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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The home field arena for both the Manchester Monarchs and the Manchester Wolves, the SNHU Arena is a great place to watch both professional hockey and American football. Other events, like the American Idols Live! Tour and bands like My Chemical Romance have been known to grace the venue as well. Ticket sales are available both at the Arena and online. 10,000 seats are available for a hockey game, and one of the largest political events in New Hampshire, a rally for Barack Obama. Colleges, such as the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth men's hockey teams play in the arena, as do well known teams such as the Boston Celtics. For both sports and music, the SNHU Arena is the place to be.
Located in the center of town, the Veteran's Memorial Park is a large and grassy expanse. With lots of benches to relax and trees for shade, it is the perfect place to eat a lunch, relax, or people watch. Many of the public buses start their routes at the park, making it easy to reach. The Visitor Information Center is located in the northwest corner of the park.
If you are looking for a few laughs after an hectic day, then head to the Headliners Comedy Club to enjoy amazing stand up comic acts by the performers. The club hosts many renowned as well as upcoming talents during the week, who are sure to entertain you with their jokes. In the past, artists like Marti Caproni, Jay Grove and Scott Macneil have performed to a packed house at the club. A lot of their acts have also been featured on various TV channels like Fox, ABC and MTV. Accompanying you on this laugh riot are specialty drinks and domestic beers. The seats get occupied quickly, so check out their calendar and book your seats in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
The New Hampshire Institute of Arts (NHIA) owns the Roger Williams Gallery on Amherst Street in which it displays some of the finest work to come out of the college. At various times throughout the year, you may find photography, painting, or sculptural exhibits. Of particular note is the Faculty Exhibition in which faculty from the college display their pieces. Exhibits are not permanent, so make sure you check back often for the newest works.
As the only accredited college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the state of New Hampshire, all the most talented and dedicated artists looking to learn congregate at the New Hampshire Institute of Arts (NHIA). Art is a constant in all the buildings for NHIA and there are galleries in the Main Building, Amherst Street Gallery, and Fuller Hall. All the galleries allow entry free of charge.