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Montpelier, VT 05602
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The historic Vermont State House was first occupied by the Vermont government in 1859. Although the dome is part of the original design, it was not gilded until the beginning of the 20th Century. In fact, the Vermont State House has been called "the finest example of the Greek Revival style in the United States." Although the State House is the seat of Vermont government, it has also always been used as a museum and cultural facility as well, earning it the nickname "the People's House."
Established in 1895, Hope Cemetery is a landmark in Barre. This historic cemetery can pass of as a museum of granite sculptures with unusual memorials dotting its verdant landscape. Spread over 65 acres (26 hectares) are more than 10,000 granite tombstones, some of which are designed and carved by the occupants themselves. Take a tour of the place for a glimpse into Barre’s granite mining heritage and sculpting craftsmanship.
If you are looking for something off-beat, then Knight's Spider Web Farm might be the place for you. This one of a kind site offers unique gifts from spider weaves to painted wooden accessories. It is the home of orb weaves spiders whose webs are preserved in wooden plaques with spray paint and lacquer. Visit this unassuming 'web site' for an interesting glimpse into the world of arthropod art.
Thrilling outdoor sports like skiing, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking for enthusiasts, friendly delis and cafes for the foodies, splurgeworthy stores and antique shops for the shopaholics; one can rest assured to have a vacation of their preference at the Mad River Valley. The valley also ensures entertainment for tourists with the diverse events like sports tournaments, marathons, film night and farmer's markets hosted here. The best way to end an activity-filled day at the valley is by retiring at one of the plush condominiums and inns in the region!
Located in Waitsfield, Mad River Glen is a ski area within the Green Mountain Range. Founded in 1948, it has been dubbed the most challenging terrain on the east coast of United States by SKI magazine. Apart from it's 45 trails of varying degrees of difficulties, there is also scope for wood skiing though snowboarding is banned in this area. It is renowned for one of the only two ski areas in the United States to have a single chairlift. With an array of restaurants and accommodation available nearby, this is a great place for a day out skiing. For detailed information, do check the website.