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North of Boston and Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Concord Museum - This museum in historic Concord houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. Come visit the gateway to Concord's remarkable revolutionary and literary history.

Addison Gallery of American Art - One of the most comprehensive collections in the world, including some 16,750 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. In a typical year, the Addison presents approximately twelve shows, including both permanent collection installations and major traveling exhibitions, carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media.

CoCo Key Water Resort - Wouldn't it be great to be able to get away to the tropical islands any time you want without having to leave Massachusetts? Now you can, at CoCo Key Water Resort, Danvers Largest Indoor WaterResort.

Endicott Park - Recreation activities for all ages abound, ranging from hiking, fishing, picnicking and enjoying the playground in the warmer months, to sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.

Hammond Castle Museum - John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts.

Monster Mini Golf - Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor monster themed glow in the dark 18 hole miniature golf course that offers a host of family-oriented fun activities at every turn. This is not your average putt putt golf course!

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery - Journey into the history of Horror Cinema. This museum is a tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. Actors, Directors and Special Effects artists are all honored here!

New England Pirate Museum - The most fun-filled place in Salem. The unique and little-known history of New England sea-robbers comes alive at the Pirate Museum. Relive the adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, who roamed freely offshore plundering merchant ships.

Salem Willows - Amusement games and children's rides; ocean views, harbor cruise. Historic 1866 carousel. Modern video arcade. Kiddie rides & classic Skeeball. Prizes and treasures. Vintage pinball machines.

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon - Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of this beautiful 65-foot schooner as she sails out of Gloucester harbor on a light southwesterly. Go for a two hour sail and get a taste for what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner a hundred years ago.

The House of Seven Gables - Discover 330 years of Salem's history as you experience this museum and collection of historic buildings. Professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience.

Amesbury Sports Park - Big Thrills, Big Hills! Winter and summer tubing make for year-round excitement! Also features the OGO ball, a large plastic sphere that you can roll down a hill inside of.

Salisbury Beach - There is something fun for everyone at Salisbury Beach. Beautiful beaches, bike and walking trails, as well as other family activities, eateries, and more. Also the site of various concerts, and festivals.

Checkered Flag Indoor Karting - This 30,000 square foot indoor facility is designed for intense racing, family fun. The place to race in Merrimack Valley! Strap on your helmet and drive!

Drawbridge Puppet Theater - The Drawbridge Puppets continue to delight children and their families right here in Lunenburg.

Pioneer Village: Salem in 1630 - Step back in time to 17th century New England at Salem's oldest living history museum. Discover Salem 1630: Pioneer Village. It is a recreation of the English colony established by Roger Conant and his intrepid band of settlers. From these humbling beginnings the seeds of Revolution were planted.

Marblehead Museum & Historical Society - More than 200 privately owned colonial period homes and buildings preserve the unique qualities of this New England fishing port and harbor.

National Heritage Museum - Exhibits ranging from traditional stories on Paul Revere, George Washington and the American Revolution to non-traditional stories such as Route 66, diners, neon signs, or even doing laundry in America. Focusing on the rich diversity of American life across four centuries--how we as a people have worked and played, struggled and achieved.

North Shore Music Theatre - Sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening with one of these musicals. Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually.

Salem Wax Museum - This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salem's vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692.

Salem Witch Museum - Takes you back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration - an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692.

Cape Ann Whale Watch - New England whale watching tours. Home of the Hurrican II. The Largest and Fastest Gloucester Whale Watching Vessel North of Boston.

Wenham Museum - A museum of family life, the Wenham Museum invites visitors of all ages to explore how people lived, dressed, worked and played from the 17th century to today. The museum features the Claflin-Richards House, international doll collection, model and toy-train exhibit, toy soldiers and a play and learn room.

Peabody Essex Museum - The place to come for enjoyment, enrichment, sharing with family and friends, and creative stimulation. Dozens of exhibits with hundreds of works of art to view and enjoy.

Nashoba Valley Olympia - Public skating sessions offer individuals and families the opportunity for fun, healthful recreation and exercise. Ice skating, figure skating, and hockey.