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Brockton is the sixth largest city in Massachusetts. It promotes itself as "City of Champions" because of its boxing champions. The city's high school has also been very successful in football.
By planeLogan International Airport (BOS) in Boston is the closest airport. T.F. Green Airport in Warwick (Rhode Island) (PVD) is also an option.
- Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), has commuter rail service with 3 stops in Brockton.
- Route 24 is the main access road to Brockton. Routes 28 and 123 also pass through the city.
Brockton Area Transit Authorityaddress: 34 School Street
address: 455 Oak StreetDaily 10AM-5PM. One of the few museums in the US that focus solely on crafts. A wide array of materials is represented and the art is all touchable. Adults $8, seniors and students $5, under 12 free.
Brockton Fire Museumaddress: 216 North Pearl StreetExhibits the atmosphere and artifacts of a classic Brockton fire station during Victorian times. Features a beautifully restored 1850s Hand-Tub Pumper called "The Protector." Also a memorial dedicated to the memory of the 13 Brockton firemen who were killed in Brockton's Strand Theater disaster in 1941.
Brockton Rox BaseballCampanelli Stadium, 1 Lexington Av. Apr. 15-Sept 15.
Brockton FairJune 28-July 8, (2007), fairgrounds at 660 Belmont St. (Route 123).
Max's Blues Cafeaddress: 837 N Montello StDecent sized bar with stage perfect for small concerts. Bar serves hamburgers and hot dogs as well as beverages of an alcoholic and non-alcoholic nature. This bar is located right behind a train stop for easy travel.
Most, if not all, of Brockton's many shoe factories and outlets are now closed.
Westgate MallExit 18A off Route 24 (Route 27 east(.
Brockton is not a destination for fine dining. Many of the national chain restaurants are available off exits from Route 24.
Christo'saddress: 782 Crescent Stnear Massasoit Community College. Known for Greek specialties and pizza. Long-time favorite caters to a sedate, mostly older crowd.
address: 1071 Main StretA restaurant and a small market. Amazing Italian fare. Truly and sadly a very well kept secret. The best sauce you may ever taste. A local favorite for years and virtually unchanged since its inception.
Village Pizza and Subsaddress: 830 Crescent StreetVillage Pizza offers a variety of specialty pizzas along with a large selection of subs, shish kebob, salads and pasta. Come early M-F (8:30-10:30AM)during the summer and receive a 30% discount on subs and salads. Mondays offer "Back to the 80s" pricing. Delivers.
address: 1005 Belmont Street
address: 195 Westgate Drive
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