Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Bungay River, about 39 miles from Boston. It was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World". Many jewelry manufacturing companies still operate in Attenboro. The city has a lovely riverfront park, a thriving zoo with more than 100 animals, a renowned Attleboro Arts Museum and the unique Women at Work Museum. Attleboro has a beautiful downtown with many turn of the 20th century meticulously renovated buildings.
1.Capron Park Zoo
The Capron Park Zoo is a small 8-acre zoo in Attleboro, Massachusetts, opened in 1937. The zoo is home to about 100 animals from 44 species. Exhibits include North and South American habitats with animals that live there, as well as Asian, African, and Australian animals such as emu, agouti, green tree python, lemur, white lion, kangaroo, meerkats, sloth bear, and Amur leopard. The zoo includes a building with a habitat for nocturnal animals, where day and night are reversed. It allows visitors to see animals that are active at night. There is also an indoor rainforest exhibit that provides home to porcupines, a two-toed sloth, fruit bats and many species of birds. An important part of the zoo is the education department for children that opened in 1991, which teaches children how the zoo works and how the animals interact.
201 County St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Phone: 774-203-1840
2.Attleboro Arts Museum
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Attleboro Arts Museum was founded in 1923 by a group of Attleboro residents. It is a community arts organization in Attleboro, Massachusets, with the mission to involve audiences of all backgrounds and ages in the visual arts, using diverse art experiences and educational programs. The museum has one of the largest gallery spaces between Boston and Providence and it operates under the credo “Art for Everyone.” The museum supports the artistic development of promising and professional artists, provides excellent visual arts education faculty and programs, organizes regular inspiring exhibitions, and provides leading-edge facilities. The Museum is a non-profit private organization and the access to all museum facilities is free.
86 Park St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Phone: 508-222-2644
3.Women at Work Museum
The Women at Work Museum was established to promote leadership, economic independence, science, engineering, math and technology, and to acknowledge the efforts of people and organizations that promote equity in the workplace and education by promoting women. The Museum organizes a range of engaging exhibits and educational programs that teach and entertain. Exhibits and programs are being organized and supported by business and a range of local historical, educational, cultural, community, and governmental organizations. The exhibits include topics such as women pilots, astronauts, inventors, entrepreneurs, writers, artists, athletes, women in the military and in the media.
35 County St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Phone: 508-222-4430
4.The Colonel Blackinton Inn
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The Colonel Blackinton Inn is a 1850 historic colonial Greek Revival charmer overlooking Bungay River that has been beautifully renovated to host an elegant inn with 11 individually decorated rooms and a popular restaurant known for quality seasonal food that uses local produce. Cozy, homey elegant space is great alternative to large hotels and is a perfect base for exploring the area. The rooms have private or shared bathrooms, have flat-screen TVs and free wifi. Some rooms have sitting areas and others are decorated with beautiful murals. The cuisine in the inn’s restaurant is traditional American with European touches. There are four lovely dining rooms, a bar and a spacious terrace overlooking the lush garden.
203 N Main St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Phone: 508-222-6022
5.Morin's Hometown Bar and Grille
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Morin’s Hometown Bar and Grille started in 1911 as the original cable car diner located in the heart of Attleboro, Massachusetts. It moved to the industrial park since and grew into a homey, pleasant 250-seat restaurant that is still popularly called Morin’s Diner. The food did not change much, still serving traditional comfort food and everyone’s favorite. Brick walls in the dining room are covered with photos of the history of Attleboro and the diner. The restaurant is open .seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is huge, the breakfast is available the whole day and you can find such old-fashioned treats as Chicken Pot Pie, Liver with Onions, Buffalo Mac and Cheese and much more. The beer list is extensive and there are great craft beers on tap, in bottles and in cans. Morin’s is also a popular caterer, providing service for all kinds of parties big and small.
16 S Main St, Attleboro, MA 02703, Phone: 508-222-9875
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