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State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the oldest states in the United States and was founded at Plymouth in 1620 when the Pilgrims landed and began a Puritan colony founded on religious freedom. Visitors are sure to find the fascinating story on these state to be enlightening, inspiring, and educational. They offers a look into America that no other state can offer. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or nature, you are sure to find something to enjoy during your visit.

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Famous Massachusetts Quotes

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"Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions."

by: Julia Ward Howe

Did You Know: James Michael Curley was the first mayor of Boston to have an automobile. The plate number was "576" - the number of letters in "James Michael Curley." The mayor of Boston's official car still uses the same number on its plate.

Historical Attractions of Massachusetts

Without a doubt, Plymouth Rock in Plymouth is the centerpiece of historical attractions in Massachusetts. As the spot where the Pilgrims landed in the New World, this site offers visitors an insightful look into the pioneer days of the state and into one of the first settlements in what would later become today's United States. With spectacular exhibits on the life and times of these early settlers, Plymouth Rock provides visitors a unique window into the past and a fantastic view of what life was like in the earliest days of European settlement in America.

Another fabulous historical attraction that gives visitors a look into America's early history is the Buckman Tavern in Lexington. This historic tavern was the location where the Minute Men met on the morning of April 19, 1775, when they met the British army for the first time in battle and began the struggle that would lead to the independence of the United States. Containing outstanding displays on the historic role that Massachusetts played in the American Revolution, this attraction definitely needs to be on the itinerary of anyone interested in learning more about how the US became the nation it is today.

In addition to sites that tell of the early history of the state, Massachusetts is blessed with a fantastic museum that tells the story of how some of its citizens were affected by the tragic sinking of the Titanic. With a large detailed model of the doomed ship, the Titanic Museum in Indian Orchard offers visitors a first-hand look at what happened to that fabled vessel. Whether you are interested in the story from the perspective of a naval architect or as a student of human nature, this museum is sure to furnish you with a more in-depth understanding of exactly what happened to the Titanic.

Cultural Attractions of Massachusetts

On top of having magnificent historical attractions, Massachusetts is filled to the brim with splendid cultural attractions. One of the most captivating cultural attractions in the state is the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester. This museum offers visitors an enthralling view of art from the cultures of ancient Asia, Europe, and America. Besides this, the museum features exhibits showcasing the work of current American artists. With one of the finest collections of art in the world, the Worcester Art Museum is definitely an amazing cultural experience for anyone who visits.

Another fabulous cultural attraction in Massachusetts is Harvard University. As the oldest college in the United States, Harvard has led the nation in cultural and academic achievements for over 300 years. Anyone visiting Massachusetts is sure to be educated by a visit to this prestigious institute of higher learning.

Natural Attractions of Massachusetts

Besides being filled with magnificent cultural attractions, Massachusetts is endowed with numerous beautiful natural attractions. One of the finest natural sites that visitors enjoy is the Nantasket Beach. This fascinating locale offers visitors an opportunity to soak up some sun while being entertained by a variety of local street performers. With everything from first-class musicians to impressive mimes recreating some of the world's finest statues, visitors to Nantasket Beach will find this attraction to be one of the most eclectic sites to visit on their tour of Massachusetts.

In addition to the sumptuous sights and sounds of Nantasket Beach, nature lovers are sure to enjoy a visit to The Butterfly Place in Westford. This conservatory for butterflies educates visitors in an insightful way on the intricacies of butterflies. With exhibits that are sure to delight kids and adults alike, this site is a must-see attraction for anyone who is enchanted with nature.

All in all, Massachusetts has plenty of attractions to offer something for everyone who visits. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or an aficionado of the fine arts, you are sure to find a visit to Massachusetts to be one of the most memorable vacations you have ever taken.




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Government

Massachusetts Constitution - devoted to putting the constitution of the state online
Town Of Medfield - Official website of Medfield, Massachusetts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - The Official Website
Barnstable County Sheriffs Office - The Official Website
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation - RMV Division - Deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation's safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.

Business & Development

Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers Official website
GLS Consulting, Inc. - offers information for transformation, human resources, leadership, innovation, change management, management consulting, cultural sensitivity, and organization development
Business Collaboration Group [BCG] - consist of professionals (one person per profession) who are committed to understanding each others business goals, target markets and value statements in order to assist in marketing each others business through quality business referrals.
Massachussetts Business Association [MBA] - develop companies to fill new niches, introduce new concepts, market proprietary products and unique services. We have created category leaders in diverse industries ‐ and continue to evolve with new ventures in unfilled niche markets.

