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“Put this on your To Do list” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lowell National Historical Park

Lowell National Historical Park
246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
978-970-5000
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Lowell
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
Lowell, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Put this on your To Do list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Unique venue for what it has to offer: an engaging look into an often overlooked piece of America's history. The trolley and canal tours (especially) are wonderful!

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Vermont
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“The start of America's Industrial Revolution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting Lowell National Historical Park. We stopped at the Visitor's Center first, browsed the exhibit there and watch a 20 minute introductory film. Then we drove over to the Boott Cotton Mill Museum. It was particularly helpful that they had clearly marked exhibit features with interactive components for children. It was very interesting (and loud!) to be able to see the mill machines running. It seems visiting in the summer offers more opportunities such as riding trolleys but overall a very nice visit.

Visited February 2012
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

this is where the american industrial revolution was born. great way to teach junior high students before they bored in their history class

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Harvard, ma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Experience the beginning of the factory life in America”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Walk through the mills, see and hear the machines, see the size of the power belts that could break and become leathal in a room filled with machines, noise, dust, and (often young) working women living meager lives to make enough money to live. You can't fail to be grateful that it isn't you and to think of the millions in the world still subjected to these conditions.

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Surfside, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wonder Why Our Clothes Are Made Overseas?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

In this era where people wearing clothes made overseas and complain about having to work hard, a stop here might put things in perspective. The displays and museum offer a glimpse into the past where people worked long,hard hours for little pay. And when they moved on, immigrants who wanted a better life took their place at the mills. A must-stop-and-see place.

Visited January 2012
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