10 Things to Do in Bedford That You Shouldn't Miss

August 23, 2017 Viva Honore

Bedford is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 21,203 at the 2010 census. Bedford is a suburb of Manchester, the largest city in the state of New Hampshire.
Restaurants in Bedford

1. Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash St, Manchester, NH 03104-4380 +1 603-669-6144
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4.5 based on 520 reviews

Currier Museum of Art

Reviewed By PhDRN

The contextual components explaining Saint Gaudens work both visually and through interpretive signage were fabulous. The full bust studies of Shaw and some of the soldiers were worth the visit alone- if you, like I, love the Bronze relief of Shaw and the 52nd Massachusetts Regiment, this section of the exhibit is worth the visit alone.

Visitors are able to get close to the exhibited sculptures and examine the stunning work. Plaster casts juxtaposed with bronze castings allows for some comparison of the intricacies of the work. Sketches, scale drawings with measurements, and a displayed sculpted wood/metal, and semi precious stone panel from JJ Astor's home also illustrates the depth of Saint Gauden's abilities.

Letters to Saint Gaudens from President Theodore Roosevelt are fascinating and funny.

Saint Gauden's Historical Site in Cornish NH is one of our favorite places- the bronze relief of the 52nd Regiment there and in Boston always makes me weep- and we have seen a lot of Saint Gauden's work in context (i.e. NYC) so we could have been bored. Not at all....The Currier's display is a not to be missed exhibit.

2. LaBelle Winery

345 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031-1736 +1 603-672-9898
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4 based on 131 reviews

LaBelle Winery

Reviewed By glitterqueen1975 - Tiverton, Rhode Island

Fantastic winery with a great ambiance. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. LaBelle is pretty big into fruit wines from dry to sweet. No matter your palette, LaBelle will put a smile on your face! The dessert wines are remarkable

3. Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours

221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054-4807 +1 603-595-1202
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4.5 based on 327 reviews

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours

Reviewed By Kristin S - Gardners, Pennsylvania

We toured the brewery and spent time at the horse stables. Very knowledgeable staff and the horses are a must see! The gift shop has a lot of really neat things also. Time well spent. Glad we took the time to visit.

4. Palace Theatre

80 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03101-2212 +1 603-668-5588
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4.5 based on 242 reviews

Palace Theatre

Reviewed By donfisher12 - Nashville, Tennessee

We have seen several plays and shows at the palace Theatre this past year. The theater has a rich history, modeled after the palace theater in NYC. This turn of the century theater has the old time charm and is fully renovated. The architecture is amazing, sound and lighting is great and the seats are comfortable for a 2 hour show. There are concessions and drinks available. Only draw back is one restroom each for men and women, so the lines can get long. Great place to see theater, I highly recommend this place to see a play, dance or show at! Great mix of talented acts are scheduled each month. Tickets usually run around $40-$50 per seat.

5. Canvas Roadshow

25 S River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110-6708 +1 603-943-2103
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Canvas Roadshow

The Canvas Roadshow is where people come to Paint, Sip and Relax. Artists lead you from blank canvas to masterpiece step by step in only a couple of hours in a spacious and sunny studio in Bedford. You will be inspired to rediscover your inner artist! Enjoy a glass a wine while painting. This is fun art, not fine art!

Reviewed By Jodi B - Massachusetts

This, by far, is one of the best paint nights!! I've done them other places and nothing is as good as this. There were 7 of us who went as a girls group. It was so great to be able to pick whatever you wanted...MoreThank you Jodi for your review of The Canvas Roadshow! We appreciate you! Debbie (Kara and Carla, too)

6. Spooky World

454 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH 03052-1029 +1 603-424-7999
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4 based on 37 reviews

Spooky World

Reviewed By Alex G

Awful!! Don't waste your time and money!

1.) Opening weekend 2016 was awful! Parking/getting there was a NIGHTMARE, and were unaware that you need to pay to park. We waited in like for 45min when we printed what I thought was the tickets online, but no its just a voucher to show you paid online, that didn't get us in the park any faster.

2.) We arrived at 7pm, and it was a mod scene, the whole place wasn't very organized or easy to navigate, once in the door we were herded to the first area where there were just lines of people, (not a huge deal) so we waited....and waited and waited.....and at 8:45 (not kidding) we were at the beginning of the line, and went through the first (haunted area), very very disappointed (not to give away anything) but it was very understaffed and 70% of the scary things in that area was a prop, not even a real person, and there were plenty of duplicates of the same prop, I wasn't very impressed. That area lasted about 4 min from beginning to end and that was far from worth it..oh yeah and at two different points when walking through that haunt we were stopped and a line formed inside of the haunt leaving everyone wondering why we stopped. Again not impressed. And after that we realized one of the 5 haunted areas was closed...which made the lines even worse! All of the lines were longer! then the first one we waited in. It was ridiculous and I have been to many haunted places in New England and this one was by far the worst in regards to entertaining and how organized the whole place was. I do not in anyway recommend this place. Understaffed. Overuse of props..and stupid expensive. Take it or leave it. This place isn't worth it...Check out another one in Salem NH (won't name names but you'll find it, way better, SF)

7. Merrimack Premium Oulets

80 Premium Outlets Blvd, Gps:100 Industrial Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054-4770 +1 603-424-0052
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4.5 based on 423 reviews

Merrimack Premium Oulets

Merrimack Premium Outlets features 100 designer and brand name outlets offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Located 60 miles northeast of Boston, it is New Hampshire's newest tax free shopping destination.

Reviewed By edfc - Connecticut

This outlet is arranged as 2 long strips of stores with a food court area in the center. There is a good selection of stores but the prices don't seem to be any less than any other store. It is located just off Route 3 and parking is good even on a large holiday shopping weekend.

8. Livingston Park

244 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2617 6246565
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Livingston Park

Reviewed By Tricia B - Manchester, New Hampshire

Good place to go walking. Fairly even area all the way around the pond. Both my senior mother and young grandchild enjoy going. There are bench placed around the pond in case you need to rest. Or if you just want to watch the ducks in the water. There is a play ground for all ages of children. There is also bathrooms. I grew up ice skating on the pond in the winter. Also brought my children when they were young to enjoy that past time also.

9. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

1 Line Dr, Manchester, NH 03101-2640 +1 603-641-2005
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

Reviewed By Scott M - Ottawa, Canada

We traveled over two hours from our base to attend a game here during our vacation and I'm so glad we did. Being Blue Jays fans, we were excited to see their double A affiliate in action. We were able to park right up beside...MoreThank you for the great review, Scott! We're so glad you had a wonderful experience, and we look forward to welcoming your family back for many years to come!

10. Bedford Mall

73 S River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110-6732 +1 603-622-8311
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3 based on 1 reviews

Bedford Mall

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

An outdoor shopping mall, some decent stores, and a few eateries too. Plenty of parking, though it was very busy even during the daytime.

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