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Marconi Foundation and Museum
18 N Amherst Rd Bedford NH - 603-472-8312
~0.20 miles from Bedford city center
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First opened in 1994 by Founder Dick Marconi, this Non-Profit Automotive Museum and Special Event Venue displays an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars. Our collection includes, but is not limited to, Super Bikes, Open Wheel Racing Cars (both Formula 1 and Indy), American Muscle Cars, Vintage Racing and High Performance Exotics.You can discover... Kenny Bernstien's record breaking "Louie the Lizard" Top Fuel Dragster Michael Schumacher's 1996 Ferrari F-1 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing 1999 Jaguar XJ-220S - one of only five produced Ferrari FX - It's one-of-a-kind And that is just the beginning!
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
St Anselm College
100 Saint Anselms Dr Manchester NH - 603-641-7000
~3.37 miles from Bedford city center
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Saint Anselm College is a Catholic liberal arts college in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Founded in 1889 by Abbot Hilary Pfrängle, O.S.B. of Saint Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey, in conjunction with Bishop Denis Mary Bradley, O.S.B. of Manchester, New Hampshire, the college is the third-oldest Catholic college in New England. Named after Saint Anselm of Canterbury, the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109, the college continues to have a fully functioning and independent Benedictine abbey attached to it, Saint Anselm Abbey. According to the college, the student body is selected not only for their academic abilities but also for their personal character. The college’s academic curriculum requires several philosophy and theology courses and the completion of a two-year humanities progr...
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Verizon Wireless Arena
~4.35 miles from Bedford city center
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The Verizon Wireless Arena is an indoor events arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and seats just over 10,000 for ice hockey and just under 10,000 for basketball and some concerts.Verizon Wireless paid for the arena's naming rights. The facility was originally known simply as the Civic Arena, and this name still appears on most of the directional signs around town.
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University of New Hampshire Manchester
~4.50 miles from Bedford city center
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The University of New Hampshire at Manchester (or UNHM) was established in 1985 as the sixth college of the University of New Hampshire. Located in Manchester, UNH Manchester provides associate's, bachelor's, and master's, with special emphasis on programs that address urban issues. UNH Manchester has a collaborative agreement with the neighboring New Hampshire Institute of Art that allows students interested in pursuing a degree in Fine Art to transfer into the Institute's BFA program. The college also has an articulation agreement with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus in Manchester which allows students to dual enroll in the pre-pharmacy or physician assistant programs. UNH Manchester also has established an international partnership with the Institute at ...
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City Hall Plaza
~4.57 miles from Bedford city center
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City Hall Plaza, located at 900 Elm Street (U.S. Route 3) is a prominent 275-foot (84 m) office tower in Manchester, New Hampshire. Since its completion in 1992, City Hall Plaza has been the tallest building in the city of Manchester, the state of New Hampshire, and all New England cities north of Boston, inclusive of other Massachusetts cities. It is shorter than most of the tallest buildings in Boston, Hartford, and Providence. The tower is used for office space for both private businesses and the city of Manchester.The building is recognizable as one of the main icons of the Manchester skyline, along with the Hampshire Plaza, the Radisson Hotel, the Center of New Hampshire, and the Citizens Bank building. The facade is brick and limestone, with a four-gabled blue roof.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
~4.63 miles from Bedford city center
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The Palace Theatre is a stage production venue in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.In June, 1914, Greek immigrant Victor Charas with the help of general contractor Henry Macropol and architect Leon Lempert & Son began construction on the theatre. It was fashioned after its namesake in New York City, and is remarkably similar to; although smaller than, the Big Apple's Palace Theatre.Construction was completed in under a year. At the time, the theatre was dubbed as the only first-class theatre in New Hampshire that was fireproof and air-conditioned. (In actuality, it was cooled by the use of several fans which blew air over large blocks of ice under the stage.)The Palace Theatre opened on April 9, 1915. Local press billed the evening as the grandest social occasion of the century a...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Currier Museum of Art
~5.15 miles from Bedford city center
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The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, featuring European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, Scheier and Goldsmith, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Andrew Wyeth. Public programs include tours, live classical music and "Family Days" which include activities for all ages.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Daniel Webster College
20 University Drive Nashua NH - (603) 577-6000
~11.44 miles from Bedford city center
