After you've explored Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, MA, here are some additional things to do nearby:
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
If you call yourself a basketball fan, you really have to visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the sport's birthplace. So much more than a shrine to the greatest players of all time, this family-friendly attraction offers plenty of interactive experiences.
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
Located just down the road from Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, MA, this indoor butterfly habitat enchants visitors of all ages. It's always tropically warm inside, so it's the perfect retreat from winter weather.
Bridge of Flowers
Just a 25-minute drive from Yankee Candle Village, this famous blooming bridge in Shelburne Falls, MA, is a one-of-a-kind photo op and a lovely place for a walk.
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Where can you look a Lorax in the eyes, put your arm around the Grinch and tell Sam I Am what you really think of his green eggs and ham? At the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield, Massachusetts: hometown of Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss!
Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England is an Agawam, Massachusetts, amusement park for the whole family featuring thrill rides, tamer rides, children's rides and amusements, shows and attractions.
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation
Especially during fall foliage season in Massachusetts, you'll want to make the scenic drive to the summit of Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield for aerial views of the Connecticut River and the Pioneer Valley. The pavilion at the top is a perfect spot for a picnic. Hiking up is an option, too, if you're up for a workout.
Explore the painstakingly preserved 330-year-old Massachusetts village of Deerfield. You'll find 18th and 19th century houses, the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the historic Deerfield Inn where you can stay or dine.
Memorial Hall Museum
This museum within the confines of Historic Deerfield is one of New England's oldest and features an expansive collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles and Indian artifacts.
Mead Art Museum
Located at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Mead Art Museum has a collection of 14,000 works acquired since 1839, and it continues to add contemporary works to its holdings. See these inspiring objects, created over the past 5,000 years, displayed inside a 1949 building designed by noted architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.
Tea Guys Factory Store & Tasting Room
Go straight to the source for these handcrafted, exotic tea blends like Watermelon, Lime & Basil or Root Beer Rooibus. If you're a tea drinker, you'll fee both at home and intrigued the moment you step inside this fragrant tasting room in Whately, MA, where tea is sold both loose leaf and in tea bags. Sparkling teas are their newest sensation.
Richardson's Candy Kitchen
Indulge your sweet cravings while you're in Deerfield, MA, at this popular destination for handmade chocolates and candies.