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Fun things to do in merrimack

New Hampshire may be small but it’s jam packed full of incredible places to go with kids. Rivers, valleys, history, mountains - it’s an outdoor paradise!

The world’s first cog railway? Yes please! Mount Washington Cog Railway offers incredible views from up high (be brave!).  Want to go higher? High 5 Ballooning is an option for hot air ballooning over the White Mountains! (be even more brave!)

Snow activities, horseriding, hiking and biking can all be found in the park, from Pillsbury State Park to Franklin Falls Dam - and if you fancy going even deeper Polar Caves Park or Lost River Gorge have fascinating gorges, caverns and gems to uncover!

Don’t forget those snow shoes because the mountains are waiting! Cannon Mountain, and Granite Gorge Ski Area are just some of the places where kids can learn those basics or master their skills!

Farms, camping, railroads, museums too…that’s only scratching the surface!  Great things come in small packages? Got that right…

Enjoy this little gem of New England just bursting with kids fun!

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  • The DNA EpiCenter

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    (108 miles) New London

    Welcome to the DNA EpiCenter, where promoting the understanding of the science of life to people of all ages is our mission.

  • Historic Ship Nautilus

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    (107 miles) Groton

    Kids will get a great insight into the lives of the men who sail the depths of the ocean in this fascinating submarine visit, with an educational museum with the world's finest collection of ...

  • Gillette Castle

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    (110 miles) East Haddam

    It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

  • Belcourt Castle

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    (98 miles) Newport

    Take a tour during the day of this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back ...

  • Astors Beechwood Mansion

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    (98 miles) Newport

    Once the summer home of the Astors, this elegant mansion now features living history tours, including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances, seasonal events, and much more.

  • Newport Mansions

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    (97 miles) Newport

    Explore 250 years of American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks.

  • Historic Fort Adams

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    (96 miles) Newport

    HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States. Guided tours take visitors from the ...

  • Museum of Newport History

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    (96 miles) Newport

    The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

  • Biomes Marine Biology Center

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    (92 miles) North Kingstown

    Biomes is a privately owned marine science education center focusing on hands-on programs for students and families in Southern New England.

  • Smith's Castle

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    (89 miles) Wickford

    Smith's Castle is an historic site, giving an opportunity for adults and children to experience almost four centuries of Rhode Island history. The castle and grounds provide an up-close look at what ...

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (103 miles) Rocky Hill

    We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

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    (83 miles) Bristol

    Is a living history farm depicting Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

  • Battleship Cove

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    (82 miles) Fall River

    Don't just learn about history, live it! At Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. Plus Nautical Nights program where families stay ...

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (98 miles) Hartford

    A fascinating look at the history of Mark Twain, and where he used to spend some of his days. It's a great way to excite kids about history and one of the most influential novelists of all time. A ...

  • Connecticut Archaeology Center

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    (83 miles) Storrs

    The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut ...

  • Providence Athenaeum

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    (72 miles) Providence

    The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural ...

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (66 miles) Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Plimoth Plantation

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    (78 miles) Plymouth

    A fascinating historical attractions for the family and kids as they can learn all about the the stories and tales about actual people who were part of the colony in 1627. A living history adventure ...

  • Ocean Spray's Cranberry World

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    (75 miles) Plymouth

    Take a trip to the visitor centre where you'll find out all about this native american fruit through exhibits and interactive displays and lots of interesting facts. Just outside you'll see a ...

  • Dr Seuss National Memorial

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    (77 miles) Springfield

    In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (61 miles) Sturbridge

    A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this ...

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (42 miles) Boston

    Walk though the world of 1937, quite literally, as you step into a one-of-a-kind, three-story, painted-glass globe. Once inside, watch a sound and light presentation, experience the unique acoustics ...

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (46 miles) Gloucester

    Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (15 miles) Salem

    Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the ...

  • The Robert Frost Farm

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    (10 miles) Derry

    The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many ...

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