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

December 13, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Norton is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, and contains the village of Norton Center. The population was 19,031 at the 2010 census. Home of Wheaton College, Norton hosts the Dell Technologies Championship, a tournament of the PGA Tour held annually on the Labor Day holiday weekend at the TPC Boston golf club.
Restaurants in Norton

1. Borderland State Park

259 Massapoag Ave., Easton, MA +1 508-238-6566
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Borderland State Park

The 3-story home built by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, is the centerpiece of this park. Visitors can also walk and horseback ride, fish, canoe, ice-skate and sled.

Reviewed By jakegreenville - Milton, Massachusetts

Borderland State Park has easy trails for walkers and more challenging ones for hikers. I took the easy 3 mile walk which is a slightly uneven unpaved road that includes woodlands, three ponds, interesting rock formations, meadows and farmland. The mansion was closed during my visit, but the exterior is interesting and worth inspecting. The park is large and uncrowded. There is a visitor center with restrooms and trail maps. Overall a top walkers destination. Bring insect repellent.

2. Xfinity Center

885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048-3148 +1 508-339-2333
Excellent
22%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
14%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 205 reviews

Xfinity Center

Reviewed By Tripking07 - New Hampshire

This is wonderful place to see a concert. The acoustics are top notch, even 30 years later!

The parking is smooth, the layout is smooth. There are many bathrooms and plenty of food options. They keep the restrooms clean. The staff is very helpful.

Getting through security is fairly easy and you never feel like your standing around. Seats are set up so everyone can see, and big screens for those to the far back.

I recommend this place and love it!

3. The Hall at Patriot Place

1 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, MA 02035-1374 +1 508-698-4800
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

The Hall at Patriot Place

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages. The Kraft family, in an effort to preserve team history and honor the greatest Patriots of all-time, built and opened The Hall in 2008. It has since undergone championship renovations to enhance its Super Bowl Experience exhibit, which takes guests inside the team’s five Super Bowl wins. It includes the sparkling Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophies and championship rings, an interactive that allows guests to virtually make Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl XLIX-clinching interception, and the new Anatomy of a Comeback area that breaks down the Super Bowl LI win. The Hall regularly adds to its collection and changes out artifacts and exhibits to ensure a fresh experience.

Reviewed By Bob D - WINCHESTER, MASS

Our visit here offered this long time Patriots fan an opportunity to witness the journey of this team from the days when they were the less than successful Boston Patriots with no permanent home field to the present day when Super Bowl victories have become...MoreThank you for your kind review, Bob! Our goal is to connect the fans to the history of the team both past and present, and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Go Patriots!

4. WWI Memorial Park and Zoo

North Attleboro, MA +1 508-699-0129
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

WWI Memorial Park and Zoo

Reviewed By ferogz - North Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States

Love this park! There is so much to do. Lots of areas for walks, a small zoo, two play ground areas, a sand play area and the most amazing slide that every kid dreams of. Easy to park at and lots of tables for picnic lunches. Also the garden with the water butterfly is so much fun for the little kids.

5. National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette

947 Park St, Attleboro, MA 02703-5115 +1 508-222-5410
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette

Reviewed By redeco - Warren, Massachusetts

The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette is a destination for pilgrims any time of year, but between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the shrine dazzles with 500,000 Christmas lights celebrating the birth of the Christ child. The display is provided for a free-will donation - so, there is no formal fee, and a visit here makes for a great family outing.

The lights are distributed over ten acres, and there is a massive amount of parking space. No admission fee (but loosen your purse strings and leave a donation); and pets were in evidence. They may or may not be allowed - not sure. There are several places to buy snacks. I tried a slice of the Canadian meat pie in the cafeteria (the line moves fast), and loved it. They also had wonderful desserts and hot chocolate.

The place is crowded, so expect congestion, whining kids, and visitors who are generally very nice and very patient. On weekends at 7 pm, I recommend Fr. Pat's concert of faith-based songs and carols. Fr. Pat accompanies himself on the guitar.

Bring the family, and Enjoy!

6. Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

37 Eddy St, Norton, MA 02766-3513 +1 508-285-6451
Excellent
78%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

Winslow Farm Animal Awareness is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the rescue and care of abandoned and mistreated animals. Established in 1996, Winslow Farm exists for one purpose: to provide love and care to the many animals without a home or for those that have been abused and/or neglected by their previous owners. A sanctuary where animals can learn to trust humans once again. In the fall of 1997, Winslow Farm opened it's doors to the public as an animal farm, offering the public an opportunity to meet and interact with the 183 animals that live on the farm. In addition to an animal sanctuary, Winslow Farm offers a variety of animal-oriented activities, including birthday parties for children, pony rides, group educational tours, nature hikes and trails, as well as special events occurring during the holiday seasons. These activities serve to educate the public about neglected, abused, and abandoned animals, general animal care, and allows animals the exposure to a population of "good" humans that these animals can learn to trust. Our Mission is to provide a high quality "stay-for-life" animal sanctuary, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of mistreated and abandoned animals, to promote the prevention of animal mistreatment through quality educational programs and events, and to advocate the preservation of wildlife habitat.

Reviewed By Aimee C - Bristol, Rhode Island

We came here as vegans...for us this was an emotional and touching experience. It was $10 per person for entry and we decided to bring donations as well. It is easy to find what donations are needed on their website. There is someone there to tell you about the animals (some can't be pet and none can be fed due to some diet restrictions). The property was beautiful and easy to get around. There were alpacas, horses, cats, goat, a pot bellied pig, and a bunch more! The cats were very friendly and one even jumped up into my arms. I can't wait to go back.

7. Taunton Public Library

12 Pleasant St, Taunton, MA 02780-3203 +1 508-821-1410
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Taunton Public Library

Reviewed By su2doz - Boston (well, an hour south)

If you are looking to borrow a book, DVDs, cd, etc. then look no further. This is a large library with ample books and resources for basic needs. People sometimes study upstairs as it is quiet, and use their computers. I donated some books recently and the staff were very nice. Plenty of books for sale that were really cheap.

8. Old Country Store and Emporium

School Street, West Mansfield Village, Mansfield, MA +1 508-339-8128
Excellent
31%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 35 reviews

Old Country Store and Emporium

Reviewed By kndjnstn

Whether you want old fashioned penny candy, hard to find baking mixes or collectibles, this is the place to go. Player pianos entertain the kids, fine country style furnishings and hard to find accessories keep adults happy exploring all the nooks and crannies. Always something interesting at Mansfield Old Country Store.

9. Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, MA 02035-1388 +1 508-543-8200
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 686 reviews

Gillette Stadium

Reviewed By CMC2010 - Florida

We cannot believe how lucky we were to get tickets to the Optum Lounge for the Patriots vs Titans game on Jan. 13. It was AWESOME! We could stay inside and watch the game thru the large glass windows or on the large screen tv's, or we could go outside and stand right under the field goal posts and watch them score touchdowns. It was a cold night so sometimes we were inside and sometimes we were outside. The bathrooms are convenient. The food and drinks are reasonably priced. The chairs were comfortable. The only complaint (which is not about the lounge) is the parking. Gillette Stadium really needs to improve their parking situation. We waited over 45 mins to get into the parking lot at the stadium to find they only had two booth collectors taking money to park. No wonder it took so long to get everyone into the parking lot. This would NEVER happen at the Dolphins Stadium (being from FL we have gone here many times to see the Patriots play the Dolphins) and it would NEVER happen at the Tampa Bucs Stadium either (we just saw the Patriots play the Bucs Oct. 5, 2017). Gillette needs to improve their parking situation.

10. Capron Park Zoo

201 County St, Attleboro, MA 02703-3510 +1 774-203-1840
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Capron Park Zoo

Free park playground and picnic areas surrounding the zoo; great for younger children. "Splashpad Playspace" (water playground) located in the zoo during the summer.

Reviewed By ajbuckley4 - North Conway, New Hampshire

Lions are just the beginning. All sorts of animals, food, information, and playgrounds. If you have kids, it's a great place to bring the kids on the cheap and spend lots of time looking at all the animals!

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