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Rocky Neck Art Colony

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Address: Gloucester, MA
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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Cool neighborhood, plenty to see

We enjoy catching the inner harbor water taxi which stops at The Studio restaurant in Rocky Neck. Grab some food, walk thru the private galleries and if you have interest it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Rochester
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Rochester
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy catching the inner harbor water taxi which stops at The Studio restaurant in Rocky Neck. Grab some food, walk thru the private galleries and if you have interest it is where several of the tuna boats from the show Wicked Tuna are moored.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this area overrated and hardly any parking. Not worth cruising around and around looking for a parking place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So New England...quirky shops, solid art galleries and cultural center with diverse and frequent event s and changing exhibits. Unique harbor views and architecture. Friendly locals.

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Salem, MA
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are artist's studios right on the pier. The quality of the work varies. Some are established artists and some are following their dream of being artists. There is a lovely neighborhood there; many people put a lot of care into their houses and gardens and it is fun to look around. There are all different sorts of views, from... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

stayed at rocky neck accommodation on the water right in the middle of the arts district. clean rooms and very comfortable. the shops and the neighborhood is great!! 5 stars!!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed at Rocky Neck Accommodations, right on the water in the heart of the arts district. Rooms are quite basic, but clean and comfortable. And the neighborhood is fascinating.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 717 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Wonderful part of town but the roads are SO NARROW we wish we would have taken the water taxi... Restaurants have different opening times so check before you go!

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Thank 2013TravelinFool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Lots of art galleries. Every expensive. One shop the man is very talented. Prices were more reasonable. What I liked the most is we walked down to the shore line and found lots of sea glass. Not a very clean shore line so wear old shoes. If you like art it is an ok place.

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I spent summers here at my grandparents all my life. It has changed quite a bit and the quality of the artwork is not the same. But it is a pretty spot, educational for the kids if you take them to the railways area (where they dock ships to repair them) and the Rudder Restaurant is still terrific.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

She is one of the last of the breed of free spirits who is not burdened by negativity. Stopping by her store and talking to her is an experience you will not forget.

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