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Academy of Music - Offering first class performing arts and film presentations in an historic theatre of national significance. There is certainly something to please everyone.

Berkshire Museum - Recognized as one of the finest small museums in the nation, and is one of the few museums where art, history and the natural world are displayed in one place.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - The purpose of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book.

Emily Dickinson Museum - The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet's brother and his family, share three beautiful acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst.

Historic Deerfield - A museum of New England history and art within the carefully preserved 330 year old western Massachusetts village of Deerfield. See a collection of 18th and 19th century houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life filled with some of the great decorative arts treasures of early America.

Look Memorial Park - Two hundred acres with picnic area; tennis, zoo, miniature train, mini-golf, pedal boats, and bumper boats.

Magic Wings - Consists of a 14,400 square foot facility that includes a 4,000 sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation.

Animagic Museum - Showcases the local talent and their role in animation and special effects. In Animagic, you will see the actual models used in movies, watch a stereoscopic 3-D Effect, see a genuine Academy Award and discover how those amazing effects were made.

Nash Dinosaur Track Site - This location has produced more dinosaur tracks than any other location. Enjoy the museum that displays a variety of dinosaur tracks and fossils, and the rock shop where you may purchase your own dinosaur tracks and other fossils and minerals.

Big Adventures - A family fun center which specializes in entertaining children ages 1-12. Adventure Land features the largest playscape in the Northeast, with three levels of walkways, crawl ways, slides and plastic ball pits. In Adventure Land's game area, kids can win prizes playing 20 different games.

Six Flags New England - Just about every kind of ride for every kind of rider. So, whether you want to take to the air on Bizarro the #1 coaster on the planet, spin head-over-heels on Catapult, cool off in the new Mr. Six's Splash Island or experience the magic of a classic Carousel, you'll find what you're looking for right here.

Wistariahurst Museum - Originally the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family, has stood as an example of elegance and fine architecture since 1874.

Amherst History Museum - Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum - Excursion train rides between Lenox and Stockbridge two times per operation day. 20 mile, 2 1/2 hour round trip plus new permanent Gilded Age exhibit. Open Saturdays, Sundays and summer holidays from June through October.

The Zoo in Forest Park - Visitors can see over 200 domestic and exotic animals. The zoo also features a Discovery Room, train rides, gardens, duck ponds, paddle boats, and picnicking.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Visit the birthplace of Basketball in Springfield. Since 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has honored and celebrated the game's greatest moments and brightest stars.

Lupa Zoo - Come and see all the wild things going on at the Lupa Zoo.Kids will love to see the monkeys and bears. There is also a Family Farm which gives kids the chance to see domestic animals up close and touch goats, sheep and other animals.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts - Always a great place to see the performing arts. Check to see what is playing.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art.

Norman Rockwell Museum - Dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman Rockwell in the field of illustration.

Shakespeare & Company - Develops and produces new plays of social and political significance. Shakespeare & Company's educational programs inspire a new generation of students and scholars to discover the resonance of Shakespeare's truths in the everyday world, demonstrating the influence that classical theatre can have within a community.

Springfield Science Museum - The museum features a Dinosaur Hall; the multi-level R.E. Phelon African Hall, exhibits on African cultures; the Solutia Eco-Center, an aquarium and live animal center; Mineral Hall; hands-on exhibits; Native American Hall; a 100-seat planetarium; an observatory; and an exhibit on the Springfield-based aviation pioneers, the Granville Brothers.

Western Mass Family Golf Center - The area's favorite golf practice facility and learning center. It offers a 50 station natural grass tee as well as artificial mat tees, a practice sand bunker, short chipping area, and a putting green.

Hancock Shaker Village - An outdoor history museum of Shaker life on 1,200 acres in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Its twenty original buildings and historic working farm and gardens preserve and interpret the life of America’s most successful communitarian society.