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What To Do in Central Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses Region: River Valley City: Andover Description: 36-acre farm with an old-fashioned country store with locally made products, gift baskets. In the fa… Blue Fox Run Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Avon Date: Mar. 15-Dec.15. Farmington Valley Arts Center Region: River Valley City: Avon Description: Located in historic brownstone buildings, 20 artists studios, Fisher Gallery features fine arts and… Farmington Valley Visitors Association Region: River Valley City: Avon Description: Whatever the season, find your hidden gem in the Farmington Valley. Sping hot air balloon rides, Sum… First Company Governor’s Horse Guard Region: River Valley City: Avon Date: Year-round. Description: First organized in 1778. Oldest continuously active Calvary unit in the United States and maintains… Pickin’ Patch Region: River Valley City: Avon Date: May, daily 9-6. June-Oct., daily 8-6. Description: Connecticut’s tenth oldest family farm, since 1666. Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables (in season)… Pine Grove Schoolhouse Region: River Valley City: Avon Date: June -Sept., Description: *Restored 1865 schoolhouse in use until 1949, with original sliding chalk board, working stove, desk… The Living Museum of Avon Region: River Valley City: Avon Date: June-Sept., Description: *Restored 19th-century schoolhouse contains maps, photographs, implements and clothes, diorama of th… Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Region: River Valley City: Berlin Date: Year-round, Description: Live Broadway-style musicals and comedies in a cabaret setting, bring-your-own picnic. New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park Region: River Valley City: Berlin Description: Farm and exotic animals, wildlife, trail system, pond, weather station and gardens; changing exhibit… Sunrise Herbal Remedies Region: River Valley City: Berlin Description: Herb shop located in a replica of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon with herb-related classes held on S… Timberlin Golf Club Region: River Valley City: Kensington Date: Mar.-Nov. 4-H Center at Auer Farm Region: River Valley City: Bloomfield Description: A 120-acre production farm owned by Connecticut 4-H Development Fund. The farm setting provides hand… Bicycling Through Historic Bloomfield Region: River Valley City: Bloomfield Date: Year-round. Description: Eight mile and easy-level self-guided bicycle ride. The ride takes you by an historic church and cem… Friendship Tours Region: River Valley City: Bloomfield Date: Year-round. Description: Tours highlight the best of Connecticut and offer anecdotal, historical and horticultural informati… Penwood Region: River Valley City: Bloomfield Description: Facilities Available: Cross-Country, Skiing, TRAILS/Bike, TRAILS/Hiking, TRAILS/Nature, Toilets,… Sky Endeavors LLC Region: River Valley City: Bloomfield Date: Year-round, Description: Champagne hot-air balloon flights over the Farmington River Valley and other areas. Balloon and B&B… Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Farm Region: River Valley City: Bolton Date: Summer: Mon.-Sat. 8-8. Winter: Mon.-Sat. 8-6. Description: One of four dairy farms in Connecticut that milk cows, pasteurize and bottle own milk. Self-guided… Canton Historical Museum Region: River Valley City: Collinsville Date: Apr.-Nov., Wed.-Sun. 1-4, Thu. 1-8. Dec.-Mar., Sat. and Sun. 1-4. Description: Collins Co. tools and exhibits, Canton history; Victorian antiques and clothes, toys, dolls; farming… Gallery on the Green Region: River Valley City: Canton Description: Houses two galleries, sculpture garden and gift shop in a 250-year-old building. Huck Finn Adventures Region: River Valley City: Collinsville Date: Spring-fall. Description: Float down the tranquil section of the Farmington River, stop to picnic at the largest tree in the s… Roaring Brook Nature Center Region: River Valley City: Canton Description: Indian longhouse, dioramas, seasonal exhibits, live animals, self-guiding nature trails; gift shop. Underground Canoe Trips Region: River Valley City: Collinsville Date: Late spring to fall. Description: Lost Park River was buried under Hartford as part of a flood-control project. The tunnels are miles… Chester Airport Region: River Valley City: Chester Date: Year-round. Description: Open cockpit biplane over the lower Connecticut River Valley, weather permitting. Flight school, cha… Chester/Hadlyme Ferry Region: River Valley City: Chester Date: Apr. 1-Nov. 30, Description: Selden III , a ferry that crosses the scenic Connecticut River near Gillette Castle State Park, carr… Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Region: River Valley City: Chester Date: Jan.-mid-March, Fri.-Sun. 11-5; mid-March-Dec., Wed.-Sun. 11-5. Description: Artisan gallery with one-of-a-kind works including paintings, photography, furniture, pottery, folk… The Norma Terris Theatre Region: River Valley City: Chester Date: May, Aug. and Nov., Description: Developing new musicals in an intimate nationally acclaimed theater. Hillside Links Region: River Valley City: Deep River Date: Mid-Apr.