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  Museums & Science   West Hartford, CT
At the Children's Museum of West Hartford, CT visitors will discover a plethora of interactive hands on exhibits for young hands and minds. Explore the fascinating world of Science and Nature in a child centered
  Adventures & Sports   Norwich, CT
Take in a game or a season's worth at Dodd Stadium, home to the Connecticut Tigers Minor League Baseball Team. This venue offers a great opportunity for families to enjoy the experience of seeing a great game
  Museums & Science   East Windsor, CT
Hop on a trolley and take a trip back in time on the 3 mile track at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, CT. Your friendly conductor will be your guide as he/she narrates your historical journey. All
  Museums & Science   New Haven, CT
Venture back into Prehistoric Time to see the fossils of dinosaurs, explore evolution, admire rocks and minerals of all kinds and more at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT. You will stand in amazement at
  Museums & Science   Hartford, CT
The Connecticut Science Center is located in the heart of Hartford Connecticut and has been in operation since 2009. The center appeals to children of all ages and engages its visitors in over 150 hands on exhibits
  Museums & Science   Niantic, CT
The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is a quaint, one level, indoor and outdoor playspace geared for children ages 0-8 years old. This is a place where imaginations are fueled and creative learning
  Parks & Nature   East Haddam, CT
Prepare to be amazed at the breathtaking views and the intricate details of this 24 room mansion of Gillette Castle on the stunning state park grounds. This medieval castle was designed and built by William Hooker
  Parks & Nature   Rocky Hill, CT
The Dinosaur State Park spans over 63 acres of land. Back in the 1960's a bulldozing excavator uncovered this patch of hundreds of dinosaur tracks from 200 million years ago right in Connecticut. The Dinosaur
  Museums & Science
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live on a submarine, then the Submarine Force Museum in the shoreline town of Groton, CT is the perfect place to visit. Tour the museum at no cost and view the
  Museums & Science   Bristol, CT
The Imagine Nation Children's Museum is a small museum geared to hands on learning and educational stimulation of young children and is best suited for children ages 2-8. This place is great for a couple of hours
  Museums & Science   Springfield, MA
The sport of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in the campus of Springfield College, MA in 1891. More than a century later, the love for the sport has spread across the whole world. The Basketball
  Landmarks & History   Springfield, MA
Springfield, Massachusetts was the place where Theodore Seuss Geisel, or just plain Dr. Seuss, was born and as such it is the perfect place to put up a monument in his honor. In the center of the Quadrangle an
  Museums & Science   Amherst, MA
Eric Carle Museum, located in Amherst, MA, is a unique museum that displays children's picture books from around the world. The museum was founded by the renowned author Eric Carle in 2002. Mission of the museum
  Zoos & Aquariums   Bridgeport, CT
For 80 years, the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo has been preserving and protecting the livelihood of endangered species and providing visitors with the incredible experience of getting up close and personal with over
  Amusements   Middlebury, CT
For over 106 years, Quassy Amusement Park has been entertaining families. It is a classic American Amusement Park which has grown over the years and continues to provide families with a wonderful and exciting
  Museums & Science   Manchester, CT
It is always fun and educational to visit the Lutz Children's Museum located in Manchester, CT. The museum is geared for the youngest guests ages 2-10. Through hands on play, this destination offers a wonderland
  Landmarks & History   New Haven, CT
Fort Nathan Hale Park is a historic site and recreation area in New Haven, Connecticut. It is the home of a historic fort named after local Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale that dates back to 1659, and today
  Museums & Science   New Haven, CT
The Yale University Art Gallery is an impressive art museum located on the Yale University campus in New Haven, which is just 40 miles south of Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded in 1932, which makes it the
  Parks & Nature   Bloomfield, CT
Talcott Mountain State Park is a picturesque 574-acre state park located just a few miles outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Its most popular attraction is the Heublein Tower, a summer home constructed in the early
  Museums & Science   Hartford, CT
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is one of the oldest public art museums in the United States. Located in a distinctive building in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut that resembles a castle, the museum contains
