Central Vermont

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  • 1. Montshire Museum of Science

    Museum/Gallery

    Numerous hands-on exhibits at this science museum explore nature and technology. Kids can make giant bubbles, see images from NASA space telescopes...Read More

  • 2. Simon Pearce

    Arts/Performance Venue

    A restored woolen mill by a waterfall holds Quechee's main attraction, this marvelous glassblowing factory, store, and restaurant. Water power...Read More

  • 3. Billings Farm and Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Founded by Frederick H. Billings in 1871, this is one of the oldest operating dairy farms in the country. In addition to watching the herds...Read More

  • 4. Brandon Artists Guild

    Museum/Gallery

    The guild exhibits and sells affordable paintings, sculpture, and pottery by more than 50 local member artists. ...Read More

  • 5. Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace

    Museum/Gallery

    The famous statesman was born in this house in 1813. He left 20 years later to establish himself as a lawyer, becoming a three-time U.S. senator...Read More

  • 6. Chaffee Art Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a beautiful mansion, the center exhibits the work of more than 200 Vermont artists. A second location is open downtown on Merchants Row. ...Read More

  • 7. Edgewater Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    This gallery sits alongside picturesque Otter Creek, and the paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and pieces of furniture inside are just as arresting...Read More

  • 8. Fort Ticonderoga Ferry

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Established in 1759, the Fort Ti cable ferry crosses Lake Champlain between Shoreham and Fort Ticonderoga, New York, at one of the oldest ferry...Read More

  • 9. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Vermont's only national park is the nation's first to focus on conserving natural resources. The pristine 555-acre spread includes the mansion...Read More

  • 10. Middlebury College

    Educational Institution

    Founded in 1800, this college was conceived as a more godly alternative to the worldly University of Vermont, though it has no religious affiliation...Read More

  • 11. New England Maple Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Maple syrup is Vermont's signature product, and this museum north of Rutland explains the history and process of turning sap into syrup. If...Read More

  • 12. Paramount Theatre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    The highlight of downtown Rutland is this 838-seat gilded playhouse, an architectural gem dating to 1913. The gorgeous theater presents music...Read More

  • 13. Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

    Trail/Path

    Plaques along this easy 1.2-mile wooded trail bear quotations from Frost's poems. A picnic area is located across the road from the trailhead. ...Read More

  • 14. University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    The Morgan horse, Vermont's official state animal, has an even temper, high stamina, and slightly truncated legs in proportion to its body....Read More

  • 15. Vermont Folklife Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The redbrick center's exhibits include photography, antiques, folk paintings, manuscripts, and other artifacts and contemporary works that examine...Read More

  • 16. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center

    Educational Institution

    Next to Quechee Gorge, this science center has 17 raptor exhibits, including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and owls. All caged birds have...Read More

  • 17. Vermont Marble Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This monument to marble highlights one of the main industries in this region. The hall of presidents has a carved bust of each U.S. president...Read More

  • 18. Wilson Castle

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Completed in 1867, this 32-room mansion was built over the course of eight years by a Vermonter who married a British aristocrat. Within the...Read More

  • 19. Vermont State Craft Center/Frog Hollow

    Museum/Gallery

    More than a crafts store, this arts center mounts changing exhibitions and displays exquisite works in wood, glass, metal, clay, and fiber by...Read More

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