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.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of the city, Livingston Park is one of the best parks in the city if you wish to spend some quality time with your friends or family. The park features amenities such as a baseball field, running track and a playground for the little ones. Visitors can also take a dip in the on-site swimming pool or go for leisurely strolls around a pond. The park is also pet-friendly, so don't forget to bring along your furry companions along. If you are looking for a great place to spend the day with your family without burning a hole in your pocket, then Livingston Park is where you need to be headed.
Spread over 125 acres (51 hectares), the Greeley Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. Home to a number of artistic, cultural and social events, the park is a well-known destination among the locals. Whether you want to watch the latest play, attend an art exhibition, or be a part of a vibrant music festival, you are sure to find something on offer at Greeley Park. Besides the numerous cultural activities, the park also features tennis courts, sport fields and a few hiking trails. If you want to be a part of the local life, began by heading to the expansive Greeley Park.
The trails leading to and from Potanipo Hill in Brookline are dotted with peculiar sculptures and exhibits, sourced from Bangladesh, Egypt and all the way to Lithuania and Greece. This innovative sculpture park was the brainchild of Paul Andres and sculptor John Weidman, and was founded in 1996. The placing of the unique sculptures in a natural habitat lend changing perspectives and backdrops with the turn of seasons. Some sculptures are changed periodically and are replaced by newer exhibits, whereas sometimes artists from over the world are invited to create permanent sculptures. Guided tours of the sculpture garden are available as well.
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.
Victory Park is located in the cultural crescent and in the ring around the park is the Manchester City Library, New Hampshire Institute of Arts and, on select days, the Manchester Downtown Farmer's Market. Named Victory Park for the allied victory in World War I, there is a winged statue and an amphitheater of sorts in the park, as well as lots of trees and grassy spaces.
The financial and business headquarters of the city, along with being one of best places to stay, shop and dine, Downtown Manchester is the place to be during your time in the city. Whether you want to watch the latest sports match or attend a concert at the SNHU Arena, shop at the Mall of New Hampshire, or even work at one of numerous corporate buildings like One City Hall Plaza, Downtown Manchester houses it all. With so much to offer, no visit to Manchester would be complete without visiting this vibrant social, cultural and business hub.
Arms park is located on the eastern bank of the Merrimack river. It stretches north of Stark Street and under Bridge Street. This is a popular place to sit or stroll, and also provides access to the river for water sports such as fishing and kayaking. Its beauty also makes it the perfect spot for numerous events, and if you visit you are likely to find others enjoying the park.