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Bristol, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
The New England Carousel Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of operating carousels and carousel memorabilia and the creation of new carousel material, for the education and pleasure of the general public. (This excerpt taken from the The New England Carousel Museum website)
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Bristol, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
Promoting the preservation and history of American-made clocks and watches for the general public. (This excerpt taken from the American Clock & Watch Museum website)
Lake Compounce Theme Park image
Bristol, CT
(range: 2 miles)
Celebrating its 175th season, Lake Compounce is the Premier Family Theme Park & Water Park in New England and the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America. What makes us the best amusement park in Connecticut for family-friendly fun and excitement? We're home to the top-rated wooden roller coaster in the world, Boulder Dash, as well as the best water park in Connecticut!  (This excerpt taken from the Lake Compounce Theme Park website)
Hawks Landing CC is located in the lush central CT river valley in Southington. Because of our location we are an easy ride no matter where you are coming from within the state. Your ride to and from our facilities is sure to be an enjoyable trip. Come and relax on our expansive patio deck while dining at Club 19, a full restaurant catering to the general public as well as members of our local golf leagues. Sip on cool drinks served from the full outdoor bar that overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds and golf course. (This excerpt taken from the Hawks Landing Country Club website)
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.  (This excerpt taken from the Stanley-Whitman House website)
Hill-Stead was the first architectural project of founder Theodate Pope Riddle (1867–1946), one of the first licensed female architects in the U.S., and an early proponent of historic preservation. Designed as a country home for her parents, the Colonial Revival mansion has welcomed over a million visitors since opening to the public in 1947, and is one of the nation’s few remaining representations of early-20th-century country estates with 152 acres of gardens and grounds.  (This excerpt taken from the Hill-Stead Museum website)
Mount Southington Ski Area - your favorite local shred destination since 1964. Thrills made locally. Just minutes off exit 30 on I-84 in central CT. (This excerpt taken from the Mount Southington Ski Area website)
The FCHT, 58 miles of which is paved in Connecticut, stretches from New Haven to the Massachusetts border before continuing into Massachusetts for a total length of 80.2 miles and 11 towns. The multi-use trail runs along abandoned rail corridors and canal tow paths through urban, suburban and rural areas of Southern Connecticut and the Farmington Valley. Along the way are historic buildings, canal locks, the remains of canal aqueducts and other landmarks that provide a rich cultural background for the trail experience. The largest gap remaining is 9.1 miles from southern Farmington, through all of Plainville into northern Southington. (This excerpt taken from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail website)
The New Britain Industrial Museum collects, preserves and exhibits items representing more than 200 years of New Britain innovation and invention. From 19th century hooks & eyes to 21st century ERA Cobra Cars the museum and its collection serve as a bridge between New Britain’s past and present and provides inspiration for the future. (This excerpt taken from the New Britain Industrial Museum website)
The NBMAA collection represents over three centuries of the major artists and movements of American art. Today it contains over 8,400 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, and photographs. (This excerpt taken from the New Britain Museum of American Art website)
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