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Top Choice Vegetarian in Lowell

Life Alive

Scrumptious salads, fresh, fantastic food and jubilant juices fill out the menu at this funky cafe. The choices can be overwhelming, but you can't go wrong with the signature dish known as 'The Goddess': veggies and…
Historic Site in Lowell

Lowell National Historic Park

The historic buildings in the city center – connected by the trolley and canal boats – constitute the national park, which gives a fascinating peek at the workings of a 19th-century industrial town. Stop first at th…
Baseball in Lowell

LeLacheur Park

The Lowell Spinners, a Class A organization, is a Red Sox feeder team. Locally, it plays at this park, which is north of the center on the Merrimack River. If your kid's not into baseball, check out the Swampland Ki…
Pub in Lowell

Worthen House

This brick tavern (Lowell's oldest, dating to 1834) is famed for its amazing pulley-driven fan system (which is still operational). The pressed-tin ceiling and wooden bar remain from the early days, giving this plac…
Museum in Lowell

Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Five blocks northeast along the river, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum has exhibits that chronicle the rise and fall of the industrial revolution in Lowell, including technological changes, labor movements and immigra…
Literature in Lowell

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac

A local nonprofit organization hosts four days of events dedicated to Beat writer Jack Kerouac, featuring tours of many places in his novels, as well as panel discussions, readings, music and poetry. Literature buff…
Cambodian in Lowell

Heng Lay

A half-mile west of the train station, this is Lowell's newest favorite family-run Cambodian restaurant, serving up big bowls of Phnom Penh noodles to satisfied customers. Accommodating service with a smile is a hal…
Music in Lowell

Lowell Folk Festival

Three days of food, music (on six stages!), parades and other festivities honoring the diverse multicultural community that Lowell has become.
Museum in Lowell

Whistler House Museum of Art

James McNeill Whistler's birthplace, built in 1823, is the home of the Lowell Art Association. It houses a small collection of work by New England artists, including some etchings by Whistler himself. Outside, an 8f…
Memorial in Lowell

Jack Kerouac Commemorative

Dedicated in 1988, the Jack Kerouac Com­memorative features a landscaped path where excerpts of the writer’s work are posted, including opening passages from his five novels set in Lowell. They are thoughtfully disp…