Things to do in the Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire.
Canterbury Shaker Village Located in Canterbury about 10 miles north of Concord. There are guided and self-guided tours, family activities, educational programs, exhibits, historic buildings, shopping and dining. There are over 600 acres of forests, fields, gardens and ponds to explore. There are also craft demonstrations and special
events such as summertime Meeting House concerts, car shows, ghost encounters and candlelit Christmas strolls. Learn about
Shaker traditions and culture. Open daily from Memorial Day through half of October and weekends in May and November.
Palace Theatre – Committed to preserving the historic facilities of the theatre, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community and visitors. Don’t let the curtains be drawn without you!
Capitol Center for the Arts– Created and sustained by the people of New Hampshire, the Capitol Center for the Arts shall inspire, educate and entertain audiences by providing both the finest venue for he performing arts and a wide range of professionally excellent and artistically significant presentations.
Liquid Planet Water Park – A locally-owned and family-run business inspired by New Hampshire’s great outdoors. They have combined the tranquility and majestic beauty of nature with the fun, excitement, and adventure of a state of the art water
park situated in the quaint and picturesque town of Candia.
Currier Museum of Art – An internationally renowned art museum featuring European and American paintings, decorative arts and sculptures…all in a classic setting.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – An amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences and become immersed in this entertaining learning environment.
Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center – Provides year round environmental educational programs and exhibits for people of all ages.
Derry History Museum – Come one, come all who are interested in local, state or national history to visit this museum, and celebrate the town where Robert Frost said “life is the best on earth.”
America’s Stonehenge – One of the largest and possibly the oldest megalithic site in North America. Archaeological excavation at the site has uncovered numerous historic and pre-historic artifacts.
The Majestic Theatre – Since 1990 The Majestic Theatre has been producing and presenting theatre for and by the community in Manchester NH. The Majestic produces more shows than any other community theatre in NH.
Canobie Lake Park – This state-of-the-art amusement park features over 45 rides including 4 coasters, the Log Flume water ride, the Timber Splash water coaster, a hand-painted antique carousel, authentic steam train, giant skywheel, over a dozen kiddie rides,
a tantalizing variety of foods, fabulous prizes and merchandise to win, live entertainment, fireworks, and much more!
New Hampshire Historical Society Museum – Exciting exhibitions on the state’s rich heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults throughout the year. The museum store features the state’s best selection of New Hampshire’s
books, products and crafts.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Shop – The Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of work by New England’s finest craftspeople.
Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum – Displays of the world’s finest collection of Scouting memorabilia and books. The museum also features Lord Baden-Powell’s collection of rare items.
SEE Science Center – Feel forces, use mechanical advantage to lift yourself up, Look through a periscope, Send a whisper across the room! Touch and try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, sound & more!
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire – Welcomes everyone with an interest in learning more about New Hampshire’s exciting aviation history. The Aviation Museum is New Hampshire’s only working museum devoted to aviation history in the Granite State.
Millyard Museum – The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – 1.058 Mile Oval Superspeedway Stock Cars, Modifieds, & Trucks / 1.6 Mile Road Course (12 Turns) Motorcycles, Sports Cars, Karts & U.S. Legend Cars
Charmingfare Farm – Visit the largest collection of Agricultural Animals & North American Wildlife in NH. A visit to this 180-acre farm is affordable, educational, and exciting for children and adults. The farm is home to over 200 animals. The barnyard offers traditional
farm animals, hands-on petting area, pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides.