city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

Leominster is a town in Massachusetts.

Monument Square

Understand

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Leominster Piano Case Company Building

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.

Get in

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By car

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From Boston, take State Route 2 West.

From Worcester, take I-290 East and I-190 North.

Get around

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On foot

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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.

By car

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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.

  • [dead link] Starburst Festival. Held in mid-June as a kick off to summer. Fireworks, music, and food.
  • Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant Street, +1 978 840-3276. Visit the last working orchard in the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. Pick your own available in the fall.
  • 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.

Drink

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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.

Sleep

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Go next

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  • 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  SterlingWorcester
GreenfieldFitchburg  W   E  → Jct   SHarvardConcord
KeeneFitchburg  N   S  SterlingWorcester
ENDFitchburg  NW   SE  ShirleyBoston



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