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Connecticut's biggest water park and Boulder Dash - voted the world's best wooden coaster - at  Lake Compounce Theme Park. Bristol

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, a Colonial manse with cutting-edge art inside and a sculpture garden outside, where traditionalists and modernists will find something to like. Ridgefield

The Brookfield Craft Center, which produces, displays and sells top-notch contemporary crafts, and is set in a restored red Colonial mill. Brookfield

The Glebe House Museum, site of America's only Gertrude Jekyll garden. Woodbury

Woodbury, known as the state's antiques capital.

A re-created Algonkian village, longhouse and simulated archaeological site at the Institute for American Indian Studies. Washington

Professional and amateur races, car shows and automotive festivals at Lime Rock Park. Lakeville

One of the largest collections of antique carousel pieces in the country located at the Carousel Museum of New England. Bristol

The Mattatuck Museum, a showcase for Connecticut industry and 19th- and 20th-century art. Waterbury

Visit some unique collections at the Danbury Railway Museum in Danbury, the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, and the Golden Age of Trucking Museum in Middlebury.

The carousel, boat rides, water ride and petting zoo at Quassy Amusement Park. Middlebury

A scenic ride on the Naugatuck Railroad Co. and exhibits at the Railroad Museum of New England in the 1881 Thomaston station. Thomaston

The new, one-of-a-kind Timexpo Museum, where Timex history is explored minute by minute. Waterbury


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Northwest Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Waterbury, CT 06702-2106
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The Ghosts of History

  1. Start this getaway in Hartford at the Old State House, 800 Main Street. It's the oldest state house in America, built in 1796, where you can see a reenactment of the first Amistad trial of the African captives who took over the ship they were on and sought justice in the courts.
  2. Then head east on I-84 to I-384 to Rt. 44 and Coventry. Take Rte. 31 to the 1776 Nathan Hale Homestead on South Street. It's filled with original furnishings and memorabilia of our famous hero.
  3. Stay overnight in a cozy B&B and after breakfast, head south to Willimantic and check out the Frog Bridge...

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