Friday, May 21, 2010
The Pioneer Valley Tourism
The Pioneer Valley has many tourist attraction places. Four museums have set up shop near downtown Springfield at the Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle complex. The Connecticut Valley Historical Museum surveys the history of the Pioneer Valley. There is also a permanent Dr. Seuss exhibit in hour of Theodore Gisele, the children’s books writer who grew up in the area.
The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum contains Japanese armor ceramics and textiles and gallery of American paintings. The Museum of Fine Arts has paintings by Gauguin Renoir, Degas and Mont as well as 18th century American paintings and contemporary works. The Springfield Science Museum has an ‘Exploration Center” of touchable displays and a planetarium and dinosaur exhibits.