Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, VT
1302 Main Street
You'll find a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools, shells and fossils, and
much more! Take a trip through the cosmos in Vermont's only public planetarium. A full calendar of events, workshops, lectures and field
programs invites everyone to explore the nature of our world.
Billings Farm & Museum
Bread & Puppet Theater
753 Heights Rd (802) 525-3031
The Bread and Puppet Museum is a massive accumulation of the puppets, masks, paintings and graphics of the Bread and Puppet Theater, housed in a 150-year-old barn in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, 25 miles south of the Canadian border. It is one of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets and masks in the world. Theater linking art and social causes.
St. Johnsbury, VT
1052 Portland Street
Visit the Sugar House
Museum and learn about the Whole Sugaring Experience. On site Gift Shop. View an award winning video, ‘Vermont’s First Industry – Maple Syrup’. Sample their factory-direct maple candies. Taste all grades of Pure Maple Syrup and decide which one you like best! Stock up on maple candies, pure maple syrup, all natural pancake mixes, gourmet salad dressings and other Vermont made products. You can have these tasty items packed as gifts and shipped directly to your family and friends.
Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Located in a quiet and picturesque Northeast Kingdom village, the museum includes six buildings on fifty five acres. Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, the nation’s first African-American college graduate and state legislator. The stone house now houses 21 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The collection includes furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, and many of the tools and utensils of daily life. The exhibits continue in Twilight’s own house, two more historic houses and a traditional barn.
*A complete listing of all Vermont Museums can be found at: www.gmpvt.com/museums.htm.
**Most towns have their own Historical Societies. A complete
list can be found at: www.vermonthistory.org
Factories, Tours & other Attractions
2878 Main Street
You can join a factory tour, watch talented cheese makers create award-winning cheddars, and enjoy samples.
Great Vermont Corn Maze
1404 Wheelock Road
The Great Vermont Corn Maze includes a number of attractions, which can be found on their home page. The actual corn maze covers 10 acres with approximately 3 miles of trails lined with 10 - 12' towering walls of corn. Most visitors spend 2 - 5 hours enjoying the different attractions. Candy, popcorn, water, soda, juice and ice cream novelties on sale.
Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Guided tours are fun & educational for all ages. They offer guests the opportunity to learn about the production process and how the companies 3 part mission statement is incorporated into day to day business decisions. Enjoy a movie, views of the production room, sample the flavor of the day. Also, check out their gift shop, and in the Summer their events.
Gold Crown Lanes
St. Johnsbury, VT
212 Hastings Hill
We now offer free Wi-Fi
Gift certificates Available for everything from balls, bags & shoes, to one game of bowling.
Birthday Parties -
Standard rates apply... $3.50 per game & $1.50 to rent shoes.
Thats $8.50 per person for 2 games and shoes.
Clyde River Recreation
West Charleston, VT
2355 VT Rte 105
Clyde River Recreation in northern Vermont has been providing high-quality paddle equipment rental since 2008. Friendly service and the best paddling, fishing, birding, or just a relaxing experience in the North East Kingdom.
Newport, VT 05855
59 Waterfront Plaza
We offer adult and youth leagues and parties of all types to include birthdays, business, holiday, family get togethers, and graduations. We have food and drinks, arcade, and pool table available for your pleasure. Give us a call and let us plan your next get together in an central air and heat facility. We are a family friendly place of business, so bring the little ones for some fun. We are handicap accessible.
Catamount Film & Arts
"Established October 3rd, 2003 the locally owned and operated Waterfront Cinemas brings an all new movie going experience to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The newly renovated theater, conveniently located in Newport's Waterfront Plaza, offers new lower prices, a new and improved look, and the biggest box office hits on the big screen. "
St. Johnsbury, VT
Jax JR Cinimas
Enjoy pre-show digital trivia, new high back rocking chairs, Dolby Digital sound and and ultra vivid digital picture.
Attractions Outside the NEK
One Montshire Road
Montshire Museum’s mission is to awaken and encourage a lifelong interest in science through exhibits and programming dedicated to hands-on discovery and education for people of all ages. Unique to this mission is Montshire’s 100-acre New England riverfront setting, which fosters deep and creative learning in both the physical and natural sciences.
One College St.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a 28,500 square foot, award-winning LEED facility. Founded in 2003, ECHO welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually with interactive exhibits and science education programs that include over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles; and more than 100 interactive experiences. ECHO is part of the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain — a 2.2 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront — which is home to a consortium of organizations working for public and academic engagement in science, environmental education, research, and cultural history.
