Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Everyone heading to Massachusetts should make some room in their schedule to visit the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Here, you will find plenty of information surrounding trolley car No.10 by Shelburne Falls and Coltrain Street Railway. The trolley car is preserved in the museum and it was built in 1896 in Springfield. Although more than 100 years have passed since the No.10 was first functional it still carries on today. Visitors to the museum may take a ride on the trolley car in the same freight yard where it worked years ago. The No. 10 was once used to carry milk, mail, passengers, and other types of freight. A ride on this trolley car is not only educational, it’s a lot of fun because it really takes you back in time.

The museum is also home to many artifacts, pictures and the like dealing with the trolley and railroad. There are other rolling stock in addition to a caboose and even a steam locomotive. There are toy trains and electric model trains in the Kids Corner where the youngsters can have fun and enjoy playing with the trains.

The Shelburne Falls Trolley museum is open from May through November on holidays and weekends. There is great shopping around the museum, too, if you are interested in making a day of it. You can call 413-625-6628 to make ticket arrangements.

This is a great experience for the entire family and everyone will really enjoy learning more about trolleys, railroads, and the history surrounding them. Both young and old will appreciate this museum and it’s a great way to spend a whole day or even just an afternoon. So, the next time you are in Massachusetts be sure to make time for the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Visit Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts and you will travel back in time to a country town where life was much less stressful and completely different than today. The era you will be faced with is from the late 1700s continuing through the early 1800s and you will be able to see what daily life was really like. You will learn a great deal about life during this time in New England and what locals lived like and how they surprised. You will be overwhelmed at the nature, the lifestyle, and the fact that things have changed so very much the last couple hundred years. In fact, the entire family will feel as if they are walking into a completely new world.

Old Sturbridge is an outdoor history museum that is truly unique with more than 40 original buildings to tour. The buildings were originally located throughout New England, but in order to create Old Sturbridge Village these buildings were researched and restored and then transported to the outdoor museum. There are homes, country stores, a school, meetinghouses, a law office, bank, carding mill, shoe shop, a pottery shop, a cooper shop, gristmill, and much more!

When you arrive at Old Sturbridge you will be greeted by staff in period costume. These individuals are referred to as history interpreters and they will lead you through the daily life of people from the early 19th century. You will hear a blacksmith hammering and see farmers plowing the fields the old-fashioned way. You will likely even smell fresh bread being baked in a fireplace! Old Sturbridge Village is made up of more than 200 acres, which makes it a very special place to visit ripe with new experiences for new and old family members alike.

The purpose behind Old Sturbridge Village is to provide Americans with a real life display of what life was like during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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The Corn Palace In Mitchell, South Dakota – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

There are some places in the world where you just have to visit and the Corn Palace in South Dakota is one of them. If you are going to be anywhere in the vicinity then you must check it out. You will find that it was really worth your time and a lot of fun for the entire family, which is always a good thing! Not to mention, admission is free and that is always a good thing, especially for big families!

The first Corn Palace was known as the ‘Corn Belt Exposition’ and it was built back in the late 1890s. The Corn Palace, or Exposition, was a place where people could show their fruits and vegetables just to show how great South Dakota’s soil really was. Then, when the first festival was held in 1921 a tradition was started that exists to this day. The paintings, designs, and murals on the exterior of the building are completely removed every year and new ones are applied. This requires a great deal of work by local artists as well as grain, corn, straw, oats, wheat, and much more.

The Corn Palace is sort of a multi-use building where sports events, shows, and more are held on a regular basis so no matter when you stop in you will surely find some great events to see. The point of the Corn Palace is to honor South Dakota’s heritage and it does a really good job of it. The Corn Palace is located in Mitchell and is open from 8 am to 9 pm daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. The months of April, May, September and October have a shorter schedule with 8 am to 5 pm every day and the months of November through March run an even more reduced schedule with 8 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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