- Our list of the best things to do in Salem, Massachusetts, features the top 756 nearby activities — including 348 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Salem, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Inaugural UFO fest celebrates close encounters with celebrity guests Travis Walton (Fire in the Sky) and TV’s Thom Reed and Mike Bara
Winter Island Park is a marine park where visitors can visit a historic fort, harbor and lighthouse. There is also a boat launch, a beach with a lifeguard, picnic areas and RV and tent camping from May through October.
Guests can board a full length pirate ship and explore an 80 foot cave as part of the New England Pirate Museum which brings the 1690s to life. Artifacts from sunken ships and pirate treasures form the bulk of the displayed collections.
Arcade games, rides, numerous food selections, and years of history fill the popular Salem Willows Park. The park was first opened in 1859 and contains a historic carousel from 1866 as well as 200 year-old willow trees surrounding.
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Salem Witch Museum houses numerous life-sized replicas of stage sets, lighting and prominent figures providing visitors the opportunity to learn more about the infamous Salem Witch trials of 1692.
The dark history of the town's infamous witch trials is recounted at The Witch History Museum, where guides relate stories and describe the depicted scenes. There are no artifacts, and the stories are delivered dramatically as in a play.