The 10 Best Things to Do in Leominster, United States

November 28, 2017 Alida England

Leominster (/ˈlɛmənstər/ LEM-ən-stər) is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the second-largest city in Worcester County, with a population of 40,759 at the 2010 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190, Route 13, and Route 117 all have starting/ending points in Leominster. Leominster is bounded by Fitchburg and Lunenburg to the north, Lancaster to the east, Sterling and Princeton to the south, and Westminster to the west.
Restaurants in Leominster

1. Doyle Community Park

464 Abbott Ave, Leominster, MA 01453-5446 01453
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Doyle Community Park

Meander along trails that pass through woodlands, meadows, and gardens, all part of an elegant former estate that is also home to the LEED-certified Doyle Center.

Reviewed By dave d - Bradford, Massachusetts

Wouldn't have thought you could find such nice woods right along route 2 in Leominster. Ran 2.5 miles mixing it up on single-track, mowed grass trail, and handicapped accessible stone. Very enjoyable.

2. Roll on America

90 Duval Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523-3234
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Roll on America

Reviewed By Paula M - Lunenburg, Massachusetts

We have always loved this place. If you get there early (right when it opens), it is pretty quiet and the kids have a great time. Today, however, did not turn out well. We got there right at noon (it opened at noon). We had laser tag passes and they took our names and told us it might be until 12:30 that we could play laser tag because they need enough people to sign up for a game. Honestly, my kids would have played by themselves and been happy. But in any case, we skated for over an hour and then they wanted to go wait over by laser tag. After waiting for 30 more minutes (it was 1:30 now - 1.5 hours after opening), someone came over (along with a HUGE group from a local martial arts center). My kids were first in line, but were told that they could not go in....that only those in the martial arts group could. My kids were almost in tears. If we were even going to be allowed to play after the group, it would have been at least 4 games until we could go in. They just wanted to go home right after that. They didn't get to play their game of laser tag, and I'm not sure they are going to rush back to this place after that. Such a shame because they have always had so much fun there. :(

3. Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze

145 Redstone Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564-1512 +1 978-422-6666
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze

Reviewed By Jess_S_10000000 - Boston, Massachusetts

Davis Farmland is basically a farm themed amusement park for kids that is also one of the biggest endangered farm animal reserves in the country. (Because of the industrialized nature of farms today, many breeds of farm animals are no longer raised on commercial farms and are in danger of extinction). The variety of breeds within the same species was very interesting to see and all of the animals seemed well-cared for.

We went as a family to celebrate our son's 5th birthday. I took the day off work to avoid the weekend crowds. (Davis Farmland is open Thursdays and Fridays through mid-autumn, but the maze and u-pick are weekends only). My son had a wonderful time and already wants to go back.

My son was happy that most of the animals can be petted. He enjoyed meeting kittens, bunnies, goats, sheep, chickens, llamas, alpacas and donkeys. (Beware that the baby goats enjoy a good nibble on any loose clothing). There were lots of employees (aka "farmers") on hand to make sure that the animals were being treated nicely and to answer our questions. It seemed like every time my son had a question that I couldn't answer, a helpful farmer was there to share their knowledge.

In addition to the animals, there is a hayride, pony rides (extra cost), play area and 2 large bounce house type structures. Since we were there on a quiet day, I jumped on the big bounce pad with my son and it was a lot of fun. (Other parents were enjoying it too). We were there for 5 hours and could have easily stayed longer had we not wanted to beat rush hour traffic home.

We ate lunch at the Herd Rock Calf-fe, the onsite restaurant. They had a nice selection of food considering that it is really a theme park cafe. We are vegetarians and actually had our choice of several items. We went with veggie burgers and my son had a grilled cheese. He said it was the "best grilled cheese ever." Perhaps we were just hungry from our outdoor fun, but everything was tasty (though the burgers appeared to be packaged garden burgers). Vegans should know that there were also vegan options including a hummus and veggie wrap and chocolate almond milk.

Considering the cost involved in caring for the animals, the number of attractions and the fact that the farm is well-staffed for the safety of both children and animals, I thought that the approximately $60 we spent on admission and animal feed for our family of 3 was worth the price. Adding in the cost of lunch and snacks, we spent about $100 for the day -- cheaper than throwing a birthday party and much less stress for me and my husband. My son says, "Davis Farmland is a really good place for kids."

4. Great Wolf Lodge - Water Park

150 Great Wolf Dr, Fitchburg, MA 01420-6024 +1 978-343-9653
Excellent
30%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 266 reviews

Great Wolf Lodge - Water Park

Reviewed By rizzo0904 - NH

Just got back from a 2 night stay. I used a 48 hour discount sale code near Black Friday and reserved a standard room for $600 for the two night stay. Our room was in the main section, overlooking the lobby. It's LOUD. We had to turn on the fan portion of the heat in order to drown out the lobby noise. They have events planned as late as 10pm, right outside your window.

Check in was fairly quick and easy. No complaints there.

Elevators are very slow...we used the stairs instead.

We had our 7 and 9 year old boys with us. Their favorite part, hands down, was MagiQuest. We had them share one wand and the game cost a total of $30. They achieved Master Magi status and then stuck around to help other kids slay the dragon. They never asked to use the arcade, miniature golf, ropes course, etc. They just wanted to play Magi Quest and swim, which was good for us since they charge for EVERYTHING.

