5 Interesting Facts about New Hampshire

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Known by four different nicknames: the Granite State, Mother of Rivers, White Mountain State, and the Switzerland of America, New Hampshire welcomes visitors from around the world year-round. The state of firsts, New Hampshire had the first citizen to become a U.S. Attorney General, the first American in Space, the first state to declare its independence from England, and was the world’s first alarm clock.

Budweiser Brewery Experience

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When the brewery first opened in 1970, it only brewed two brands. As the brewery advanced, it began to brew up to 20 different brands, including Bass and Redbridge. Over the past 50 years, this brewery has won more Global Budweiser cups and Brewmaster Cups than any of the other Budweiser Breweries. This brewery also focuses on sustainability and has reduced the water usage of the facility by 66% since the early 2000s. Beer lovers flock to this brewery to see the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales and tour the facility.

Funspot

Funspot Family Entertainment Center is an arcade that features one of the largest collections of late-1970s to mid-1980s games in the world. It is located in the village of Weirs Beach in Laconia and is also home to the American Classic Arcade Museum which features over 250 pre-1987 video games and pinball machines. Guests can enjoy games like PacMan, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Space Invaders, and Centipede. It is here where adults can re-live a bit of their past, spending hours with their faces illuminated only by the glow of a screen, putting token after token into their favorite game from their childhood.

Jumanji

The 1995 film starring Robin Williams was filmed right here in the great state of New Hampshire in a little town of Keene. With just a population of 23,409, this town was the perfect backdrop for this fantasy board game based movie.