Vermont Attractions September 24, 2017
by Kristin Grimes The 9 Coolest Attractions In Vermont That Not Enough People Visit
There are a few places in Vermont that tourists always want to visit. Sure, we love a trip to Ben & Jerry’s or Shelburne Farms and you should check them out if you haven’t. However, we think there are some excellent attractions that not enough people visit in VT. These 9 places may not be on your radar, but you’ll be happy you checked them out.
1. The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington
Within this amazing place you'll find an art museum, a stage used by an Actor's Equity Theater Company and a Covered Bridge Museum. After all, what better place to have a covered bridge museum than Vermont?
2. New England Maple Museum, Pittsford
If you love VT maple syrup (and who doesn't?), be sure to learn more about the history and check out the largest known collection of sugaring artifacts.
3. Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury
This great place has loads of interesting exhibits and a great planetarium experience. While it can sometimes get crowded, we're surprised that more people don't make the trip to check it out.
4. King Arthur Flour, Norwich
A trip to a flour factory? You bet! This delicious place has a bakery and shop, but you can also sign up for one of their great baking classes!
5. The Art of Humor Gallery, Wilmington
Step inside this gallery and take a self guided tour among the funny renderings by Skip Morrow. It's a self guided tour, but a quick buzz of the help button will bring the artist who's humor adds to the experience. This hilarious collection is definitely worth your time!
6. Old First Church, Bennington
Pay your respects to Robert Frost, one of America's greatest poets. He is buried with his family members and his headstone is engraved with the parting words: "I had a lover’s quarrel with the world."
7. UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Weybridge
Did you know that 70% of the world’s Morgan horses can be traced back to this 215-acre farm in Middlebury? See where it all starts and if you're lucky you can pet a baby foal! The farm is open to the public and offers an incredible tour for horse-lovers of all kinds.
8. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
The Sheldon Museum is the oldest community-based museum in the country and has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1882. Among the many varied and fascinating exhibits, you'll find a complete set of newspapers and war documents (along with 100,000 fragile works on paper) that go back to 1801. Wow!
9. Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury
If you've ever had to say goodbye to a dog, a visit to the Dog Chapel to pay your respects is a must. Thousands of notes line the walls remembering loved pets and you'll probably shed a few tears yourself.
In addition to these attractions that not enough people visit in VT, check out some of the more popular destinations. Check out the
very best day trips to take in Vermont.
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