The pool areas were clean with many lifeguards on duty. Get there early to secure a table. The water park area was smaller than I expected, but the kids had fun.

We brought our own food for breakfast and lunch. We went out to dinner. So we never tried any of the dining on site. A Taste of Vietnam was incredible. Il Forno was not.

Overall, the kids had a blast, but I have no desire to ever return. One night would have been enough.

5. Lakeview Driving Range

449 Whalom Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462-2240 +1 978-345-7070
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Lakeview Driving Range

Reviewed By Cherie A - New Ipswich, New Hampshire

We do an annual visit here, to play mini-golf, very clean up-kept grounds. Mark the owner, is always willing to help/please his patrons, very nice. Its cheap enough for the kids to also do the batting cages and the driving range. Well worth a visit!

6. Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903 +1 978-598-5000
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 158 reviews

Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. With more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present. The Museum facility is 16,000 square feet and comprises several galleries, research library, archive storage, conservation studio, an auditorium accommodating programs, lectures and concerts, the Russian Tea Room, terrace, and green roof.

Reviewed By 50GaleG - Bluffton, South Carolina

Amazing collection of Russian icon Surprising find for small New England town Enjoyed walking through and seeing this private collection may available to the publicThank you for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed viewing the icons - we're very grateful to our Founder for sharing his collection with us! We hope to see you again soon.

7. Wachusett Brewing Company

175 State Rd E, Westminster, MA 01473-1208 +1 978-874-9965
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Brewing Company was founded in 1994 by 3 Massachusetts college buddies who developed a significant appreciation for craft beer during their adventures of biking, canoeing and hiking around New England. Armed with a “we can do this” attitude, the three cast off from their careers in engineering and biology to pursue their passion to make great beer. Today, Wachusett has grown to become one of the largest breweries in Northeast with a diverse and award-winning portfolio of ales and lagers that are still made with the same “we can do this” attitude that started the brewery over 20 years ago. Come visit us at The Brew Yard located at our brewery in Westminster MA to learn more about our story and sample our wide variety of beers. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By Kendra S - Leominster, Massachusetts

We love the new brew yard and can’t wait to see it in the summer. They have also really stepped up the beers. Loving the Wally, Wally Juice and Goat. We also tried the pretzel and it’s one of the best I’ve had and supersized....MoreThanks for the great review Kendra! We are so happy you were able to stop by. See you soon...

8. Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA 01541-1105 +1 978-464-2300
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 190 reviews

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

The most accessible ski resort in the East as voted by SKI Magazine readers! 26 trails, 8 lifts and over 100 acres of terrain sure to put a smile on any skier or rider's face. Award-winning learning center, full service ski shop, restaurant and mountain suites on-site.

Reviewed By kclqn - Albany, New York

For my first time snowboarding, I was very disappointed in the teaching instructors.. On several occasions on the bunny trail when going down the hill, the instructors would cut me off. What seemed like an accident the first time, happened several times to my sister and I. When I specifically asked if we weren’t allowed to be on this hill (because why else would someone intentionally cut me, a beginner, off?!) I was told if I couldn’t control my board going around them that I should hire someone to train me. After purchasing my ticket I did not feel that I needed to pay additional when I could practice by myself. After this disappointing experience, Aaron at Customer Service went above and beyond to make sure my family was satisfied before we left. I wish the instructors didn’t make the experience so bad but we can’t thank Aaron enough for trying to make up for this experience! Thanks AARON!

9. Fruitlands Museum

102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451-1348 +1 978-456-3924
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands Museum is comprised of four separate museums, showcasing Transcendentalists, Shakers, Native Americans and American paintings on 210 acres of meadows and woods with 2.5 miles of trails and a breathtaking view of the Nashua River Valley. The Fruitlands Museum Store sells fine crafts by local artists and the Museum Café, which is open during the main season (April 15 through November 7), focuses on locally sourced, sustainable cuisine reflective of the heritage of New England.

Reviewed By Mel B - Hanoi, Vietnam

Interesting even on a bitterly cold day. We were passing on a trip to see the trees in the fall and saw the sign to the museum and entered out of curiosity. The farm itself and its history is very interesting comprising an early experiment in 'Shaker' communal living followed by another in offering work for vagrants. The house interiors are particularly interesting as there are many examples of 'Shaker' furniture. The most surprising thing was to find that the small art gallery had some of the best American paintings of the 19th century including by Alfred Bierstadt, Weir, Kensett and others. Unfortunately, we were too cold to appreciate the extensive walks around the property due to lack of time but mostly the cold! A return trip would be good if I was ever that way again.

10. The Gate Escape

435 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA 01453-4397 +1 978-534-1371
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

The Gate Escape

Live adventure Game The Gate Escape is the ultimate live escape room experience! You will encounter locks,codes,and numerous clues hidden around the room that you and your team will have to puzzle together in order to escape.Does your group have what it takes to escape?

Reviewed By surfinginflorida - Boston, Massachusetts

This is an excellent escape room from start to finish. We followed the assistant down the hall to a beautifully decorated waiting area. We were welcomed by the real assistant – dressed in character and completely acting in character making this a truly immersive experience....MoreThank you for taking the time to write a review for The Gate Escape. I'm very happy that you enjoyed The Assistant.

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