Johnny Appleseed Country – Orange, Massachusetts

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Some of the attractions at Johnny Appleseed Country include:

202 Entertainment LLC
221 Daniel Shays Highway
Orange, MA 01364
Conveniently located on Route 202 in Orange, MA, lies a complex of fun. 202 Entertainment has something for everyone, from the serious athlete to the weekend warrior. Amenities include an 18-hole mini-golf course, go-kart track, batting cages, driving range as well as indoor multi-sport rink with arcade as well as an indoor dek rink. Birthday party packages available.
(978) 544-5278

Animal Adventures
336 Sugar Road
Bolton, MA 01740
Animal Adventures is a family-owned, family-friendly Educational Experiece! Famous for interactive live animal programs at schools & events all over New England – staffed by professional educators, animal handlers, show presenters & volunteers, Animal Adventures is dedicated to teaching people about the world’s diverse animal life! The exotic animal center & rescue facility in Bolton is open year round – providing up-close, behind-the-scenes, hands-on animal experiences for all ages! Easy to find – just off Route 495 (exit 27) OPEN YEAR ROUND Tuesday thru Sunday 10-5 (7 days/week during summer & school vacation weeks).
(978) 779-8988

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Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA

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Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA

A visit to the Higgins Armory Museum will spark the imagination of visitors of all ages with arms and armor ranging from ancient Greek Corinthian helmets to ornate suits of armor crafted at the height of the Renaissance. Informative and entertaining demonstrations and programs bring to life arms and armor from around the world and across centuries.  This is the only dedicated museum of armor in the western hemisphere. 

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Baker’s Island Lighthouse – Salem, Massachusetts

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Baker’s Island Lighthouse – Salem, Massachusetts

The original lighthouse or “unlighted beacon” as it was called was raised to a height of 57 feet, painted red and hopped by a two foot diameter black ball in 1791.  This was used to guide ships to the harbor during the daylight hours.  It wasn’t until the deaths of 16 people due to the wrecks of three vessels in 1796 that a letter was sent to Congress stating that they needed a lighted aid.

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Osterville Historical Museum – Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Osterville Historical Museum – Cape Cod, Massachusetts

One of the many amazing things about visiting the eastern seashore area is the opportunity to look back in time and truly see what ingenious people the pioneers were, how they lived, made a living and socialized.  When you visit the Osterville Historical Museum you will have the opportunity to see the house that was built by Captain Jonathan Parker in 1824.  Capt. Parker was a schooner captain that lived in the village and made is living in fishing and providing transportation up and down the coastline.  The house was added too over a number of years but finally became the home to the Museum in 1961.

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Blackstone Valley Fall Festival, Northbridge, MA

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The Second Annual Premier One-Day Valley Agritourism Festival returns October 9, 2010

Bring the family out for some fun on the farm at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Tourism Association’s Fall Family Festival and Craft Fair. The third annual fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8 at Northbridge High School, 427 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville, MA. Rain date is Sunday, October 9th

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Six Flags Seasonal Passes – Springfield, Massachusetts

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Have more fun at Six Flags Amusement Parks with Season Passes! Check out our Top 10 Reasons To Get Season Passes!  Have more fun with a Season Pass.  Enjoy unlimited visits, free tickets for friends and over $300 in discounts on food and fun with a Six Flags Theme Park Season Pass.
•    1. Lowest Price of the Year
•    2. Pays for Itself
•    3. Unlimited Visits
•    4. FREE Tickets for Friends
•    5. $300 in Park Savings
•    6. Season Pass Funatics Reward Program
•    7. Free Special Events, Festivals and Concerts
•    8. Free Water park
•    9. Exclusive Pass Holder Perks
•    10. Free Admission to all Six Flags Theme Parks

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National Heritage Museum – Lexington, Massachusetts

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National Heritage Museum – Lexington, Massachusetts

Are you interested in American History?  Do you have an interest in following the development of the mind set and the paperwork of those that chose to move forward with the American Revolution to free this country from the grips of a foreign monarchy?  You can follow the path of those before with a visit to the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, where the American Revolution was born.

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Museum of Bad Art – Somerville and Dedham, Massachusetts

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museum of bad art.jpgMuseum of Bad Art – Somerville and Dedham, Massachusetts

If you are tired of going to art museums where you know that your ability to "compete" with the great artists of the world is zilch, then you really should visit the Museum of Bad Art in Dedham.  Here you will see things that will have you truly wondering just why they are on display, but then, there are both artists that want their work shown and people that want to see it, and some think it isn’t all that bad!

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Tory House – Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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tory home.jpgTory House – Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Sitting on the north side of the Common sites the house that was built by Joseph Leonard, a fifth-generation descendent of James Chilton of the Mayflower.  The house was built in 1698.  After a couple of sales the house ended up in the possession of Colonel Josiah Edison, head of the local militia and, for twelve years, representative to the General Court.  The house is called the Tory House because Josiah sided with the British, and in 1774 a popular frenzy forced him to seek the protection of the British Army in Boston.  His house was confiscated by the town in 1776.  It as sold to Isaac Lazell in 1779.

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Storrowton Village Museum – West Springfield, Massachusetts

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Storrowton Museum.jpgStorrowton Village Museum – West Springfield, Massachusetts

The experience of stepping back in time is available when you are taking your Massachusetts vacation and visit the Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield.  Here you will be immersed into the 19th century with the 9 historical buildings assembled around a traditional Green.  The buildings are such as our forefathers built on hills, crossroads and along the rivers in the area.  Although the buildings come from different states and are of different periods of construction, together they form a typical New England Village.  The village includes a Meeting House, Schoolhouse, general Store, Blacksmith Shop, Tavern, Law Office and historic homes.

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