5 Western Mass attractions visitors and locals love

January 15, 2018 / New England

Spring semester is here and Western Massachusetts has something for everyone. Don’t get your nose stuck in a book—let Uber help you unlock all that the area has to offer.

Fun things to do in Western Massachusetts


The Zoo in Forest Park

The Zoo in Forest Park is home to over 200 domestic and exotic animals. Get your fill of the animal kingdom here, from monkeys to lamas and leopards.

Where: Springfield, MA


Mohawk Trail

Formerly a Native American trading route, this 63-mile touring road is the perfect place to take in New England spring. Enjoy the scenery by car or explore the state forests and parks by foot.

Where: North Adams, MA

Basketball Hall of Fame

With nearly 300 inductees, the Basketball Hall of Fame has more basketball memorabilia than you could ever dream of. Hoops Heaven also includes interactive exhibits, skills challenges, and live clinics for the more hands-on visitors.

Where: Springfield, MA

Six Flags New England

Complete with 13 roller coasters, an extensive water park, and plenty of smaller rides from the carousel to bumper cars, New England’s largest amusement park isn’t to be missed. 

Where: Agawam, MA


Who knew the largest center for contemporary and performing arts in the country was in Massachusetts? Visit MASS MoCA for everything from large-scale art installations to contemporary dance.

Where: North Adams, MA

Western Massachusetts has plenty to offer from state parks, to arts, to some of the best of the animal kingdom. Get out and explore.