Clarion Hotel & Aqua Lagoon Waterpark
1080 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089-4607
Phone: (413) 781-8750
Fax: (413) 733-8652
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 area immediately surrounding it, the Club Quarter covers approximately 10 blocks of good food, stiff drinks and dancing. Playing 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.
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 Horton, 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 the complete copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go! with a very moving tribute to the author with a life-size sculpture of Dr Seuss at his desk.
The cluster of museums, a library and a national memorial facing the park at the Old Hill and on the corner of Chestnut Street and State Street comprises the Quadrangle. The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, which 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 exhibit displays life size models and skeletal 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 public in 2009. Besides, the Quadrangle also holds the central library of Springfield City Library which was built in 1913, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Hours and prices vary for each museum.
The Springfield Armory, located in the heart of the city, is the location where the U.S. military arms were manufactured in the 18th Century. This significant national site is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and preserves one of the largest collections of historic firearms in the world.
Springfield's City Hall has two picturesque buildings that are modeled after Greek architecture and in between the buildings is a large clock tower. The original building was burned when a monkey knocked over a kerosene lamp at a City Hall fair and it was rebuilt in the early 1900s. The City Hall contains several of the local governments departments and the city council.
Old First Church was founded in 1637 and is one of the oldest churches in the United States. The church played an important role in creating Springfield and was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately the church is closed so you can not attend a sermon.
Court Square is the government and cultural district of Springfield, MA. There is a landscape park in between which has recreational facilities like a bandstand, fountains, memorials, statues and monuments. This place was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.
Built in the 1870s, Hampden County Courthouse is a historic building. The building used to look more like a castle than a courthouse, but alterations were done to make it blend into the city. The courthouse is still used today to for government trails and courts.
The Walker Building is a historic structure built in 1898. Located in downtown Springfield, it is constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture. It became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 owing to its rich history.