-mid-Nov. Fox Run at Copper Hill Golf Course Region: River Valley City: East Granby Date: April-Dec. Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine Region: River Valley City: East Granby Date: Mid-May to Oct. 31, Description: Abandoned tunnels of one of New England’s first copper mines (1707) were used by Colony, later State… Allegra Farm & Horse-Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Museum Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Date: Year-round, Description: Experience a working livery stable as it was in the 1800s. Antique carriages in Coach House. Hay and… Amasa Day House Region: River Valley City: Moodus Date: Mid-May-mid-Oct., Description: *A Federal style house (1816) remained in the hands of Day’s heirs until 1967. Furnished primarily w… Devil’s Hopyard Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Description: Facilities:Fishing,Picnicking,TRAILS/Hiking,Toilets,Camping/Family,TRAILS/Mountain Bike. Handicap… Gillette Castle Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Description: Facilities:Food Concession,TRAILS/Hiking,CAMPING/Canoe,CAMPING/River. Handicapped Facilities: Pic… Gillette Castle State Park Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Date: Grounds: year-round, daily, 8 a.m. to sunset. Castle: Memorial Day-Columbus Day, daily 10-4:30. Description: Unique fieldstone castle was home to legendary stage actor, William Gillette. The 184 acre park is s… Goodspeed Opera House Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Date: Apr.- Dec., Description: Nationally acclaimed musicals performed in a historic Victorian theater overlooking the Connecticut… Goodspeed Opera House Tour Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Date: June-Oct., Description: 30-minute tour of historic Victorian theater built in 1876 by shipping magnate William Goodspeed. Leisure Resort at Banner Region: River Valley City: Moodus Date: Year-round. Nathan Hale Schoolhouse Region: River Valley City: East Haddam Date: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Description: *One-room school where patriot spy and Connecticut state hero Nathan Hale taught (1773-1774). Comstock Covered Bridge Region: River Valley City: East Hampton Description: One of the few remaining covered bridges left in Connecticut. Crosses the Salmon River, is limited t… Hurd Region: River Valley City: East Hampton Description: Facilities: CAMPING/Canoe,Fishing,Cross-Country Skiing,TRAILS/Hiking,TRAILS/Mountain Bike,Camping Ri… East Hartford Golf Club Region: River Valley City: East Hartford Date: Apr. 1-Dec. 1 Rentschler Field Region: River Valley City: East Hartford Description: Connecticut’s new sports and entertainment stadium. Home of the University of Connecticut Huskies fo… Connecticut Fire Museum Region: River Valley City: East Windsor Date: May and June, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. July and Aug., Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Sept.-Oct., Sat. and Sun. 12-4. Description: Old-time fire trucks (1850-1967), models and history of fire fighting. Connecticut Trolley Museum Region: River Valley City: East Windsor Date: VisitorЖs Center, gift shop, charters available Jan. 1-Mar. 31. Apr.-Memorial Day, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon. and Wed.-Sat 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Sun. in Oct., Pumpkin Patch rides. Winterfest late-Nov.-Dec., selected days. Description: Three-mile round trip ride on antique trolleys. Tour the Visitor’s Center display and stationary tro… Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. Region: River Valley City: Ellington Description: Tandem or instructor-assisted deployment skydives with experience instructors and advanced equipment… Ellington Golf Center Region: River Valley City: Ellington Shenipsit Region: River Valley City: Ellington Description: Facilities:TRAILS/Hiking,Fishing,Picnicking,Cross-Country Skiing,Snowmobiling,Hunting Grassmere Country Club Region: River Valley City: Enfield Date: Mar. 1-Dec. 31. Martha A. Parsons House Region: River Valley City: Enfield Date: May-Oct., Description: *Built in 1782, only house left in the nation with фGeorge Washington Memorialц wallpaper. Displays… Smyth’s Trinity Farm Region: River Valley City: Enfield Description: Working dairy farm that pasteurizes and bottles its milk, tour dairy barn and farm store, guided tou… Beckey Thatcher Region: River Valley City: Essex Description: Includes hour-long cruise aboard the Becky Thatcher to enjoy the view of the Connecticut River shore… Connecticut River Museum Region: River Valley City: Essex Description: Housed in an 1878 Steamboat Dock warehouse and located on the waterfront, the museum tells the Conne… Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride Region: River Valley City: Essex Date: May-Dec. Description: Ride in 1920s’ coaches pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. Then, board the river boat Becky Tha… Historic Villages of Essex Region: River Valley City: Essex Description: Visit