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River, Adventure, History
The Connecticut River is the centerpiece as it meanders through towns and cities of this region. Along the way you'll find the meticulously restored Victorian State Capital in Hartford along with Mark Twain's home and the Wadsworth Atheneum (the oldest public art museum in the country). Essex, Chester, Old Saybrook and other towns along the river, boast of small town charm and is the home of the quirky Gillette's Castle in Haddam with one of the best vistas of the river.
Representing: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Old Saybrook, Plainville, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford Springs, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks
More than 270 years of American art in 10,000 choice pieces at the New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain
Rare French wallpapers and early neoclassical architecture of the 18th century at the Phelps-Hatheway House. Suffield
The New England Air Museum, home to more than 80 aircraft displayed in three massive hangars. Windsor Locks
EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, the Northeast's premiere canopy tour experience featuring zip lines, rappelling and orienteering adventures. Middletown
Weekly NASCAR auto racing on the paved, half-mile oval at Stafford Motor Speedway. Stafford Springs
Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for mare than seven decades. Hartford
The 30-foot diorama of the Connecticut Valley in the late Triassic Period at Dinosaur State Park. Rocky Hill
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, home to the personal and professional memorabilia of the Uncle Tom's Cabin author. Hartford
The 19 richly furnished rooms, with Tiffany accents, at the celebrated Mark Twain House & Museum. Hartford
Connecticut's Old State House, located on the site of George Washington's Revolutionary War meeting with the French, and one of the nations oldest State houses. Hartford
The more than 50,000 works, spanning 5,000 years, on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Hartford
Gillette Castle, atop the most southerly hill in a chain known as the Seven Sisters; William Hooker Gillette, noted actor and playwright, built this 184-acre estate. East Haddam
Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, an outdoor adventure sports park with rock climbing, over head wakeboarding cable system, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, cliff jumping, and scuba diving. Portland
The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and the splendor of the Connecticut River Valley. Essex
Goodspeed Musicals and another season of Broadway shows and new productions at the Goodspeed Opera House and Norma Terris Theatre. East Haddam and Chester
The quintessential New England river town: Essex
New England's newest attraction, the Connecticut Science Center. Hartford
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