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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. (This excerpt taken from the Old Sturbridge Village website)
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is a non-profit organization governed by the Forest Park Zoological Society. Situated in Forest Park, a 735 acre woodland park in Springfield, The Zoo features exotic and native animals representing a large variety of species. The Zoo is dedicated to wildlife education, conservation and rehabilitation. Our Zoo on the Go, Close Encounter Guided Tours and Discovery Programs offer a variety of educational programs for children and adults of all age groups and interests. (This excerpt taken from the The Zoo in Forest Park website)
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history.  (This excerpt taken from the Basketball Hall of Fame website)
In addition to offering unforgettable experiences in the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and in our permanent collections in the art, history and science museums, the Museums have a varied array of special exhibitions on view.  (This excerpt taken from the The Springfield Museums website)
Opened in 2002, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden was first envisioned when Ted Geisel visited Springfield in 1986. After his death in 1991, his wife Audrey authorized the creation of a national memorial and provided major support for the project. In 1996, Ted’s stepdaughter, noted sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, was selected to make over 30 bronze statues. (This excerpt taken from the Dr. Seuss Museum & Sculpture Garden website)
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One MGM Way Springfield, MA 01103 (This excerpt taken from the MGM Springfield website)
Bigelow Hollow State Park and the adjoining Nipmuck State Forest offer over 9,000 acres of recreation opportunities including miles of hiking trails, the 18 acre Bigelow Pond, and 300 acre Mashapaug Pond in Eastern Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the Bigelow Hollow State Park website)
The Children’s Museum at Holyoke is dedicated to its mission to enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them. The Museum features participatory exhibits that invite interaction and programs which promote learning and self-discovery. (This excerpt taken from the The Childrens Museum at Holyoke website)
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. (This excerpt taken from the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art website)
The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (This excerpt taken from the Emily Dickinson Museum website)
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