Attleboro

Attleboro is a city in Massachusetts.

Understand

History

Bristol County Massachusetts

Attleboro used to be called the “Jewelry Capital of the World” because of the presence of numerous jewelry manufacturers. It was founded in 1634 under the name of Attleborough, after the English town of the same name where the founders had previously lived.

Cumberland (Rhode Island) and North Attleborough were part of Attleborough until the voted in a referendum in 1884 to separate. The town was renamed Attleboro in 1914.

Get in

By car

Interstate 95

By plane

See

Lions, Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro MA

Museums

Attleboro provides a number of museums that you may want to check out. The Attleboro Area Industrial Museum collects and preserves historical information related to Attleboro’s industrial times. Open to the public as a resource center, as well as a place of enjoyment. Exhibits pieces of historical treasure known to the Attleboro community. You can take a look at the several replicas of the industrial work place. No admission charge and grouped guided tours available.

The Attleboro Arts Museum in downtown Attleboro right across Attleboro city hall is one of the largest art galleries between Boston and Providence. It displays a wide range of visual arts along with being a home for performing arts. No admission charge..

Parks and Outdoors

While not having many parks, Capron Park Zoo provides a habitat for wildlife from all around the world. They offer what they call Zoo Quest Adventures, where you receive a behind the scenes personal experience at the zoo. Walk through the Rain Forest and make your way to the home of black and white ruffed lemurs, and ending your trip by the bear den. Zoo Quest Adventure fee is $100 per person. No admission charge.

A popular Attleboro attraction is The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, known to the locals as La Salette. It is composed of a church, monastery, and a place where you can rest and relax. It is a peaceful place that seeks to bring together the world by linking the values of ecumenism, peace, and justice. Placed in a 10 acre-ground is La Salette’s shrine, accompanied by a view of 350,000 lights spread across the 10 acres. They are loaded with events such as the Christmas festival of lights that runs from Thanksgiving day to January 2nd, healing service events, and recovery programs. No admission or parking fee.

Do

Activities

  • Boxing
Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bartek Center Attleboro Recreation Department offers boxing with full equipped training equipment and boxing ring.
Hours of operation 9-8:30pm and runs from months September through May. Only for ages 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must have a permission slip :::signed by a parent or guardian.
Click here for waiver
  • Adult Volley Ball
Tradition at the Bartek Recreation Center you join a team and play volleyball. They offer three different leagues:
  1. Coe-Ed Volleyball offered fall/winter, spring and summer sessions held on Tuesday evenings.
  2. Women’s Volleyball Held in two sessions fall/winter and spring.
  3. Men’s Volley Ball offered fall/winter and spring.
  4. Adult tournaments Saturday morning fall/ winter and spring.
  • Swimming
The Recreation Department provides their services to three city-owned pools that are open to go to:
  1. Fred E. Briggs Memorial Swimming Pool 36 East Street, Open 11AM – 6PM
  2. Twin Village Swimming Pool 700 South Main Street, Open 12PM – 6PM
  3. William Liddel Memorial Swimming Pool 787 Washington Street, Opening Day Thursday June 27 – Friday August 23rd.
  • Tae Kwon Do
Introductory courses open to Adults and children offered in spring, summer, and fall. Learn training techniques, self-defense skills and martial arts discipline. Held at Muhan facility
25 North Main Street, Downtown Attleboro.
Contact Muhan, +1 508-226-0707, Visit Website Here
  • Paintball / Air Soft
Indoor paintball and Airsoft at BattleGroundZ is a competitive team sport played on their indoor field. Has full service to paintball and airsoft store on second floor. Have to be at least 10 years old to play.
  • Laser Tag:
Throw a laser tag party or simply play a game of laser tag. They have a laser tag arena 3000sq/ft split into two rooms with a glowing cosmic surrounding. Unlimited games on Thursdays from 6-10pm.
  • Arcade:
Play games at their Money Shack Arcade and collect tickets then redeem them for prized at the redemption center.

Eat

Budget

Briggs Corner Pizzeria

Tex Barry's Coney Island

El Azteca

Moderate

Scorpio's

Splurge

Colonel Blackinton Inn

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Attleboro

Boston Mansfield  N  S  Pawtucket Providence
END  N  S  North Attleborough Warwick
Boston North Attleborough  N  S  Pawtucket Providence
END  N  S  Pawtucket Providence
Lincoln Cumberland  W  E  Norton Brockton
Canton Mansfield  N  S  Providence North Kingstown


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