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Bennington Vermont is nestled in the southwest corner of the state, conveniently located at the junction of Vermont Route 9 and US 7. This crossroads is a surprisingly lively town, rich with arts and history. The Bennington Battle Monument stands 306 feet tall to commemorate this tide-turning fight of the Revolutionary war, and can be seen from many parts of town. The Bennington Center for the Arts is a good place to begin a visit, followed by the Bennington Museum’s collection of Grandma Moses art and the Norman Rockwell Exhibition in nearby Arlington. For those who would like to see local handicraft in production, stop by the Bennington ...

Bennington Vermont is nestled in the southwest corner of the state, conveniently located at the junction of Vermont Route 9 and US 7. This crossroads is a surprisingly lively town, rich with arts and history. The Bennington Battle Monument stands 306 feet tall to commemorate this tide-turning fight of the Revolutionary war, and can be seen from many parts of town. The Bennington Center for the Arts is a good place to begin a visit, followed by the Bennington Museum’s collection of Grandma Moses art and the Norman Rockwell Exhibition in nearby Arlington. For those who would like to see local handicraft in production, stop by the Bennington Potters Yard where one can both shop and dine. For a more casual meal, try Alldays and Onions on Main Street for hearty yet sophisticated meals, or the Blue Benn Diner for a truly laid-back experience. Bennington is also home to some of Vermont’s best events, including the Summer in the Park Music Series, the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in early September, and Ethan Allen Days in October. The area is also full of wonderful outdoor activities for the entire family, from extensive hiking and mountain biking trails and fishing to canoeing and world-class golf courses.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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