Worcester's attractions are an amazing mix of art, history and outdoor fun.
History buffs should visit the American Antiquarian Society on Salisbury street. The AAS has a great collection of printed materials from pre-Colonial to pre-Civil War times. If you are more interested in local history, visit the Worcester Historical Museum, which offers high-quality programs, events, and exhibitions.
If you are interested in arts and crafts, visit the Worcester Art Musuem, which hosts many world-class collections from Renoir, Monet and Cezanne. The museum now also exhibits artifacts from the Higgins Armory. ARTSWorcester is also a great non-profit organization that has great contemporary art shows. Another great local Musuem is the
For nature lovers, the EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor environmental museum with tons of interactive exhibits. The Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary has more than 400 acres and 5 miles of trails. Tower Hill Botanical Garden is a 132 acre beauitfully planned garden with walking trails. Wachusett Mountain is only 10 miles away from Worcester in Princeton, MA. It has 20 ski trails and is a great place to go hiking in the summer.
If you are looking for a great place to take your children, visit Davis Farmland and Mega Maze. Want to see what it was like to live in the 1800's? Go to Old Sturbridge Village, one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums. Walk through antique buildings, historians in costume, water-powered mills and a great working farm. Each season they have new activties!
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