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Best Places to Visit in Worcester

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If traveling always remains on your mind and you spend sleepless nights pondering your next holiday destination, then we have one name to suggest that you may curb your hunt. Worcester, famed as one of the interesting and imperative locations worldwide, is Massachusetts' heart full of love, charm, & thrill beating for you round the clock, an ever-inviting land. Indeed, a great chunk of the credit of its popularity goes to its ever-flourishing inner beauty, but you must agree with us there are some other petty yet vital factors that along with city's sights-of-interest contribute remarkably towards its thriving magnificence namely, city's rich history, art & culture, people, weather, festivals, and the list goes on. Be ready to get amazed at your every step here, every moment here.

Worcester Art Museum

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Boasting 35,000 collection of decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, new media, photography, drawings, and prints, Worcester Art Museum showcases art & culture spanning 5,000 years. Get lucky by gazing at the works of world-renowned artists, namely, Whistler, Monet, Sargent, Gauguin, Goya, and Cassatt. The grace of the museum is remarkably accentuated by the floor mosaics of Antioch city. Its cutting-edge contemporary art is eye-rolling. Its special exhibitions educate you on unparalleled masterworks and vital works on loan. The museum features the artworks representing various regions, namely, America, Pre-Columbia, China, Europe, India, Japan, and Islam.

Address: 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.799.4406
Website: www.worcesterart.org
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Friday and Sunday (11:00 am-5:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Formerly known as Franklin Square Theatre, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts was established in 1904. It beautifully proved its mettle and set unattainable standards of performing arts. In times of today, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has become a trademark in the field of performing arts. It provides a platform to local, national & international artists to showcase their talent & artistry skills. It invites students to engage with its "Student Matinee" and indulge into high-end art experience through it. It also conducts an educational workshop free of cost and provides students with a chance to improvise their writing and comprehension prowess.

Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 508-831-0800
Website: www.thehanovertheatre.org/index.php

DCU Center

DCU Center
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Entertainment, sports, and event celebrations all under one roof in humongous amount. The stones of such one-stop convention facility, i.e., DCU Center were laid in September 1982. It is famed as the host of A-list family shows, namely, Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the Harlem Globetrotters. The sporting and entertainment events it hosts include NCAA Hockey, Professional Bull Riders, Monster Trucks, MIAA High School Basketball Championships, Holy Cross Basketball, and many more. The facility is marked with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space that organizes conferences, consumer shows, conventions, trade shows, and sundry other public as well as private functions all year-round.

Address: 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 508.755.6800
Website: www.dcucenter.com

Mechanics Hall

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Mechanics Hall has become a favorite place amongst city's denizens as well as visitors for its opulent events and concerts. The high-end sound equipment ensures a never-before auditory experience. The half of the credit of its fame goes to its cultural significance. Its ravishing decor draws a heavy influx of the visitors. The architecture of the Hall will make your jaws drop and will pop your eyes out. The reputation of the hall can be estimated from its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Famed as the finest pre-Civil War performance hall nestled in the United States, Mechanics Hall has been well flourished by world-famed musicians as well as recording artists.

Address: 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States   
Phone: 1 508.752.5608
Website: www.mechanicshall.org/index.html

Salisbury Mansion and Store

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Famed as the only historic house museum nestled in Worcester, Salisbury Mansion opened its doors for the visitors in 1772. This mansion belonged to a great merchant Stephen Salisbury, and now is famed as a combination house cum store. A visit to the mansion will transport you to the time when it used to be the property of widow Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury. The mansion boasts Georgian style which will remind you of the mid-18th century. Its store space brags about opulent Federal detailing and a columned front portico. Its living space is marked with chambers, drawing rooms, and a library. Its Stephen Salisbury’s standing desk is the best head-turner. It boasts its Chippendale style, bold brasses, and serpentine front. Boston Classical sofa purchased from Isaac Vose & Son of Boston, two 19th century sofas, Vose chairs, an 18th century harp, and ceramics are other eye-catching possessions of Salisbury Mansion and Store.

Address: 40 Highland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.753.8278
Website: www.worcesterhistory.org/
Operation Hours: Thursday-Saturday (1:00 pm-4:00 pm); remains closed from Sunday to Wednesday

Worcester Palladium

Worcester Palladium
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Nestled in the heart of Worcester, the Worcester Palladium is famed as a historic concert venue and believed to be a place meant for the people of all ages. An unforgettable place where you can catch incomparable performances by local, national, and international artists. The Three Stooges, B.B. King, 311, A Day To Remember, All American Rejects, 50 Cent, Ani Difranco, Andrew W.K., Avenged Sevenfold, Blink 182, Bob Dylan, The Acacia Strain, and many more are amongst its most popular and successful shows. To ensure visitors' safety, the facility has been marked with a fire detection system, strobes, and smoke & heat sensors. Police officers are appointed for every show.

Address: 261 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 1 508.797.9696
Website: www.thepalladium.net

Worcester Historical Museum

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If you are a history buff, then a visit to Worcester Historical Museum can bring a lot for you. The museum will educate you on local history. The museum is packed with a research library, an archive, and a splendid collection of artifacts educating you on Worcester history. A few vital possessions of Worcester Historical Museum include Blackstone Canal Company records, diaries and letters belonging to Civil War era, paintings and sculptures, correspondence of Abby Kelley Foster, artifacts based on Worcester’s industrial past, weaponry belonging to colonial era, and many more. Museum's exhibitions, publications, educational programming and tours give you deep insights in Worcester history.

Address: 30 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.753.8278
Website: www.worcesterhistory.org
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Thursday (10:00 am-8:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays

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