The Lowell Devils are the AHL minor league hockey affiliate of the NHL New Jersey Devils, and they play in downtown Lowell at Tsongas Arena. Ticket prices are very affordable – especially when compared to attending a Boston Bruins hockey game. The players skate their hearts out on the ice, and the games are full of action as minor league hockey players play with the hopes of being called up to the pros. Be sure to look at the Lowell Devils Promotional Schedule to see what games will have giveaways and special events.
The oldest urban National Park in the United States is the Lowell National Historical Park. Established in 1978 thanks to a bill sponsored by Massachusetts Congressman Paul E. Tsongas, the park includes a visitor’s center and a number of historic sites that date back to the nineteenth century.
The National Park includes guided tours of the textile mills and the boarding houses where the Lowell Mill Girls resided, as well as nearly six miles of canals. The tour is free, takes just over an hour, and uses a park trolley to travel through the sites.
The Park offers teacher workshops, educational programs for children, and summer camp programs. The Park is also the home of the Lowell Folk Festival, which is the largest free folk festival in the country. Reservations are necessary for the guided tours, and the visitor’s center is open year round, with extended summer hours.
The Mill City is home to some of the most interesting museums in New England. Not only are there museums that celebrate Lowell’s heritage as the center of the American Industrial Revolution, but there are many others as well. Explore art museums that have everything from classical oils paintings to works that incorporate the newest technology and design. Lowell has some great museums that will be of interest to every family member.
The Lowell Spinners are the Single A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. For the past several seasons, the Spinners have sold out every home game at LeLacheur Park. Compared to tickets to a Sox game at Fenway Park, Spinners tickets are a much better value, and you still get to see some great baseball. It will cost you less to take your family to dinner and a Spinners game than it would cost for one ticket at Fenway!
Watch the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks play ice hockey, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and many other NCAA sports – both men’s and women’s. The men’s hockey team competes in NCAA Division I, and they are always contending for the National Championship against the best schools in the nation. The team plays its home games in front of a full house at Tsongas Arena. You can watch future NHL stars play college hockey when you attend a RiverHawks hockey game.