the historic villages of Essex (Cenerbrook, Essex and Ivoryton), where you will find the Arts,… Hollycroft Foundation Region: River Valley City: Ivoryton Date: Office hours: year-round. Description: Unique outdoor sculpture exhibition of world-class figurative and abstract contemporary sculpture or… Ivoryton Playhouse Region: River Valley City: Ivoryton Description: Year-round professional theater featuring musicals, comedies and drama. Summer stock theater present… Museum of Fife & Drum Region: River Valley City: Ivoryton Date: June-Aug., Sat. and Sun. 1-5, and by appt. Concerts July and Aug., Tue. 7:30 p.m. Description: *Only museum showing America on parade, from the Revolutionary War to the present. Exhibits show the… Pratt House (c.1732) Region: River Valley City: Essex Date: June-Sept., Description: *Historic house built in sections throughout the 18th-century. Vernacular architecture with period f… RiverQuest Region: River Valley City: Essex Date: Feb.-Dec. Description: Experience the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest, environmentally friendly vessel. 90-minute dayti… A Windriders Balloon Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Year-round. Description: 60 to 80 minute hot-air balloon tours. Champagne charter flights over Farmington and Connecticut Riv… Day-Lewis Museum Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Mar.-Nov., Description: *Yale University-owned Indian arch’ology museum displaying artifacts found on site. Housed in authe… Heritage Trails Sightseeing Tours Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Year-round, Description: Two-hour guided narrated tours of Hartford and Farmington in air-conditioned mini-bus. Departs daily… Hill-Stead Museum Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: May-Oct., Tue.-Sun. 10-5 (last tour 4 p.m.). Nov.-Apr., Tue.-Sun. 11-4 (last tour 3 p.m.) Description: National Historic Landmark. Colonial Revival style house (1901) set on 150 acres with sunken garden…. Kat Balloons Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Apr.-Nov., Description: Hot-air balloon charter services with flights over Farmington River Valley, weather permitting. Rese… Stanley-Whitman House Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Tours: May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 12-4; Nov.-Apr., Sat.-Sun. 12-4; and by appt. Office: Mon.-Fri. 9-4. Description: Living history center focused on 1642-1810. National Historic Landmark c.1720 house offers tours, pr… Tunxis Plantation Country Club Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: Apr.-Nov. Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center Region: River Valley City: Farmington Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury Region: River Valley City: Glastonbury Description: Exhibits on native flora, fauna and Connecticut River ecosystem. Hands-on discovery room ($1 fee). A… Minnechaug Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Glastonbury Date: Mar.-Nov. Museum on the Green Region: River Valley City: Glastonbury Description: *Former Town Hall (c. 1840) displays local history, early industry, Native American artifacts, chan… Rose’s Berry Farm Region: River Valley City: South Glastonbury Date: June-Dec., Description: Pick-your-own strawberries (call for location), raspberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas tr… Welles Shipman Ward House (c.1755) Region: River Valley City: South Glastonbury Date: Mid-May-Nov., Description: *Cited by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as possessing фexceptional architectural interest.ц Antique… Holcomb Farm Learning Centers Region: River Valley City: West Granby Description: Built in the early 1700s where the Holcomb family produced cider, wood, milk and tobacco. Currently… Salmon Brook Settlement Region: River Valley City: Granby Date: June-Sept., Sun. 2-4; and by appt. Research open year-round, Tue. and Thu. 9-12. Closed Labor Day. Description: *1732 Abijah Rowe House; 1790 Weed-Enders House with museum store, genealogy library; 1870 Cooley Sc… Cockaponset Region: River Valley City: Haddam Description: Facilities: Fishing,Hunting,Cross-Country Skiing,Snowmobiling,Swimming,TRAILS/Hiking,TRAILS/Mountain… Haddam Meadows Region: River Valley City: Haddam Description: Facilities:Boating,Fishing,Cross-Country Skiing,Toilets,TRAILS/Mountain Bike,Boating/Canoeing Han… Halfinger Farms Region: River Valley City: Higganum Date: Apr.-Oct., Description: Family owned and operated with a wide selection of live plants including herbs, perennials, and annu… Sundial Gardens Region: River Valley City: Higganum Date: Shop: Jan.-mid-Oct., Sat. and Sun. 10-5. Gardens: mid-May-mid-Oct., Sat. and Sun. 10-5. Christmas shop: call for schedule. Closed major holidays. Description: Formal gardens include a 17th-century-style Knot garden, 18th-century-style garden, topiary garden,… Thankful Arnold House Region: River Valley City: Haddam Description: Gambrel-roofed house, built between 1795-1819. Provides a glimpse at widow Thankful Arnold’s life c…. Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Final resting place of Revolutionary War soldiers and 17th-century settlers including African-Americ… Artworks Gallery Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Twelve annual exhibitions, lectures, workshops, readings and performances. Austin Arts Center Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Sept.-Apr. Description: Annually presents over 40 events featuring guest artists, faculty and students, programming can rang… Behind the Scenes at The Bushnell Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Year-round, Description: 45-minute tour highlighting the center’s early history, the artistic interior, and past performances… Bushnell Park Carousel Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: May 1-Oct., Description: 1914 Stein and Goldstein hand-carved merry-go-round with 36 jumper horses and 12 stander horses; ban… Butler-McCook House & Garden & Main Street History Center Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Hartford’s oldest house, an incredible time capsule was home to four generations of Butlers and McCo… Central Regional Tourism District – Connecticut’s Heritage River Valley Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, East Granby, East… Charter Oak Cultural Center Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Connecticut’s first synagogue (1876), offers tours, exhibitions, concerts and performances represent… Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: First municipal rose garden in the country; greenhouses, nature walks, perennials and rock gardens…. Evelyn Preston Memorial Fund Concert Series Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: June-Sept. Description: Performances at various Hartford parks. Goodwin Park Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Hartford Governor’s Residence Tours Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Jan.-June and Sept.-Nov., Description: Elegant Colonial Revival home built in 1909 has served as the Residence to Connecticut’s Governors a… Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: 1871 Victorian cottage, home of the author of the anti-slavery classic, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Grounds i… Hartford Civic Center Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Premier sports and entertainment facility hosting sporting events, family entertainment, consumer sh… Hartford Stage Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Sun.-Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri. andSat. 8 p.m.; matinees on select Wed. 2 p.m.; and weekend matinees on select Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m. Summer show times vary. Description: The intimate Tony Award-winning professional theater now in it’s 41st season presents a ride range o… Hartford Wolf Pack Hockey Club Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Oct.-Apr. Description: American Hockey League, affiliate of the New York Rangers. Isham-Terry House Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: *Built in 1854, the house epitomizes gracious urban living in antebellum Hartford. In 1896, Dr. Oliv… Keney Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Hartford Lady Katherine Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Call for schedule. Description: Step aboard the gracious Lady Katharine, feast on lavish buffet and cruise the tranquil Connecticut… Menczer Museum of Medicine & Dentistry Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Instruments and medications used from the 18th- to the 20th-century. Historical medical library. Museum of Connecticut History Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Connecticut’s 1662 Royal Charter, Colt collection of firearms, changing exhibits, portraits of Conne… Old State House Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Oldest State House in the nation. Restored 1796 National Historic Landmark, tour the magnificent 182… Pump House Gallery Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Changing exhibits in a working Tudor-style pump house (1947). Works of Connecticut artists. Real Art Ways Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Presenter of new and innovative art: visual art exhibitions in 4 galleries, nightly film screenings,… Riverfront Recapture Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Call for schedule. Description: You’ve got it ALL in the Riverfront Parks! Riverfront Plaza, Riverside Park, Charter Oak Landing, Gr… St. Paul Travelers’ Tower Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Tours: mid-May to late-Oct., Description: Office of a pioneer insurance company, the tower affords sweeping views of the surrounding area. To… State Capitol & Legislative Office Building Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Gold-domed Victorian Gothic building opened in 1878. State executive offices and legislative chambe… Supreme Court Building Tours Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Opened in 1910, the historical court two features a magnificent murals фAllegory of Educationц and ф… The Artists Collective Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Founded in 1970 by renowned saxophonist, educator, composer Jackie McClean and his wife Dollie, has… The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Connecticut’s premiere performing arts center, presenting over 400 events annually. National Histori… The Connecticut Historical Society Museum Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Museum galleries: Tue.