Springfield is the busy hub of the Pioneer Valley. Known as the birthplace of basketball—the game was devised here in 1891 as a gym instructor's last-ditch attempt to keep a group of unruly teenagers occupied in winter—the city also has a cluster of fine museums and family attractions.


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