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Vermont is full of fun places to visit – and lots of them are unique and quite different from the places you can find in other states. Here are some of our favorite things to do and cool places to visit in Vermont:

Find out where milk comes from at The Billings Farm & Museum, a working dairy farm and a living museum of Vermont's rural past, located in Woodstock, VT. The dairy barn, calf nursery, milk room, and horse barn are stops along your self-guided tour. Educational programs and activities featuring the livestock and farming operation are offered each day. The afternoon milking of the herd begins at 3:00 p.m. and explains the process of milk production.
http://www.billingsfarm.org/

Get eye to eye with Snowy Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey at The Vermont Raptor Center, an educational facility and clinic devoted to birds of prey. From May to October, you can also see a variety of raptors demonstrating their flying and hunting skills.
www.vinsweb.org/raptor-center/index.html

Get your hands on science at The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont. The Montshire offers dozens of exciting exhibits about the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The building is located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, and the outdoors is a large part of the experience. Outside is a network of easy-to-moderate walking trails for visitors of all ages and fitness levels.
www.montshire.org/

You can watch some of the world’s most beautiful horses at the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, VT (near Middlebury). This working horse farm is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Morgan Horse. You can see horses in the pastures and on the guided tours of the stables, or a video presentation about the Morgan Horse & Farm.
http://www.uvm.edu/morgan/

Find fossils in the rocks at Fisk Quarry on Isle LaMotte in Lake Champlain, one of the oldest fossil reefs on Earth.
http://www.lclt.org/guidefiskquarry.htm
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You can visit Montpelier, the smallest state capitol in the country and explore the Vermont State House with its golden dome and big, decorated rooms. The State House is the seat of government and guided tours are available to tell you all about this historic building and how it is still used today by the Vermont legislature.
If you can’t come in person, a photo tour of the Vermont State House may be seen at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/sthouse/sthouse.htm

Of course everyone has heard about Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory or the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, but there’s a lot more to see and do — without spending a lot of money. You can find all sorts of events, attractions, farms, and outdoor recreation for every part of Vermont by visiting the state’s Official Tourism site at: http://www.vermontvacation.com/

 

 

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