5 Icons You Must Visit This Fall Last Updated 9/16

Not that Connecticut’s icons are necessarily seasonal, but here’s a 5-pack that seems especially well suited to fall drives, foliage and Connecticut traditions.

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1| The Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport

The Morgan is the world’s last remaining wooden whaling ship. It recently underwent an extensive refurbishment and is again welcoming aboard visitors at Mystic Seaport.

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2| The Glass House, New Canaan

Renowned architect Philip Johnson built his famous Glass House - called “one of the masterworks of modern American architecture” - in 1949 on hillside acreage in New Canaan. Gorgeous in autumn.

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3| UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs

An ice cream place? In fall? Oh yes, especially after you’ve driven along the uncrowded back roads and hills of eastern Connecticut. The UConn Dairy Bar in Storrs can’t be beat.

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4| Heublein Tower, Simsbury

These days, the legendary tower is part of Talcott Mountain State Park and is open to the public - so go judge the view, and the tower, for yourself.

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5| Yale Bowl, New Haven

This fall marks the 102nd season that Yale has played football at storied Yale Bowl in New Haven, and the tailgating and people-watching scene remains great.