Things To Do In West Springfield

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Forest Park

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$42 $19

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$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$131 $59

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Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Creative Martini & Paint Club (Up to 74% Off)

Creative Martini & Paint Club

Multiple Locations

Budding artists can relax with a drink and friends as they learn to blend colors and other skills during two-hour painting classes

$33 $11

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$49 for a 12-Month Online-Cooking-Classes Membership to Top Chef University ($199.95 Value)

Top Chef University

Online Deal

Contestants from Emmy-award-winning cooking show lead more than 200 online video lessons with printable recipes

$199.95 $49

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$55 for $100 Worth of Handcrafting Classes — Pioneer Valley Artspace

Pioneer Valley Artspace

Springfield

Hand-building pottery, slipcasting, ceramics, painting, design, and all other forms of art

$100 $55

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Safe in Sound Festival Ft. Flux Pavilion, Destroid, Zeds Dead, and Guests at MassMutual Center on September 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Safe In Sound Festival ft. Destroid + Guests

MassMutual Center

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EDM superstars Flux Pavilion, Destroid, and Zeds Dead, headline a dance festival amplified by 150,000 watts of PK sound

$72.20 $50

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at MassMutual Center on September 30 at 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance!"

MassMutual Center

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$21.85 $11

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Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

$18 $11

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Originally founded more than 45 years ago, Gold's Gym promotes a results-oriented approach to personal fitness. Members can explore their robustness goals with the gym's extensive collection of ellipticals, treadmills, resistance machines, weights, and other fitness gadgets, as well as group classes such as Zumba, spinning, yoga and more, which facilitate social sweating. Check out the class schedules at both Springfield and Chicopee locations.

1452 Memorial Ave
West Springfield,
MA
US

More than 500 Facebookers are fans of Piccadilly Pub, and eight Insider Pagers give the restaurant an average of three stars:

1508 Riverdale St
West Springfield,
MA
US

Celebrating more than 100 years of basketball history, the halls and exhibits of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honor the players, coaches, referees, and others who helped the game grow to an internationally beloved sport. There are shrines dedicated to more than 300 Hall of Famers, and the 40,000-square-foot basketball megaplex also houses more than 70 interactive exhibits with audio and video components, limited-run tributes to standout teams and players, and special events. The Hall of Fame provides an outlet for freshly inspired visitors to emulate the giants of the sport: a full-size center court, where they can practice alley-oops and half-court slam dunks or attend clinics taught by players and coaches. On the way back to the car, many guests pause for a photograph next to the towering silver sphere that punctuates the buildings' exterior.

Named for James A. Naismith, the inventor of the sport, the Hall of Fame stands just "a midrange jump shot" from the site of the original game. Played on December 21, 1891, the first contest tallied a final score of one basket to zero, prompting Dr. Naismith to remove the bee's nests from the backboards.

1000 Hall of Fame Ave.
Springfield,
MA
US

Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

1387 Liberty St
Springfield,
MA
US

Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.

1502 Allen St
Springfield,
MA
US

Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.

1 Columbus Center
Springfield,
MA
US