75 W. Hancock St.
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: (603) 624-0111
Fax: (603) 623-0268
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats play in the beautiful Merchantsauto.com Stadium not far from downtown Manchester. The Fisher Cats are a double A team that feeds the Toronto Blue Jays and is a baseball team that represents the entire state of New Hampshire. The games are a great community event and the seats are often packed. Maybe if you are lucky you will even be able to catch a fly ball.
Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.
Culturally rich, the city of Manchester also gives a lot importance to literature and associated skills. This is proven by the fact that the city provides for two public access libraries to its people. The Manchester City Library located in the interiors is the main library and the West Manchester Community Library is its branch. Both are located in huge city council owned buildings and are open to all. The West Manchester Community Library, though is a branch of the main city library, houses a massive collection of books offering a lot of variety. Also, its hall serves as a common venue for events like readings, books releases, discussions and so on.
A combination of fun-filled sports is what Raco-Theodore Park has in store for you. With the all access Raco-Theodore pool located right in the center, the park also provides for a few sports facilities including a playground. At the outdoor pool, one can not only enjoy but also take some serious swimming lessons. Besides, the place has ample of greenery and wide trails to exercise your way out. Raco-Theodore Park surely makes for one of the happening recreation grounds in the city with calm and relaxing environments.
Valley Cemetery has been around since 1840 and is built on 20 acres of land. Once upon a time it was a favorite place for people to picnic or walk, and has since fallen into some disrepair. Family mausoleums, large headstones and towering trees make up the park now and is still an informative and beautiful area to stroll with a great deal of charm. The Friends of the Valley Cemetery and Arboretum Group intends to restore the area to its former glory.
A great place to meet before a game or concert at the Verizon WIreless Arena, the Raymond J. Wieczorek Square is situated right out front. With grassy knolls just off Elm Street, Wieczorek is a war veteran. The square was dedicated to him and his efforts to revitalize the downtown area.
As a member of the coveted National Register of Historic Places, the Amoskeag Corporation's Worker Housing is filled with historic importance. Most of the buildings seen in the Amoskeag Millyard area are extremely interesting, but some are especially so. During its glory days, the Amoskeag Corporation built many houses, from tenements to single family homes for its workers. Those buildings still standing provide important insight into the lives and every activities of workers during the Industrial Revolution and the 19th century.
Located in the center of town, the Veteran's Memorial Park is a large and grassy expanse. With lots of benches to relax and trees for shade, it is the perfect place to eat a lunch, relax, or people watch. Many of the public buses start their routes at the park, making it easy to reach. The Visitor Information Center is located in the northwest corner of the park.
The Majestic Theater Company started its life in 1991 in a high school auditorium but soon were able to renovate an auditorium to better suit its needs. Each season contains approximately 15 different productions, and the theater group also does much to be involved with the community. The seasons include all sorts of plays, especially musicals. Those that have been performed in the past include Guys and Dolls, Big - the Musical, and Moon Over Buffalo. Also popular are the dinner theater shows.
Dedicated to the "men of Manchester" who fought in the Civil War and help to give equal rights to all citizens of the United States, the fountain stands proudly in the southeast corner of Veterans Memorial Park. Around the fountain are four different statues of men who fought in the war, and are a great way to see historically accurate uniform and facial hair fashion during the time of the Civil War. Dedicated in 1878, the fountain has been around for quite some time and is a park landmark.
Akin to something you would likely find in a New Yorker magazine rather than on the side of a building in Manchester, New Hampshire, this mural depicts the fun and folly of politics. Always an important primary for the presidential elections, New Hampshire is a state with more political power than the average state with a small population. The mural depicts Bill Clinton, among others on the side of what was once the Merrimack Restaurant. Created in under two weeks by Peter Noonan, the mural was painted in the spring of 2007.
The Norris Cotton Federal Building is a place to get things done. Not only does it house the Department of Veteran's Affairs, but also takes care of housing issues. Named after Norris Cotton, a political leader in New Hampshire who served at the House of Representatives the United States Senate. The building itself has for decades placed an emphasis on sustainability. Built in 1975, the building was fitted with energy saving technologies such as not having any windows on the north face of the building, and solar fins. In 2007, the building was rededicated and its sustainability features were updated. Good for both public services and the environment, the lobby contains plaques outlining the history of both Norris Cotton himself, the artist who created Facets to the Sun a sculpture found on the grounds of the building, and the history of the building itself.