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Vermont attractions offer year-round vacation fun for adults, kids, families

Vermont attractions and activities are active year-round. VT offers vacation fun at state parks; nature and science and art museums; mountains for skiing and snowboarding in winter as well as adventure parks, zip and canopy tours in summer. Families with kids will enjoy nature trails and excursion trains; adults and couples can explore vineyards and wineries and shopping. Vermont tourism in an adventure all year.

12 Park Street Weston, VT, 05161 Phone: 802-824-5288

World Class Theatre in the Heart of Vermont

The Weston Playhouse not only offers world-class theater, from musicals through comedies to dramas in its summer season, but also plays for kids, with an energetic youth company of players, plus educational and outreach programs. The non-profit theater has developed a solid reputation for developing new plays and musicals as well as conducting artist retreats, garnering kudos from the New York Times to the BBC. In addition, their excellent restaurant and bar is a good place to spend time before and after performances, with an entertaining improv/cabaret in the evening. Outside theater grounds, which include a large garden and paths to stroll, there are numerous nearby attractions, from golf courses to art galleries.

Weston Playhouse is now closed for the season. See you in Spring 2017!

196 Main Street Windsor, VT, 05089 Phone: 802-674-5781

A Vermont attraction with a global reach

Windsor VT is home to a stunning achievement set and perpetuated in the museum’s Robbins & Lawrence Armory. The National Historic Site hosts special events, guest speakers, internships for high school students, and the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation. 'Shaping America', on exhibit now, brings together two previous exhibits - 'Arming the Union' and 'The Tool Revolution' - creating an interactive experience depicting reflecting the stories and personalities around the production of weaponry during the civil war era to today’s consumer society. High standards of precision and the “American System of Manufacturing” formed the foundations of modern industry used around the world based on interchangeable parts. There is also a working machine shop in the museum run by interns and volunteers.

Closed for the season - Please visit us in Spring 2017!

700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8511 Toll-Free: 800-826-7000

Awarded a silver medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition

There is yet another reason to visit this delicious family resort. In 2010, the von Trapps opened their own brewery to provide a local version of a tasty Austrian Lager to hotel guests. True to European tradition, Trapp lagers are brewed in accordance with “Reinheitsgebot,” the German beer purity law of 1516, using decoction mashing and cold aging them for weeks at a time. Pure Vermont mountain spring water tapped right on the von Trapp estate, the finest imported barley, whole flower hops and lager yeast all go in to this special brew, available on tap and by the bottle at the Trapp Family Lodge and other select venues. Come visit this 2,500 natural paradise overlooking Stowe and the Green Mountains to raise a glass or two.

750 Pine Street Burlington, VT, 05401 Phone: 800-465-5909

Calling all chocolate fanatics!

Lake Champlain Chocolates has crafted specialty chocolates in Burlington, Vermont for 30 years. Visit our factory store and take in the aromas and sights of a real, chocolate factory! Our 30 minute guided tour is seated and begins on the hour, 11am-2pm Monday-Friday. End the experience with delicious samples. Self guided tours are available after 3pm and before 10 am. On the weekends we offer chocolate tastings from 11am-4pm. Taste and discover the flavor profiles of four chocolates with a chocolate tasting guide. Learn about how chocolate is made from fair-trade cacao bean to giant bunny!

6655 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3001 Toll-Free: 800-829-2327

Factory Tours and More at Vermont Teddy Bear!

Set in the beautiful town of Shelburne, VT, there’s nothing quite like Vermont Teddy Bear. Come see how our handmade Bears come to life on one of our factory tours, led by our knowledgeable Bear Ambassadors. You can even see our Bear Hospital, where our Bears come for free healthcare. Then visit our Bear Shop, where you can pick out a Bear or create your own. Lastly, enjoy your packed lunch or sweet Bear Shop treat at one of our outdoor picnic tables while breathing in the fresh Vermont air. All tour and store information is available on our website.

135 U.S. Route 5 South Norwich, VT, 05055 Phone: Toll-Free: 855-371-2253

A factory tour that satisfies your appetite

This tour is a rare treat for anyone who enjoys great food. You'll walk through a bakery where real bakers create satisfying breads and delicious pastries, plus you'll be invited to nibble samples. There's also classrooms where you can sign up & learn some of our favorite baking recipes, and of course our bakery cafe where you can enjoy sandwiches, salads, soups, and pastries, whenever possible made with ingredients locally sourced right here in New England. If you bake yourself, stop into the retail store, where you'll find King Arthur products and every baking tool you could imagine.

1 Rotarian Place Waterbury, VT, 05676 Phone: 802-882-2700 Toll-Free: 877-879-2326

An historic and freshly brewed Green Mountain attraction

The Green Mountains are home to so many wonderful attractions that one might not know where to start. A cup of freshly brewed coffee at this magnificent visitor center is as good a place as any to wake up the senses and get you on your way. Stop and smell the beans roasting. Browse the extraordinary Victorian Italianate train station built in 1875. Watch videos and see world class hands-on exhibits that highlight the history of Green Mountain Coffee and its sustainable connections with coffee growing partners around the world. The gift shop is filled with unique items and artisan crafts, and you can enjoy the taste of great coffee with a fresh-baked item, sandwich or salad in the cafe.

