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Attractions in Hartford, Connecticut


American Clock & Watch Museum - Step back in time with a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Located in Americaís great clockmaking city, Bristol, the museum and its research library are housed in the 1801 home of Miles Lewis. An authentic early American sundial garden complete with period herbs and flowers adds seasonal beauty to the museum's grounds.

Bushnell Memorial Theater - As Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state's cultural life. The Bushnell Memorial Theater is a beautiful theater that holds many events throughout the year, including Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the Ballet, the Opera, and many more.

Bushnell Park - A fun park that includes The Arch, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial, as well as an old fashioned New England Carousel plus much more.

Children's Museum - The Childrenís Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the natural world.

CoCo Key Water Resort - Wouldn't it be great to be able to get away to the tropical islands any time you want without having to leave Connecticut? Now you can, at CoCo Key Water Resort, Waterburyís Newest & Largest Indoor Water Resort. CoCo Key combines the relaxation and enchantment of the islands with the wild excitement of an indoor water park.

Connecticut Science Center - With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Every part of science is at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.

Elizabeth Park - The world famous rose garden is the oldest municipally operated rose garden in the country. It is a two and a half acre garden which has about 800 varieties of roses that amount to 15,000 plants. Rambling roses cover arched walkways in the garden and the beds are filled with roses of every shape and color.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe's Hartford home and the Center's historic collections, promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspires commitment to social justice and positive change.


Hartford Stage - Hartford Stage is an award-winning non-profit professional theatre. We produce six major theatrical productions and one to two summer productions annually. Our shows range from the classics like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Tartuffe to new works like Necessary Targets, I Ainít Your Uncle, and Spunk.

Lake Compounce Theme Park - We are your family's Daycation Destination! Whether itís chills or thrills that make you happy, Lake Compounce has the best of both, and then some! Play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder ní Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls.

Mark Twain House & Museum - As we continue to celebrate Twain's legacy through preservation, educational programs and events both serious and purely entertaining, come see the House and Museum dedicated to this legendary man.

Museum of Connecticut History - The focus of the Museum and its collections is Connecticut's government, military and industrial history. Permanent and changing exhibits trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation from the Colonial era to the present.

Quassy Amusement Park - Quassy celebrates over 100 years of affordable family fun! On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of 22 rides including the Yo-Yo Super Swing, The Big Flush Water Coaster, a four-abreast Grand Carousel, a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young. Visit Saturation Station, the interactive water play area - home of the gigantic Tunnel Twister waterslides.

The Old State House - Immerse yourself in more than 300 years of Connecticut history. Build - and rebuild - the city of Hartford over time, and discover ways our community has come together to solve yesterday's and today's problems in the Connecticut Historical Society's interactive multimedia exhibit.

Wadsworth Atheneum - There's so much to do here! Host your own event or enjoy one that this fabulous art museum hosts. Educational programs and classes, tours, and exclusive exhibits are available as well. This is America's oldest public art museum. We bring the world to you in this great display of art!