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Springfield, Massachusetts serves as one of the oldest cities in the United States and sits in a prime location between major cities. That alone has made it a fast-growing area for families and businesses alike. The long, influential history, amazing things to do, and fantastic places to eat make Springfield one of the best places to visit in the United States, if we do say so ourselves, anyway.


Despite the prevalence of the city name "Springfield" throughout the United States, Springfield, Massachusetts was the first of the bunch. Originally founded in in 1636 by William Pynchon, it become Springfield, Essex, England in 1641. The original settlement sat where the four rivers meet, making it a prime location for trade routes with Boston, New York City, Albany, and Montreal. The location even led to the established of the National Armory at Springfield by George Washington and Henry Knox in 1777.

Things to Do

Kids and adults alike tend to enjoy a day at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Featuring classic characters immortalized in bronze sculptures, the garden is located at the Springfield Museums. Following the death of Dr. Seuss (Thoedor Seuss Geisel), his wife authorized the memorial.

History buffs can get their kicks at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally established in 1777 by George Washington and Henry Knock, the historic site served as the nation's first armory and played a critical role in the founding of the United States of America.

Sports enthusiasts can find their dream location at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The hall houses memorabilia from the greatest players, including Michael Jordan. The famous hall of fame also presents plenty of interactive features so visitors can have a wonderful experience, even if they aren't basketball fans. 

Places to Eat

Grabbing a bite of home-style Italian is the standard at Red Rose Pizzeria! Patrons tend to give the pizzeria top ratings at an overwhelming rate. Consistently referred to as the best pizza in Springfield, this pizzeria is a must-stop for any out-of-town-visitors and locals alike.

Pizza isn't for everyone which is why grabbing some of Springfield's best barbecue at Theodore's is a great alternative. Delicious baby back ribs practically fall off the bone, leaving most visitors coming back for more.