-Sun. 12-5. Library: Tue.-Sat. 10-5. Closed major holidays. Description: Award-winning exhibits, special events and programs, educational and thought-provoking opportunities… The Mark Twain House & Museum Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Elaborate Victorian (1874) mansion with rare interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1881) was the autho… The Meadows Music Theater Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: June-Sept. Description: State of the art indoor/outdoor amphitheater. The Trash Museum Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Sept.-June, Wed.-Fri. 12-4, call for Sat. hours; July and Aug., Tue.-Fri.. 10-4. Description: Educational facility, tours and hands-on exhibits on solid waste management and recycling, including… The Unique Antique Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: Specializing in Antique and Estate Jewelry. Located in the G. Fox Building. TheaterWorks Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Unique Off-Broadway-style theater. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Region: River Valley City: Hartford Description: The nation’s oldest public art museum (1842). World-renowned collections include Hudson River School… Blackledge Country Club Region: River Valley City: Hebron Date: Mar. 1-Dec. 31. Gay City Region: River Valley City: Hebron Description: Facilities:Fishing,Ice Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, TRAILS/Hiking, TRAILS/Horse,Telephone,TRAILS/M… Tallwood Country Club Region: River Valley City: Hebron Date: Year-round. Cheney Homestead (c.1785) Region: River Valley City: Manchester Description: Home of Timothy Cheney, clockmaker, and birthplace of the brothers who founded the silk industry of… Emerald City Balloon Co. Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Year-round, Description: Hot-air balloon flights and foliage trips. Reservations required. Fire Museum Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Mid-Apr. to mid.-Nov., Description: Located in turn-of-the-century firehouse with hand- and horse-pulled firefighting equipment, 1860 st… Keeney School House Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Apr.-Oct., Description: 1751 one-room school with early learning materials. Little Theatre of Manchester Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Year-round. Description: Presenting plays and musicals; other performances include folk, jazz, classical music, cajun, zydeco… Lutz Children’s Museum Region: River Valley City: Manchester Description: Children’s arts and science museum with hands-on exhibits, live animals, gift shop, classes, concert… Manchester Country Club Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Apr. 1-Dec. 1 Oak Grove Nature Center Region: River Valley City: Manchester Description: Educational center with nature trails. Old Manchester Museum (1859) Region: River Valley City: Manchester Description: *Local historical artifacts including Pitkin Glass Works, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills, Bon Ami Soap C… Wickham Park Region: River Valley City: Manchester Date: Apr.-Oct., Description: Former estate with over 14 acres of ornamental gardens, panoramic view, six-acre wetlands preserve,… Marlborough Barn Region: River Valley City: Marlborough Description: Shopping village in an old barn and reproduction New England style homes. Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial Region: River Valley City: Meriden Date: Year-round, Description: Commemorative monument lists the names of 123 Connecticut law enforcement officers who have been kil… Gallery 53 Region: River Valley City: Meriden Description: Oldest continuously operating art association in the state with monthly exhibits; paintings, sculptu… Hunter Golf Club Region: River Valley City: Meriden New England House of Gifts Region: River Valley City: Meriden Description: New England’s largest gift and toy store offering: Hallmark Ornaments/Cards, Yankee Candles, Boyds B… Solomon Goffe House (c.1711) Region: River Valley City: Meriden Date: Apr.-Nov., Description: *Living history museum with costumed interpreters; Gambrel-roofed house rich in historical features…. Center for the Arts Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: Open during academic sessions and July. Description: Dance, theater and world music performances in Crowell Concert Hall; World Music Hall and the CFA Th… Center for the Arts Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: Sept.-May, Tue.-Sun. 12-4. Summer: Tue.