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Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum image
Cheshire, CT
(range: 1 mile)
The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire, Connecticut is a unique institution, as it is one of the most complete expressions of an American childhood through the ages. The Museum houses the personal collection of Gloria and Herbert Barker, an assembling of almost 80,000 items that took over forty years to create.. (This excerpt taken from the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum website)
Hubbard Park image
Meriden, CT
(range: 4 miles)
The round stone observation tower of native trap rock was built by local stone masons in 1900. It stands on East Peak with an elevation of 976 feet. The tower is 32 feet in height and 58 feet in circumference. An interior stairway provides access to the observation deck. On a clear day, an observer may see the Sleeping Giant Mountain Range to the south, and catch a glimpse of New Haven, the glistening water of Long Island Sound, and even the dim profile of Long Island. To the north, the foot hills of the Berkshires in Southern Massachusetts, vicinity of Mt. Tom, are discernible. (This excerpt taken from the Hubbard Park website)
Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline (This excerpt taken from the Sleeping Giant State Park 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)
Located inside Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, CT, It Adventure Ropes Course offers offers plenty of room for birthdays, celebrations and large groups, as well as endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to explore. Get active and make lasting memories while challenging yourself on our many heart pumping attractions! (This excerpt taken from the It Adventure Ropes Course website)
Laurel View Country Club is a 18 hole public golf course in Hamden, Connecticut. The course first opened in 1969, and was designed by Geoffrey Cornish. (This excerpt taken from the Laurel View Country Club website)
Mattatuck Museum image
Waterbury, CT
(range: 7 miles)
The Mattatuck Museum is a center of art and history, a gathering place that nurtures creativity and learning through transformative experiences to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and our heritage. Established in 1877 as the Mattatuck Historical Society, today we collect and exhibit American art and cultural history with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the Mattatuck Museum website)
Palace Theater image
Waterbury, CT
(range: 7 miles)
Through the generosity of the State of Connecticut and $35 million dollars, the doors of the Palace Theater opened once again to the public on November 12, 2004. All of the grandeur, originally designed by period architect Thomas Lamb, is what is described as a Renaissance Revival style, featuring an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs. Boasting grand lobby spaces and ornate dome ceilings, the Palace Theater provides a palatial setting fit for a king – but intended for the people of Waterbury. (This excerpt taken from the Palace Theater website)
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds one of the largest and most dynamic collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world. Its holdings draw hundreds of scholars, artists, and critics from around the world to the reading room each year. Thousands of students from Yale and beyond learn about the history of human thought through hands-on sessions with original artifacts in the Beinecke classrooms. Each year, new acquisitions build on the collections’ strengths and establish new areas of excellence, affording opportunities for interdisciplinary research, scholarly exploration, creativity, and intellectual exchange. (This excerpt taken from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library website)
Our winery is located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers. The Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards. Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 11 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT. (This excerpt taken from the Gouveia Vineyards website)
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