283 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Hamden, Connecticut
East Rock Park

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Located in New Haven, CT (2 miles from Hamden)

East Rock was formed about 200 million years ago as the continents were in the process of moving away from each other. Molten rock from deep in the earth surged through stress cracks formed in the sandstone bedrock of the New Haven area. The molten rock cooled to form dolerite, also know as basalt or traprock. Dolerite is much more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone. As glacial action and the forces of weathering eroded away the softer sandstone, East Rock (and other traprock ridges such as West Rock) became more prominent. The summit of East Rock Park now rises more than 350 feet above the floor of the Mill River valley at its base.

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Hiking Park
Laurel View Country Club

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Located in Hamden, CT

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.

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Eli Whitney Museum

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Located in Hamden, CT

The Eli Whitney Museum was established in 1979 as a not-for-profit historic site and educational organization. The Museum preserves the site on which Whitney constructed the first American factory in 1798. Members govern the Museum. The Museum celebrates the Whitney tradition of learning by experiment. The Museum designs, produces and teaches projects that engage hands, eyes and minds, projects that blend art, science and invention.

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West Rock Ridge State Park

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Located in New Haven, CT (2 miles from Hamden)

Take in the views of New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound from the top of West Rock.

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Park Fishing Biking Hiking
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from Hamden)

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.

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Yale University Visitor Center

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from Hamden)

Yale's roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. Today, Yale has matured into one of the world's great universities. The Mead Visitor Center is the front door of the University and welcomes its visitors from around the world. Drop by for information about Yale or to take a guided tour led by Yale College undergraduates.

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Historic Tour
Connecticut Childrens Museum

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Located in New Haven, CT (3 miles from Hamden)

Children need a place of their own where they can experience the magic and wisdom of learning at their own pace by interacting with exhibits that are full of whimsy and wisdom, in spaces built to their size and specifications. Families need a place of full of color, joy and community where they can play and learn together. The Connecticut Children's Museum is designed to be such a place.

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