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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road Framingham, MA
Headquarters, botanic garden, and living museum with walking paths and trails and the largest collection of native plant species in New England. The Garden Shop offers native plants, garden gear, botanic books, bird houses and feeders, branded clothing, and fun gifts.
April 15–October 31: Garden in the Woods and its Garden Shop are open Tuesdays through Sundays 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed Mondays except holiday Mondays. Guided walks offered free with admission Tuesdays through Fridays at 10 AM. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM.
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA
Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art has grown to become a vital cultural resource. The Museum provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. The Danforth educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the Museum School, and a variety of community outreach programs.
The Gallery is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from noon to 5 PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Amazing Things Art Center
160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA
A Beautiful Renovated 1890 Firehouse, the Amazing Things Arts Center is the place to find the best in music - from jazz to classical; the best in visual arts - from sculpture to paint; and the best intheater - from comedy to musicals.
Shopping & Dining
Route 9 in Framingham and Natick has a vast array of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, including:
- The Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester Street (Route 9), Natick
The largest mall in New England, is a world-class retail and restaurant destination with 200 of the finest retail stores; including the first Nordstrom in Massachusetts, the area’s only suburban Neiman Marcus, along with JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Sears. The Promenade at Natick Mall boasts breathtaking architecture - including the largest skylight in New England, landscaping and plush soft seating areas - and is also home to American Girl, the California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory and a Crate & Barrel Home store.
- Legal Seafoods, 50-60 Worcester Road (Route 9), Framingham
- Ken's Steakhouse, 95 Worcester Road (Route 9), Framingham. Serving Metrowest since 1935.
- AMC Framingham 16 Cinema, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham (between the Natick Mall & Shoppers World)