Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, known for its two native sons, boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, a baseball team, the Brockton Rox and its home stadium Campanelli Stadium, which also hosts family and social events and music concerts. Brockton also has the only craft museum in the state Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton is considered Brockton is one of the windiest cities in the country. The city also offers the best breakfast in the state at JJ’s Café. The best time to visit Brockton is the summer, during the Brockton Summer Concert Series and the Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival

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1.Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum
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Fuller Craft Museum is a fascinating arts and crafts museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, about 25 miles from Boston. The museum, founded in 1946, features contemporary craft of a range of different types and origins. It is the only museum of its kind in New England. The museum’s permanent collection includes furniture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood and textiles, produced by many craft artists. The outdoor permanent sculpture exhibit features sculptures made of materials found in nature. The museum also hosts frequent temporary exhibits, such as displays of sculptures made of polymer clay, fantasy teapots and an exhibit of Native American basket weaving.

455 Oak St, Brockton, MA 02301, Phone: 508-588-6000

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2.Campanelli Stadium

Campanelli Stadium
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Campanelli Stadium is located in Brockton, Massachusetts and is mainly used for baseball games. It is the home field of the Brockton Rox baseball team that belongs to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League summer league. The stadium can accommodate about 6000 people. It opened in 2002. Before every Sunday afternoon home game, before the first pitch, there is a fun family festival with face painting, balloon-blowing and catch on the field. After the game, children are allowed to run the bases and ask for autographs from the Rox players. On Kids Eat Free Mondays, with every purchase of a box seat children receive a voucher for food. The stadium is also used for music concerts and other events.

1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA 02301, Phone: 508-559-7000

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3.Westgate Mall

Westgate Mall
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Westgate Mall is a 600,000-square-foot shopping mall near Brockton, Massachusetts, opened in 1963 as the 356,000-square-foot Westgate Shopper's Park. It is the oldest enclosed mall in Massachusetts. Besides major chains such as Old Navy, Planet Fitness, Best Buy and Sears, Westgate Mall also has over 65 specialty stores that include Victoria’s Secret and The Children’s Place. The mall also hosts restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, IHOP and Auntie Anne's. The mall is surrounded by many big-box stores like Walmart, Lowe's, Marshalls, and Dick's Sporting Goods, which increase the traffic to the Westgate Mall.

200 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301

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4.JJ's Caffe

JJ's Caffe
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JJ’s Caffe in Brockton, Massachusetts was declared by People Magazine as the place serving the best breakfast in Massachusetts. So what do you eat in the best breakfast place in the state? You have a huge choice of delicious treats prepared in front of you by Chef JJ Fernandes. Some of crowd’s favorites are Duchess Benedict with sauteed Maine lobster with crab, peppers and onions, topped with two poached eggs and whole grain mustard, served on polenta cake. Or infamous Hangover Benedict with eight ounce charbroiled angus sirloin, topped with roasted red peppers, spinach, three poached eggs and demi glace, served on grilled ciabatta. This delightful café in downtown Brockton is worth driving 35 miles from Boston – it is bright and homey, with Sinatra crooning in the background and with bright-colored paintings by local artists on the walls. The smell of freshly brewed coffee greats you at the door. They also have small but excellent lunch menu.

610 N Main St, Brockton, MA 02301, Phone: 508-510-4227

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