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American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society

About AAS The American Antiquarian Society is a national research library of American history and culture through 1876. more

ArtsWorcester
ArtsWorcester

At ArtsWorcester, we believe that contemporary art—the art made here and now, of all kinds and traditions– is fundamental to a vibrant, educated, and diverse city. Art shapes and enriches individual lives, while contributing substantively to social, economic, and civic development.

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Bovenzi Conservation Park
Bovenzi Conservation Park

Bovenzi Conservation Park S. - GWLT, Worcester, Massachusetts. 7 likes · 32 were here. Wildlife Sanctuary

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Boynton Park
Boynton Park

Once Boynton Park was the terminus of a Worcester Consolidated Street Railway line and residents would pack up and picnic at the park on weekends. Later this was replaced by a bus from the Worcester Bus Company. Today the WRTA Route 2 provides a stop at the intersection of Pleasant and Mower for public transit access to Boynton Park.

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Burnside Fountain
Burnside Fountain

The Burnside Fountain is a non-functioning drinking fountain at the southeast corner of Worcester Common in Worcester, Massachusetts. It consists of two parts, a pink granite basin, and a bronze statue of a young boy riding a sea turtle.

Busta Rhymes Island
Busta Rhymes Island

Busta Rhymes Island is the proposed name of an unnamed island in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The island is named after the rapper Busta Rhymes and is located in Mill Pond in Shrewsbury and measures 40x40 feet.

Cascades Park
Cascades Park

Cascade Falls Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Worcester, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Cascading Waters
Cascading Waters

Date Visited: March 19, 2016 Location: 135 Olean St, Worcester, Massachusetts Cost: Free Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset Parking: There are several parking lots at the Greater Worcester Land Trust which the Cascading Waters is part of.

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Coal Mine Brook
Coal Mine Brook

Greater Worcester Land Trust added a new photo — at Coal Mine Brook. · August 1, 2017 · Worcester, MA · Greater Worcester Land Trust added a new photo — at Coal Mine Brook.

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Coes Park
Coes Park

The area around Coes Resevoir (commonly referred to as Coes Pond) consists of 20.79 acres of green and blue space that offers four seasons of premier amenities including the region’s first state-of-the-art, universally accessible, multigenerational park and playground.

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Cristoforo Colombo Park
Cristoforo Colombo Park

Cristoforo Colombo Park (East Park) About Cristoforo Colombo Park, also known as East Park, is an important neighborhood and city-wide park located within the busy and vibrant Shrewsbury Street commercial district.

Crystal Street Historic District
Crystal Street Historic District

The Crystal Street Historic District is a group of three triple deckers at 30-34 Crystal Street, facing University Park in the Main South area of Worcester, Massachusetts. The houses appear to have been built for developer James Harrop, who lived at 30 Crystal Street and owned them for 35 years.

Dean Park
Dean Park

Dean Park is a fun place for folks and kids of all ages. Located on Main street in shrewbury, between 140 and route 20 there are plenty of activities to partake in. There's a corner of the pond where turtles congregate which, for me, brings back memories of the Yertle the Turtle, Dr. Seuss story.

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EcoTarium
EcoTarium

EcoTarium is well rooted in the Worcester community as an organization dedicated to the study of science and nature. The private, non-profit institution was founded in 1825 as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History and was incorporated in 1884 as the Worcester Natural History Society — EcoTarium's legal identity.

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Elm Park
Elm Park

Elm Park is an historic public park in Worcester. Originally called "New Common", the original 27 acres of Elm Park were purchased in 1854, thus making Worcester one of the first cities in the United States to expend public funds to purchase land for use as a public park.

General Artemas Ward House
General Artemas Ward House

Artemas Ward House. Wards's lifelong home had been built by his father, Nahum, about the time Artemas was born. The home is now known as the Artemas Ward House and is a museum preserved by Harvard University. Located at 786 Main Street in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts it is open to the public for limited hours during the summer months.

Green Hill Park
Green Hill Park

The Green Hill Park Farm is home to various gentle farm animals and is a great place for families with children looking for a leisurely activity on a nice day. Vietnam Memorial The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' Memorial was dedicated in June of 2002 and is located at Green Hill Park in Worcester.

