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A Day in Manchester

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Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Palace Theatre

You may have seen the Palace Theatre before, somewhere else. No, it has not moved since it was built in 1914, in fact there are 450 buildings in the United States of the same design which made it easy for traveling troupes to use the layout of the theater. Today, the Palace Theatre has its own professional company as well as a company of youth and teen and one of child performers. Besides shows put on by this company which include numerous musical and play offerings throughout the year, traveling shows and community theaters can rent out the facility to bring the arts, in many different forms, to Manchester.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Millyard Museum

A museum which details the history of the area in which Manchester was formed, the museum tells the story all way back to the origins of human civilization in the area 11,000 years ago. Then visitors are taken on a ride through time focusing on the years when Manchester with the Amoskeag Millyard were a industrial force to be reckoned with. Exhibits continue all the way up to the present day with Manchester as a great place for people to move to, live, and work. Artifacts on display make the past seem more real, and there are a number of exhibits to peak the interest of children. A way to understand Manchester's past.

Manchester, NH, United States
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SEE Science Center

How often do children sit in a science classroom, bored by what their teachers are explaining? Much too often! This will never happen at the SEE Science Center where exhibits, demonstrations, and displays help children and adults understand the world around us. Robots, gyroscopes, lights, electricity - all can be experienced at the Center. One of the most popular exhibits combines history with science and fun. The largest permanent LEGO minifigure structure in the entire world resides in the SEE Science Center. It depicts the Amoskeag Millyard at the height of its power as the largest producer of textiles in the world. The scale, 55:1 matches the scale of the LEGO people to make the exhibit as accurate as possible.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Currier Museum of Art

Take some time off to absorb some spectacular European and American art. The Currier Museum of Art presents a fine collection of paintings, photographs as well as sculptures. It is however most known for its Impressionist paintings, which feature the works of greats such as Picasso, Monet and O'Keeffe. There is also a good collection of glass paperweights, which includes some priceless French glass pieces. Exhibitions, tours, and concerts are organized through the year for the true enthusiasts. Don't forget to pick up a unique souvenir from the gift store on your way out.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Amoskeag Fishways

The main highlight of the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is the 54 pool fish ladder. This ladder allows fish, who would otherwise be stuck downstream because of the dam, to circumvent the dam by jumping from one pool to the next. The migration season runs from May to June, and Amoskeag Fishways is open seven days a week during this time. The center provides much of interest during other times of the year as well. Learn all about the Merrimack river and its watershed and history, and there are many live animals to watch to delight the young and old.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Zimmerman House

To view this home, you must go through the Currier Museum of Art to schedule a tour. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Zimmerman House in 1950 and his influence is noticeable in all areas of the house. From the exposed brick to the rows of bookshelves and built in furniture, this is a fine example of Wright's work. Don't forget to take a peek at the mailbox, Wright even designed that too! Please note that children under seven years of age are not permitted on the tour of Zimmerman House.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Amoskeag Falls

Ensconced amid lush greenery from all four sides, the Amoskeag Falls gracefully cascades over the Merrimack River's western banks. Jewel-blue waters dropping from a height of 50 feet (15 meters) and shimmering in the sunlight make for a captivating sight. Teeming with diverse marine life such as migratory sturgeon, salmon, and alewife, Amoskeag Falls is an angler's paradise. One of the main reasons why Manchester is the megapolis that world knows today, the surging waters of the falls lured the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to start their hydropower plant in 1807 near it, attracting settlers from all over the United Kingdom to its lands.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Massabesic Audubon Center

130 acres of rolling woodlands, ponds, and marshes is a good reason to visit the Massabesic Audubon Center. With over 5 miles (8 km) of trails, it is a great way to experience nature and reconnect with the earth. Located on the banks of Lake Massabesic, many different types of wildlife, especially birds visit or make their homes in the area. Different educational opportunities are available year round for both adults and children.

Auburn, NH, United States
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Bear Brook State Park

One of the largest in New Hampshire, this sprawling state park boasts a vivid tapestry of bogs, marshes and drapes of charming, forested expanses. A wonderland for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, this 10,000-acre (4046-hectare) park is delightfully cleaved by winding, crisscrossing trails. Home to campgrounds (of which the Bear Brook Camp is part of the National Register of Historic Places) and spaces for archery, the park is traversed by a meandering stream called Bear Brook. The park also harbors a stunning museum ensemble which includes the New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. This expanse of wooded wilderness is the crown jewel of New Hampshire.

Allenstown, NH, United States
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Bedrock Gardens

For a journey like no other, take a walk through Bedrock Gardens. Started in 1987, this 20-acre (eight-hectare) garden allows visitors to travel on a journey through the gardens. Famed for its landscape design, horticulture and art, there is so much for visitors to do during the couple of hours it takes to cover the garden. The owners have thoughtfully sketched out a journey to follow with starting points, places to go and things to do along the way. With various specimens of flora, fountains, sculptures, wildlife, pond, and even woodland trails, this magical place will definitely take your breath away. The garden is currently privately owned and is only open to the public four days a year.

Lee, NH, United States
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