Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
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"Do you remember your Roy Rogers Lunch Box? How about that Ronald McDonald Phone, Charlie McCarthy Puppet, Flintstones Band Toy, Lone Ranger Gun or Mickey & Minnie Hand-Car? They are all here to see along with thousands of other items of comic strip, cartoon, western, T.V. and advertising memorabilia personally amassed by Herb and Gloria Barker."
(This excerpt taken from Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum website)
"Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, Castle View Balloons has been providing hot air balloon rides since 1998. Pamper yourself with a champagne toast, a getaway vacation to a charming bed and breakfast and a magical balloon ride filled with the scenic beauty of New England. On a clear day, you can view Long Island and the rolling hills of the Berkshires. Relax, forget your hectic pace, and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime floating in the basket of a hot air balloon."
(This excerpt taken from Castle View Balloons website)
"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 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 Sleeping Giant State Park website)
"Mt. Southington is Connecticut's convenient location for both skiing and snowboarding for all ages and for all ability-levels. Novice trails that gently glide down sloping hillsides as well as down-hill runs that challenge and excite are just some features of this popular ski area."
(This excerpt taken from Mount Southington Ski Area website)
"It Adventure Ropes Course is the largest indoor ropes course in the world! Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, CT. The It Adventure Ropes Course attraction has well over 100 activities to take advantage of and explore. Some of the top-rated experiences include our liquid firework show (water show), double catwalk, crisscross angled rope ladders, zig-zag swinging beams, cargo nets, bridges, and so much more."
(This excerpt taken from It Adventure Ropes Course website)
"The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library inspires engagement with the past, in the present, for the future. One of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, it is Yale University’s principal repository of literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. "
(This excerpt taken from Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library website)
"The golf course at Laurel View Country Club was built in 1969. The golf course is a Jeffrey Cornish design and features eighteen golf holes carved out of the Connecticut landscape. There are four sets of tees to play from and the golf course measures almost 7000 yards from the championship tees."
(This excerpt taken from Laurel View Country Club website)
"The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections of national significance that interpret the history of the region and the art of Connecticut."
(This excerpt taken from Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center website)
"Timexpo, the Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, hands-on activities and much more."
(This excerpt taken from Timexpo: The Timex Museum website)