Welcome to Holyoke, Massachusetts. Located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Holyoke is rich in natural and cultural assets, including an American Heritage River, hundreds of acres of parkland, two museums, and a Victorian-style downtown. It is all here, along with the great businesses and industries that have made Holyoke a major employment center since 1850 when it was developed as the first planned industrial city in the nation.
Ideally situated near the crossing of two interstate highways – I-90 and I-91 - Holyoke has used location to its advantage. As it harnessed the power of the Connecticut River and accepted immigrants from all over the world, it developed into a city of history, diverse cultures, and extraordinary opportunities. Today, as always, it is a treasure for all who visit and reside within its borders. “Holyokers” are among the most fiercely loyal, proud and welcoming to be found in any community in America.
Take a brief tour of Holyoke’s offerings. Then experience the city for yourself and feel free to explore all of the Pioneer Valley. Holyoke is surrounded by neighbors who proudly combine their assets to provide visitors with a unique and extraordinary experience.