Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

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  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    362 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    334 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The Butterfly Place +
    259 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    187 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    89 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • The Old Manse +
    79 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Minute Man National Historical Park +
    71 saves

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    66 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Ravenswood Park +
    55 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    52 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    44 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    33 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Ipswich Museum +
    29 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Long Hill +
    23 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Rockport Garden Club +
    11 saves

    Rockport Garden Club

    Rockport

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge +
    7 saves

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

  • Breakheart Reservation +
    5 saves

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Rumney Marsh Reservation +
    0 saves

    Rumney Marsh Reservation

    Saugus

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