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Tanglewood

West St off Rte 183, Lenox, MA 01240
413 637 5165
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Symphonies, Theaters
Activities: People-watching, Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by world-renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.
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The Berkshires, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, wonderful music and a great atmosphere. Definitely a must do. The only drawback would be the traffic leaving the venue at the end of the night.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Tanglewood on a summer's evening can be magical. Lawn tickets are available and picnicking on the grass is delightful. There are places on the property to buy food, too. Tickets inside the Shed can be pricey for certain concerts, but to really listen to the music it is the best place to be!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Tanglewood on Parade is an all day classical (and some other kinds) musical event with an evening of wonderful pieces, the last of which is always 1812 Overture and then fireworks; plenty of restrooms and food choices

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Always nice to go here. Even better when James Taylor playing on the 4th of July. Nice to walk the grounds and take in the views. Night time is great with music coming from the Shed.

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New York City, New York
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318 reviews 318 reviews
100 attraction reviews
760 helpful votes 760 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

I go hours before the concert starts. I put my blanket and chairs down right in front, and I am not the only one who does it. The programs are excellent, even if you are not up on classical music its an evening to enjoy. Jeremy T

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tanglewood is an experience not to be missed. Watching the people is almost as fun as the music. The grounds will make you leave your cares behind.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited off-season in mid-October. The grounds were open to walk around. I found it peaceful and enjoyed my visit.

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Granby, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

About 12 years ago my wife died and one of our favorite thing to do on a Saturday night was to listen for Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion". We never got to Tanglewood to see a live show. A few years ago I was dating a widow and she offered an Idea to go see the show. That is... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I admit to a bias -- I saw some of the most formative concerts of my life at Tanglewood, so the memories add to the allure. However, leaving that aside, I will say this: Tanglewood has the most beautiful setting imaginable and some of the best acoustics available. You may opt to sit on the lawn and do a picnic,... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I can't think of any thing more pleasant than sitting outdoors, sipping wine and listening to first class orchestras and musicians. Simply a unique and wonderful experience. People visit and picnic when the musicians are not playing. Many wonderful musical events take place here. parking is ample and it does not take long to get out of the parking lots.... More

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