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Central Square

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Address: Keene, NH

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so, before the square was a bit of a mess. There were people smoking salvia and basically it was a hang out. The store owners were a bit upset (wonderful stores here) and yet it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kitty M
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Antrim, New Hampshire
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Antrim, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so, before the square was a bit of a mess. There were people smoking salvia and basically it was a hang out. The store owners were a bit upset (wonderful stores here) and yet it was all legal. Now it is a New England tradition to have protesters at their town squares, so that's FINE. But, people hanging out doing... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A wonderfully picturesque common with often photographed church steeple. Just a beautiful centerpiece for a nice New Hampshire city.

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N.H.
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Quintessential New England common. Where else would something that is round be called a square? Cute bandstand dedicated by President Carter's wife, Roslyn Carter, in the 70's and featured in Robin William's movie Jumanji. All viewed from the Stage Restaurant at the head of the square.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just walking around the Central Square in Keene feels like a set of Our Town. From the steeple to the statuary, it's all a nice throw back to a pleasant time.

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NY
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great photo op and if you are Pokemon Go obsesses, you won't be disappointed. My 11 year old was in heaven.

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Virginia
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330 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Keene as a waypoint. I am sure glad that we did. There are multiple shops, restaurants, and small niche stores that you could easily spend an afternoon or evening perusing. I later saw in a guidebook that it may have the widest downtown main street in the U.S., which may be possible given the beautiful areas in... More 

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect town for walking and Main Street is loaded with great places to shop and dine. Sidewalks are well maintained and you can walk all over safely. Plenty of beautiful flowers and a gazebo in the center. Benches to sit and relax in the Main Street. Ice cream and coffee shops and outside seating for many of the local restaurants.... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Keene is a great little city to walk around and take in the sights. There are many shops and restaurants. The gazebo/bandstand area reminded us of places down south. The tree canopy and beautiful flowers made for a nice view as we sat on a nearby bench. We walked beyond the main square and into neighborhoods. It seemed very safe.... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've lived in Keene my entire life. Much has changed, but Central Square has been a strong constant. It changes its appearance through the four seasons. Right now the summer shows lovely flowers around the entire perimeter of the square. The fall brings the brilliance of the changing colors. The winter, with a fresh blanket of white is magical at... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

There is a very walkable downtown called Keene NH. Its enjoyable to do the circle ,from end to end. The town should erect some more signs directing shoppers to stores close to town but not on main street. It could be the downtown that malls desperately try to emulate (and fail). Visit soon.

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