- Basketball Hall of Fame: Springfield, MA • 3 mi S (hoophall.com)
- Mass Mutual Center, home of the Springfield Thunderbirds Hockey Team: Springfield, MA • 7 mi N (massmutualcenter.com)
- Eastern States Exposition: West Springfield, MA • 8 mi NW (easternstatesexposition.com)
- International Volleyball Hall of Fame: Holyoke, MA • 13 mi N (volleyhall.org)
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The area is saturated in history and pride and has the honor of being the land to many firsts. Basketball was invented in Springfield, MA in 1891, Volleyball made its debut in 1895 in Holyoke, and it is home to the sixth largest fair in the nation, the Eastern States Exposition.