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Daniel Webster College (DWC) is a for-profit proprietary college in Nashua, New Hampshire with a professions focus.It was established as the New England Aeronautical Institute, associated with Boire Field, in 1965, but merged with its Daniel Webster Junior College division in 1978 to become Daniel Webster College.By the mid-2000s, the college was having financial issues and failing to meet "financial responsibility standards" of the United States Department of Education, a measure of economic viability. In 2009, Daniel Webster College received a score of just 0.5 out of 3 on that scale, with 1.5 considered passing. Faced with the prospect of losing educational accreditation and federal funding, both of which would have forced the school to close, it was acquired by ITT Ed...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
67 Amherst St Nashua NH - 603-886-9443
~12.11 miles from Bedford city center
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Holman Stadium is a baseball stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire. It was constructed in 1937 as a multipurpose stadium by the City of Nashua. The stadium is named for Charles Frank Holman, who contributed $55,000 for the project. Holman Stadium, which also was funded by money made available by the federal government during the Great Depression, was dedicated to the youth and people of Nashua in memory of Holman's parents.Owned by the city, it became home to the Nashua Pride, a baseball team in the independent Atlantic League, in 1998. (In 2006 the Pride switched to the Can-Am League, and in 2008 the team was sold and renamed the American Defenders of New Hampshire). Another non-affiliated team, the Nashua Hawks of the North Atlantic League, played at Holman Stadium earlier in the 1990s. Pri...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Silver State State Park
~12.82 miles from Bedford city center
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Silver Lake State Park is a small state park located on the northern shore of Silver Lake in the town of Hollis, New Hampshire. The park offers swimming at a sandy beach with a bathhouse, picnicking, and playground equipment. Also offered are kayak and paddle boat rentals, and a shop.The park is located on NH Route 122 and offers parking across Route 122 from the park. Admission is charged during times when the park is officially open.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Bear Brook State Park
~16.83 miles from Bedford city center
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Bear Brook State Park Campground is remotely located in the park on the shore of Beaver Pond, five miles from the day-use area. Canoe rentals, as well as showers and laundry facilities, are available. A camp store offers a selection of camping supplies, ice, wood, and snacks. Located adjacent to the campground is a small beach and swimming area reserved for campers only. Pets are permitted at this campground, but must be leashed and attended at all times.The 95-site campground includes 93 sites available by reservation only, and 2 for first-come/first-served campers. Although hook-ups are not available, RVs are welcome in sites where they fit.The campground is open for reservable stays from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend.Organized youth group camping is welco...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Pheasant Lane Mall
310 Daniel Webster Hwy # 2 Nashua NH
~16.96 miles from Bedford city center
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The Pheasant Lane Mall is a two level super-regional mall located in tax-free New Hampshire. The 1,000,000 square foot mall opened in 1986 and attracts over 10 million customer annually.One of the largest shopping malls in the state of New Hampshire, the 1,000,000-square-foot (93,000 m2) Pheasant Lane Mall is the focal point of the commercial area in south Nashua, New Hampshire.Currently, the mall has more than 150 stores and kiosks, including 4 anchor stores: Target, Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, plus 15 restaurants. As of 2008, it is owned and managed by Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, Indiana. Former anchors were a Jordan Marsh that became Macy*s in spring 1996, which closed in early 2006 and moved into the former Filene's; and Lechmere, which closed in fall 1997 and was rebuilt ...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Daniel Webster College
20 University Dr Merrimack Valley NH - 800-325-6876
~16.99 miles from Bedford city center
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Daniel Webster College was founded in 1965, and it is an independent college in Nashua, New Hampshire. Daniel Webster college was first established as the New England Aeronautical Institute.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
St. Paul's School
325 Pleasant Street Concord NH - 603-229-4600
~17.95 miles from Bedford city center
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St. Paul's School is a private, college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire affiliated with the Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1856 by George Cheyne Shattuck, Jr.. The 2,000-acre (8 km2) New Hampshire campus currently serves 533 students. The school became co-educational in 1971 and is one of only six remaining 100% residential boarding schools in the U.S. The student body hails from all over the United States and the world.St. Paul's is a member of the Eight Schools Association, begun informally in 1973-74 and formalized in 2006. St. Paul's is also a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, founded in 1966. There is a seven-school overlap of membership between the two groups.St. Paul's is, in addition, a member of the Independent Sch...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Museum of Nh History
7 Eagle Sq Concord NH - 603-228-6688
~18.43 miles from Bedford city center