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Hadwen Arboretum
Hadwen Arboretum

The Hadwen Project website "is devoted to the natural history, biodiversity, and human affairs of the Hadwen Arboretum. At present, the major content of the site concerns selected plants of the Arboretum, as described and illustrated by Clark University students.

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Hadwen Park
Hadwen Park

WORCESTER - The city has received a $300,000 grant through the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund for improvements to Hadwen Park.

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Historic Millbury Station Complex
Historic Millbury Station Complex

Millbury is a community rich in history and natural resources. At the same time, Millbury is in the forefront of development resulting from multi-million dollar highway improvements, including a second exit on the Mass Pike which provides easy access to Worcester and Providence.

Indian Lake
Indian Lake

Advisory - Indian Lake Closed Indefinitely For Immediate Release: 7/10/2014 4:27 pm Worcester, MA (July 10, 2014) - The Worcester Division of Public Health has issued a public health advisory due to the observation of high levels of cyanobacteria algae (blue-green) in Indian Lake.

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Institute Park
Institute Park

Institute Park About Institute Park is an historic park which dates to the late 1800’s and has long been connected to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery exists to promote and support the intellectual and cultural life of College of the Holy Cross. Through its exhibitions and acquisitions, both historical and contemporary, the Gallery serves as a catalyst for the search for meaning and value in life and history. The Cantor Gallery has special responsibility for integrating the liberal arts values of the College and the classroom by linking exhibitions to the broader curriculum.

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Lake Quinsigamond
Lake Quinsigamond

Lake Quinsigamond (also Long Pond) is a body of water situated between the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is 4 miles (6 km) long, between 50 and 85 feet (15 and 26 m) deep, and has a surface area of approximately 772 acres (3.1 km²).

Lower Pleasant Street District
Lower Pleasant Street District

The Lower Pleasant Street District is an historic district at 418-426 Main Street and 9-49 Pleasant Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.It encompasses the only surviving row of Victorian-era commercial buildings in downtown Worcester. These buildings were built between 1872 and 1890, and are located along the north side of Pleasant Street, from its corner with Main Street nearly to Chestnut Street.

Mass Audubon Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses the west side of its namesake pond, provides critical habitat for its resident and migratory wildlife. Its moderate-to-rugged trails also offer an opportunity for a peaceful walk through fields and hardwood-white pine forest, skirting wetlands, passing over streams, and ending at the pond.

Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 400 acres cooperatively managed or owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs will guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh.

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Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial

WORCESTER – Hundreds attended Thursday morning’s Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Green Hill Park, joining those participating in similar ceremonies across the country 50 years after the height of the war.

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Mechanics Hall
Mechanics Hall

Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA is a culturally significant concert and event venue ideal for hosting galas, weddings, business meetings, and more. Visit us today! Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA is a culturally significant concert and event venue ideal for hosting galas, weddings, business meetings, and more.

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Middle River Park
Middle River Park

Over 50 people worked at the park, ranging from neighbors to college students, to even Worcester area high school students. Cite manager Lucas Netchert planned and coordinated all aspects of this project at Middle River Park.

Moore State Park
Moore State Park

Moore State Park spans 400 acres and is located in the heart of Massachusetts. Between the 18th and early 20th centuries, it was home to grist and saw mills. Today, visitors come to glimpse its popular waterfalls and cascades of flower blooms. Other attractions include the stone mill foundations, a restored sawmill, and networks of wooded paths.

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Newton Hill
Newton Hill

Newton Hill is a fairly new, 18 hole, Chainstar-basketed course. I went here with a couple of friends to check it out, on what turned out to be a chilly, but almost a near perfect day for a couple rounds.

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Old Stone Church
Old Stone Church

The Old Stone Church, built in 1891 to replace the Baptist Church that burned, is an historic building in West Boylston, Massachusetts. On April 13, 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Orson the Polar Bear
Orson the Polar Bear

Down to Business Part 1: Polar weathers changes, challenges as a Worcester business staple The familiar Polar Bear, tied to the roof of one of Polar Beverages’ plants, greets hundreds of motorists every day as they wind their way through Interstate 290.

