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“Nice Quiet place”
Review of Bancroft Tower

Bancroft Tower
Ranked #11 of 47 things to do in Worcester
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Quiet place”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice place for a quiet picnic, walk, photos, or yoga. Not much to see. Tower is closed because of interior vandalism. Used to have good view of city, but trees have over grown & blocked most of view.

Visited June 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“peaceful”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I love this place. I find it very peaceful and relaxing. I run here and do yoga and sometimes just lay around and read a book. The view of the city in the winter at night is very nice. The leaves obscure the view at other times of the year .

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Open says me”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the rough. A cool place to visit if you have 15-20 minutes. This destination could be so much more but unfortunately the tower is not open to the public. The views are good for the area and a nice little place to have a picnic or sledding with the little ones. Wish the city of Worcester could once again open the tower to the public.

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden gem, great view!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Having spent my youth in Worcester, during a recent visit, I remembered Bancroft Tower. My husband and I drove up there on a beautiful fall day. The tower itself is now closed to the public (to go up in it), but the tower itself and surrounding "park" is still beautiful. An easy drive off Park Ave....worth a detour to view the city (of Worcester) and enjoy the fall foliage. Also a couple large grinding stones/disks now serve as "tables". Saw some college students using these as study benches! This would be a good spot for a picnic also.

Visited October 2012
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