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6 Places in Manchester NH You Really Need to Visit

April 11, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Russell D. Mann
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Manchester NH is Northern New England’s largest city. It’s known for its rich history, expansive millyard and rough winters. But the city itself is full of gems that you may not know about if you haven’t spent time here. Here is a list of 7 places in Manchester NH that you really need to visit.

The Millyard Museum

Located in Mill No. 3, the Millyard Museum displays the history of the mill yard. Its permanent exhibit is called Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, and it tells the story of the people who have lived in Manchester since the beginning. One of the focuses of the exhibit is the development of the Amoskeag Manufacturing company, which became the largest textile mill in the world in the early 1900s.

See Science Center

In the same building as the Millyard Museum, you can find the See Science Center, which has a display of the millyard built entirely of Legos. It’s built at a scale of 55:1, and is a pretty incredible project. The See Science Center is a great place to take the kids, and it’s even pretty exciting for adults.

Zimmerman House

Located in the north end of Manchester, The Zimmerman House is a Usonian house that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950. It is the only Wright-designed building in New England that is open to the public. It is owned by the Currier Museum, whose staff gives guided tours of the property. This is a real hidden gem of Manchester, NH, so don’t miss it!

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

Home of the Fisher Cats, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is a great place to catch a ball game. The Fisher cats are the AA team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. You can get the big time ball game experience at a fraction of the cost, since tickets start at just $12. It’s within walking distance to many bars and restaurants, including the Patio at the Hilton Garden Inn, which overlooks the field.

Red Arrow Diner

The ultimate diner experience. The Red Arrow Diner has been around since 1922 and is regularly referred to as one of the best diners in the country. It is one of the few remaining diners that still has a “blue plate special,” and that is pretty special. It’s also a popular stop for celebrities and politicians who visit New Hampshire.

Palace Theatre

No need to travel down to Boston for great theatre, Manchester NH has it right here at the Palace Theatre. Built in 1914, the Palace provides outstanding performing arts as well as historical beauty to Manchester’s downtown. And with a capacity of 890, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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