The Lincoln Family home was built in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. Today it is one of Vermont's top attractions where thousands of visitors are welcomed to the grounds and walking trails. The house visit starts with a brief video presentation followed by a self-guided tour. Make sure to drop by the Cutting and Kitchen Gardens, Hildene Farms to visit the animals, the Observatory, the exhibits and the gift shop for some souvenirs.
Enjoy "one of greatest assemblages of hands-on exhibits ever gathered in one place." (NY Times). Outdoors, explore Science Park with water exhibits, nature trails, the Woodland Garden, and the Planet Walk. Inside, find live animals exhibits, aquariums, and hands-on exhibits that allow you to explore science, nature, and technology.
During the Winter season, tourists flock to Jay Peak Resort for an awesome skiing experience. From bunny slopes to thrilling mountains, there is something fun for every skiing enthusiast right here. During the summer, you can take the kids to the Pump House Indoor Water Park where they can surf, slide, swim, climb and float to their heart's content. A visit to Vermont would definitely be amiss without a night or two at Jay Peak's luxurious accommodations.
The Vermont Teddy Bear factory is one of the most-loved attractions in the city. The factory is open year-round seven days a week except for holidays to see how these stuffed animals are so lovingly crafted and made. When the tour is over, drop by the store to get yourself a customized souvenir teddy bear to remind you of your trip.
No trip is ever complete without a little shopping. While you are in Vermont, you should not miss the Church Street Marketplace, an uncovered pedestrian shopping and dining mall. The streets are lined with unique shops where you can find some amazing treasures. The restaurants here also offer you the best of Vermont's local cuisine.