Vermont Teddy Bear Factory


Tours of this thriving, touristy factory demonstrate the entire teddy-bear life cycle, from designers' sketches, to stuffing and stitching, to the bear 'hospital,' which patches up tattered beasts for their devoted owners.

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Nearby Burlington attractions

1. Shelburne Vineyard


One of Vermont's best tasting rooms, this converted barn offers samples of Shelburne's award-winning whites and reds. Afternoon tours of the vineyard and…

2. Shelburne Museum

0.84 MILES

The extraordinary 45-acre Shelburne Museum, nine miles south of Burlington, showcases 100,000 priceless artifacts, from America and abroad.

3. Shelburne Farms

2.52 MILES

In 1886 William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb built themselves a magnificent country estate on the shores of Lake Champlain. The 1400-acre farm,…

4. Magic Hat Brewery

4.75 MILES

Drink in the history of one of Vermont's most dynamic microbreweries on the fun, free, self-guided 'Artifactory' Tour (once you see the whimsical labels,…

5. Union Station

7.91 MILES

Burlington's former railway station (converted to office space in the 1950s) is a prominent landmark at the foot of Main St near the lakeshore.

6. Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

7.97 MILES

This kid-friendly lakeside museum examines the colorful past, present and future of Lake Champlain. A multitude of aquariums wriggle with life, and nature…

7. Waterfront


A five-minute walk from downtown, Burlington's delightfully uncommercialized waterfront features a scenic, low-key promenade, a 7.5-mile bike path, a pier…

8. Burlington City Arts Center

8.01 MILES

Under the auspices of Burlington City Arts, the BCA Center is an exciting locus for art exhibits, classes and discussions. Ongoing open studios involve…