Education & Training

In Control - a driving course devoted to crash prevention
Bartending School Boston Official website for Boston Bartenders School
C.W.Taekwondo - A martial arts club located at Boston, who are committed to providing the best Taekwondo. The club holds classes for youth and adults of all levels. They offer beginner Taekwondo and cardiokickboxing programs through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and the Boston Center for Adult Education. They emphasize forms, Olympic-style sparring, basic self-defense and fitness in our classes. They strive to create a supportive and fun atmosphere for adults to learn and have fun in a cooperative atmosphere.
Franklin Tae Kwon-Do School - Enrolling here, you will gain strength, stamina, quickness, flexibility, coordination and balance. You'll learn to use virtually every part of your body as a powerful weapon for self-defense. But even more important, you'll find that Tae Kwon-Do also helps you develop patience, concentration, self-control, perseverance, humility and respect.
The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) - committed to a high quality public education system that will prepare all students to engage successfully in a global economy and society. We bring together business and education leaders to promote education policies and practices based on measurable standards of achievement, accountability for performance, and equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Organizations & Associations

The State Police Association of Massachusetts - Official website , which represents non commissioned officers and troopers
The Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education - Official website
Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists - committed to Improving and maintaining the morale, technical abilities, and economic welfare of the technical , engineering and scientific personnel it represents, without regard to sex, race, color, or creed.
Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC) - the professional organization representing the Commonwealth's educational collaboratives. They serves as the voice of its members and works to develop a full appreciation for and understanding of educational collaboratives at the state, regional, and local levels.
Erosion Control Forum - a clearinghouse of information on erosion control devices & resources.

Health & Families

Massachusetts Al-Anon/Alateen - provides aid as well as support for families battling alcohol abuse
Salmon Family of Services - offers health care services, professional nursing care, and senior housing for those in the state
Family Medicine Associates - a community-based family practice group of caring family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical teams, and clerical staff work together to provide you with personal, state-of the-art, comprehensive, and accessible healthcare services.
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers - a non-profit, statewide association representing and serving the needs of the state's 50 community health center organizations with more than 280 total access sites. The League serves as an Information Source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media and provides a wide range of technical assistance to its members and communities.
Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse - provides FREE health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents, health care providers, and social service providers.
Womens Health Services - provides surgical abortion using dilation and vacuum aspiration. It is a five-minute procedure that is very safe and effective. Women may choose to be awake or asleep during the procedure.
Partners in Health - an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized.

Arts & Culture

Cape Cod Arts - a guide to art, cultural organizations, heritage organizations, and artists on Cape Cod
Very Special Arts Massachusetts - provides information as well as encourages opportunities in the arts for those with disabilities
Florian Martial Arts Center - provide you a great sense of accomplishment in a wide range of life enhancing ways. You will gain the confidence that anything can be conquered, either by a counter action or by going with that motion.
The Center For Arts Natick - The official go-to place for music, theater, and visual art in the Boston 'burbs

Recreation & Sports

Boston Biker - is a website devoted to providing information for those that enjoy riding motorcycles
Massachusetts Sports & Social Club - provides men and women 21 and over with a way to play fun sports and interact socially.
Fuzion Sports Club - offers our members a spacious, friendly and exciting environment in which to workout. Fitness enthusiasts and newcomers alike will enjoy the extensive cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and hammer strength training. Included with all memberships is an extensive class schedule which includes yoga, Pilates, boot camp, cycling, salsa, hip hop classes and more.
Actons Bowladrome - A family entertainment center. Featuring sixteen state of the art, synthetic Candlepin Bowling lanes. Win big in our large redemption arcade, with hundreds of everchanging prizes!

Real Estate

Massachusetts Homes For Sale - Massachusetts Homes for Sale, Massachusetts Real Estate. Search for Houses, Condos, Condominiums, Multi Families and Townhouses for sale.
Massachusetts Real Estate - A comprehensive Massachusetts real estate listings website. Search here for all your Massachusetts real estate needs.
Sell My Home in Metrowest MA - looking for home or condominium.
Massachusetts Real Estate - Listing of Milford Massachusetts Real Estate

Shopping & Entertainment

Salem Willows - An amusement park that everybody can enjoy and have fun
Fantasyland - An entertainment center that are a great place for kids. Birthday parties, family fun, games, rides, food court, redemption prizes, air conditioned.
Limelight Stage and Studios - To celebrate the superstar in everyone. A karaoke place where your friends can celebrate, sing and dine.
The Greatest Bar - most unique entertainment venues, is comprised of three separate and unique spaces spread over four levels.
Somers Pub - a great place for live music, a pint and a chat.

Tourism & Travel

Massachusettes Vacation - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is a website providing information on events, accommodations, destinations, outdoor activities, photos, and more
Visit Massachusettes - A guide to MA travel, tourism, vacations, hotels, food, and attractions.
Crystal Travel is a travel agency that provides full service to individuals, groups, and corporations in their endeavors to travel to Italy, Scotland, Ireland, and Great Britain
Massachusetts Travel Journal - A personal blog wherein the blogger share his experiences and review on the best attractions and place to visit in Massachusetts.
Cape Cod Travel Guide - The first and only magazine promoting all that the Cape and Islands has to offer to visitors from all over the US, Canada and beyond!
Hidden-Hills - your complete resource for tourism, business, real estate and community events in the Hidden Hills of Western Massachusetts.
Gloucester, Massachusetts - the home to America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. A place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester's working waterfront and ineffable beauty have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years.
Central Massachusetts - a hidden gem of culture, arts, special events and wonder waiting to be discovered. Choose Central Massachusetts for your next getaway and experience all our unique region has to offer!
Bost Car Rental - with convenient pick up/drop off at several major Boston locations, including the Logan International Airport.

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