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First Lady Patty Rowland (29745 bytes)
Patricia L. Rowland

Honorary Chairperson
Connecticut Tourism Council

Dear Friends:

On behalf of all the families who call Connecticut home, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful state. The remarkable diversity of Connecticut's landscape and pastimes makes it an ideal choice for your getaway or vacation any time of the year.

Whatever your interest, you will find so many ways to explore it here. Looking for a little relaxation? Try sharing a weekend with someone special at one of our many country inns and B&Bs, then spend an afternoon antiquing or just enjoying the natural splendor around you.

Few kids can resist the state that created the first hamburger and invented the frisbee! For family fun, climb up the mast of a tall ship or down into a nuclear submarine, match footprints with a dinosaur, or marvel at a 15-year-old beluga whale. We've even got amusement parks -- mixing thrills with a distinctive Connecticut atmosphere.

If culture captures your interest, we have Broadway without the hassle. See productions that are headed for the Great White Way, visit a host of first-class museums, including the oldest free public art museum in the country, and enjoy musical performances under the stars.

For exhilarating adventure, view the state from a hot air balloon or parasail, strap on skis and attack a slope, or shoot Class V rapids in a kayak. We also have two of the finest gaming facilities in the world.

Getting to and around Connecticut is easy.  Located between New York and Boston (Hartford is 100 miles from each) Connecticut is served by Amtrak and Metro North rail and Bradley International Airport is a modern convenient facility.   Once you're here, Connecticut is less than sixty miles north to south and 100 miles across. Once you've sampled the many pleasures of Connecticut, you'll understand why we're known as the "Land of Steady Habits." We're sure you'll make a visit here a steady habit, too!

Patricia L. Rowland

Patricia L. Rowland
First Lady
State of Connecticut



Yankee Ingenuity

"So I'm a Yankee...Why I could make anything a body wanted...and if there wasn't any quick new-fangled way to make a thing, I could invent one."

Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

  1. Locks and clocks were big business in Connecticut in the Industrial Revolution and you can see the largest collections of both on this getaway. The Lock Museum of America, I-84 Exit 38 in Terryville has 22,000 items tracing the history of the American lock industry.
  2. American production clocks fill the rooms of the American Clock & Watch Museum, off Rte. 6 in Bristol.
  3. Then head south to Cheshire and visit

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