Whales Tale Waterpark
491 Daniel Webster Highway
At the Whale's Tale Water Park, the whole family can play in the only wave pool in the White Mountains. Ride the big waves or relax in the gentle ones at the shallow end. No need to worry about sand or salt. A splashing good time awaits you at the Whale's Tale Water Park. Streak down the speed slides, twist through the flume slides, or splash down the 360 foot tube ride with clean, clear filtered water.
Squam Lake Nature Center
23 Science Center Rd.
Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over forty years about our natural world. In September 2006 and again in September 2011, they gained national accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA); they are the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England. The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world.
528 Presidential Highway
Santa is always available to greet his guests. Usually he can be found at his home, sitting in his big green chair. Children will want to find all (or most) of the 26 Elves located throughout the park. There will be a special prize for children who play this game! They also enJOY taking family photos with your camera. Just ask! It's Christmas Today!!!
Clarks Trading Post
110 Daniel Webster Highway
The Clark Family invites you to enjoy a wonderful day of Family Fun. Where else can you watch a famous Black Bear Show, ride a Steam Train, be chased by the Infamous Wolfman, and be amazed by Chinese Acrobats - all in the same day! You can cool off on the Water Blaster Boats, scale the walls of the Old Man Climbing Tower and learn to glide on a Segway. Merlin will turn your world upside-down and the Tuttle House tour will keep you wondering, "What just happened?!?" You can dress up for an antique-style photo and mine for gemstones and fossils.
6000 Shelburne Road
Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.
Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages.
850NH Route 16
Story Land is a safe and natural setting where children and their imaginations can run free. All-inclusive rides, shows & attractions, reasonably-priced admission ticket, FREE parking, and FREE pet kennels. Featuring birthday parties and character dinners, Story Land is a celebration for the young at heart. This world of fantasy is punctuated by the kaleidoscope of flowers and emerald fields of New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains. Timeless characters like Humpty Dumpty, the Old Woman in the Shoe, the Three Little Pigs, and Peter Rabbit came to life here in 1954.
New Hampshire White Mountain Attractions
Attitash Mountain Resort
775 Route 302, Bartlett 03812
603-374-2368 ~ www.attitash.com
Rates: Full Day Early/Late Season: $25 (48" & taller), $15 (under 48"). Full Day Midseason: $45 (48" & taller), $20 (under 48").
This summer, visit Attitash Mountain Resort and ride, splash and slide at New Hampshire’s original fun spot. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, a 4,300-foot rollercoaster set to the mountainside. Don’t miss North America’s longest Alpine Slide, a family tradition since 1976. We also offer cross-country and lift-accessed mountain biking, guided horseback rides, scenic chair rides to our 2,550-foot summit, the only outdoor waterpark in the Mt. Washington Valley and much more!
Conway Scenic Railroad
38 Norcross Circle, Route 16 & 302 North Conway 03860
603-356-5251 ~ www.conwayscenic.com
Rates: Adults from $15.50; ages 4-12 from $11; under 4 ride FREE in Coach on Valley Train
Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time that the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the Dining Car Chocorua. On the “Notch Train” choose from Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class package, enjoy lunch in the elegant Dining Car Hattie Evans.
60 Loon Mountain Road, Route 112, Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln 03251
603-745-8111 ~ www.loonmtn.com
Rates: Adults $16; ages 6-12 $11; under 6 free; Seniors 65+ $14
Loon’s main attractions: NH’s longest scenic gondola summit skyride, zipline and Aerial Forest Adventure Park combine for family fun! The Skyride features beautiful White Mountain scenery and access to the Glacial Cave Walk, artisan crafters, children’s playground, self-guided nature walk and family dining. The Zipline offers thrills as guests soar above the Pemigewasset River and the Aerial Forest Park offers challenge high among the trees on five different courses. Also, mountain bike rentals and tours, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, accommodations, spa & fitness center, festivals, concerts and special events.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W, North Woodstock 03262
603-745-8031 ~ www.lostrivergorge.com
Rates: Adults $17; ages 4-12 $13; age 3 and under free
Discover for yourself why Lost River is considered one of NH’s greatest natural wonders. Carved by the Ice Age, step back in time to experience nature’s blissful beauty as you explore jagged walls of rock, gigantic boulders stacked like blocks, intricate boardwalks, rock-strewn glacial caves, amazing views, cascading waterfalls and intriguing history. Complete your journey with panning for fossils and gemstones or a stroll through the nature garden and gift shop.
