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  • jchansen14
    Burke, VA142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a good friend to Fenway Park for the first time. It was a blast. Great atmosphere and good food. It's a true slice of Americana that should be on every baseball fan's list.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • V6001RSdouglass
    Belleville, IL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Freedom Trail experience will give you a quick history lesson of Boston! Our tour guide was Kenneth Fuentes. He was FULL of knowledge. Put it in your MUST to do list if visiting Boston!
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Trail66514677643
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum. We stayed 3 hours and still did not see everything. Tied together a lot of what we saw in Boston, Providence and Newport (plus a ton of other art and history information in addition).
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Debest2
    Des Plaines, IL75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wish history was taught like this when I was in school. It is interactive and really captures what I think the feelings of the Colonists were at that time. Factual and fun. I would recommend for families and for anyone wanting to know what happened at that time, to help us become independent.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Andrew T
    289 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went around mid afternoon. Overall 7.9/10, not a ton of flowers in bloom but nice green space area to walk around and enjoy the space, weather or people.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • DannyD81
    Lodi, NJ440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in North End in our recent trip to Boston. Its Little Italy is my favorite of any of the major cities, and they have some of the best food and pastry shops. Very peaceful to stroll around, except for all the Red Sox gear that other people are wearing! Go Yankees!
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • AMCWEMWFMW
    Birmingham, AL66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely beautiful building, it truly looks as if it belongs in Italy. I wasn’t planning on staying long, but we ended up staying longer than expected because it really is stunning.
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • Darin B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great exhibits and so much history to be taken in. We spent 2-3 hours and could have spent more. Nothing at all on the assassination which was disappointing, but also understandable. The Library was about a 20-minute Uber ride from downtown, and would have taken public transportation if more time had been allowed.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Susan C
    Santa Clarita, CA73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the Freedom Trail from here, though one of the two teens didn’t like all the walking. Pretty area, worth a visit!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • LuvPugs88
    New York City, NY14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the Sam Adams Brewery during a trip to Boston for my spouse's birthday weekend. We decided to try the "Keller Crafted: Artisan Beer & Cheese Experience". This experience involves a tour of the barrel-aging cellar, a detailed history of the barrel-aging process and how new Sam Adams beers are developed, and a paired tasting of two cheeses along with three new/different beers. (We also received a bonus tour of the main brewhouse, which normally is *not* a part of this experience, because of minor delays in getting started - this was a welcome surprise!)

    The experience was very interesting, and our tour guide very engaging and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and very much enjoyed the cheeses and all three beers, which were each very different. The first beer was experimental and had a very unusual flavor, but after the initial surprise and uncertainty, I ended up appreciating the taste and finished the sample. The others were a bit more conventional, but still had their own unique flavor profiles. (Note - there's no guarantee you will like all three samples! The important thing is to stay open minded and be willing to try something new.)

    After the tasting, we had a little time to walk around the cellar, inspect the equipment more closely and ask questions. (If desired, I recommend that you start finishing off any remaining cheese or beer immediately after tasting your third sample, so you are left with adequate time to walk around and ask questions.)

    A fantastic experience and well worth it! Would definitely repeat this experience in the future (samples are likely to be different each time).
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • DraperAussie
    Draper, UT5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than advertised. Wish we didn’t have our young children for this one as they can’t yet appreciate what they’re seeing, but it was still an inspiring experience to tour the ISGM.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • JOANIE S
    Minneapolis, MN11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed it because of the history. Big enough that 2 school groups didn’t matter were there at the same time we were. We were able to see a lot on the ship. All of the “Quarters”
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Yolie
    Tampa, FL39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to walk and take pictures. The streets were clean. The street was unique.
    The homes were beautiful in the area some of a hill to walk.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Susan C
    Santa Clarita, CA73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The hall itself isn’t too interesting, with some touristy trinket shops, but if you’re in the area it’s worth walking through.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Barry S
    Greater London, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So poignant and utterly sad, reading the truthful words of those horrifically impacted by the murderous Nazis.
    The respect shown by the City of Boston, is evident and the arrangment of this memorial, was quite unique and yet, so hard-hitting.
    So worthy of seeing and to read the comments.
    Written August 30, 2023
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