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About Lowell, Massachusetts

The fifth largest city in the Middlesex County in the state of Massachusetts, Lowell is the home of the well-renowned Lowell Folk Festival, the second largest free folk festival in the United Sates. Lowell boasts his best tourist spots and main attractions. Actually, the city has already 39 places in terms of historic buildings and structures in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Let’s take a visit on each of them. The Lowell National Historic Park is one of the main attractions in the city and aside from being included in the NRHP lists. Within the park are some notable landmarks such as the Vision Center. This center displays exhibits portraying the history of Lowell like the patent model of a loom that was invented by S. Thomas. Other remarkable features inside the historical park are the Lowell Canal System, the Francis Gate, Kirk Street Agents House, Pawtucket Dam and Gatehouse, Boott Cotton Mill and Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Boardinghouse, Suffolk Mill Turbine and Powerhouse, the Swamp Locks, Lower Locks, Merrimack River and Northern Canal Walkway, and the Guard Locks. One more tourist attraction in Lowell is the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest. The 1,140-acre state forest has four access points as it overlaps in three towns in Massachusetts, Lowell, Dracut, and Tyngsboro. Several recreation activities are permitted inside the state forest such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, and bicycling. Seasonal hunting and snowmobiling are also allowed but motorized vehicles are strictly prohibited with the exception of seasonal snowmobiles.

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Lowell Facts

  • Population Total: 106,519
  • Square Miles: 13.8
  • Area Code: 978 ; 351
  • Elevation: 102
  • Postal Codes: 01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854
  • Timezone: Eastern Standard
  • Website: http://www.lowellma.gov/