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Located on the eastern bank of River Connecticut, Springfield lies near the confluence of three rivers - Westfield, Mill, and Chicopee. There are several attractions in the city which one should try to visit. Come and explore the beautiful Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden or tour the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Springfield Armory (National Historic Site) is another great place which is loved by visitors. If you are visiting the city with kids do not forget to include the zoo in Forest Park, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and the Springfield Science Museum in your itinerary. City is home to countless museums such as Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Science Museum, the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, and more.
The Springfield Armory is a National Historic Site, which has preserved the colorful history of the city. The site recalls the significant role of the country's first armory. The armory preserves small arms collection along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes of the world's largest historic US military. Near about 10,000 artifacts and objects are displayed here. Visitors can opt for a self-guided tour or a ranger-guided tour of the grounds as well as of the historic and the world's largest collection of American military firearms.
Spread over nearly 735 acres of land, Forest Park is the jewel of the Springfield city’s crown. Forest Park, one of the biggest urban parks in the county, is situated on the banks of the River Connecticut. Providing the spectacular views, the park is home to an outdoor amphitheater, an aquatic garden, a zoo and wooden trails between the trees. During Christmas holidays Bright Nights, a high-tech lighting show, is held here.
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
The Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts was set up in the year 1933, in an Art Deco style building. Housed in the museum is a vast and expansive collection of Asian, European, and American paintings, prints, sculptures, and watercolors. Here, one can witness numerous representative examples related to furniture, textile, drawings, metalwork, glass, and ceramics. An elaborate collection of European Art (French, Italian, and Dutch) is also part of the museum collection.