Vermont Top 10 Attractions

6: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

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.

Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254

7: Montshire Museum of Science

Montshire Museum of Science

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.

Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055

8: Killington Ski Resort

Killington Ski Resort

Cool off and have some unadulterated fun at this hugely popular ski resort. Killington has the largest resort of its kind on the east coast, actually, and one of the largest vertical slopes. There are six major peaks that provide a good variety of challenge, as well as plenty of breathtaking views of the natural surroundings. Killington Ski Resort is fun for the home family, offering plenty of ways to enjoy the snow-capped environment, while providing plenty of comfort and safe activities.

Address: 4763 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751

9: Quechee Gorge

Quechee Gorge
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/angela n.

This gorge is gorgeous, no matter how corny that sounds. It’s the deepest gorge found in Vermont, reaching over 165 feet down where the Ottauquechee River flows. There’s a great view of the gorge from above on an arched bridge that connects the Route 4 trail. Along the way on the trail, you can stop by an animal rehabilitation center and learn more about Vermont’s wildlife.

Address: Quechee Gorge, Hartford, VT

10: Church Street Marketplace

Church Street Marketplace
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Collin Parker

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.

Address: 2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

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