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SPRINGFIELD

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Blake House Café – Located at the Springfield Museums in the historic Elijah Blake House, this new restaurant serves light fare including breakfast, lunch and snacks. Museum admission is not required to visit the Café, and patrons can also visit the Museum Store located in the nearby Welcome Center. More…

Red Rose Pizzeria – A Springfield landmark since 1963, they make their own dough from scratch in 200 pound batches four or more times a day. Their “house recipe” pizza is topped pepperoni, mixed red and green sweet peppers and mozzarella cheese. The restaurant also offers a full line of freshly made salads, sandwiches, and Neapolitan entrees. More…

The Student Prince – Specializing in authentic German food and beer, the restaurant also has New England favorites and an extensive beer list. During June, a weekly Wunderbar Music Series offers live music. While you’re there, view their collection of hundreds of beer steins and corkscrews. More…

Frigo’s Gourmet Foods – A family run business since 1950, the Springfield location offers a unique selection of imported groceries, cheeses, wines and a vast array of prepared foods of outstanding quality. The East Longmeadow store is a gourmet deli serving sandwiches, salads, and delicious prepared foods to go. Both locations offer catering services. More…

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Six Flags New England – From pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots, there’s so much to do at Six Flags. Cool off at Hurricane Harbor or take a break at one of their entertaining shows and restaurants. New for 2017, soar outside the confines of the track for an all-new coaster riding experience on the Joker 4D Free Fly Coaster. More…

Connecticut River Walk & Bikeway – Includes a 3.7 mile stretch along the Springfield riverfront which provides outstanding opportunities to bike, run, walk or rollerblade in view of stunning scenic vistas of the Connecticut River, the Springfield city skyline, and Memorial Bridge. The river walk passes through Springfield’s Riverfront Park and offers direct access to the Basketball Hall of Fame via a pedestrian bridge. More…

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Fleet Feet Sports – Get motivated! Get educated! Fleet Feet in Springfield strives to unite runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, providing each and every person they work with the tools and encouragement they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Free 4RUN3 Run Crew weekly fun runs, training programs, and awesome shoes and apparel make this a must visit store for runners of all levels. More…

Simply Serendipity Boutique – Located in The Shops at Market Place, the boutique offers beautiful handcrafted jewelry and inspirational gifts. A part of Simply Grace, a community and brand which mindfully fuses and integrates women’s intrinsic values (inner beauty) with their extrinsic values through an abundant generosity of grace, the boutique also holds yoga sessions and special events. More…

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Springfield Museums – Located in the heart of downtown, the Springfield Museums offers access to five world-class museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden all under a single admission. In 2017, The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opened which includes interactive, bilingual exhibits for children and families that bring the stories of Ted Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) to life. All Mad Dash on Mulberry Street 5K registered runners will receive free entrance to the museums on race day. More…

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center – Situated in Forest Park, a 735 acre woodland park in Springfield, the Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America. The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education and offers a variety of educational programs and special events for children and adults. More…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – This landmark structure is one of the world’s most distinctive monuments punctuating the Springfield skyline. The museum is a fitting shrine to the game Dr. Naismith invented more than a century ago. The hundreds of interactive exhibits share the spotlight with skills challenges, live clinics, and shooting contests. More…

Springfield Armory – 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. More…

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