'''Montpelier''' is the capital city of [[Vermont]], the smallest state capital in the [[United States]] with a population of 8,035.
[[Image:Vermont_State_House.jpg|thumb|right|Vermont State House]]
*A common way to get to Montpelier is by auto. It is located along Interstate 89. It is about 3 hours from [[Boston]] and [[Montreal]].
*You can also fly into [[Burlington (Vermont)|Burlington]], Vermont which is about a 45 minute drive from Montpelier.
*Amtrak has the "Vermonter" passenger train with daily service between Washington, D.C., New York and St. Albans, Vermont.
*'''The Morse Farm Sugar Works''', 1168 County Road (800) 242-2740[http://www.morsefarm.com/]Take a free tour of the sugar house and sample the maple syrup. You can even sample some of the different grades of syrup. It is open year round. March is when the maple sap flows and the syrup is made. Try the sugar on snow, maple sugar drizzled over shaved ice.
*'''Savoy Theater''' 26 Main St. (802) 229-0598[http://www.savoytheater.com/] This is a small 130 seat theater for independent, alternative and foreign films. They also host the week long Green
Country Film Festival in March each year and have baby friendly matinees on Monday.
*'''Farmers Market''', State Street, Open on Saturday's 9AM-2PM from May to October. Produce from numerous organic gardeners and area farms. Flowers, baked goods, breads, herbs and also crafts.
*'''Vermont Mountaineers''', [http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com/] Attend a Vermont Mountaineers baseball game. The Mountaineers are members of "The New England Collegiate Baseball League" (NECBL) and the league has all NCAA baseball players. Early June to early August. Tickets $4.00, Senior, Student or Military $2.00 and Family Ticket Pack $7.00. Good homemade burgers and hot dogs at the game.
*'''Montpelier Art Walk''', Downtown Montpelier, (802) 223-7680, [http://www.lazypear.com/]. Nineteen art venues in Montpelier have organized and developed a brochure and map so that visitors can find all the great local art. Brochures can be downloaded from the web[http://www.lazypear.com/art_gallery/art_walk/montpelier_artwalk_map.pdf] or picked up at any of the participating venues, including: The Lazy Pear Gallery[http://www.lazypear.com/], Artisans Hand Craft Gallery[http://www.artisanshand.com/], TW Wood Gallery[http://www.http://www.twwoodgallery.org/], Govenor's Office, Kellogg-Hubbard Library[http://www.kellogghubbard.lib.vt.us/], Montpelier City Hall Gallery, Vermont Supreme Court Lobby, Vermont State House, Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery[http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/], Capitol Grounds, Conoscenti, La Brioche, Langdon Street Cafe, Rhapsody, The Cheshire Cat, Art and Artwear[http://www.cheshirecatclothing.com/], Phoenix Rising, Salaam, and The Shoe Horn.
*'''Cool Jewels''', 2 State Street, (802) 223-1718. Beads, rocks, crystals and jewelry. Stop and see the Ultimate Beadbox in the store window.
*'''The Lazy Pear Gallery''', 154 Main Street, (802) 223-7680, [http://www.lazypear.com]. Daily 11AM-6PM. Quirky, playful, and humorous fine art by local artists, also serves coffee, tea, and pastries. Children welcome and invited to create their own art on the community art board.
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*'''The Thrush Tavern''', 107 State Street, (802) 223-2030, [http://thrushtavern.com]. Located close to the State House is one of the local gathering spots. You will see locals, tourists, legislators and lobbyists. They have a full bar, patio, microbrews and a complete menu including daily specials. Look behind the gas station on State Steet to find the tavern.
*'''McGillicuddy's Irish Pub''', 14 Langdon St. (802) 223-2721. Another local hangout and sports bar. They have individual speakers that you can tune and listen to the game you are watching.
*'''Charlie-O's''', 70 Main St., (802) 223-6820. This is a real locals bar with pool table and a lot of character. No tabs and pay cash. Great place to meet the locals.
*'''Inn At Montpelier''' 147 Main St., (802) 223-2727.
*'''Doyle's Guesthouse''', 35 School St., (802) 223-3535.
*'''Econo Lodge''', 101 Northfield St., (802) 223-5258.
*'''Betsy's Bed & Breakfast''', 74 E State St., (802) 229-0466[http://www.central-vt.com/web/betsybb/].
*'''The Lazy Pear Gallery and Guesthouse''', 154 Main Street (802) 223-7680[http://www.lazypear.com/]. Fully furnished apartments rented on a monthly basis.
Montpelier is an excellent place to stay and get out to see other area sites.
Sky Resort Area, with hiking, shops and restaurants.
*'''Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream''' [http://www.benjerry.com/] Take a factory tour.
*'''Cabot Creamery''' [http://www.cabotcheese.com/], in Cabot. See how cheese is made.
*'''Hope Cemetery''' in [[Barre]], has tombstones of granite that are works of art and in some cases very unique. Examples are a race car, soccer ball, a cube balanced on one corner, a biplane and a husband and wife that are side by side in bed overlooking their tombs.