Cannon Aerial Tramway
I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia Notch 03580
603-823-8800 ~ www.cannonmt.com
Rates: Adults $15; ages 6-12 $12; under 5 free. Discovery Pass includes admission to Cannon Tramway and Flume Gorge. Adults13+: $28; age 6-12: $22
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.
Route 3, Off I-93 Exit 34A, Franconia 03580
603-745-8391 ~ www.flumegorge.com
Rates: Adults 13+: $15; age 6-12 $12; under 5 free. Discovery Pass includes admission to Cannon Tramway and Flume Gorge. Adults 13+: $28; age 6-12: $22.
Enjoy a 2-mile self-guided nature walk through the Flume Gorge, a spectacular natural chasm. Along the walk you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Kids can crawl through and explore caves along the way. The Visitor’s Center offers a free 20-minute movie on Franconia Notch State Park, information, gift shop, cafeteria, and interpretive exhibits.
Mt. Washington Auto Road
1 Mount Washington Auto Road / Route 16 Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581
603-466-3988 ~ www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com
Rates: $26 car/driver; motorcycle and operator $16; add'l. adult $8; ages 5-12 $6. Guided Tour: Adults $35; ages 5-12 $15; seniors (62+)/military $30. Age 4 and under free
There’s one experience in New Hampshire that is above all others…A drive on the Mt. Washington Auto Road! The timeless and dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range and the Northeast’s highest peak is yours to enjoy when you drive your own car or take a comfortable, two-hour guided tour, which includes an hour to explore the summit buildings and environment. Best of all, your entertaining guide will share the legends, history and ecology of this remarkable landscape in a way that will make it all come alive. This ride will leave you with breathtaking memories (and pictures) that will be enjoyed for a lifetime!
Polar Caves Park
Off I-93, Exit 26, 705 Route 25, Rumney 03266
603-536-1888 ~ www.polarcaves.com
Rates: Adults 11+ $16; Children 4-10 $11; under 4 free
A Family Adventure Since 1922. Self-guided cave tours, Nature Trails, Waterfowl and Animal Exhibits, Maple Sugar Museum, the Glacial Boulder Maze, Klondike Mines, and the Polar Mining Expedition Sluice. Experience Nature at her finest. Enjoy the peaceful woodland setting for an hour or a day. Flat-soled walking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended. “Bring your own” Picnic Area. New cave for 2013!
Clark's Trading Post
110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Route 3, Lincoln 03251
603-745-8913 ~ www.clarkstradingpost.com
Rates: $19; Seniors 65+ $17; Ages 3 and under free
Welcome to Clark’s- featuring quality family entertainment for 85 years! Enjoy a Trained Bear Performance, Steam Train Ride through Wolfman’s Territory and our Amazing Circus Act! Wolfie’s Segway Park, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, Water Blaster Boats, Climbing Tower, Tuttle House, Kilburn’s Photo Parlor, River City Mining and incredible Museums will astound you! Don’t miss our Specialty Shops and the largest Gift Shop in the White Mountains. We can BEARLY wait to see you!
64 Railroad St, off I-93 Exit 32 Main Street Lincoln 03251
603-745-2135 ~ www.hoborr.com
Rates: Adults $15; Children age 3-11 $10; under 2 free. Hobo Picnic Lunch: $10. Nov. & Dec. Santa Trains: $20.
All aboard for a 15-mile, 80 minute round-trip train excursion in vintage, restored coaches. You will travel in a natural, woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River. Hobo Picnic Lunches & ice cream are available onboard. Open Memorial Day weekend through late October, and late November–mid December for Santa Trains: see operation days below.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway
Base Station Road, 6 miles off Rt. 302 near historic Bretton Woods, Marshfield Station 03589
603-278-5404 ~ www.thecog.com
Rates: Adults $64 (steam $66); ages 4-12 $39; Seniors (65+) $59
Ride to the top of Mt. Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway—built in 1869. Choose to step aboard new eco-friendly biodiesel or historic coal-fired steam locomotives for a thrilling ride to New England’s highest peak. This 3-hour round-trip adventure now includes more time at the summit and free admission to the Observatory Museum. On-board Audio Tour provides an entertaining narrative. Truly a unique vacation experience and must-do when in the White Mountains. Marshfield Base Station features great views, a museum, restaurant & gift shop.
Route 16, Pinkham Notch 03846
603-466-3326 ~ www.skiwildcat.com
Rates: Adults $15; ages 6-12 $10; under 5 free. ZipRider: All ages: $20.
#1 Scenery in the East” (SKI Magazine) Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider and soar ½-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at speeds up to 45 mph! Then leisurely ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000+ foot summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on U.S. National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, special events available all summer.