Greater Attleboro: Attleboro, North Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk

If you like the great outdoors, history and Christmas lights, go to Greater Attleboro!

The four towns of Greater Attleboro sit right on the Rhode Island border, making them easy to visit from Providence or Boston.

Attleboro was once known as the Jewelry Capital of the World. Even though the jewelry industry has moved on, there are a wealth of riches to be found. Love Christmas Light Shows? One of the best is at the National Shirne of Our Lady of La Salette. Not only is it free family entertainment, it's spectacular and shining bright from Thankgiving through New Years. Another beloved attraction is the Capron Park Zoo (we all love llamas!). If you want some brain stimulation, one of these four museums should suffice: the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, the Attleboro Arts Museum and the Women at Work Museum.

Geographically Speaking, the Ten Mile River (which is actually 22 miles long) runs through the center of Attleboro. There are also plenty of trails and scenic beauty at the Mass Audubon Attleboro Springs and Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuaries. If you like historic homes, you can see seven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

North Attleboro was part of Attleboro until 1887. Today you'll find plenty of parks, shopping, history and several war memorials. The North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and gets thousands of visitors each year. If parks are your pleasure, you'll enjoy the stunning views and kids will love the petting zoo at the World War I Memorial Park and Zoo. Want to go shopping? You'lll find stores along US Route 1 as well as the Emerald Square Mall. For history buffs, the Woodcock Garrison House and Little Red Schoolhouse are a popular landmarks where private tours can be arranged through the North Attleborough Historical Society.

Seekonk is home to the famous Seekonk Speedway (the Action Track of the East!), where families can watch a variety of amateur and professional race events, from youth racing leagues to stock cars to monster trucks.

Rehoboth is one of the oldest and most historic towns in Massachusetts dating back to 1643. It's so old, there are 53 historic cemeteries! Today, Rehoboth is very much alive with lots of farming and livestock. Visitors can learn about Rehoboth's rich history and farming culture at the Carpenter Museum - an interactive and educational museum that takes you right into the everyday home life of an original settler of the town.

Additional Information

For additional information on businesses in the Greater Attleboro area, please contact the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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