The Capitol is a magnificent building located in downtown Montpelier.
The gold leaf dome includes real gold and offers a spectacular contrast
with the wooded hillside of Hubbard Park in the background. The interior
is adorned with marble floors, spiral staircases and finely carved wood
Wood Art Gallery
Located on the Vermont College campus in College Hall, the gallery maintains
a continuous display of the paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood. The gallery
also includes exhibitions of regional artists and craftsmen.
Park and Tower
Hubbard Park was created through a gift of 125 acres to the City of Montpelier
by John E. Hubbard in 1899. Since then several other parcels have been
added to the park which now consists of 185 acres and roughly 7 miles
of hiking and skiing trails, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and baseball
field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54 foot observation tower.
The observation tower offers spectacular views of the city from the highest
point in the city.
Hollow Cider Mill
P.O. Box 420 Waterbury Center, VT 05677, (802) 244-8771, Toll free:
(800) 3-APPLES, (800) 327-7537, Fax:(802) 244-7212
A working apple cider mill which hosts 200,000 guests a year. Watch the
apples being pressed into cider. In addition the mill has its own specialty
bakery. Although apple delicacies dominate, a variety of taste-tempters
are available. On Route 100, six miles north of Waterbury.
& Jerry's Ice Cream
Time Magazine termed it "the best ice cream in the world."
Tours of the ice cream factory are available. The factory is located three
miles north of Waterbury on Route 100. Multi-media slide show tells the
story of the company. Watch the process and sample the product. Children
(of all ages) love to visit.
Meade Victory Museum
Located of I-89, Exit 9 in Middlesex, the musuem is a military history
park featuring many antique military vehicles ranging from a Horwitzer,
Half-Track and Sabre Jet. It is the site of the 1930's Civilian Conservation
of Ages Quarry
Rock of Ages Visitors Center, P.O. Box 482, Barre, VT 05641, (802) 476-3119,
Fax: Attn.: Todd, (802) 476-3110
The world's largest granite quarry is located southeast of Barre. Sheer
cliffs descend 475 feet to quarry floor below. The Visitors Center describes
the process which transforms this gray stone into beautiful monuments
and sculpture which endures for centuries. The Visitors Center is open
May 1-October 31 (closed July 4), Monday-Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Special Fall hours, Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30
A veritable outdoor museum of fine granite carvings in Barre. Local cemeteries
are the final resting place for family and friends of the world's most
skilled granite artisans.
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