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New England based tips, advice, and recommendations based on old fashion experience, discovery, and opinion.

 

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            Type Key

                        H – Historical, traditional museum or living exhibit (Ex Art museum or event site)
                        U – Unique property or location (Ex Castle or cave)
                        P – Special event (Ex Fairs or performances)
                        A – Amusement (Ex Roller coaster parks or large arcades)
                        M – Miscellaneous (Ex odd sign post or info)
                        O – Outdoors (Ex. Trails, picnic site, or parks)
                        T – Town, organization or Chamber site
                        S – Sports
                        E - Online activity

            Cost Key

                        LF – Free admission or minimal cost
                        MD – Paid admission or cost
                        HI – Minor admission or cost or has special savings
                        UN – Unknown admission or cost

Too easy to list movies, crafts, etc.  With a couple exceptions, trying to keep to less passive places outside of home.

State

Type

Cost

Description and/or link

Notes

CT

H

PD

Barnum Museum in Bridgeport

Still recovering from tornado strike in 2010

CT

S

PD

Bridgeport Sound Tigers

American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders

CT

S

PD

Connecticut Whale

American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers

CT

H

PD

NE Air Museum in Windsor Locks

Simulators and exhibits

CT

A

PD

Ron-A-Roll Skate Center in Vernon

Indoor roller/inline skating center

MA

S

PD

Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield

Museum dedicated to professional basketball

MA

A

PD

Battle Groundz in Attleboro

Lazer tag and paintball

MA

S

PD

Boston Bruins

National Hockey League team

MA

S

PD

Boston Cannons

Major League Lacrosse team

MA

S

PD

Boston Celtics

National Basketball Association team

MA

O

MC

Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Walking tour of historic downtown Boston

MA

S

PD

Brockton Rox 

Minor league baseball team

MA

A

PD

Coco Key

Indoor water park at hotel property; may need to stay to use

MA

S

UN

Fenway Park Tour

Classic major league ballpark

MA

A

PD

Gravity Course in Abington MA

indoor obstacle course

MA

H

PD

Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge

Exhibits, classes, and programs; free under 3

MA

A

PD

Jungle Jake's in Pembroke

Indoor play place and bounce house

MA

H

PD

Museum of Science in Boston

Active learning and presentations

MA

H

PD

New England Aquarium in Boston

Active learning and presentations

MA

S

PD

New England Patriots in Foxboro

National Football League team

MA

H

PD

Ocean Explorium in New Bedford

aquatic exhibits

MA

A

PD

Pump N Jump

Indoor play place in Kingston and Taunton

MA

S

PD

Worcester Sharks

American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks

ME

H

PD

Maine Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor

Exhibits and touch tank

ME

S

PD

Maine Red Claws in Portland

National Basketball Association D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics

ME

S

PD

Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide

Futures Collegiate Baseball League

ME

S

PD

Portland Pirates

American Hockey League affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes

ME

M

PD

Southworth Planetarium in Portland

Open year-round at USM campus

ME

A

PD

Summit Adventures in South Portland

Bounce house, laser tag, climbing wall, more

NH

A

PD

Fun Spot

Huge multi-floor arcade, bowling, and more; check site for possible coupon to get extra tokens

NH

M

PD

Hobo Railroad in Lincoln

Scenic train ride with lunch

NH

S

PD

Manchester Monarchs

American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings

NH

S

PD

NH Motor Speedway in Loudon

New England's major motor speedway with two NASCAR events annually and more

RI

H

UN

Newport Mansions in Newport

Paid mansion tours; could probably just be part of a scenic drive tour

RI

S

PD

Providence Bruins

American Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins

Various

S

PD

Bowling

Another classic, active game

Various

H

PD

Children’s Museums

Hands on activity learning centers

Various

O

MC

Fall Foliage Drive

Any new england drive

Various

M

PD

Local boat rides and cruises

Specific ones listing shortly

Various

M

PD

Local ceramic or pottery studios

Paint your own plate, mug, decoration, and more

Various

S

PD

Roller skating rinks

Continues to be popular and fun exercise

Various

E

MC

Online Toddler Games

Short, simple learning games for younger kids

Various

H

MC

Various libraries

Libraries often have story or activity events; check local branch

Various

M

MC

Yahoo Team Mom Ideas

In home rainy day ideas

VT

M

MC

Ben and Jerry's Factory Tour near Stowe

Free tour and samples of B&J's

VT

H

PD

ECHO Aquarium in Burlington

Right on Lake Champlain

VT

A

PD

Petra Cliffs in Burlington

Indoor climbing center and school

VT

M

PD

Toy & Train Museum in Quechee

Site says over 100,000 toys


 

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