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  • Kiwi the Love Bird
    Kiwi the Love Bird
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  • Cats will be cats.
    Cats will be cats.
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  • Fox with some of her cubs
    Fox with some of her cubs
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Acton Things to Do

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    by frank_delargy Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    From their web site :
    The Children's Discovery Museum
    A wonder-filled 120 year old Victorian house with rooms, corridors, and closets creatively transformed into ten hands-on exhibit areas especially for toddlers and pre-school children and their families. Because of the small spaces in the building, we suggest that you use back pack carriers or Snuglis® in place of strollers.

    The Science Discovery Museum
    A creative and challenging interactive experience designed especially for school aged children, filled with innovative theme spaces for hands-on experimenting with the basic sciences and math. All spaces in the building are handicapped accessible. There is also an elevator for your convenience.

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Acton Hotels

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  • The Concordian Motel

    71 Hosmer St, Route 2 East, Acton, Massachusetts, 01720-5408, United States

  • The Fitzhugh-Beers House

    161-167 Main Street, Acton, Massachusetts, 01720, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Acton Restaurants

  • Seafood

    This is a reasonably priced seafood restaurant that also sells fresh seafood. The clientèle usually are on the older side and the decor is subdued.Service is usually good and in general it has a somewhat laid back atmosphere.The food is simple, consistent and very good. Fish 'n Chips.. It's me not them..

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  • French

    Excellent French cuisine for that special evening or date. 4 small rooms so that dining can be semi-private and when you share a room, tends to be friendly.Good service and as expected higher prices.Great tasting food.. it's French, so it can be rich. Each time I go here I try something new and have found everything very tasty and would recommend...

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  • Jazz

    They serve a light menu from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesdays, a full menu from 6 pm until 10pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and from 4pm until 10pm on Sundays. It is primarily a Jazz club and they do have a cover charge after certain times and a minimum charge at other times.It can be loud, so it isn't an ideal place for a first meeting where you want to...

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Acton Nightlife

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    by frank_delargy Written Nov 11, 2004

    Various jazz performers make their way out to Acton to perform at one of the islands of this culture outside of a major metropolitan area. Every seat is a good seat.
    On some nights it's open mike and you never know what you might hear, but most nights it's the best jazz talent around.
    They do serve food and drinks and there is room for some dancing too.
    Check out their web page for a performance schedule.

    map to jazz club
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    • Music
    • Theater Travel

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Acton Transportation

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    by frank_delargy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Yep,
    You can actually get a train from Boston (North Station) to Acton. The South Acton stop is just after the West Concord stop.
    Handy if you don't have a car or don't want to bring one into Boston.
    However, you will need someone to pick you up at the train 'station/stop'. There are no buses or any other forms of transport except walking and cars otherwise. Maybe a taxi is an option, but I have never seen one waitig at the train station (er.. train stop)

    map of FItchburg line
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Acton Local Customs

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    by frank_delargy Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Acton-Boxborough HS is the #1 ranked HS team in Massachusetts with 45 or so consecutive wins.
    This doesn't matter much to me, but it seems significant.

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Acton Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out for Mountain Lions! :-)

    The police have put up one of those big light up traffic signs to alert people that there is a mountain lion in town. This is exciting stuff.They have also posted a policeman to hang out by the school closest to where it was last seen.BTW .. It was a dog!!!

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  • And other cats!

    Cosmo, our cat has a tendency to act like a cat and bring home critters. Here we found him with a new 'friend'.

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Acton Off The Beaten Path

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    by frank_delargy Written Nov 11, 2004

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    One day I looked out the window and saw about 20 squirrels romping around the yard across the street.
    That's a lot of squirrels!
    In the picture I was only able to identify about 15 of them.

    Squirrel party

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Acton Favorites

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    by frank_delargy Updated Feb 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Yes, VT has it's flying kiwi (see Flyingkiwi tour )and we have ours too. Kiwi is a lovebird who likes to get out of his cage and fly around the house buzzing the cat.
    Maybe he'll get a chance to meet the other world traveling flying Kiwi??

    Kiwi the Love Bird

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