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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS


Battleship Cove, Fall River U.S.S. Constitution Museum Bash Bish Falls, Bash Bish Falls State Park, Mt. Washington

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Massachusetts!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Massachusetts. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series. .

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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Battleship Cove Boat Museum / Military Museum Fall River tour several historic military ships
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Nature Park / Fort / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns series of remote islands off the coast of Boston
Boston Public Garden Botanical Garden / Urban/City Park Boston Boston's most beautiful public space
Boston Symphony Orchestra  Symphony / Orchestra Boston world-famous symphony orchestra
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum History Museum Boston site of famous British rebellion event
Cape Cod National Seashore Nature Park / Beach / Hiking Trails / Beach Driving Multiple towns series of beautiful beaches and sand dunes
Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns the best rail trail in Massachusetts
Clark Art Institute, The Art Museum Williamstown one of the best art museums in New England
Commercial Street Shopping Provincetown gay-friendly pedestrian zone loaded with shops
Crane Beach / Crane Estate Beach / Historic Home Tours Ipswich one of Massachusetts' best beaches
Fenway Park Baseball Stadium Boston cherished historic baseball park
Freedom Trail Historic District / Walking Tours Boston walking path to many important Revolutionary sites
Gillette Stadium Football Stadium Foxborough home of New England Patriots & summer concerts
Hancock Shaker Village Living History Museum Pittsfield one of several excellent living history museum in MA
Mass MoCa Contemporary Art Museum North Adams one of the best contemporary art museums in the US
Mount Greylock State Reservation / Mt. Greylock Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Highpoint Multiple towns beautiful views and excellent hiking; can drive to top
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Art Museum Boston one of the finest art museums in the U.S.A.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Maritime Museum New Bedford largest whaling-focused museum in the U.S.A.
Norman Rockwell Museum Art Museum Stockbridge features 500+ of his original paintings and drawings
North End Shopping / Dining Boston famous Italian neighborhood with excellent food
Old Sturbridge Village Living History Museum Sturbridge one of several excellent living history museum in MA
Plimoth Plantation Living History Museum Plymouth one of several excellent living history museum in MA
Samuel Adams Brewery Breweries / Brewery Tours Boston brewery tours / tasting room
Tanglewood Symphony / Orchestra / Outdoor Concerts Lenox fantastic indoor and outdoor concert/orchestra venue
Whaling Museum Maritime Museum Nantucket excellent whaling-focused museum

Battleship Cove, Fall River
Battleship Cove, Fall River

Santarella (Tyringham Gingerbread House), Tyringham
Santarella (Tyringham Gingerbread House), Tyringham

Bash Bish Falls, Bash Bish Falls State Park, Mt. Washington
Bash Bish Falls, Bash Bish Falls State Park, Mt. Washington

Crane Beach Reservation, Ipswich
Crane Beach, Ipswich

Bub's BBQ, Sunderland
Bub's BBQ, Sunderland

Hulbert Hill, Bartholomew's Cobble
Hulbert Hill, Bartholomew's Cobble

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore

Babson Boulders, Dogtown, Gloucster
Babson Boulders, Dogtown, Gloucster

Mount Watatic, Ashuburnham
Mount Watatic, Ashuburnham

Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord

U.S.S. Constitution, Charlestown
U.S.S. Constitution, Charlestown

entrance to the North End neighborhood of Boston
entrance to the North End neighborhood of Boston

U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Charlestown
U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Charlestown

a sign along the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, Boston
a sign along the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, Boston

North End, Boston
North End, Boston

Boston Public Market, Boston
Boston Public Market, Boston

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Massachusetts that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Adams National Historical Park Historic Home Tours / Presidential Attraction Quincy
Aquinnah Cliffs / Gay Head Cliffs Geologic Attraction / Scenic Views Aquinnah
Bash Bish Falls State Park / Bash Bish Falls Hiking Trails / Waterfall Mt. Washington
Bearskin Neck Shopping / Dining Rockport
Boston Common Urban/City Park Boston
Boston Public Market Shopping / Dining Boston
Coast Guard Beach Beach Eastham
Dogtown / Babson Boulders Hiking Trails / Nature Gloucester
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Shopping / Dining Boston
George's Island / Fort Warren Historic Fort Boston
Granary Burying Ground Cemetery / Gravesites Boston
Harvard Museum of Natural History Natural History Museum Cambridge
Harvard University College / University Cambridge
Heritage Museums & Gardens History Museum / Garden Sandwich
Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum Art Museum / Garden Boston
Jacob's Pillow Theater Becket
Jenney Museum History Museum / Walking Tours Plymouth
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Ski/Snowboard Resort Hancock
John. F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library Library / Presidential Attraction / History Museum Boston
Marconi Beach Beach Wellfleet
Minuteman National Historical Park History Museum / Battlefield / Hiking Trails / Historic Home Tours Multiple towns
Mount Auburn Cemetery Cemetery / Gravesites Cambridge
Mount Everett State Reservation Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Mt. Washington
Mount Washington State Forest Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Mount Watatic Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Ashburnham
Museum of Science Science Museum / Planetarium / Movie Theater Boston
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sports Museum / Hall of Fame Museum Springfield
Nashua River Rail Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns
Nauset Beach Beach Orleans
Nauset Light Lighthouse Eastham
Nickerson State Park Hiking Trails / Bike Path / Rail Trail / Camping Brewster
Old State House State Capitol Building Boston
Peabody Essex Museum Art Museum Salem
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum Monument / Observation Deck / Scenic Views Provincetown
Province Lands Bike Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Provincetown
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Rock Climbing Sutton
Race Point Beach Beach Provincetown
Rebecca Nurse Homestead History Museum / Witch History Danvers
Santarella (Gingerbread House) Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Tyringham
Shining Sea Bikeway Bike Path / Rail Trail Falmouth
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Cemetery / Gravesites Concord
Smith College Botanic Garden Botanical Garden Northampton
Springfield Armory National Historic Site Gun/Firearm Museum Springfield
U.S.S. Constitution Boat Museum Charlestown
U.S.S. Constitution Museum Boat Museum Charlestown
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Wingaersheek Beach Beach Gloucester

MORE TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS LISTS



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Iowa South Dakota
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Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan Washington D.C.
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
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