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6 Eagle SquareConcord, NH 03301-4923603-228-6688Fax: 603-228-6308 The Museum of New Hampshire History offers exhibitions on the state's heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults. The museum's Hands-on History Family Center offers activities that make learning fun for children.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
New Hampshire State Capitol
~18.43 miles from Bedford city center
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The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of New Hampshire, located in Concord at 107 North Main Street. The capitol houses the New Hampshire General Court, Governor and Executive Council. The building was constructed on a block framed by Park Street (named in honor of the architect) to the north, Main Street to the east, Capitol Street to the south, and North State Street to the west.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House
62 N State St Concord NH - 603-225-3444
~18.65 miles from Bedford city center
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The Dupee Estate-Mary Baker Eddy Home, located at 400 Beacon Street in the village of Chestnut Hill in Newton, Massachusetts, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Dupee Estate, but is better known as the last home of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist.The Dupee Estate-Mary Baker Eddy Home property consists of an 8.3-acre (34,000 m2) tract of land with a combination gate and carriage house located near the entrance from Beacon Street and the main house located to its southeast. There are also two smaller out buildings located southwest of the carriage house.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
New Hampshire Technical Institute
31 College Drive Concord NH - 603-271-6484
~19.57 miles from Bedford city center
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New Hampshire Technical Institute - Concord's Community College is a two-year residential community college located in Concord, New Hampshire. The college is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.NHTI offers about 60 Associate's degree, diploma, and certificate programs of study. Majors range from business to engineering to criminal justice, and also include a wide variety of healthcare options, such as nursing, dental hygiene, radiology, and paramedic training.Under an agreement with the University of New Hampshire, NHTI Engineering Technology students can participate in a dual-enrollment program that allows them, upon completion of an associate's degree, to transfer those credits and continue t...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
~19.64 miles from Bedford city center
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Mission StatementTo educate, incite and entertain learners of all ages in the sciences and humanities by actively engaging them in the exploration of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space science.What's ThereThe Discovery Center has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences and become immersed in this entertaining learning environment.There are programs at the Discovery Center for all ages! From our state-of-the-art planetarium theater to our high-tech observatory to workshops for Little Explorers and educators alike… there is something for everyone at your Discovery Center.
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Merrimack Valley MA
~20.98 miles from Bedford city center
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The Butterfly Place is an indoor living environment which has been carefully designed for the propagation and development of some of nature’s most colorful living creations. This wonderful man-made habitat is contained within a 3,100 sq. ft. glass atrium building towering to a height of over 27 ft. at its peak. Within this atrium’s living butterfly environment can be found a variety of colorful plants and shrubs, each of which has been selected as a source of nectar for the butterflies. At any given time, the atrium may contain up to 500 butterflies representing as many as 50 different species from around the world, although butterflies which are native to the New England region are featured whenever possible.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Edward A. LeLacheur Park
Merrimack Valley MA
~22.36 miles from Bedford city center
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Edward A. Lelacheur Park is a baseball park located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts. It is home to the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League. The are the Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. It is also home of the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks baseball team. They compete in the Northeast 10 Conference at the NCAA Division II level.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
~22.62 miles from Bedford city center
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For information on the history of the music hall visit: www.mmmh.org
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MIT Haystack Observatory
~22.68 miles from Bedford city center
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Haystack Observatory is a group of astronomical observatories owned and operated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is located in Westford, Massachusetts (USA). It is the home of the Millstone Hill Observatory.It has a 120 ft (37m), 171-tonne radio telescope, contained within what was the largest metal-frame radome. It was constructed for use in space tracking and communication in 1964. In addition, Millstone Hill is the location for two of the most well-known incoherent scatter radars in the world. These include a fully-steerable 46 meter antenna, and a 67 meter fixed zenith antenna. These radars are capable of measuring a vast array of ionospheric components, including temperature, ion concentrations, and solar wind data. Data from Millstone Hill is publicly available on the ...
