242 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 429-4600
Fax: (603) 424-3804
242 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH, US, 03054
- Phone: (603) 429-4600
- Fax: (603) 424-3804
Not only has the Aviation Museum installed itself in a 1937 art-deco building on the grounds of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, but the inside is as beautiful as the outside. The museum focuses on events and artifacts relevant to aviation in New Hampshire. The museum can also be open to groups when not open to the public, simply call in advance and arrange a visit.
The Amoskeag Falls, named after the word "Namoskeag" which means "good fishing place" in Pennacook, is the reason Manchester exists. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company chose this area to set up shop because of the power of the falls, and they helped propel the company into the world market. The falls are set in the middle of the Merrimack River, and with many trees and waterfowl in the area, it makes for a very picturesque scene.
An island itself with a small historic pond, the Pine Island Park has been one of the oldest amusement parks in the city of Manchester. Located far from the hustle of the city, the park is a complete fun day out with a variety of games and rides to offer. The place houses an ice rink and a dance hall which only make it further entertaining. There is also an outdoor swimming pool inside the park and the pond is a famous fishing spot with the locals. A complete family entertainment house!
An amusement facility made available to the locals by the city council is the Crystal Lake Park. A huge stretch of 38 acres along side the lake has been revamped to give Manchester locals a picnic destination. The huge city park provides for sports facilities as well and has a splendid sandy beach experience to offer. The place is otherwise a green environment and hence a pleasant outing.
This structure was built just after the original city hall burned down in 1844. Designed by Edward Shaw, the Manchester City Hall is a Gothic Revival style structure complete with arched windows and buttresses. Although generally a place of business, the building is home to a display of photographs of historic Manchester as well as short exhibits by local artists, known as "Art on the Walls." Outside the building is the Manchester City seal and a sculpture of General John Stark who coined the term, "Live free or die" - New Hampshire's state motto.
A combination of fun-filled sports is what Raco-Theodore Park has in store for you. With the all access Raco-Theodore pool located right in the center, the park also provides for a few sports facilities including a playground. At the outdoor pool, one can not only enjoy but also take some serious swimming lessons. Besides, the place has ample of greenery and wide trails to exercise your way out. Raco-Theodore Park surely makes for one of the happening recreation grounds in the city with calm and relaxing environments.
The Robert Frost Farm was once home to the country's famed poet and writer, Robert Frost. Styled as most farmhouse would be in New England during that period, the white clapboard is marked as one of the country's heritage sites. Regular tours, displays, trails and even poetry readings are held here. An ideal place for a picnic, the house and associated grounds have ample area and parking although access into the two story farm house is limited. Explore the house and grounds and delve into the mind of the poet who was most likely to have been inspired by the of this place.
Valley Cemetery has been around since 1840 and is built on 20 acres of land. Once upon a time it was a favorite place for people to picnic or walk, and has since fallen into some disrepair. Family mausoleums, large headstones and towering trees make up the park now and is still an informative and beautiful area to stroll with a great deal of charm. The Friends of the Valley Cemetery and Arboretum Group intends to restore the area to its former glory.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats play in the beautiful Merchantsauto.com Stadium not far from downtown Manchester. The Fisher Cats are a double A team that feeds the Toronto Blue Jays and is a baseball team that represents the entire state of New Hampshire. The games are a great community event and the seats are often packed. Maybe if you are lucky you will even be able to catch a fly ball.
Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.
Culturally rich, the city of Manchester also gives a lot importance to literature and associated skills. This is proven by the fact that the city provides for two public access libraries to its people. The Manchester City Library located in the interiors is the main library and the West Manchester Community Library is its branch. Both are located in huge city council owned buildings and are open to all. The West Manchester Community Library, though is a branch of the main city library, houses a massive collection of books offering a lot of variety. Also, its hall serves as a common venue for events like readings, books releases, discussions and so on.
A great place to meet before a game or concert at the Verizon WIreless Arena, the Raymond J. Wieczorek Square is situated right out front. With grassy knolls just off Elm Street, Wieczorek is a war veteran. The square was dedicated to him and his efforts to revitalize the downtown area.