DescriptionOn the Connecticut River, the Pioneer Valley city of Holyoke was the first planned industrial center in the country. Volleyball, first known as mintonette, was invented in 1895 by W.G. Morgan, a physical education instructor at the local YMCA. The Volleyball Hall of Fame, 444 Dwight St., features a model half-court and interactive exhibits. In March visitors can enjoy the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the largest in the country.
Dinosaur Footprints, a park off I-91 exit 17A along the west bank of the Connecticut River, boasts fossils and dinosaur footprints preserved in stone; phone (413) 532-1631.
Visitor InfoGreater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce 177 High St. HOLYOKE, MA 01040. Phone:(413)534-3376
ShoppingJCPenney, Macy's and Sears have stores in Holyoke Mall at Ingleside , off I-91 exit 15 at 50 Holyoke St.
Things to SeeChildren's Museum at Holyoke