Quinsigamond State Park
Quinsigamond State Park

Quinsigamond State Park sits on the shore of Lake Quinsigamond. Take a swim in the lake, or enjoy a picnic while watching the boats sail by. Tennis courts and soccer fields are available, too.

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Regatta Point Park
Regatta Point Park

About Us Regatta Point is a non-profit who's mission is "Boating for All." With recreational boating, we inspire personal growth and promote enjoyment of the water regardless of age, ability, and means.

Salisbury Mansion
Salisbury Mansion

Salisbury Mansion Salisbury Mansion, located at 40 Highland Street, is Worcester’s only historic house museum. Built in 1772 as a combination house and store, it served as the home of “gentleman-merchant” Stephen Salisbury.

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Seven Hills,
Seven Hills,

Worcester is one of many cities claimed, like Rome, to be found on seven hills: Airport Hill, Bancroft Hill, Belmont Hill (Bell Hill), Grafton Hill, Green Hill, Pakachoag Hill and Vernon Hill. However, Worcester has more than seven hills including Indian Hill, Newton Hill, Poet's Hill, and Wigwam Hill.

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Shore Park Beach
Shore Park Beach

Veronica Vega added a new photo — at Shore Park. · June 10 at 2:13pm · Worcester, MA · Veronica Vega added a new photo — with Jasmine Diaz at Shore Park.

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Ski Ward
Ski Ward

About Us Just minutes from Worcester and less than an hour from Boston, you’ll find Ski Ward, a small area with something for everyone. Ski Ward is open year-round offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing in both the winter and summer along with birthday parties, group outings and corporate functions.

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Sprinkler Factory
Sprinkler Factory

The Sprinkler Factory Gallery is a welcoming venue that nurtures and promotes the visual and performing arts communities of Central Massachusetts. We host exhibitions twice a month that are free and open to the public.

Terrapin Station
Terrapin Station

With Grateful Dead lyrics, there’s always a new and different take on what they bring up for each listener, it seems. (I’ll consider requests for particular songs—just private message me!) "Terrapin Station" The Terrapin Station Suite’s second part, “Terrapin Station,” begins, as did the first, with an invocation.

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The Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial
The Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial

Ken Swift of Shrewsbury, past chairman of the Korean War Memorial Committee and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Central Massachusetts, described those 196 people as "true patriots." "We are gathered here today because we prefer to choose freedom over tyranny," Mr. Swift said.

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest organization of its kind in the country. The society purchased Tower Hill Farm in Boylston in 1986 and has been building a beautiful year-round botanic garden on its 132 acres ever since.

Trout Brook Recreation Area
Trout Brook Recreation Area

Trout Brook Recreation Area is 660 acres Holden conservation land with a system of trails for walking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Entrances on Manning Street, Mason Road and Sterling Road have parking.

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Wachusett Reservoir
Wachusett Reservoir

The Wachusett Reservoir is the second largest body of water in the state of Massachusetts. It is located in central Massachusetts, northeast of Worcester. It is part of the water supply system for metropolitan Boston maintained by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority .

Woodland Street Firehouse
Woodland Street Firehouse

The Woodland Street Firehouse is an historic fire station at 36 Woodland Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is one of the finest of Worcester Victorian-era firehouses. The two story brick building was built in 1886 in a Queen Anne style, with some Romanesque details.

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Art Museum

The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo March 10 - June 3, 2018 This exhibition will bring together two early Italian panel paintings for the first time since they were separated from their original altarpiece: the Annunciation at the Musée du Louvre and WAM's Miracle of San Donato.

Worcester Historical Museum Parking
Worcester Historical Museum Parking

Worcester Historical Museum is committed to making both its building and programs accessible to visitors with disabilities. WHM is proud to offer programs and services to visitors of all ages and abilities.

Wyman Gordan House
Wyman Gordan House

The Worcester Drop Forge Works was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1883 by Horace Wyman and Lyman Gordon. It was later renamed the Wyman-Gordon Company. The company began with eight people in a small wooden factory building, forging crankshafts for looms.