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“incredible 360 degree views of Southeastern Vermont!”

Bennington Battle Monument
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Bennington
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Owner description: Monument to a key battle of the American Revolution. The monument stands over 300 feet tall.
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Great find for foliage weekend - the views are really unforgettable. People in the gift shop were very nice as well. The tower has some interesting history behind it...

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

If it's a clear day, spend the $3 and take the elevator to the top of the monument for magnificent (although narrow - as you look between support pillars) views of the surrounding area. We visited in October and it was much chillier up at the top than down below, so take a jacket with you in the cooler months.

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Reviewed October 20, 2011

The view from the top is excellent, especially during the fall color season.

The history associated with the monument is interesting.
It is a few minutes from the Old First Congregational Church.

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Reviewed October 20, 2011

For $3 you get tan accompanied ride in an elevator 256 feet to a viewing platform that gives 360degree views. It is totally safe even when the very narrow windows are open. This allows a first class opportunity to take photos or video so don't forget your camera or camcorder. On a clear day you can see for miles and in the fall the colours are spectacular. On the first floor near the entrance to the elevator is a simple but interesting account of the Battle of Bennington and the story behind the monument

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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Visited here while staying in Bennington. The monument is visible all around the town of Bennington. It is large, commanding and attractive. The monument is located in a park like setting with a small gift shop. For $3.00, one can go up in the elevator to the top of the monument for expansive views. I have to admit that I have a great fear of heights and was hesitant about taking the elevator. Even after buying the ticket, I hesitated for some minutes about whether I should go up. There was a wonderful volunteer who mans the elevator and goes up with each visitor. He kindly encouraged me to go up and I finally did. He showed me how you can see New York State and Massachusetts State from the viewpoint. The viewing area is very enclosed and safe. I was glad I made the trip up for such a wonderful view on a sunny day. The monument has an interesting history linked to the revolutionary war. Don't miss seeing this if you visit Bennington!

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