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Merrimack Valley MA
~22.77 miles from Bedford city center
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Opened and dedicated on Jan. 27, 1998, the center proudly bears the name of the late Senator Paul E. Tsongas, a Lowell native.We are one of Massachusetts finest venues providing quality entertainment for all ages. The center is home to the NCAA Division I UMass-Lowell River Hawks hockey teamhttp://www.goriverhawks.comIn addition to exciting hockey action, the center hosts concerts, family shows, sporting events, tradeshows and conferences. Some of the world's biggest stars have performed before capacity crowds. We can seat 6,500 patrons for hockey and up to 7,800 for concerts without losing the intimate feeling needed for a memorable experience.The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is a full service, multi-purpose, mid-sized venue serving the region. It also features a bea...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
John F Kennedy Civic Center
Merrimack Valley MA
~22.82 miles from Bedford city center
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Jfk Civic Center99 Moody St., Lowell, MA, 01852
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Bedford|
Lowell National Historical Park
Merrimack Valley MA
~22.90 miles from Bedford city center
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Lowell National Historical Park is a National Historical Park of the United States located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Established in 1978 a few years after Lowell Heritage State Park, it is operated by the National Park Service and comprises a group of different sites in and around the city of Lowell related to the era of textile manufacturing in the city during the Industrial Revolution.
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Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Merrimack Valley MA
~23.12 miles from Bedford city center
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The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is an indoor facility located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts.The 2,800 seat venue, constructed prior to World War II, is dedicated to American veterans of war. The exterior walls feature the names of famous generals and battles, with monuments to newer wars on the auditorium's small lawn. Construction of the auditorium began as a part of the Works Progress Administration in the New Deal following the Great Depression.Common events include concerts, comedy acts, large plays, and boxing. Attached to the auditorium is the smaller theatre of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
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Merrimack Repertory Theater
Merrimack Valley MA
~23.19 miles from Bedford city center
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Founded in 1979 by a group of committed civic leaders, Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s mission is “to advance the cause of human understanding by creating theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and making them affordable to the broadest possible community.” Merrimack Rep’s unique artistic vision is shaped by a passion for excellence and a profound commitment to its community. It strives to enhance the community’s quality of life while contributing to its economic strength, measuring success by the depth of the company’s artistic and social contribution to the region. Since its founding, Merrimack Rep has served as a vital cultural, educational and economic resource for the Merrimack Valley, Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire regions. With annual att...
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Lawrence Public Library
~24.11 miles from Bedford city center
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The Lawrence Public Library provides area residents with materials and services to help all ages meet their educational, informational and entertainment needs. The Library has multiple free use internet stations, a dedicated research computer, wireless access and has an active children's program with a diverse collection.
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Lawrence Heritage State Park
~24.45 miles from Bedford city center
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Lawrence Heritage State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in Lawrence. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.Lawrence Heritage State Park comprises three separate park areas, as follows:Visitor's CenterPemberton ParkLawrence Riverfront State ParkThe park preserves the industrial heritage of the City of Lawrence.The Visitor's Center is located in a restored 1840s boarding house which details the life of 19th-century mill workers and the industrial history of Lawrence and the surrounding region.Pemberton Park is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) urban park offering visitors views of the city's mills and historic dam and providing opportunities for fishing and boating.Lawrence Riverfront State Park offers group facilities, recreation courts (...