Places to visit in Massachusetts

There are a number of wonderful places and attractions in the state of Masachusetts. The state is home to a number of museums, archaeological sites and historical landmarks. The beaches and state parks in the state are also famous.
Map of Massachusetts Attractions
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State ParksAmes Nowell State Park, Ashland State Park, Bradley Palmer State Park, Clarksburg State Park, Dighton Rock State Park
BeachesBallston Beach, New Silver Beach, Gray's Beach, Corn Hill Beach, Cahoon Hollow Beach
MuseumsMuseum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Bunker Hill Museum, Alden House Historic Site, Art Institute of Boston
Historic LandmarksJohn Adams Birthplace, American Antiquarian Society, Maria Baldwin House, Buckman Tavern, Jethro Coffin House
Other PlacesJohn Hancock Observatory, Copley Place, Quincey Market, Faneuil Hall

Clarksburg State Park :  It is a state Park located in Clarksburg, Massachusetts. Northern hardwood forest makes up the scenery of the park. The major attraction in the park is the Mauserts Pond, which is a landscaped picnic area. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages the park. Canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming are some of the recreation opportunities that the park offers.

New Silver Beach : One of the most beautiful beaches in the state, the New Silver Beach is located in the census-designated place of North Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1893 and has continued to be a functioning resort destination. The beach is well-known as a place of revelry.

Museum of Fine Arts : One of the largest museums in the United States, the Museum of Fine Arts is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The museum displays vast holdings of artwork including extensive Far East and French impressionists collections and American art and furniture. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world attracting over a million tourists annually. The museum also houses extensive collection of Chinese painting, calligraphy, Japanese pottery, and many Egyptian artifacts.

Quincy Market : Also called Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market is a great place to visit for a refreshment break during the long walk of 2.5-mile Freedom Trail in Boston. It is a historic building that was constructed in 1824-26. The market is named after Mayor Josiah Quincy who was the chief organizer of the building. He did so without any tax or debt. The place is famous for its large indoor-outdoor market that is home to dozens of restaurants and food stalls.

New England Aquarium : One of the most popular family attractions, the New England Aquarium is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established on June 20, 1969. The aquarium had more than 12,000 visitors the very first day. The major attraction of the Aquarium is the Giant Ocean Tank, a cylindrical tank simulating a Caribbean coral reef. This tank consists of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, eels, barracuda, and many smaller reef-living fish.

Last Updated Date: August 31th, 2017

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