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Springfield, Massachusetts: Where historical charm meets modern vitality, presenting a myriad of adventures, cultural treasures, and a genuine hospitality that will linger in your memories. We encourage you to uncover the wonders of Explore Western Mass! Whether you're a culinary connoisseur, a coffee enthusiast, a night owl, or a thrill-seeker, they have meticulously crafted a comprehensive guide to Springfield's exceptional assortment of eateries, coffee havens, nightlife, and activities, ensuring that your stay will be nothing short of extraordinary. Embrace the richness of Springfield's heritage and the vibrancy of its contemporary offerings for an unforgettable experience.

MassMutual Center is located in Springfield’s downtown section, minutes from hotels, bus, and train stations. Patrons should enter MassMutual Center at the entrance on the corner of Dwight Street and Bruce Landon Way.

MassMutual Center Directions and Parking

Parking options are available with the Springfield Parking Authority along with MGM Springfield.  Click here for directions and more information.

MassMutual Center Preferred Parking Partners

Public Transportation

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority: Learn more about bus routes and times here.
Union Station: Learn more about rail passenger services here.

Western Mass Food Trails

Follow the Eat Local Trail and Western Mass Burger Trail! Embark on your journey here.

Restaurants in Downtown Springfield


Nearby restaurants that cater to a variety of dietary restrictions:


Additional restaurant options:

Local Attractions

The Big E Fair: The Big E Fair will be kicking off in Springfield during #ARSL2024! The fair will be running from Sept. 13-29.

Things To Do in Western Mass - Attractions, Events, Outdoor Adventures & More

Create Your Own Libraries & Museums Crawl

Below is an interactive map highlighting libraries and museums near the #ARSL2024 conference! We encourage you to use this resource to join fellow attendees on an inspiring museum crawl, where you'll explore captivating art and history while forging meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who share your passion for culture and discovery.


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