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“Cat in the Hat”

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Bring the kids to this outdoor sculpture garden where the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters are immortalized in bronze, life-size statues all designed by Geisel's step-daughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Cat in the Hat”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Nestled in the Quadrangle between the public library and museums are many statues of Dr. Seuss's most memorable characters. They are life like and if you grew up reading his stories this is a must see. It is small and the parking is not great but it is free and and the kids and grown ups really like it. While you are there take in one or all of our wonderful museums. They are some of the best and has something for everyone. There is a fee to enter them and are handi capped accessible. You can spend a whole day there.

Visited April 2014
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COLUMBIA
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Shining light”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a whimsical, free, and family friendly attraction. It was the bright spot in my trip to Springfield. I recommend this to any travelers; it will put a smile on even the grumpiest of businessmen.

Visited March 2014
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Dover, NH
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“So cute”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The kids really enjoyed getting their pictures taken with the sculptures. I really liked that it is all fenced in so it was safe to just let them run. Very well done!

Visited April 2014
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
687 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Small, but good for kids.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a small sculpture garden located in the Quadrangle. Kids will enjoy seeing their favorite Seuss characters.

Visited April 2014
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Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
341 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“They Tore Down Dr. Suess' House”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I'm not rating the sculpture garden. It is nicely done. On Mulberry Street (yes, THE Mulberry Street) was Theodore Geisel's home. It is no longer there. Mulberry Street still exists. I will never forgive what some lunatics did not have the foresight to value. Boo Springfield.

Visited March 2014
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