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Central Square

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Address: Keene, NH

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This is small city ambience right out of the movie studios. A beautiful tree shaded square, iron fencing, floers in summer, with benches for sitting and watching the world go by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Brattleboro, Vermont
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Keene, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keene NH is a small New England town over-run by college students to the point they caused this town to lose it's long run Pumpkin Festival they had for many years. It has become rather run down and crime ridden, homeless individuals, and drugs...what was once is now the typical US small town ...I know, i live here.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is small city ambience right out of the movie studios. A beautiful tree shaded square, iron fencing, floers in summer, with benches for sitting and watching the world go by. At the top of the square is a large white steepled church, with small bistros lining all sides of the square, many with outdoor tables in warm weather. The... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Monadnock Region is real hidden jewel if you enjoy experiencing New England at it's very best. Central Square Is part of the experience. Really too many things to see to mention and suggest you check out the region on the web.

Thank 413lee
Antrim, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

so, before the square was a bit of a mess. There were people smoking salvia and basically it was a hang out. The store owners were a bit upset (wonderful stores here) and yet it was all legal. Now it is a New England tradition to have protesters at their town squares, so that's FINE. But, people hanging out doing... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A wonderfully picturesque common with often photographed church steeple. Just a beautiful centerpiece for a nice New Hampshire city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Quintessential New England common. Where else would something that is round be called a square? Cute bandstand dedicated by President Carter's wife, Roslyn Carter, in the 70's and featured in Robin William's movie Jumanji. All viewed from the Stage Restaurant at the head of the square.

1 Thank angusnh
Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just walking around the Central Square in Keene feels like a set of Our Town. From the steeple to the statuary, it's all a nice throw back to a pleasant time.

Thank BigoBoca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great photo op and if you are Pokemon Go obsesses, you won't be disappointed. My 11 year old was in heaven.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Keene as a waypoint. I am sure glad that we did. There are multiple shops, restaurants, and small niche stores that you could easily spend an afternoon or evening perusing. I later saw in a guidebook that it may have the widest downtown main street in the U.S., which may be possible given the beautiful areas in... More 

1 Thank Hatzlacha
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect town for walking and Main Street is loaded with great places to shop and dine. Sidewalks are well maintained and you can walk all over safely. Plenty of beautiful flowers and a gazebo in the center. Benches to sit and relax in the Main Street. Ice cream and coffee shops and outside seating for many of the local restaurants.... More 

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