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Popular Attractions in Massachusetts

Here are just 121 of our favorite places in Massachusetts. From historic museums and sites, popular sports venues and metropolitan business centers, Massachusetts offers so much to see and do. You'll find Best Western hotels convenient to just about anywhere you travel.

Popular Attractions in Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village

As you explore the far west of Massachusetts, head for Pittsfield and check out the Hancock Shaker Village. Now a museum and impressive attraction, the Hancock Shaker Village was once an actual Shaker Village – one of 19 major villages following the Shaker movement. It was established in 1791. The Shaker Religion was founded in England, circa 1747 by Ann Lee.

While the Hancock Shaker Village was primarily focused on dairy farming, they still found a lucrative opportunity to raise and sell garden seeds. You can visit the Hancock Shaker Village and explore the grounds. Enjoy stunning views of the Berkshires on a lively hike, check out the farms and gardens, and you won't want to miss out on the Beatrice O. Chance Gallery – a wonderful display of art.

Legacy Place

As you plan your visit to Dedham, the charming and quaint town just south of Boston and a short drive from Sharon, be sure to keep Legacy Place on your list of places to see. An ideal destination for an evening out – or for that matter, a whole day – Legacy Place is the premier dining and entertainment hot spot in MA. There's a 26,000 square foot, 20 lane bowling alley, a top of the line movie theater, and a bevy of fine dining choices.

Kings is the place to check out when you feel like bowling in Dedham. With the 20 lanes, four separate "roller bowling" lanes, two skee ball tables, three full bars, and a regulation shuffle board deck, you'll find all the fun you can ask for at Legacy Place. Take in a picture show at the Showcase Cinema de Lux – have a meal and drink brought right to your seat while you watch a movie premier.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Head for Bedford Street close to the center of Concord and check out the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Not to be confused with the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York, Concord, MA's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is home to "Author's Ridge," a location within the cemetery featuring the burial site of a long list of legendary and iconic American authors. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was established in 1855.

While cemeteries aren't typically a major tourism draw, it's interesting to note at Sleepy Hollow's dedication in 1855, the dedication speech was given by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who would find himself buried at the very same cemetery years later. Other notable Concordians to call Sleepy Hollow their final resting place are Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, and Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.