Worcester State University
Worcester-Area Attractions



The DCU Center has hosted the likes of Phish, 
   Nickelback, Lady Antebellum, Neil Diamond, Andrea Bocelli, 
   Britney Spears, the Rugrats, Harlem Globetrotters, and many 
   other performers. WSU holds commencement ceremonies there.

  The Worcester Sharks, an AHL team, plays all their home games 
   at the DCU Center.

  Worcester Tornadoes, a member of the Canadian American 
   Association of Professional Baseball League, play their home 
   games in Worcester. They also host special events for children of 
   all ages.

  Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. Just 20 minutes away from 
   Worcester, Wachusett Mountain offers ski and snowboard 
   lessons, featuring over 19 different trails. Weddings and other 
   business gatherings are also offered on the mountain.

  Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary features 12 miles of trails 
   through vast meadows, woodlands, and wetlands.

  The EcoTarium is an indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester that 
   offers a chance to walk through treetops, take a thrilling 
   multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, 
   meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and ride a narrow-gauge railroad. 
   Its programming includes hands-on exhibits that are fun learning 
   experiences for children and parents alike.

  Central Rock Climbing Center of Worcester boasts that it 
   “provides the highest quality indoor climbing experience for 
   beginner to advanced climbers.” Its programming features 
   summer camps, field trips and birthday parties for children of all 

  Ward Hill Ski Area offers a variety of things to do in both winter
    and summer.

  Davis Farmland features an enormous maze and acres of 
   farmland filled with fun family activities. Only 40 minutes from 

  CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort, located just 40 minutes north of 
   Worcester, offers many water slides and water fun activates as 
   well as an arcade and on-location restaurant. A great way to 
   warm up in the winter month; CoCo Keys claims it is always 84 

  Old Sturbridge Village, one of the country’s oldest and largest 
   living history museums, depicts early New England life from 
   1790-1840 with historians in costume, antique buildings, water 
   powered mills, and a working farm.

  Southwick Zoo boasts having more than 10 exhibits and 
   thousands of animals to view. This fun family destination is only 
   40 minutes southeast of Worcester.

  Purgatory Chasm features hiking trails through 1,300 acres of
   park and glacier-formed rock gorges. Experienced hikers or
   curious kids are able to explore this beautiful area of

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  City of Worcester
  Central Massachusetts
  Unique Historical Facts
  Job Openings at WSU
  WSU Home Page
  West Side Resource Guide

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