Not to brag, but Massachusetts was made for family fun. We have six zoos and three aquariums. We have hundreds of charming farms, where you can pick strawberries, peaches, or apples, and pet goats, ponies, or sheep. We have a pirate museum, a witch museum, and an Animagic museum. For fresh air family fun, we have the best beaches for sandcastle building, the best places to pitch a tent, and the best places to learn how to ski. For rainy days, we have an indoor trampoline park, an indoor water park, and one of the best children’s museums in the country. We have the Basketball Hall of Fame, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and one of the most famous and beloved ballparks in the world. We have swan boats, duck tours, whale watches and dinosaur tracks. Quite simply, we have everything fun for kids of any and all ages. Okay, maybe that was a little bit of bragging.

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  • Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center

    Belmont

    Hiking trails, nature center, formal gardens, art gallery and natural history programs for children and adults. more

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  • Medieval Manor Theatre Restaurant

    Boston

    Bawdy (PG-15.5) interactive show with six course, eat-with-your-hands banquet. Don't leave Boston without seeing the King! Also available for private... more

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  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    South Hadley

    Collections focus on Asian art; 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Medieval... more

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  • Mount Major Adventures

    Northampton

    Join us for Bike Farm Table Weekends this summer! The idea behind Bike Farm Table Weekends is pretty simple --... more

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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield

    American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; European paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Works by Winslow Homer,... more

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  • Museum of World War II

    Natick

    The Museum of World War II is a research and educational institution devoted to preserving and exhibiting the reality of... more

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  • Mystery Cafe

    Boston

    We are America's Original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Our doors opened in 1987 to a packed house in Cambridge, MA and... more

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  • The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

    Nantucket

    Exhibits of Nantucket Lightship Baskets from the 1850s; demonstrations and workshops. more

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  • Nerf-Style Dart Warz

    Attleboro

    Games are played in our black light arena using our 6 shooter dart guns. Players are broken into teams and given... more

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  • Norton Kayak Company

    Norton

    Guided Kayaking Tours of Scenic Norton Reservoir, Birdwatchers, fishermen and nature lovers will enjoy this flatwater paddling trip, perfect for... more

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  • Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

    Professional summer stock in the country's oldest operating barn theatre. more

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  • Rowes Wharf Water Taxi

    Boston

    On-call water transportation; services Rowes Wharf, Logan Airport, World Trade Center, New England Aquarium, and other locations around the Boston... more

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  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

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  • Sand Trap Mini Golf

    Agawam

    Sand Trap Mini Golf has re-opened under new management! Stop by for 18 holes of affordable family fun, and after you've... more

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  • Santarella, Tyringham's Gingerbread House

    Tyringham

    Historic Home and studios of Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor of the 'Lexington Minuteman'. Studios, residences and grounds are available... more

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  • Schooner Adventure

    Gloucester

    1926 National Historic Landmark, dory fishing Schooner Adventure is being restored as a memorial to Gloucester's fishing industry. This vessel is... more

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  • Schooner Fame of Salem

    Salem

    Our full scale replica of the famous War of 1812 privateer sails four times daily from Pickering Wharf in Salem more

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  • Seekonk Speedway

    Seekonk

    Paved oval race track 1/3 mile long; 63 rd season. more

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  • The Shirley-Eustis House

    Boston

    Royal Governor William Shirley's Georgian mansion is the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial... more

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  • Shooting Gallery

    Attleboro

    Shooters ages 5 and up can test their skills shooting airsoft BB's at stationary targets. Participants choose from 1 of 7 lanes to... more

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