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There are endless story opportunities here in the Pioneer Valley…

  • The charm of its college towns
  • Its scenic beauty and variety of recreational activities
  • The remarkable number of inventions and “firsts” that originated here
  • Top attractions like Six Flags New England, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Yankee Candle Flagship store and many others
  • Its abundance of museums, galleries and other arts attractions

For these or any other story angles, please contact the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau for sources or resources. We also have a large selection of high-quality images of the Pioneer Valley that can enhance your story, and we’ll help you connect with whoever you need to make your story come together. Scouting the area for a photo shoot or filmmaking? We’re your connection.

Contact Sara Webster, Marketing & PR Manager at 413-755-1345 or email.

Four Season Fun

Whatever the season, you'll find lots of reasons to visit the Pioneer Valley.

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Abundant Arts & Culture

Devotees of the arts will have a field day uncovering all the treasures to be found in the Pioneer Valley.

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Diverse Landscapes in the Pioneer Valley

One of the most unique aspects of the Pioneer Valley is the variety found in its landscape.

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Kids on the Run

If you're looking for places for kids to be able to just dig in and have fun, the Pioneer Valley has many options.

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Celebrated Authors

The Pioneer Valley has been home to some of the most remarkable authors in history, and three in particular are honored by sites bearing their name

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Two Sports Halls of Fame

It all began with a peach basket and a ball. Through trial and error, change and modification, Dr. James Naismith's original concept of basketball evolved into the global phenomenon it is today.

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Hands On… Pioneer Valley

There are some exciting and unforgettable "hands-on" experiences to be found here for all ages.

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Heritage Trails

Ethnic roots from many cultures are honored in the Pioneer Valley, and those seeking information or simply celebration have a number of places to turn.

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The Thrill of the Thrill Ride

One of the region's leading attractions, Six Flags New England, boasts some of the world's most exciting rides, including Bizarro, the number one coaster in New England, and more than 20 other thrill rides to provide endless fun.

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Valley of the Critters

Besides having two terrific zoos in the region (The Zoo in Forest Park and Lupa Game Farm), there are some unexpected treasures to be found for those who want to see some interesting animals up close and personal.

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Landmark Local Events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March), The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Basketball Championship (March), Old Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair (April), Opening Day at Six Flags New England (April), Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show (May, July and September)

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