  Museums & Science   Hartford, CT
The Mark Twain House & Museum is a historic landmark in Hartford that was once the home of famous American writer Samuel Clemens, best known by the pen name Mark Twain. Twain and his family lived in this beautiful
  Amusements   Bristol, CT
Lake Compounce is located in Bristol, Connecticut and is the oldest continually operating amusement park in all of North America. The family friendly park offers the largest water park in Connecticut and countless
  Farms & Orchards   Guilford, CT
For over 140 years, Bishops Orchard has been committed to bringing its customers the highest quality in fresh produce that is grown with integrity and care. Bishops started off as a quaint roadside farm stand
  Farms & Orchards   Middlefield, CT
Pick over 100 varieties of fruits at this over a century old Orchard overlooking the Connecticut River Valley in Middlefield, CT. With a plethora of activities and events that await you at Lyman, you will see
  Parks & Nature   Killingworth, CT
Chatfield Hollow State Park is a beautiful recreation area in Killingworth, Connecticut known for its numerous hiking trails. It also provides families with facilities for many other outdoor activities, including
  Museums & Science   Bridgeport, CT
The Barnum Museum is a fascinating museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is just an hour's drive south of Hartford. It is dedicated to the history of Bridgeport and features an impressive collection of artifacts
  Parks & Nature   Hartford, CT
Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest public park in the United States. This historic 37-acre park contains numerous attractions, including monuments, fountains, statues, an art gallery, a carousel
  Museums & Science   Orange, CT
Enjoy a Candyland adventure as you visit the PEZ Factory and Visitor Center located in Orange, CT. The PEZ factory has been there as long as I can remember and to me feels much like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
  Parks & Nature   Norwich, CT
The hike to this waterfall is quick and easy. It is located just off of Route 2 in Norwich, CT. The falls are about forty feet high and make for a great photo op. The falls are very wide and high. Just after the
  Landmarks & History   West Haven, CT
Ward-heitman House Museum is a historic house that was built in the 17th century, it is among the oldest houses in West Haven, CT. The house was predominantly owned by the Clark family, the house was later owned
  Adventures & Sports   New Haven, CT
Looking for the best possible indoor ropes course experience in Connecticut? The IT Adventure Indoor ropes course at Jordan's furniture in New Haven, CT is a mind blowing indoor ropes course facility. The ropes
  Farms & Orchards   Ashfield, MA
Bear Swamp is a forested wilderness in Ashfield, Massachusetts, it is a beautiful place with trees, ponds, meadows and hiking trails. Families looking for an outdoor adventure should visit Bear Swamp to experience
  Parks & Nature   Sheffield, MA
Bartholomew's Cobble is a national natural landmark and was part of the Colonel John Ashley's estate in Sheffield, MA, is a beautiful natural site to visit, it's a rugged and exotic landscape supporting many species
  Landmarks & History   Sheffield, MA
Colonel John Ashley House is a historic landmark in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the house was built in 1735 as a family home for colonel John Ashely. The Ashley house has historical significance due to a number
  Adventures & Sports   Bridgeport, CT
Enjoy outdoor fun and zip line adventures with your family in the Adventure Park at the Discovery museum, the adventure park is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The fun aerial adventure park consists of about
  Adventures & Sports   Hancock, MA
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is a popular ski resort in western Massachusetts that is located just 3 hours away from Boston by car. In the wintertime, visitors can explore numerous trails through the Taconic Mountains
  Adventures & Sports   Hancock, MA
Aerial Adventure Park is a self-guided aerial ropes course located at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Massachusetts. For two hours, you can glide through the forest on six thrilling elevated courses that include
  Adventures & Sports   Charlemont, MA
Berkshire East Canopy Tours are three thrilling family attractions located at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Massachusetts. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose between three different zip line tours that include
  Museums & Science   Amherst, MA
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts consists of two historic houses with connections to famous 19th century poet Emily Dickinson. Visitors to the museum are able to take tours of The Homestead
  Landmarks & History   Hartford, CT
Connecticut Old State House is one of the oldest state houses in the US, this national historic landmark is located in Hartford, Connecticut. The construction of the old state house was completed in 1796, the
