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Lady Katharine Cruises was founded on a long standing tradition of appreciation and respect for the Connecticut River Valley and its rich history. Like Lady Katharine Cruises, “Mystique” has a proud background. She began her sailing days in New York Harbor where she was a prominent cruise ship providing tourists from the U.S. and abroad unparalleled views of New York City for almost 20 years. (This excerpt taken from the Lady Katharine Cruises website)
Since 1981, we have led the effort to revitalize the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford and East Hartford. We’ve transformed the Riverfront from an overgrown area that was walled off by flood dikes and cut off by Interstate 91 into four public parks connected by riverwalks.  (This excerpt taken from the Riverfront Recapture website)
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Manchester, CT
(range: 2 miles)
Wickham Park is a non-profit, private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut. The park contains 250 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, sports facilities, and other attractions. (This excerpt taken from the Wickham Park website)
With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Science Center website)
At the Museum of Connecticut History, you'll find exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation. The Museum focuses on Connecticut's government, industrial and military history. (This excerpt taken from the Museum of Connecticut History website)
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Hartford, CT
(range: 3 miles)
Welcome to the home of 360-degree democracy. What does that mean? Simple: the past shapes the future. Government represents the governed. Leaders – of every kind – were once just regular people like you and me. Here at Connecticut's Old State House – the very spot where Connecticut's democracy was born – you'll learn about how it was born and who made it happen. (This excerpt taken from the CT Old State House website)
Founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842, the Wadsworth Atheneum opened two years later with just seventy-nine paintings and three sculptures. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art – the result of active acquisitions by patrons, directors, and curators who continue Wadsworth’s dedication to collecting and supporting the work of living artists. (This excerpt taken from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art website)
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Hartford, CT
(range: 3 miles)
Renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics, as well as provocative new plays and musicals, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Additional national recognition includes honors from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing (OBIE), and the New York Critics Circle. (This excerpt taken from the Hartford Stage website)
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Hartford, CT
(range: 3 miles)
For over 80 years, The Bushnell has been central to life in Greater Hartford serving as its unique gathering place for arts, education, and community activities. As a dynamic 21st Century performing arts center, The Bushnell presents, creates, inspires and shares the best in the performing arts; and in partnership with others, serves as a catalyst to advance education, promote economic development and build a sense of community in Central Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the The Bushnell website)
TheaterWorks presents approximately 225 performances per season and has produced over 150 plays to date. The company’s repertory includes the hottest, most current plays—plays usually sold-out in New York, Chicago, and London— presented in a gem-like 191-seat theater where the farthest seat is only 8 rows from the stage.  (This excerpt taken from the TheaterWorks Hartford website)
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