box turtle
A box turtle like Yertle © Author Adventures

The house on Mulberry Street is no more, but the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield honors the life and work of Theodor Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss,” author and illustrator of approximately 50 books that sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. (Springfield has a population of approximately 155,000.

Generations of readers have enjoyed his whimsical prose. Some of it digs into deeper interpretations than at first glance. We like Oh, the Places You Will Go, which can apply to anyone’s life journey. Yertle the Turtle is high on our list too.

For a list of his classic books, click here:

You can also read about Dr. Seuss through our California page about him, and see another excellent sculpture.

The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden is the seventh stop on Massachusetts Trail Part 1!

Patricia Smart