  Museums & Science   Springfield, MA
The Springfield Museums are a group of five cultural institutions located in Springfield, Massachusetts. They include two art museums, a science museum, a local history museum, and a sculpture garden depicting
  Amusements   Danbury, CT
Monster Mini Golf is a chain of family entertainment centers with two locations that are less than an hour's drive from Hartford, Connecticut. Both the Danbury and Orange locations feature 18 holes of glow-in-the
  Parks & Nature   Shelton, CT
Indian Well State Park is a 153-acre recreation area located less than an hour's drive south from Hartford, Connecticut. It is best known for its beautiful waterfall, which is named Indian Well due to a local
  Parks & Nature
Rocky Neck State Park is a popular 710-acre recreation area in East Lyme, Connecticut that is known for its beautiful sandy beaches alongside Long Island Sound. Its attractions include a historic pavilion, a campground
  Parks & Nature   Madison, CT
Hammonasset Beach State Park is popular recreation area in Madison, Connecticut which has the longest shoreline of any other park in the state. Visitors can enjoy over two miles of sandy beaches on Long Island
  Libraries & Bookstores   New Haven, CT
Beinecke Library of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut, is a book library that archives rare books and manuscripts. Beinecke Library was a gift by the Beinecke family and was established in
  Beaches & Lakes   New Haven, CT
Lighthouse Point Park is a public park in New Haven, Connecticut that is known for its historic lighthouse, the Five Mile Point Light. Visitors to the this beautiful recreation area on Long Island Sound can enjoy
  Museums & Science   New Haven, CT
The Yale Center for British Art is a museum on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut which contains the world's largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom. The heart of the
  Parks & Nature   Hamden, CT
Sleeping Giant State Park is a beautiful nature area located 30 miles south of Hartford, Connecticut. It is named after 739-foot tall Mount Carmel, a prominent natural landmark that can be seen throughout the
  Parks & Nature   West Hartford, CT
Elizabeth Park is a beautiful 101-acre public park in Hartford, Connecticut. It is best known for its impressive rose garden that dates back to 1904, which was the first public rose garden in the United States
  Libraries & Bookstores   New Haven, CT
Sterling Memorial Library is the main library at historic Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It consists of a beautiful Gothic-style building constructed in 1930 which resembles a cathedral and contains
  Landmarks & History   New Haven, CT
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut is the third oldest university in the United States as well as one of the prestigious Ivy League schools. Since its foundation in 1701, this famous university has become
  Amusements   New Britain, CT
Flight Trampoline Park in New Britain, CT offers high intensity exercise coupled with thrill seeking excitement at the indoor facility filled with 13,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines. Guests can jump
    South Windsor, CT
Nomads Adventure Quest is the largest indoor family entertainment facility in Connecticut. This family friendly destination provides excitement around every corner and over 65,000 square feet full of nonstop action
  Museums & Science   North Adams, MA
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is located in a complex of 19th-century factory buildings connected by ramps and passageways. From the time that the structures were built in late 1700s until
  Amusements   Canton, CT
Jump Zone is an inflatable party and play center for children and is located in Canton, CT. Guests will enjoy the ability to get active indoors on the numerous bounces houses, inflatable slides, obstacle courses
  Amusements   Vernon, CT
Enjoy over 12,000 square feet of inflatable excitement at Jumpin Jonnies in Vernon, CT. This destination is geared to ages 2-12 and will have children active and happy for as long as you stay. Jumpin Jonnies features
  Museums & Science   Springfield, MA
The Springfield Science Museum is one of five museums that make up Springfield's Quadrangle. It has a number of exhibits relating to science which branch off into other subjects too like wildlife and culture
  Adventures & Sports   West Hartford, CT
Veteran's Memorial Skating Park of West Hartford, CT offers a wide range of skating activities at different skill levels, making the sport of ice skating accessible to everyone. Families can enjoy a clean and
  Farms & Orchards
The gorgeous scenery and friendly atmosphere isn't all that you'll find when you visit Robb's Farm In South Glastonbury, CT. Families are in for a real treat when they make a visit to Robb's because the Farm has
  Amusements   Hamden, CT
Monkey Joe's in Hamden, CT is a fun filled inflatable indoor facility geared to children ages 12 and under. This destination will have your children active all day long with unlimited jump time on the wall to
