Did you know that Lowell is called the Spindle City? Surely this isn't Rumpelstilskin's birth place but they definitely gained their affluence with the help of the spindle.
Best way to travel: Car
#1 thing to do: The Revolving Museum
#2 thing to do: Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
#3 thing to do: Lowell National Historical Park
Fun Fact: James Taylor's song Millworker is about a woman living in Lowell.
#1 Car Rental Company: Enterprise