435 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Willimantic, Connecticut
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

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Located in Willimantic, CT

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 provided by Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum representatives)

Museum Railroad
Mansfield Hollow State Park

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Located in Chaplin, CT (3 miles from Willimantic)

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 provided by Mansfield Hollow State Park representatives)

Park Boating X-Country Skiing Fishing Hiking
Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

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Located in Storrs, CT (6 miles from Willimantic)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (BIMP) is the State Museum of Puppetry for Connecticut. [T]he Museum preserves and exhibits puppets from around the world as well as those created at the University of Connecticut.

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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

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Located in Storrs, CT (6 miles from Willimantic)

Located in the heart of the UConn campus, the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is an important part of a broad educational vision-- a vision focused not only on passing knowledge to future generations, but also on applying this knowledge to solve problems and improve the quality of people's lives. The Museum has a unique role in sharing world-class scholarship about our region directly with the public, giving people of all ages new types of learning experiences and helping them make this information relevant to their own lives.

(This excerpt provided by Connecticut State Museum of Natural History representatives)

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

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Located in Storrs, CT (6 miles from Willimantic)

By hosting a wide range of performing arts, including full-scale international orchestras, chamber quartets, dance companies, soloists, and theatrical productions, Jorgensen fulfills its missions as an integral part of the University of Connecticut's commitment to teaching, research, and public service.

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Performing Arts
Nathan Hale Homestead

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Located in Coventry, CT (7 miles from Willimantic)

The historic farmstead of the Hale family of Coventry, owned and maintained by Connecticut Landmarks, is open to the public during the warmer months seven afternoons a week for guided tours, special hands-on programs, and summer classes. Capt. Nathan Hale (1755-1776), the Martyr Spy of the American Revolution, and his nine brothers and sisters grew up and worked on this farm. The house (1776), outbuildings and stone walls as well as what remains of the original 400 acres of farm fields are important reminders of the way most Americans lived at the time of the nation's founding.

(This excerpt provided by Nathan Hale Homestead representatives)

Skungamaug River Golf Club

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Located in Coventry, CT (10 miles from Willimantic)

Although relatively short by today's standards, Skungamaug is a true test of golf in every sense of the word. Picturesque at every turn, every hole is unique. Selected as the fifth best public golf course in Connecticut by CT Golfer Magazine's Ed Crnic. In addition to the golf course, we are fortunate to have a complete practice facility with grass tees, a large putting green, and a private lesson tee for instruction with one of our PGA Professionals.

(This excerpt provided by Skungamaug River Golf Club representatives)


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