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Tanglewood

West St off Rte 183, Lenox, MA 01240
413 637 5165
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Northeast
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Whether picnicking on the lawn or up close and personal if you've been fortunate enough to get good seats, Tanglewood is the standard by which summer concerts are measured. The talent is first rate and so is the setting.

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Natick, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

For many years, my wife and I talked about going to Tanglewood for the summer BSO program. Well, we finally went this year, attending a wonderful Sunday afternoon program of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. And we were so enthralled that we returned just two weeks later for a Saturday morning rehearsal of Leonard Bernstein's operetta "Candide." It's hard to say... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have been enjoying Tanglewood music for more than 20 years.This special day gives me a chance to enjoy many musical venues on the Tanglewood campus

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West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Tanglewoods was closed for the season but we were able to walk the grounds. The grounds are beautiful in addition to a nice backdrop.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We'd never been to Tanglewood before. It's a wonderful mix of outdoor space and classical music. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

With last minute cheap seats at Carnegie Hall costing $85, a $16 lawn ticket to hear world class classical music live is a bargain. I have dragged my daughter to Lincoln Center since she was about 4, but now, at 10, she can appreciate it. This is the ideal venue to take a young listener. It's informal, relaxed, and has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Second year visiting Tanglewood for NPR's "Wait Wait" - they implied that they'll be coming back yearly for the Thursday before Labor Day weekend! We love bringing picnic dinners, wine, cheese, etc.... don't forget citronella candles, flashlights, and chairs (it's a long time to sit!). Tanglewood does rent chairs out.... but it's nice to have your own.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Whether classical music at its finest from the BSO or James Taylor, and special events such as "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," sitting on the lawn or in the shed is always a transcendent experience. It's what summer should always offer.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have always heard of Tanglewood, but this was our first visit. We are from Park City and so we have the Deer Valley Music Festival, which is a similar idea. In fact Keith Lockhart was the music director for Deer Valley for many years before returning to Boston, so it was nice to see him on stage again. Great setting... More

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Larchmont NY
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After several years we returned to Tanglewood and found it better than ever. The program was more interesting and less standard; the orchestra, better rehearsed--something that can't be taken for granted at music festivals with a variety of guest conductors. As always, the artists were world class. A range of seating options is offered, with corresponding prices. The lawn can... More

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