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#1 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: National Parks; State Parks; Historic Sites; History Museums
This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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#2 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes... more » Owner description: This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes alive at the American Textile History Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. In our core exhibition, Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time, you’ll spin, weave, design, and recycle your way through time in an amazing interactive experience that explores how textiles shaped our country and impact our lives every day. Watch how baseballs are made from wool, weave on an authentic hand loom, man the controls of a real airplane, and try on a glove designed for the NASA space program. Explore how textiles are changing our world, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to high-tech “shark skin” suits for Olympic swimmers. See firsthand how many of the clothes you wear are made of wood, crude oil, or plastic soda bottles! The clothing we wear, the clean water we drink, the sports we play, the cars we drive, and the roads we drive on are all possible only through the incredible world of textiles. And you’ll experience it all at the American Textile History Museum. Check out our rotating special exhibitions exploring fascinating topics through textiles, from the glamour and grace of 1930s fashion to the poignant stories of Vietnam soldiers. Enjoy our family-friendly interactive centers for hands-on fiber arts for all ages. Stop by our gift shop for a souvenir to remember your day of fun and discovery. You’ll never look at the fascinating world of textiles the same way again. ATHM has the most significant integrated textile history collection in North America including extensive flat textile and clothing collections, one of the world’s largest and most important collections of spinning wheels and looms, an unparalleled archive of approximately five million American textile samples from the 19th to 21st centuries, and the renowned Osborne Library for textile history research. « less
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#3 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Museums; Historic Sites
This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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#4 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#5 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Visitors center located in the Market Mills complex of the park.
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#6 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Theaters
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#7 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Cemeteries
A Victorian garden cemetery, founded in 1841. On the National Register of Historic Places.
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#8 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The New England Quilt Museum is a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts. Four to five exhibitions a year, classes,... more » Owner description: The New England Quilt Museum is a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts. Four to five exhibitions a year, classes, family activities, and historical lectures let you learn about this distinctive American art form. Located in the heart of downtown Lowell's historic district, it's within walking distance of numerous other attractions, including the American Textile History Museum and the Boott Cotton Mills, as well as restaurants and the theater. « less
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#9 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Art Museums
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#10 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Historic Sites
This 1840s boarding house was home to the women who worked in the local mills.
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#11 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Parks
Lowell park featuring the Jack Kerouac Commemorative memorial.
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#12 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Libraries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#13 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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#14 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Cemeteries
Jack Kerouac's grave draws many of the author's beatnik followers to Edson.
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#15 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Art Museums
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#16 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Specialty Museums
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#17 of 18 attractions in Lowell
Category: Parks; Monuments/ Statues
A park dedicated to the novelist Jack Kerouac gives visitors a glimpse into his childhood and beginnings as a writer.
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Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
A small museum showcasing Lowell's multiethnic culture and rich history.
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