Worcester (/ˈwʊstər/ WUUSS-tər, locally also /ˈwᵻstə/ WISS-tə) is a city and the historic county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States until most of Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1998. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second largest city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, amidst Massachusetts' major metropolitan regions, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that Valentine's Day cards were invented in the city. Worcester was considered its own region for centuries; however, with the encroachment of Boston's suburbs in the 1970s after the construction of Interstate 495 and Interstate 290, it now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston. The city features many examples of Victorian-era mill architecture. Wikipedia
Worcester, is a city in Massachusetts, and is the second most populous city of the state. Worcester is a college town with nine colleges and universities the prominent ones being University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and Massachusetts Bio-Technology Research Park. Worcester tourism offers a variety of things to see like visiting the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium - A Museum of Science and Nature or Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' War Memorial. Art, theatre and festivals is quite well known in Worcester. Some of the events and festivals in Worcester are Albanian Festival, Italian Festival, Pet Rock Festival, Music Worcester, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and ArtsWorcester. Head out to one of the many entertainment arenas in Worcester like Tuckerman Hall, The Raven or the DCU Centre and spend a day enjoying with your family and friends.
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