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New Hampshire Attractions & Sightseeing

Plan your trip to New Hampshire with this guide to attractions, covered bridges, sightseeing, tours, historic sites, points of interest, museums, and everything there is to see and do.
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Castle in the Clouds: A Photo Tour
Castle in the Clouds photo tour. Castle in the Clouds in NH is an architecturally intriguing landmark with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy these Castle in the Clouds photos, then plan a visit to Moultonborough, New Hampshire, to tour the castle, hike the estate grounds and dine at the Castle Cafe.

Cathedral of the Pines: A Natural Sanctuary in Rindge, New Hampshire
Cathedral of the Pines is one of New England's most moving and spiritual places. Situated on a secluded New Hampshire hilltop amidst spindly, fragrant pines with glorious Grand Monadnock Mountain as its backdrop, this nondenominational natural sanctuary is a place to reflect, to give thanks for nature's beauty, to honor those who have served America and to worship in whatever way suits you.

Mt. Washington Auto Road
Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, New Hampshire, has been a popular outing for 150 years, since it opened to horse-drawn carriage traffic in 1861. Driving the Mt. Washington Auto Road is a bit intimidating, but this awe-inspiring drive is unforgettable and worthwhile, as you'll see on this photo tour with tips for your trip.

Mt. Washington Auto Road Reader Experiences
Readers describe their experiences driving to the top of New England on the Mt. Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire.

New England's Prettiest Town Green
See photos and learn about New England's prettiest town green, Washington Common in Washington, New Hampshire.

Meet the Clydesdales Up Close
The Budweiser Clydesdales are the beverage industry's most recognizable mascots, and you can meet these famous horses by visiting the Clydesdale Hamlet at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, New Hampshire. There are always eight to 10 Clydesdales at the stables, which are open to the public free of charge year-round.

Kancamagus Highway - New Hampshire Scenic Drive - The Fearless One: The...
Kancamagus Highway: New Hampshire’s National Scenic Byway with the tongue-twister name--the Kancamagus Highway--is New England’s most superb scenic drive and a beloved fall foliage route. Plan your trip along the Kancamagus Highway with this driving tour, excerpted from 'Backroads of New England,' a coffee table and guide book by Kim Knox...

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site: A Photo Tour
Looking for an ideal autumn day trip destination? Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, a national park that preserves the former home of renowned Gilded Age sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, is an inspiring place to spend a fall day.

America's Stonehenge - A Mystery in the New Hampshire Woods
From your About Guide, you've probably heard of Stonehenge--that mysterious collection of megaliths (big rocks) over in the "old" England. But did you know that America has its own Stonehenge here in New England? I'll take you there on a mysterious virtual photo tour!

America's Stonehenge Photo Tour
Photo tour of America's Stonehenge in Salem, New Hampshire, a mysterious attraction featuring astronomically positioned stones or megaliths.

The Bears of Summer
From your About Guide, the Bear Show at Clark's Trading Post in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has entertained summer tourists since 1949. I'll tell you how you can see these amazing animals in action, or come along on a virtual photo tour.

Keep Cool in Caves and Waves
Want to get out of the heat? Tired of relying on the AC for relief? Head for New Hampshire--home to New England's only commercial caves and New England's largest water park.

Motoring Through Moose Alley
They don't call the stretch of Route 3 that runs from Pittsburg, New Hampshire, to the Canadian border "Moose Alley" for nothing. If you're visiting New England and you want to see moose, this scenic road is one of the most reliable options.

Remembering The Old Man of the Mountain
The Old Man of the Mountain, the popular attraction and New Hampshire State Symbol located in Franconia Notch State Park, collapsed in May 2003. Here is a look at the demise of the Old Man of the Mountain and New Hampshire's plans for remembering him.

The Town That Votes Together
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire's status as the First in the Nation to voice its preference for a presidential candidate in both the primary and the general election has been a cherished community tradition since 1960. Voting takes place in the Ballot Room at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. Filled with political campaign memorabilia, the Ballot...

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
See how beer is made and bottled at Anheuser-Busch's Merrimack, New Hampshire, plant. Don't miss Clydesdale Camera Day the first Saturday of each month.

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
A great way to enjoy New Hampshire's fabulous outdoor scenery from an aerial vantage point.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, New Hampshire, is a living memorial to the state's famous schoolteacher turned astronaut. The 92-seat theater presents a variety of shows featuring computer-generated effects, video, slides and music that teach space enthusiasts of all ages about the stars.

Covered Bridges Driving Tour
This full day itinerary takes you to six of New Hampshire's 60 covered bridges along some of New Hampshire's most scenic roadways.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.
Your Portsmouth, New Hampshire, source for a variety of cruise adventures, including whale watches. What fun!

Lakes Region
Your complete source for attractions, dining, camping, events, and more in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Lost River Gorge
Take the hour-long, self-guided tour through Lost River Gorge's glacier-carved caverns, steep-walled gorges, and plunging waterfalls, in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.

New England Ski Museum
Located at the base of Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, the New England Ski Museum offers historic and nostalgic displays.

New Hampshire Historical Society
The society operates a museum and gift shop and sponsors a variety of research, lectures and special events.

New Hampshire Office of Travel and Tourism
A comprehensive resource for New Hampshire travelers. Use the online request form to receive a free copy of the New Hampshire Vacation Planning Kit.

Polar Caves Park
Polar Caves Park in Plymouth is an amazing series of glacier-carved caves and passageways for visitors to explore. Self-guided tours take you through the rock garden and caves.

Ruggles Mine
Grafton is home to Ruggles Mine, the oldest mica, feldspar, and beryl mine in the U.S., where you can spend a day searching for your own semi-precious gems!

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Summer home near Cornish, New Hampshire, of one of America's foremost sculptors. Tour his 18th century home, galleries, and stable with antique carriages.

Santa's Village
It's always December 25 in Jefferson, New Hampshire, at Santa's Village, a great place for a day of shows, rides, and even a chance to meet Santa himself.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
This ecology center in Holderness, New Hampshire, has walking trails, native animal and other exhibits, a bird and butterfly garden, nature cruise, and a nature store.

NH Events
This entertainment guide from NH.com is a tremendous resource for what's going on in the Granite State.

White Mountains
Great information for planning your visit to this well-known New Hampshire region.

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