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Trip planning to Plymouth

My family, 3 kids 7,6 and 20 months old and coming to Plymouth for a week vacation at the end of July. We are planning on spending afternoons a few days at the ocean, but are open to suggestions on what else to do while we are there. We have seen several ideas on here, but wanted to get some feedback considering our children are younger and we need to pace them with some rest periods. Any suggestions for us to research in the surrounding areas would be great!



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1. Re: Trip planning to Plymouth

Well, for sure two places you can't miss are the Plimouth Plantation, which is a recreated Pilgrim Village where folks live the way the Pilgrim's did, and Plymouth Center, where the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock are located.

The other place is the Edaville Railroad in Carver, which is quite near Plymouth.

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These are a few of the things we do when the kids visit, in addition to the historical sights - pick up the Plymouth Path brochure and you can do your own walking tour of the highlights in town, in addition to the Plantation.

1. Check out www.lobstertalesinc.com. They do boat trips -- one is learning how to catch a lobster, one is a pirate trip. The kids love them.

2. If you have a rainy day, check out www.imaginationisland.usa which is an indoor play center.

3. The Pilgrim Belle does a hour harbor cruise on a paddlewheeler that is fun and perfect for folks who want a smotth ride.

4. Edaville Railroad is in South Carter, MA, not far at all -- rides, arcade, and a steam train ride. www.edaville.com

5. We have not done this one yet as it is new, so cannot comment specifically, but in Rochester, MA a place called East Over Farms is a working 1800 farm with Clydesdales and everything.

6. If you are in town July 21 there will be special activities to commemorate the arrival of Mayflower II -- the replica that came in 1957 as a gift to Plymouth. I'm sure there will be a lot of special events happening around that anniversary.

7. If you like baseball, check out www.brocktonrox.com. This is a semi-pro team, lovely new stadium, Brockton is about 45 minutes west of Plymouth. The tickets are around $5 and you can't go wrong! In between innings they do fun stuff like human bowling and chicken races to keep the kids engaged.

8. If you need a kid break while in downtown Plymouth, head over to the beach at Nelson Park. No swimming, but there is a playground and picnic area and you can walk to it from the waterfront.

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Pilgrim Hall Museum is a small history museum in the center of Plymouth. It has "treasure hunts" for information and objects on exhibit that make the experience interactive and appropriate for kids that age.

Of course Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II are the big attractions in town!

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