Springfield, MA - 10 fun things to do
Visiting or moving, see all there is to do in Springfield, MA.
Welcome to Greater Springfield! With Springfield, the fourth largest city in New England, as its geographic hub, the region offers a booming economy with more affordable pricing and rural feel than its big city neighbors, making it a perfect place to live, work and play. Located at the crossroads of New England with easy access to the north-south Interstate 91 and the east-west Interstate 90, we are situated next to Connecticut River and surrounded by mountains, bluffs, and rolling hills. More than 5,000 businesses call Greater Springfield home and residents take pride in its rich history: the birthplace of basketball with the basketball hall of fame, the invention of the gas-powered motorcycle, the publication of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary and the first commercial radio broadcast. The region, also known as the Knowledge Corridor, is home to nearly 30 world-renowned higher education institutions and more than 150,000 students. It is the economic center of Western Massachusetts with the largest concentration of retail, manufacturing, entertainment, banking, legal, and medical groups. Its cost of living, highly-skilled workforce and affordable real estate are just some of the reasons businesses like German-based Menck Windows choose to make us their U.S. headquarters. Looking for something to do? Look no further! Our $662 million tourism industry offers an abundance of historical sites, museums, sporting attractions and a major convention center. Take a thrill ride on one of the ten roller coasters at Six Flags New England. Wander through the Springfield Museums -- five world-class museums located the Springfield Central Cultural District, featuring the largest Impressionist collection, the Museum of Springfield History and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Park, right here in the birthplace of Theodore Geisel. Or take a stroll down Mulberry Street, made famous in Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book. Try your hand at a slam dunk the Basketball Hall of Fame, an 80,000 square foot shrine to the world’s second most popular sport. Take in some live music at one of the many clubs, pubs and watering holes. Catch an Off-Broadway show at City Stage or Symphony Hall. Or sit back and relax to the smooth sounds of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the largest symphony outside of Boston. Enjoy the Painted Lady mansions listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Old First Church, a key stop on the African American Freedom Trail. Spend a day at Lupa Zoo and have a picnic in Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. Or walk, bike, hike or paddle our more than 2400 acres of parkland, tennis courts, walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Or just spend the day shopping at the Eastfield Mall, a 824,000 square foot shopping center, and head to the suburban eclectic boutiques featuring local and international designers, artisan shops and galleries. And when September and October roll around, there’s no better place to be than the Big E, the sixth largest agricultural fair in America. We’ve got a lot to offer, so come see us soon -- and stay for a day or stay for forever.
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Top Tourist Attractions in Massachusetts - Travel Guide
Top Tourist Attractions in Massachusetts - Travel Guide:
Amherst, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Lowell, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford, Norman Rockwell Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, Plymouth, Salem, Worcester, The Southern Berkshires, Salem Maritime National Historic Site
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The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort & Spa in Ludlow VT
Reservations: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort & Spa 2940 Route 103 Ludlow VT 05149 In the Green Mountains of Vermont, this resort has a full service spa and health club, as well as an on-site restaurant. Skiing at Okemo Mountain is just 4 miles away. Each guest room at The Point at Castle Hill Resort & Spa features a flat-screen cable TV and a refrigerator. They are styled in rich colors and dark wood furnishings. Select rooms have a sofa bed and a full kitchen. Relax in the hot tub and indoor heated pool after visiting the fitness center and tennis courts. A business center and a game room are available. The Castle Restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine in a wood-paneled luxurious dining room. The Okemo Valley Golf Club is a 10 minute drive from The Pointe Resort. Buttermilk Falls at Okemo State Forest is 7 miles away.
Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway
The Cincinnati Subway is a set of incomplete, derelict tunnels and stations for a rapid transit system beneath the streets of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is recognized as the largest abandoned subway tunnel in the United States. It was built in the early twentieth century as an upgrade to the Cincinnati streetcar system, but was abandoned due to escalating costs, the collapse of funding amidst political bickering, and the Great Depression during the 1920s and 1930s.
Six stations were created along Central Parkway: underground were Race Street, Liberty Street, and Brighton Place; above ground were Marshall Street, Ludlow Avenue, and Clifton Avenue. Tunnels were also constructed in Norwood. As the subway expanded further out from downtown, the city began to experience economic hardships. In 1928, the construction of the subway system in Cincinnati was indefinitely canceled. To date, there are no concrete plans to revive the project.
Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway is a legend of innovation, politics, and failure. More importantly, the unfinished rapid transit system is a valuable lesson of how present decisions impact the lifestyles of the future generations.
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Europe - Best Cities to Visit - Travel Guide
Europe - Best Cities to Visit - Travel Guide
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5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in America
Check out America's 5 of the most haunted cemeteries.
Here are the 5 most haunted cemeteries in America:
Number 5 - Gettysburg Cemetery. It is a resting place for many soldiers who lost their lives in the battle of Gettysburg. Reportedly, ghosts in Confederate and Union uniforms can be seen in the cemetery. According to a CNN report, a man wearing a Confederate army hat is frequently seen here. It is said that he tries to chat with the tourists or pose for photos. Those who have had their picture taken with him claim he disappears in print.
Number 4 - Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Chicago. Once in the cemetery you may encounter the ghost of Mary, a young lady who died during the 1930s in a car accident near the cemetery. Travel channel reports that her ghost has also been spotted outside the cemetery where she asks for a ride but then vanishes mysteriously.
Number 3 - St. Louis cemetery number 1 in New Orleans. According to CNN, visitors have reported sightings of civil war ghosts and phantom figures in the cemetery. It is said that of all the ghosts seen here, the one of Marie Laveau, a renowned voodoo practitioner back in the 19th century is the most sighted.
Number 2 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Founded in 1899, the cemetery is a resting place for many Hollywood legends such as Rudolph Valentino, Johnny Ramone, and Douglas Fairbanks. It is said that this famous cemetery is a site for many paranormal activities. Ghosts of Rudolph Valentino, Virginia Rappe, Clifton Webb, and a woman called the 'black lady' are often seen on the cemetery grounds.
Number 1 - Salem Cemetery in Hendrysberg, Ohio. It is said that many ghosts haunt this graveyard. Supposedly, the ghost of Louiza Fox, the first citizen to be murdered in the Kirkwood Township, is often seen weeping near her grave.
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The Mount - Lenox, Massachusetts Berkshires, Massachusetts, United States
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The Mount Lenox
Author Edith Wharton's self-designed estate features historical exhibits, garden tours and educational lectures.
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Travel blogs from The Mount:
- ... As it happens, we did make it to: Tanglewood (no concerts underway, but we did view the grounds), and Edith Wharton's home, The Mount (again, exterior only; we were too cheap to pay the $16 admission fee and thought about sneeking in through the woods ...
- ... After seeing the Mount, I wandered around the town of Lenox, having lunch in a nice little cafe ...
- ... I visited The Mount, Edith Wharton's estate, which was delightful -- loved the gardens ...
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- Lenox, Massachusetts Berkshires, Massachusetts, United States
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- The Mount from the gardens by Ahartry from a blog titled Berkshires and Walden Pond
- Outbuilding at The Mount by Kellyjohn from a blog titled Bear Sighting
- Fountain -- the Mount by Ahartry from a blog titled Berkshires and Walden Pond
- Gardens of the Mount by Ahartry from a blog titled Berkshires and Walden Pond
- Aracade at the Mount by Ahartry from a blog titled Berkshires and Walden Pond
- The Mount by Ahartry from a blog titled Berkshires and Walden Pond