  Amusements   Rocky Hill, CT
Whether you are planning a party or looking for something active and fun to do, you can count on BounceU of Rocky Hill, CT to exceed your expectations. BounceU is an indoor inflatable playground that features
  Amusements   Windsor Locks, CT
Bradley Bowl is definitely bowling at its best. The alley is incredibly spacious and offers a large amount of lanes in a flashy and fun environment for all ages to enjoy. Bradley Bowl features laser light shows
  Amusements   Vernon, CT
Roll your family on over to Ron-A-Roll Roller Rink located in Vernon, CT for an indoor activity that is sure to be nostalgic for adults and fun for all ages. Ron-A-Roll is a wholesome family atmosphere that is
  Amusements   Groton, CT
The Galaxy Roller Rink is built with families in mind and is located near the beautiful shoreline of Groton, CT. The rink is located with easy access off of I-95 and just a short walk from Groton harbor. The rink
  Amusements   South Windsor, CT
Bounce the day away in 7500 square feet of inflatable magic at Bounce Town in South Windsor, Connecticut. Bounce Town is an indoor playspace which features large inflatable themed slides, a couple of large bounce
  Museums & Science   Hartford, CT
Housed in a Connecticut revival Mansion, the Connecticut Historical Society Museum boasts a research center that holds over 250,000 unique Connecticut artifacts. The museum has the largest collection of costumes
  Amusements   Hartford, CT
Visit Hartford, Connecticut's premier trampoline park, Launch for a hopping good time. Launch trampoline park offers thrill seeking excitement and high intensity exercise indoors on giant interconnected trampolines
  Parks & Nature   Granby, CT
Salmon Brook Park is a beautiful public park that is full of adventure for all ages and is located in the lovely town of Granby, CT. The park offers well maintained grounds, plenty of athletic fields, a swimming
  Amusements   Waterbury, CT
The weather is always perfect at the Coco Keys Indoor Water Resort, hotel and convention center. This exciting venue boasts 50,000 square feet of indoor adventure, waterslides for tubing and body sliding, and
  Museums & Science   Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a museum, located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is one of the largest living museum covering more than 200 acres New England. The Village features 59 antique
  Fun Quirky Stuff   Essex, CT
Hop on board the Essex Steam Train and experience the magic of the Valley Railroad that has been in existence since 1868. This historic railroad offers regular and special events throughout the year that are nostalgic
  Farms & Orchards   Enfield, CT
The Garden's Dream Farm nestled in the lovely town of Enfield is the best overall corn maze experience for families in Connecticut. The farm is very reasonably priced and has so many pumpkins and plants and flowers
  Farms & Orchards   Glastonbury, CT
Visit Scott's Orchard and Nursery in Glastonbury, CT for farm fresh goodness and home grown glory. Scott's features Pick Your Own apples in assorted varieties, peaches and pears. Many other fresh produces is grown
  Museums & Science   Middletown, CT
Stumble into a world of pure adventure at Kidcity in downtown Middletown, CT. This children's museum is geared for young hands and young minds ages 1-8 years old. Your child's imagination will flourish in this
  Parks & Nature   Middlefield, CT
Enjoy a daytip to Wadsworth Falls State Park located in the lovely Connecticut town of Middlefield, CT. Visitors will delight in the scenic New England views, take glory in the spectacular natural waterfalls
  Parks & Nature   Canton, CT
Once a 100 acre farm in Canton that was later donated to the State Of Connecticut, this land was lovingly transformed into a wildlife sanctuary and outdoor classroom. The Nature Center is complete with over 5
  Parks & Nature   Manchester, CT
Wickham Park is a 32 acre hidden treasure located in Manchester,CT withe easy access to the on and off ramps of I-84. Curiosity abounds when you drive by and see a sign with a well landscaped entrance in the middle
  Farms & Orchards
Reap the rewards of picking your own berries in the scenic setting at Rose's Berry Farm. On Sunday mornings, the farm offers an incredible farm fresh breakfast overlooking the scenic views of the vast farms and
  Farms & Orchards   Ledyard, CT
Holmberg Orchards is a family run business that spans four generations. The panoramic hills of Gales Ferry, CT where this orchard sits is simply breathtaking. The orchard experience has grown over the years, expanding
  Zoos & Aquariums   East Haddam, CT
Ray of Light Farm is a hidden treasure. The farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned, abused, and neglected animals. This farm is free to visit, although they welcome
  Fun Quirky Stuff   Montville, CT
Nature's Art Village is a fascinating destination for the whole family to enjoy. The outdoor park boasts 1.5 miles of pristine hiking trails featuring 40 life sized dinosaurs and discovery boxes along the way
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