Springfield

Things to do in Springfield

Brace Yourself: There are three versions of the Bizarro coaster in the U.S.: one at Darien Lake in New York State, one at Six Flags American in Maryland, and one here. But this is the one that wins the awards every year as the best roller coaster in the U.S.

The museum has everything hoop-related.

Spend an afternoon wandering the gleaming corridors of these four museums dedicated to science, history, and art. Admission is just $12.50.

While you’re at the Springfield Museums, stop by this sculpture garden to see the Cat in the Hat; the author was born in town.