Worcester Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Worcester; our list of the best things to see, including Worcester Sharks, StART on the Street and City Parks.
  • The best place in Worcester: Worcester Sharks

    Worcester Sharks

    DCU Center
    American Hockey League. Development affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.
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  • StART on the Street

    StART on the Street

    Huge street festival featuring over 200 local vendors and artists, food, and live music and performance art. According to the organizers, the 2009 festival was attended by 25,000 people. [17] StART also holds StART in the park (spring) and StART at the Station (Christmas time).
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  • The city boasts many parks for the enjoyment of residents and visitors from the largest Green Hill Park to Elm Park and Institute Park which hosts many outdoor concerts during the summer season.
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  • Rovezzi's


    108 Grove St
    ,(3rd floor Northworks building), Phone: 508-753-4511.
  • Pet Rock Festival

    early September
    Largest non-profit animal benefit in New England. Held annually to make money for shelters and other animal related services. "They can't talk so we will." www.petrockfest.com
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  • Italian Festival

    Carmel Church. Very popular annual festival in the city (which did not happen in 2007).
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  • The Higgins Armory Museum

    100 Barber Av
    , Phone: +1 508-853-6015, (email: mailto:higgins@higgins.org), [9]. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 12PM-4PM. Prides itself on being "The only Museum in the Western Hemisphere solely dedicated to the collection of arms, armor and art." 5000 objects on 4 floors. $8, seniors and ages 6-16 $7, under 6 free.
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  • Hung Thinh Oriental Market

    15 Parker St
    , sells whole, frozen durian .
  • Mechanics Hall

    321 Main St
    pre Civil War era Concert Hall. Grand Hall seating 1,600. Concerts(classical,jazz,popular music),lectures,business meetings.
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  • Palladium

    261 Main St
    Concerts (popular,rock).
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  • Albanian Festival

    early June
    Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church. Largest Albanian festival in the country[14]
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  • Burnside Fountain

    located on the south side of the Worcester Common
    The fountain features a boy and a turtle engaged in what any reasonable observer would have to conclude is an obscene -- or at least nonconsensual -- act. Not many, if any, people know what it truly represents, so judge for yourself.
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  • DCU Center

    50 Foster St
    Over 14,000 seat arena. Convention facilities, concerts, trade shows, sporting events.
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  • TUSH Denim Boutique

    138 Green Street
    Womans & Mens Designer Denim Boutique and Accessories
  • Worcester Historical Museum

    30 Elm Street
    Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Th 10AM-8:30PM.
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  • Worcester Art Museum

    55 Salisbury St
    W-Su 11AM-5PM, Th 11AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-5PM. Plenty of great exhibits! Also free on Saturdays before noon. Lots of great art here! $10, students and under 17 free.
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  • Grecian Festival

    early June
    Spyridon Church. One of the largest Greek Festivals in New England with over 25,000 attendees[15]
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  • Mid Town Mall

    Main St
    directly across from Worcester Commons. The decor is from the 70s, and there's a broken escalator leading down to a nearly abandoned lower level. Good food too. A wonderful spot of local color. The downtown sections of Worcester are run down and scary but also quite fascinating.
  • Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    2 Southbridge St
    Restored downtown theatre staging professional touring productions and national comedians and musical acts.
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  • EcoTarium - A Museum of Science and Nature

    222 Harrington Way
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Great zoo with a Polar bear and working, kid-sized diesel train and more. $10; Seniors, students ages 3-18 $8. Planetarium, train, tree walkway are extra.
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  • Summer Nationals

    July 4 weekend
    The largest automotive event on the East Coast with well over 5000 Street Rods, Hot Rods, Customs, Leadsleds, Prostreets and Choppers and 100,000 plus spectators!
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  • Latin American Festival

    One of the largest Latin American festivals in New England.
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  • Worcester St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Patrick's Day Parade, Mid-March. Park Ave. One of the largest Irish Parades in the state.
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  • Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' War Memorial

    Skyline Drive
    Dedicated in June 2002, it is located on Skyline Drive at Green Hill Park in Worcester. The 4-acre location includes a pond, walking paths and the Memorial. A place to provide a dignified, quiet, natural location for reflection and learning. The Memorial is designed in three sections called places. These consist of the PLACE OF FLAGS, PLACE OF WORDS and PLACE OF NAMES. The PLACE OF WORDS shows text from letters written home by some of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who died in Vietnam. The PLACE OF NAMES proclaims in stone the name of each and every Massachusetts resident who died in combat or as a result of wounds received while in action in Vietnam.
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  • Greendale Mall

    Gold Star Blvd
    Still pretty small by modern standards, but with all of the required stores for a simple stock up.
  • Worcester Rugby Football Club

    Various locations
    Find Worcester Rugby, Worcester and more at Worcesterrugby.org. Get the best of Real Estate Worcester MA or Worcester College, browse our section on Worcester MA Hotel or learn about Worcester Jobs. Worcesterrugby.org is the site for Worcester Rugby.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Worcester uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.