1281 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury, VT Phone: 866-258-6877

A cavalcade of delicious fun in a magical place

A visit to the original Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury VT is much more than an ice cream factory tour. Stroll the one and only Flavor Graveyard where the dearly de-printed flavors of bygone days lie in peace. Granite headstones identify some of the most famous and infamous retired flavors like Wavy Gravy and Rainforest Crunch and you’ll have a wonderful view of the Worcester Mountains. Stop in at the unique gift shop and savor a waffle cone with your favorite flavor at the scoop shop. In winter you can take a guided snowshoe tour behind the factory, or come in summer with the entire family for lots of fun activities like tie-dye and spin art and much more.

P.O. Box 10 North Ferrisburg, VT, 05473 Phone: 802-425-6211 Toll-Free: 800-425-8747

For great outdoors adventure, from low-impact to the truly extreme use Vermont's most complete directory of outdoor services and adventure travel resources. Vermont’s beauty enhances every outdoor activity and will make your adventure vacation memorable. You will find listings of guide services for all activities along with support services, lodging, retail and rental equipment, travel information, adventure vacation packages, outdoor education and skill development programs, trails and waterways, youth programs, publications and maps, women's outdoor challenges, and Vermont's natural resources. Plan Ahead, Be Safe, Have Fun!

60 Main Street Burlington, VT, 05401 Phone: 802-863-3489 Toll-Free: 877-686-5253

Vermont's largest city, Burlington, is situated along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, a 136 mile freshwater lake known as the country's sixth great lake. Backed by the Green Mountains to the east and facing the lake, Northern Vermont is endowed with magnificent scenic panoramas throughout the seasons. Burlington has developed a well-deserved reputation as the festival, event, and attraction capital of New England. More than fifty non-profit cultural organizations make their home in the region and provide a large array of cultural events and activities that amaze residents and visitors alike.

100 Veterans Memorial Drive Bennington, VT, 05201 Phone: 802-447-3311

History and scenery in a beautiful corner of Vermont

Vermont attractions are legend, and real and fantastic and close by. Whatever your pleasure be it the mountains, the lakes, quaint towns, great shopping, or any kind of outdoor activity, Vermont is for you. Start here in Bennington, where history and culture form an indelible bond and bring people back year after year. You’ll find the attractions you want and information about them at Bennington’s new Welcome Center. With great views, free Wi-Fi and real Green Mountain coffee and a friendly staff to answer your questions, you’ll also find local arts and crafts, displays from local businesses and great places to visit not only in Vermont but especially in the Bennington area. The Center is located at routes 7 and 279 near the borders of New York State and Massachusetts.

2046 U.S. 4 Killington, VT, 05751 Phone: 802-773-4181 Toll-Free: 800-337-1928

Located in the Heart of Vermont with world class nightlife, amazing culinary options and a wealth of accommodation choices, Killington has it all! With a stunning mountain backdrop, Killington is beautiful in all of its summer greenery, its fireworks display of Autumn foliage, and of course, the winter white of snow capped peaks. Hiking, Golfing, Biking compliment the warmer months, while you wile away the winter wrapped up by the fire at a cozy B&B or cruising down the slopes of the East's biggest ski resort. Visit ww.killingtonchamber.com for event information, ski report or to book accommodation. Make Killington your year round destination

34 Pleasant Street Morrisville, VT, 05661 Phone: 802-888-7607 Toll-Free: 800-849-9985

Come join the adventure

The Green Mountains dance from South to North across the whole of Vermont but produce their highest drama in the Stowe-Smugglers’ Notch Region. Summer is a wonderful time to hike in the cool woods, but in the fall legendary red and yellow foliage is not to be missed. Walks, hikes, and bikes from Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort provide visitors of all abilities a chance to get to know the mountains better. Skiing and snowboarding in our region is made famous by two well-known resorts: Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe. The mountains help define the uniqueness of the Stowe-Smugglers’ Notch Region.

446 Route 114 East Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 802-626-8511

Enter... the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The beauty and peace of this hidden jewel of Vermont will have you mesmerized. Be ready to have your senses awakened! Pristine lakes back dropped by beautiful Green Mountains will surround you. Captivating Vermont towns will delight you. Shopping, dining, hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, horseback trails all await you. Kayak, sail, glide, and fish our beautiful Kingdom lakes and rivers. In winter enjoy some of the best skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile trails in the East. Our Kingdom accommodations await your arrival to pamper and spoil your soul.

Shelburne Museum

U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3346

This super-cool museum on the edge of Lake Champlain is filled with unusual attractions that are sure to entertain every person in the family. Kids and parents will love the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, which was a workhourse of passenger and cargo transportation on the lake for decades in the 19th century. Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, and design, displaying 150,000 objects on 45 acres in 25 historic New England buildings. There's even a lighthouse. A full day of family fun waits here, May through October. Information: http://shelburnemuseum.org/