Did you know that Dr. Seuss, actually Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born in Springfield? He grew up running around Forest Park, where his father was in charge of the Forest Park Zoo. Therefore, it is fitting that the memorial park for Dr. Seuss is located in Springfield, a city that inspired so many of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories.
As you stroll through beautifully designed garden in the quad of the Springfield Museums, you will see sculptures of 14-foot Horton the Elephant with Sam-I-Am, Thing One, Thing Two, Sally, her brother, and Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Near the Springfield Library you can see the sculpture of Dr. Seuss with the Cat in the Hat.
The cast iron Lorax stands on a tree stump in front of the imposing Springfield Science Museum, warning us all with "Unless...." The sculptures, designed by the sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, Geisel's step-daughter, make up the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, one of the best things to do in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Photo: Springfield Museums