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in Boston, MA (showing 13 - 24 out of 29)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA 02121   Directions

(617) 541-5466

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Hang out with some of nature's most fascinating creatures at the Franklin Park Zoo. You'll see animals like tigers, kangaroos, leopards, lions, zebras, gorillas and more, throughout exhibits like Serengeti Crossing, Outback Trail, Tiger Tales, and Kalahari Kingdom. In all, there are over 1,000 animals living at the zoo.

Freedom Trail

139 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118   Directions

(617) 536-4100

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Follow the red-brick road, otherwise known as Freedom Trail. The trail stretches 2.5 miles and leads the way to 16 historical sites that are significant to American history. Some of the sites and attractions include the Boston Common, the Old State House, the Bunker Hill Monument, the Paul Revere house and the site of the Boston Massacre.

Harvard Square

18 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138   Directions

(617) 491-3434

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Experience an excursion in Harvard Square, a commercial and recreational center for Harvard students, city residents and visitors. Along with being a hub for arts and entertainment, and home to a number of attractions, shops, eateries, and places to stay, The Square is also a historically significant location. It was here that George Washington took command of the Continental Army, it is where the first printing press in America was located, and it has also been the grounds for many student protests – among many, many other things.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Boston, MA

(617) 514-1600

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Walk through the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and get a closer look at the life and times of America's 35th President. Through touring this monumental library and museum, you'll learn about JFK's presidential campaign, his leadership and administration, his ideas and enthusiasm for politics, and the ideals he held dear. The museum also has features about JFK's captivating wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and his famous family, among other attractions.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

598 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145   Directions

(866) 228-6439

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn. The family attraction hosts exciting children activities, playgrounds, and workshops from the Kingdom Quest ride to an amazing recreation of Boston?s most iconic buildings. Birthday party rooms, adult night events and a school field trip program are available. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.

Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133   Directions

(617) 722-2000

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Like many of the buildings in Boston, the Massachusetts State House serves as an embodiment of the city's important history. The state's capitol building, built in 1798, resides on land that once belonged to John Hancock. You'll recognize the building easily because of its 23-karat gold dome roof. You can see the State House while you're strolling down Freedom Trail, or you can opt for an in-depth tour of it's interior attractions.

Minute Man National Historical Park

174 Liberty St
Concord, MA 01742   Directions

(978) 369-6993

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Watch the opening battle of the American Revolution take place right before your eyes at Minute Man National Historical Park. This hallowed ground is where the war began and where it is relived through reenactments. These demonstrations aren't the only things to do at the park though; explore the visitors center, walk down Battle Road Trail, check out the Hartwell Tavern and The Wayside and other park attractions.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115   Directions

(617) 267-9300

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Housing over 450,000 works of art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston boasts one of the most extensive art collections in the country. The museum is one of the largest in America and features a wide variety of art, including French impressionist and post-impressionist works, 18th and 19th century American art, imperial Chinese art, the largest collection of Japanese art outside of Japan, and much more. A few of the renowned artists with works in the collection include Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas.

Museum of Science Boston

1 Museum Of Science Driveway
Boston, MA 02114   Directions

(617) 723-2500

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Science comes to life through the exhibits and attractions at the Museum of Science Boston. Throughout the museum, there are over 500 interactive exhibits explaining all kinds of science-related subjects like nature, technology, evolution, the environment, outer space, electricity, and more. While you're there exploring, be sure to check out a presentation at the IMAX or the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110   Directions

(617) 973-5200

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Dive deep into ocean exploration at the New England Aquarium. You'll see a variety of sea creatures living in simulated versions of their natural habitats through exhibits like the Amazon Rainforest, the Gulf of Maine, the Pacific Reef Community, the Edge of the Sea, and many others. A few of the animals you will see include sharks, sting rays, sea turtles, seals, jelly fish, penguins, octopuses, and dolphins.

Puppet Showplace Theatre

32 Station St
Brookline, MA 02445   Directions

(617) 731-6400

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Catch a family-friendly show on stage at the Puppet Showplace Theatre. This family theater attraction hosts fun and entertaining puppet shows, featuring stories like Little Red Riding Hood, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestiltskin and Pinocchio.

Skywalk Observatory

800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199   Directions

(617) 859-0648

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Enjoy a beautiful view of Boston on a family excursion to the Skywalk Observatory. The observatory offers visitors a 360 degree view of the city and an audio tour so you can learn about Boston and all of its important sights and attractions. You won't get a better view of Beantown anywhere else.

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