Leominster is a town in Massachusetts.
Leominster is a former industrial town with a number of National Register of Historic Places-listed buildings that used to be factories — such as for shirts, baby carriages or piano cases — in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and also some from its earlier period as a farming community. Leominster now is a major retail center and houses some people who commute to Worcester and Boston.
From Boston, take State Route 2 West.
From Worcester, take I-290 East and I-190 North.
Easy enough for downtown attractions. Leominster covers a surprisingly large area though so you may discover that your destination is quite a long walk away.
This is you best bet and you will likely need a car to get here any way. Parking is easy to find and either free or very cheap.
- Leominster Art Center & Gallery, 45 Main St, ☏ . nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of local art and artists
- Leominster Colonial Band. See a concert in Monument Square from the city's band.
- Leominster Historical Society, 17 School Street, ☏ . Founded in 1906 to preserve the history of the city. Maintains a collection in an 1870 schoolhouse.
- [dead link] Starburst Festival. Held in mid-June as a kick off to summer. Fireworks, music, and food.
- Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant Street, ☏ . Visit the last working orchard in the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. Pick your own available in the fall.
- [dead link] Wachusett Dirt Dogs, Doyle Field, 54 Green St. See a small town baseball team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball league.
- Doyle Community Park, 464 Abbott Avenue. 157 acre open space with 3.5 miles of trails. Also contains:
- Doyle Center. Green building built in 2004 to house a Trustees of Reservations office and training center. Tours of the building are available.
- Pierce Meadow. Pierce Meadow is a 10 acre parcel of the former Pierce Estate containing huge specimen trees and open space.
- Roots Natural Foods, 100 Crawford St, ☏ . Organic, natural, and whole foods market.
- Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, ☏ . Big downtown steak and cocktails place.
- Comeketo, 285 Central St, Ste 111, ☏ . Popular and well reviewed Brazilian restaurant.
- A Taste of Vietnam, 814 N Main St, Ste 3, ☏ . Authentic Vietnamese food.
- Arisu Korean Restaurant, 704 N Main St, ☏ . You probably weren't expecting to find good Korean food outside of Boston, but you can here.
Leominster is not a major nightlife destination. Most pub style restaurants will have a bar if you really need a drink. Rye & Thyme in addition to being one of the city's better known restaurants also has a well known bar. There's even a basement room. Leominster also has locations of major coffee chains Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks.
- Hilton Double Tree Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, ☏ . Probably the nicest hotel in the city. You can get a room here for about $120 so it's not exactly expensive.
- Motel 6, 48 Commercial Rd, ☏ . Budget chain hotel. $72/night.
- Days Inn, 482 N Main St, ☏ . Budget chain hotel.
- Leominster Motor Inn, 665 Central St, ☏ . Very cheap independent hotel. $50/night.
- Worcester is about 25-30 minutes' drive to the south.
- Boston is an hour to the east by car without traffic, but expect to hit traffic and allow at least an extra half hour.
- The state of New Hampshire is very close by to the north, and Vermont, to the northwest, is not that much further.
|Routes through Leominster|
|END ←||N S||→ Sterling → Worcester|
|Greenfield ← Fitchburg ←||W E||→ Jct S → Harvard → Concord|
|Keene ← Fitchburg ←||N S||→ Sterling → Worcester|
|END ← Fitchburg ←||NW SE||→ Shirley → Boston|