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Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum image
Willimantic, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is located off Bridge Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut, on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight Yard. Our collection includes locomotives and rolling stock, as well as vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the original foundation. Visitors can receive a guided tour of the museum and kids of all ages can operate a replica 1850's-style pump car along a section of rail that once was part of the New Haven Railroad's "Air Line". (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum website)
Enjoy an afternoon of fishing in Mansfield Hollow Lake or take in the water views from one of several trails in the park. (This excerpt taken from the Mansfield Hollow State Park website)
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 3,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.  (This excerpt taken from the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry website)
Natural history collections are a library of physical and biological data that scientists and scholars use to better understand our world. At the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, collections are important educational tools that help us share research and scholarship with students and the general public. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History website)
The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time for a new curated list of in-home entertainment. Please enjoy our latest collection of digital/streaming recommendations for December.  (This excerpt taken from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts website)
The Georgian-style home has remained virtually intact since its 1776 completion. It is furnished with Hale family possessions and other period antiques that were amassed by George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914. The 17-acre Homestead adjoins the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, where modern conveniences seem remote. (This excerpt taken from the Nathan Hale Homestead website)
Skungamaug River Golf Club is beautifully conditioned, old time, traditional golf facility in Coventry, Connecticut. It is a shortish, challenging, sporty course that will require you to play every club in your bag. Our 18-hole facility features 5,785 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.  (This excerpt taken from the Skungamaug River Golf Club website)
Tallwood Country Club image
Hebron, CT
(range: 11 miles)
Tallwood is an 18 hole course featuring your choice of four tee placements sure to meet or challenge anyone’s playing level. Tallwood also boast one of the best public practice facilities in the state. Enjoy our two large putting greens, a chipping/bunker area with a target green and a large driving range. Private and group lessons as well as multi-day instructional camps are available through our PGA professional. (This excerpt taken from the Tallwood Country Club website)
Blackledge Country Club is a 36-hole public golf course nestled in the scenic Connecticut countryside. We feature two distinct 18-hole layouts: Anderson’s Glen, known as “The Old Course”, was designed by architect Geoffrey Cornish and opened in 1963. Gilead Highlands, known by many as “The New Course”, was designed by architect Mark Mungeam and opened in the Spring of 2000. (This excerpt taken from the Blackledge Country Club website)
Learn about Connecticut’s state heroine, a pioneer in education for African-American women and a fighter of racism and sexism. (This excerpt taken from the Prudence Crandall Museum website)
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