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The Ridgefield Playhouse Barn Theater - Providing quality live theater to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. The lineup is always changing, so check to see what is playing.

Lake Compounce - Whether it's 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 n' Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls.

The New England Carousel Museum - One of the nation's largest collections of historic carousel art. A constantly changing panorama of priceless figurines and memorabilia create a fantasy world filled with spectacular images poised in flight, frozen in time. Hand carved by European and American craftsmen, many over a century ago, silent steeds offer an inspiring insight to the era and the artisans who created them.

Danbury Museum and Historical Society - Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House (c. 1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio, and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building, contains the museum offices and a research library.

Danbury Railway Museum - Vintage locomotives and other rolling stock in railroad yard. Restored 1903 Union Station with model railroads, displays, gift shop, and rides.

Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center - A treasure house of collections focusing on over three centuries of the heritage of the region and the master artists of Connecticut. The museum houses a 300 seat performing arts center, art studio classroom, and research library.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Artifacts and art from 10,000 years ago to the present; indoor longhouse exhibit, changing exhibits, gift shop. Outdoor simulated archaeological site, native plant trails, replica of a 17th-century Algonkian village, garden and rock shelter.

Railroad Museum of New England - Offers an entertaining, scenic train ride along the Naugatuck River from the historic Thomaston train station. The museum features an extensive collection of locomotives of all types, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses.

Timexpo: The Timex Museum - Tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to 1854. Come see the collection of magnificent timepieces and time-related innovations where integrity and passion for cutting-edge technology have always remained at the forefront.

Seven Angels Theatre - More than just great professional theatre. It's children's plays. It's comedy nights. It's music.

The Ridgefield Playhouse - This playhouse provides themed film series to supplement a regular movie schedule, internationally acclaimed musicians, comedy, and a wonderful collection of children's performers.

Quassy Amusement Park - On its twenty plus acres, it boasts of twenty-five rides including The Frog Hopper, The Big Flush Water Coaster, a four abreast merry-go-round, thrill rides as well as rides for the very young. A sandy beach provides swimming in a clean, spring-fed lake.

American Clock & Watch Museum - Step back in time with a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum, Inc. Located in America's great clockmaking city, Bristol, Connecticut. The ticking, striking and chiming of the timepieces will be a treat to your eyes and ears.

Military Museum of Southern New England - Life-size interior dioramas with military vehicles and equipment. Large collection of models and dioramas depicting World War II scenes. Outdoor exhibits of tanks and heavy material.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art - Quarterly exhibitions, outstanding sculpture garden. Works include paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

Glebe House & Gertrude Jekyll Garden - Experience the Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden -- birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the New World and graced by the only extant American garden planned by England's most venerated designer. Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut.

John J McCarthy Observatory - New Milford has a magnificent true scale model solar system that spans 6 miles of the town. It begins at the John J. McCarthy Observatory on the grounds of New Milford High School. Each planet is the true scale size and distance from the sun, accompanied by an informational sign. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a "Passport" and map at the New Milford Library.

The White Memorial Conservation Center - A Nature Museum with exhibits focusing on the interpretation of local natural history, conservation, and ecology, as well as a Museum Nature Store. Dormitory and Classroom Facilities on the property extend the opportunities for visitors to interact with the natural world.

Flanders Nature Center - The mission of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation, and management of the natural resources. The center offers hiking trails, seasonal farm and garden programs, Christmas tree farm and more.

Lime Rock Park - Professional and amateur road racing, car shows and auto festivals. Incredibly historic yet modern. Not a hint of a grandstand but tremendous spectator viewing. Fan friendly in the extreme. A beautiful venue - it is truly a park - and even those who are not motorsports fans know what Lime Rock Park is.

Musicals at Richter - What could be better musicals under the stars? Try seeing them at Connecticut's longest running outdoor theater and you'll know!