Here at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum we are proud to display one of New England’s largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology, and natural history exhibits. The Museum experience also includes a variety of educational programs and public events. Additionally, nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails allows for family fun and adventure to continue outside all year long!
12 min East
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, opened in October of 2000, consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. The sun shines through the glass walls and heats up the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment all year round. The sound of the waterfall, peaceful music and hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely through the air creates a tranquil and serene atmosphere. Visits anytime throughout the year are delightful. It’s truly amazing inside, for no matter how many people are enjoying the conservatory, it’s still a peaceful sanctuary for all.
39 min south
Open Seasonally! Grow Bennington Initiative is a joint effort of area businesses and individuals with the goal of enhancing the downtown. It also has worked on initiatives and projects with the town and BBC on projects including streetscape improvements and lighting displays.
39 min south
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s new Hoosac Valley Service offers fun and educational train rides between Adams and North Adams in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. We have designed this service to provide an attractive tourist link between downtown Adams and North Adams, connecting with the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams. Our train ride is a living history exhibit that explores the rich railroad history of the region and complements the already popular cultural attractions located in the Northern Berkshire area.
47 min south
An escape room is a cooperative game in which players must work together to uncover clues and solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and problems in order to crack the code of a “locked” room. This is a timed event, often lasting sixty minutes. All rooms have a unique theme and many layers of challenges. The ultimate goal varies. Sometimes it is to solve a problem, other times the goal is to escape.
52 min south
Come enjoy the fun and challenging sport of candlepin bowling. Candlepin bowling is fun for everyone! Beginners, seasoned players and those of us who have played on and off over many years can immediately enjoy the game. Challenge your friends and family — age does not matter in this sport! Continue the tradition of bowling on these lanes since 1906.
28 min south
Popular first run films at prices everyone can afford and the best popcorn in the state of Vermont topped with real butter from Cabot Dairy. Bringing the best of Hollywood movies to a friendly, locally owned business with the LOWEST prices around, located in scenic Bennington, VT.
40 min West
The Franklin County Fair saw the first light of day in November of 1848 as a “cattle show’’ on the Greenfield Town Common, and has been held every year since, through world wars, dust bowl droughts, even stock market collapses. The Franklin County Fair bills itself as the oldest continuously operating county fair in America. For the past 160 years, the Fair has never failed, year after year, to bring together the entire community in a shared, positive, educational experience. But though it began as a “cattle show’’ on the Greenfield Town Common it quickly grew well beyond its initial limited focus, and also quickly outgrew the small space it occupied. Now the fair has its own grounds with events throughout the year.
35 min South