Discover the enchanting wonders of Stowe, Vermont, where adventure and culture unite. From upscale bowling at Stowe Bowl, to witnessing the mesmerizing art of glass blowing in a studio, Stowe offers a world of unique experiences. Dive into the iconic world of Ben and Jerry's ice cream with a factory tour, or explore the rich history of skiing and snowboarding at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Art enthusiasts can wander through captivating exhibits at one of Stowe's art museums. Your Stowe adventure awaits with an array of delightful activities to choose from. Here is more information about our top 5 suggestions:
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 3.3 miles
Location: 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 10AM-5PM Tuesday-Friday; Saturday 10AM-3PM; Closed Sunday-Monday
Phone: (802) 253-8358
Dive into the vibrant world of visual arts in the heart of Stowe, Vermont, where an 1861 Greek Revival building has been transformed into a haven for artistic expression. The Current, established in 1981, invites you to explore their gallery exhibitions, events, and classes that transcend boundaries and enrich the human experience. With a commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, they offer free gallery entrances, ensuring that the magic of art is within reach for all. Experience the power of art, education, and community as The Current takes you on an inspiring journey through visual creativity. Don't miss the opportunity to customize your visit with guided tours and hands-on activities, turning every moment into a masterpiece of discovery.
Tip: The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 3.3 miles
Location: 1 S Main St, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 12PM-5PM Thursday-Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday
Phone: (802) 253-9911
Discover the rich history of skiing and snowboarding in Vermont at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, a must-visit attraction founded in 1988. Immerse yourself in the evolution of these winter sports through exhibits showcasing equipment, clothing, and artwork, while understanding the museum's journey from a humble shed to its current home in the historic Town Meeting House in Stowe. Admissions are encouraged with a suggested donation of $5 per adult, allowing you to delve into the fascinating story of Vermont's skiing and snowboarding heritage.
Ben & Jerry’s Factory (Flagship Location)
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 12 miles
Location: 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Route 100, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676
Hours: 10AM-6PM (Tour times vary)
Phone: (802) 337-1201
Embark on a delightful journey through the history of Ben & Jerry's ice cream at their Waterbury factory, the only one open to the public. Explore the "flavor graveyard," a unique tribute to retired flavors, and take a guided tour of their humble beginnings, where you'll witness the ice cream-making process. Indulge in a tasting of their euphoric flavors, including non-dairy and vegan options, and enjoy the picturesque mountain views on the outside grounds. Pre-purchase your tickets online to secure your spot, as availability may be limited, and make unforgettable memories with family and friends as you savor the taste of Ben & Jerry's iconic ice cream.
Little River Hot Glass Studio
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 5.5 miles
Location: 593 Moscow Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 10AM-5PM Thursday-Monday
Phone: (802) 253-0889
Experience the magic of glassblowing at Michael Trimpol's Little River Hot Glass Studio. Step inside this captivating space to witness the mesmerizing process up close. With a continuous 300 lb. melting furnace and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, you can explore the art of glassblowing, ask questions, and engage with the talented artists. No formal tour or admission fee is required, but donations for animal rescue are appreciated. Join the conversation, discover the art, and make your visit an unforgettable adventure in the world of glass.
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Distance from Wander Stowe Woods: 3.7 miles
Location: 1613 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Hours: 4PM-10PM Sunday-Thursday; 4PM-11PM Friday & Saturday
Phone: (802) 253-2494
Stowe Bowl is an 8-lane bowling venue that's anything but ordinary. With its boutique, swanky ambiance, it offers more than just a game of bowling; it's an experience. Savor delectable food and craft cocktails while you bowl, and bask in the cozy lounge atmosphere, all enhanced by state-of-the-art audio-visual features. Located at the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites, it's open to the public, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a fun-filled evening in Stowe.
Staying at Wander Stowe Woods means staying in a charming New England town that's an ideal hub for cultural events, dining and winter activities. There is something for everyone in Stowe! So, if you ever need help figuring out what to do first, send our 24/7 Wander Concierge a message straight from the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205. Happy adventuring!