With the mission to collect, conserve and exhibit elements of ski history for research, education and inspiration, the museum has operated at Franconia Notch State Park since 1982. Every year, thousands of visitors stop by to enjoy rich, exciting stories from the skiing's storied past.
As New Hampshire's most visited educational and cultural institution, the Children's Museum of New Hampshire has served over two million people from New Hampshire and beyond-offering fun, hand-on learning experiences for kids of all ages. Founded in 1983, the museum offers a blend of art, science and cultural experiences for families.
Keene's annual Ice & Snow Festival attracts visitors from around the state and beyond, with snowball throwing contests, train rides and hot cocoa by the bonfire. Other family-focused activities include the always-thrilling snowboard rail jam, ice-carving display and delicious foods offered by local vendors.
Take a free tour of the State House and discover little-known facts about our state's government as you walk through the magnificent gold-domed building. The Visitor Center also operates a small gift shop, which sells a variety of NH gifts-including officially certified state and federal flags.
Actively used as a U.S. Navy submarine from 1953 to 1972, the USS Albacore was brought back to life as a museum that offers self-guided audio tours. The narratives include comments by former crewmembers-including setting the record as the world's fastest sub in 1966.
With all the charm of an era long ago-before terrain parks, sprawling ski resorts or even chairlifts entered the picture-Mt. Prospect Ski Area offers three runs, one towrope and more nostalgia than you can soak up in a day. With the total vertical descent coming in at about 250 feet, it's the ideal place for novice skiers and families.
Dartmouth College has been collecting art since 1772-just three years after its founding-and has amassed a collection of over 65,000 objects now on display at the college's Hood Museum of Art. These collections are among the oldest and largest in the country, and are now housed in an award-winning postmodern building that's a work of art in itself.
When the Shakers settled on the west shore of Mascoma Lake, they called their home the "Chosen Vale." Nestled in a lush valley between Mt. Assurance and Mascoma Lake, it is easy to see why 200 years ago the Shakers settled here and built a charming village. Today the village is a popular year-round destination, offering tours, hands-on craft activities and breathtaking views of the lake.
When you're feeling the need-the need for speed-look no further than Wagon Hill farm for a dose of adrenaline-fueled sledding. The steep hill, visible from Route 4, is part of 139-acre public park owned by the Town of Durham. From the hilltop, you'll take in views of the entire Great Bay estuary.
Photo credit: Margaret Porter
Home of the World's Longest Candy Counter, a visit to Chutters is a trip to Candyland, where the air is delicious with the mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh-made fudge. Chutters has something for candy lovers young and old in a lively, fun-filled atmosphere dominated by 112-foot of gleaming glass jars filled with brightly colored candy.
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The Warm Up and Win Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or older. Void in outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 01/07/14 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 03/03/14. Click here for Official Rules.
Sponsor: New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03302.