What to do and see in Northborough, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 11, 2018 Toi Mattera

Northborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The official spelling of the town's name is "Northborough", but the alternative spelling "Northboro" is also used. The population was 14,155 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Northborough

1. Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505-1008 +1 508-869-6111
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is New England's year-round botanic garden, a living museum of plants exquisite in every season. Several distinctive gardens arrange plants according to an overall Master Plan, that includes a Lawn Garden, Secret Garden, Systematic Garden, Cottage & Vegetable Garden, Wildlife Refuge Pond, Winter Garden, and more. Two conservatories--the Orangerie and the Limonaia--display non-hardy plants in winter, with blooming flowers in every season. Springtime brings more than a quarter million flowering bulbs, including a signature field of more than 25,000 daffodils.

Reviewed By Colin M - Albany, New York, United States

We enjoyed a winter afternoon at Tower Hill. The greenhouses are gorgeous, and it was wonderful to explore the tropical plants in bloom, despite the brisk weather outside. The Christmas decorations were a treat. We did explore some of the grounds, and really enjoyed the Wild Rumpus.

2. Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609-3196 +1 508-799-4406
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 495 reviews

Worcester Art Museum

This central Massachusetts museum houses a collection that includes works by European and American artists as well as Asian, Greek and Roman art.

Reviewed By CharleneSokal - Worcester, Massachusetts

A unique collection of late 19th/early 20th century photographs is on view until the 25 of Feb. The photos are of an African/American and Native American community living in Worcester. Aside from the photos as images, many of them have been identified with families still residing in Worcester. These add to the texture of the city and connects the families with their ancestors, a unique experience.

3. Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903 +1 978-598-5000
Excellent
86%
Good
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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.

4. Ski Ward

1000 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3313 +1 508-842-6346
Excellent
31%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Ski Ward

Ski Ward is a year-round recreational facility offering skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing with a terrain park, lessons and rentals in the winter, summer tubing, a summer ski and snowboard park and beach volleyball in the summer and the Slopeside Bar & Grill offering lunch, dinner, outdoor dining, birthday parties, group/corporate outings, and rental facilities year-round.

Reviewed By lip89 - Boston, Massachusetts

Great beginner ski hill with all sorts of ground lifts and 1 chair plus snow tubing. Rental area very small and tight when crowded. Came here on a Sunday and it was packed. Staff is friendly and prices are decent. Don't come here if your an expert, you will be disappointed. There are no trails just two little hills. Place is close by to everything, perfect starter place for little kids.

5. Tougas Family Farm

246 Ball St, Northborough, MA 01532-1006 +1 508-393-6406
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Tougas Family Farm

Tougas Family Farm offers Pick-Your-Own fruit from June through October! Picking seasons in order are strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, blackberries, apples, and pumpkins. Free playground and petting zoo for our customers! The Farm Store and Kitchen offer seasonal fruit pies, cider donuts, ice cream, lunch items, fresh picked produce, jams and jellies, and more! Check our website or facebook page for picking contiditions and hours of operation before heading out to the Farm. Exit #24 off I-290 in Northborough, MA

Reviewed By James L - South Portland, Maine

This was just a quick visit on Labor Day Monday. It was not too crowded. They have streamlined traffic through the store and have many registers open. I heard about the apple dumplings but did not see them in the store, so I asked at the register and got some fresh out of the oven. Yummy. Of course we also got some donuts, not sure if they changed anything or I just like them more, but the donuts seemed yummier this year.

6. The Willard House & Clock Museum

11 Willard St, North Grafton, Grafton, MA 01536-2011 +1 508-839-3500
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

The Willard House & Clock Museum

The Willard House is a cultural and historical treasure hidden in the heart of Blackstone Valley. In addition to the beautiful architecture, which dates to 1718, the museum also features one of the finest collections of clocks in the world. Come by for a tour and see where time began in Blackstone Valley.

Reviewed By souzagar - massachusetts

Who knew that all of this colonial history was hidden off the road in Grafton mass. Great museum covering the history of one family's involvement in the clock industry in colonial times. Excellent examples of their work nicely laid out.

7. Cold Harbor Brewery

108 Milk St, Suite 6, Westborough, MA 01581-1228 +1 508-870-3133
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Cold Harbor Brewery

Reviewed By WINEandTRAVEL - Boston, Massachusetts

Love it here. The beer here is very well made... so good. Out of the way and great spot... think its the best of the local area brews. VERY laid back. Service was slow and easy... and I love it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

8. Hebert's Candy Mansion

575 Hartford Tpke, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4002 +1 508-845-8051
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Hebert's Candy Mansion

Reviewed By Alexandra R

This place was pretty nice and I enjoyed the dessert there. They have handmade chocolates and good ice cream

9. The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608-2007 +1 877-571-7469
Excellent
79%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including touring Broadway hits ("Les Miserables," "Mary Poppins," "Jersey Boys"); comedians (Steve Martin, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle); musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, The Moody Blues, Diana Ross); and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Maya Angelou, Rudy Giuliani, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre).Consistantly ranked by POLLSTAR as one of the Top Theatres in the World, the theatre opened in March of 2008 following a $32 million historic renovation. Since opening, the theatre has established its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. Worcester Center for Performing Arts, is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Reviewed By Travis P - Boston, Massachusetts

We came in from out of town to see a touring Broadway musical. What a beautiful place ad the volunteer staff are really nice and knowledgeable. Great acoustics. Only complaint is that I have long legs ad some of the seats don't have enough leg room, but that's a problem I have a lot of places. Would come back again.

10. JJ's Sports Bar & Grill

380 SW Cutoff, Northborough, MA 01532-2126 +1 508-845-8420
Excellent
35%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

JJ's Sports Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Jmcolker - Atlanta, Georgia

On a recommendation from the front desk of my hotel for dinner, I drove down to JJ's. Driving up I was not very impressed with its appearance and the impression of being a lower end neighborhood sports bar. Wow was I surprised. Great service and very good food. They had a very broad range of menus choices and very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend JJ's vs. the chain's in the area.

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