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West St off Rte 183, Lenox, MA 01240
413 637 5165
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Stuart, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While at Kripalu's Health and Yoga Center, I attended a concert @ Tanglewood on a Saturday night in mid-July. The Tanglewood setting and performance were quite simply beautiful - and, the overall Tanglewood experience added another layer of appreciation to my visit in Lenox. If you are in the area to attend one, the other may add another dimension of... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, amusing, entertaining! The grounds are very well kept, the Shed is comfortable with plenty of seating. A picnic on the lawn or enjoying the cafe.......a wonderful time

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Princeton, NJ
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

. . .You should visit Tanglewood for a Sunday afternoon concert. Buy a lawn ticket and get there shortly after 12 noon when the gates open. You will be able to park close in giving you a pretty short walk to the entrance --- something very important if you are carrying chairs, blanket, food and drinks. It also means you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had no idea this was the summer home to the Boston symphony, but we were so glad we stumbled on it. We picked up $15 seats at the back of "The Shed" performance pavilion on the same day of the concert. With the big screens we were able to see very well. The acoustics were wonderful for the instruments... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Although the fireworks were cancelled for the evening, JT played an an additional hour - He's as good as ever

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181 reviews 181 reviews
24 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The world's greatest orchestras play. You can get a seat ot picnic on the lawn. Daytime performances on the weekend, work on your tan.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The music shed is a marvel. I've no idea how they do it but the acoustics are wonderful & for an outdoor venue bordering on magical. The coming & going are easy. This is one attraction that needs no tweaking. It's perfect just the way it is.

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South Salem
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tanglewood is one of the top summer performance spaces in the country. The grounds are magnificent, the music is terrific, picnics on the lawn are a delightful way to spend an afternoon. There are many great places to stay, eat, hike, shop and visit.

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Philadelphia, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We went to see James Taylor and even though it had rain all day the rain stopped in time for an awesome concert. The grounds were well kept and lots of people packed to watch the concert. It was awesome! Parking was close and even with a crowd easy to get out. So close to great shops and food in... More

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Ann Arbor MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were at the Opening night (July 5) concert. We arrived at about 6:30 pm for the 8:30 pm concert. My mom who is 90 needed a wheelchair to get from the West lot to the Shed and everything was well coordinated. We did not eat on the lawn but maybe we will try next time since it looks like... More

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