of Springfield History that opened to the public in 2009. The Quadrangle also houses the Springfield City Library, which was built in 1913, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Hours and prices vary for each museum and attraction.