Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Massachusetts with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Massachusetts sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Massachusetts that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Massachusetts whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
The House of the Seven Gables (also known as the Turner House or Turner-Ingersoll Mansion) is a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. The house is now a non-profit museum, with an admission fee charged for tours, as well as an active settlement house with programs for children. It was built for Captain John Turner, and it stayed with the family for three generations.
Fall River, MA
At Battleship Cove, the past is at your fingertips. You’ll thrill to the state-of-the-art special effects in the new Pearl Harbor Experience. The kids will love scampering around the world’s largest collection of US naval ships and imagining dangerous missions aboard the mighty USS Massachusetts; the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., PT Boats in the South Pacific. And the whole family will love spending quality time together on an unforgettable journey of discovery.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the most visited attraction at Harvard—for its historical collections, its temporary exhibitions, and its new permanent galleries
New England’s Largest Zoological Experience. Amazing creatures from around the world, educational and entertaining shows, kiddie rides, Skyfari Sky Ride, Bird Talk, Cool gift shops, wonderful concessions, a children’s playpark, walk through 35 acre deer forest, petting zoo and so much more.
Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped their nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod while providing a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; being with family and sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn.
Plimoth Plantation provides an engaging and experiential outdoor and indoor learning environment on its main campus and at the State Pier on Plymouth’s waterfront. Their permanent exhibits tell the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct cultures – English and Native. The main exhibits are enhanced with an exciting menu of special events, public programs and workshops that offer a rich and diverse exploration of the 17th-century.