Lowell Tourism

Lowell is a city in the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in Middlesex County, Lowell (along with Cambridge) served as a county seat until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. With an estimated population of 109,945 in 2014, it is the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts, and the second-largest in the Boston metropolitan statistical area. The city is also part of a smaller Massachusetts statistical area called Greater Lowell, as well as New England's Merrimack Valley region. Incorporated in 1826 to serve as a mill town, Lowell was named after Francis Cabot Lowell, a local figure in the Industrial Revolution. The city became known as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution, due to a large series of textile mills and factories. Many of the Lowell's historic manufacturing sites were later preserved by the National Park Service to create Lowell National Historical Park. During the Cambodian genocide, the city took in an influx of refugees, leading to a Cambodia Town and America's second-largest Cambodian-American population. Lowell is home to two higher education schools, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College.


Lowell is a small city located in the state of Massachusetts and a mere 40 minutes ride from the north-west of Boston. It is a great place to come for a getaway with family or alone in Boston. It is replete with plenty of attractions including museums and park. It is also popular around the area for hosting numerous festival throughout the year. Among all, its most popular museums are American Textile History Museum, National Streetcar Museum and New England Quilt Museum. The American Textile History offers great insights on city's textile culture and history. The place also has few art studios like Western Avenue Artist Studios which exhibits great artefacts in its display. The place is also home to many parks, out of which Lowell National Historical Park is a must to visit. In all, it is a great place to come for a laidback trip!

With a fabulous mill town history to it, Lowell tourism cashes on the several mills still prevalent here. These mills apart from being great retail therapy also offer enlightenment about the city’s handloom history. Speaking of history, the Cambodian influences cannot go unmentioned. Home to several refugees that came here during the Cambodian genocide, Lowell has a Cambodia Town along with amazing authentic Asian food venues.

You can visit Lowell easily owing to its proximity to Boston. One of the must-see attractions in Lowell include the Lowell National Historical Park and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum that throw light on the city’s era of textile manufacturing and Industrial Revolution. Then the LeLacheur Park, baseball park is great to catch a game. Other worthwhile attractions include Western Avenue Studios, Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center and the New England Quilt Museum among a few more.

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