Downtown Rutland
The heart of Rutland County.


Explore Downtown Rutland and experience our attractions like the Paramount Theatre, Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Salt Cave, and so much more!

Explore Downtown Rutland

We are home to the state's largest year-round farmers market, a brilliantly restored 1912 Paramount Theatre, incredible public art installations, an engaging children's museum and more. You may notice that many of our buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to the area's designation as the Rutland Downtown Historic District. Downtown Rutland is also close to several indoor and outdoor recreational areas including the Long Trail, Killington and Pico Mountains, Pine Hill Park, and Castleton Arena and Giorgetti Arena.


Downtown Art

Enjoy a walking tour of murals, galleries and sculptures from local and international artists that contributes to our vibrant downtown culture.

Downtown Farmers Markets

Everything from local fresh produce, breads, pastries, cheese, jarred products, wine & spirits, and maple syrup to jewelry, knits, crafts and beauty products.

The Escape Room

Try a team building exercise with family or friends as you try to solve the puzzle before time runs out in uniquely-themed rooms above Vermont Truffle Co.


Flagship Cinemas

Stadium seating, digital projection, digital surround sound and a comfortable atmosphere! Enjoy a free movie on your birthday.

The Paramount Theatre

Also known as the Playhouse Theatre of Rutland, the Paramount hosts national and world-renowned performances in a Victorian-era opera house setting.

Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center

Enjoy a unique salt cave experience, guided meditations, sound and light rooms, massage and reiki, and more.


Rutland Free Library

Check out books, dvd, audio files, state park passes, and more. Members can also enjoy internet access and free community programming.

Merchants Hall

Rent out this unique venue for a party or special event, or enjoy a specialty show.

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum

Interactive exhibits & events dedicated to the lifetime love of learning & discovery for children.

Downtown Parks & Gardens

A view of Center Street Marketplace from Washington Street in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.

Center Street Marketplace Park

Center Street Marketplace Park features small events and outdoor dining at Roots the Restaurant and Kelvans. Enter on Washington Street across from City Hall or on Merchants Row next to Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center.

Depot Park in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.

Depot Park

The former site of a railroad station, Depot Park sits near the current Rutland Amtrak station in the heart of downtown. Depot Park is the home of the Summer Farmers Market and beautiful gardens.

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Downtown Gardens

Downtown is home to several gardens and pocket parks maintained by the Rutland Garden Club. Click here to learn more >>

Reserve a park for your next event by visiting the Rutland Recreation website at

Nearby Attractions

Pine Hill Park

Only two miles from Downtown Rutland, Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of trails spread over 325 acres of terrain and offers some of the best mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking, snowshoeing, and geocaching in the central Vermont region.


Killington & Pico Mountains

With 155 trails, 21 lifts, and 1,509 acres extending across six interconnected mountain peaks, Killington is the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East and is just 20 minutes from Rutland. Also located in the town of Killington is Pico Mountain, one of Vermont's first commercial ski resorts. Pico offers 57 trails and 7 lifts with a 1,967-foot drop.

West Rutland Marsh

 The marsh is the perfect place for quiet recreation and contemplation, boasting some of the best bird watching in the state of Vermont with 136 unique species identified the area.

Rutland Rec

Offering 5 playgrounds, 10 public parks, 5 outdoor basketball courts, 4 softball fields, 10 tennis courts, 3 baseball fields, a tennis hitting wall, an ice arena (Giorgetti Arena), an indoor turf facility, a skateboard park (Flip Side), open outdoor field space, an adult center (Godnick Center) and much more! 

Vermont Long Trail

With a 272-mile footpath, 185 miles of side trails, and approximately 70 back-country campsites (many featuring shelters) offers endless hiking opportunities for the day hiker, weekender and extended backpacker. Enter the trail by crossing the swinging bridge at the Clarendon Gorge-Upper Falls.

Wilson Castle

Located in nearby Proctor, the Wilson Castle boasts 13 fireplaces, 84 stained glass windows, and 32 rooms to explore. The castle is open from May through October with guided historic tours of the 115 acre property.

Mendon Mini Golf & Snack Bar

Spend some time with your family and friends for some good old fashioned fun. Enjoy mini golf, batting cages, a small arcade, lawn games and full menu snack bar. Just a couple of minutes up the road from downtown!


Spartan Arena

The Spartan Arena is home to Castleton University men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, as well as countless other events. The arena is open and available to the community for public skating, conferences, birthday parties and more, and features a full fitness center.

Taconic Mountains Ramble

Located in Vermont’s Taconic Mountains, it encompasses over 6 miles of hiking trails, boasting wonderful views of spectacular scenery, and includes an exquisite Japanese garden with ponds, waterfalls, arched bridges, boulders, and viewing spots high above.