-Sat. 12-4. Closed during academic recess. Description: Davison Art Center features prints and photographs in the historic Alsop House (1838). Center includ… General Mansfield House Region: River Valley City: Middletown Description: *Built in 1810, Federal-style home with museum exhibits including decorative arts and Civil War arti… Kidcity Children’s Museum Region: River Valley City: Middletown Description: Whimsical, one-of-a-kind rooms filled with hands-on play and learning, for kids ages 1 to 8 and thei… Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: Year-round. Description: Theater and programs in the performing arts for youth offering classes, workshops, mini-productions… The Buttonwood Tree Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: Sept.-June. Description: Live theater, musical and instrumental performances, poetry readings, coffee house. Wadsworth Mansion Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: Mansion: office hours, Mon.-Fri. 9-5; tours Wed. 2-4, and by appt. Grounds: daily. Description: Once a private residence of Col. Clarence Wadsworth, landscape designed by the Olmsted brothers. A 1… Wesleyan Potters Region: River Valley City: Middletown Description: Prestigious craft gallery offers handcraft items on exhibit and for sale, changing exhibits. Tours o… Connecticut Crush Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Apr.-July. Description: National women’s football association. Copernican Observatory & Planetarium Region: River Valley City: New Britain Description: One of the largest public telescopes in U.S. Special programs throughout the year. Hole in the Wall Theater Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Year-round. Description: Award winning community theater present six shows annually including drama, comedy, musicals, and or… National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Year-round, Description: 40-foot monument depicts in bronze and granite the sacrifice and courage displayed by Americans in o… New Britain Industrial Museum Region: River Valley City: New Britain Description: Exhibits of products manufactured in central Connecticut, from the past to the present. Products of… New Britain Museum of American Art Region: River Valley City: New Britain Description: Over 5,000 American works of art from 1740 to the present. Works by Benton, Cassatt, Church, Cole, L… New Britain Rock Cats Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Apr.-June, Mon.-Sat. 6:35 p.m, Sun. 1:30 p.m. July-Sept., Mon.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m. Description: Member of the Eastern League, AA professional baseball; Minnesota Twins affiliate. New Britain Youth Museum Region: River Valley City: New Britain Description: Exhibits of Americana, different cultures, children’s artifacts, hands-on activities, puppet theater… Repertory Theatre of New Britain Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Year-round. Description: Community theater presenting comedy, drama, musicals, and cultural performances. Stanley Golf Course Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Apr. 1-Dec. 1 Stanley Quarter Park Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: Park, year-round; rides mid-June to mid-Aug., Mon.-Sun. 2-7:30. Description: Rides on paddle boats, aqua cycles, hydrobikes, and funyaks; children’s fishing pond, playground, jo… Summer Music Festival Region: River Valley City: New Britain Date: July and Aug., Description: Jazz, blues, country and western, big bands, rock ‘n roll, and children’s concerts. Kellogg-Eddy House Region: River Valley City: Newington Date: Apr.-Nov., Description: *Restored 1808 Colonial home built by General Martin Kellogg III. Elaborate hand-carved woodwork in… Eden Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: Apr.-Nov. Fort Saybrook Monument Park Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Description: 17-acre park with storyboards depicting the history of the Saybrook Colony, founded in 1635; panoram… General William Hart House (c.1767) Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: Mid-June-Labor Day, Description: *Once residence of distinguished Revolution era political and military figure. Mansion with eight co… Heron Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: May 1-mid-Oct. Description: One and two hour tours of the lower Connecticut River, scenic coves and lighthouses aboard the 26-fo… Islander Sport Fishing Charters Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook James Gallery & Soda Fountain Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: May-Oct., daily 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Connecticut Freedom Trail, site of Jam… Real Escape Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: Apr.-Nov. Description: Excursions on the Connecticut River or a destination of your choice, aboard the luxury yacht Real Es… Saybrook Point Park Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: Park open year-round, daily. Description: Park with views of the Connecticut River, picnic tables, mini-golf (seasonal). Sea Sprite Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: May 1-Dec. 10 Summer Concerts on the Green Region: River Valley City: Old Saybrook Date: Late June-Aug., Interstate Aviation Region: River Valley City: Plainville Date: Year-round, Description: Take a scenic passenger ride or an exciting flight lesson at the oldest airport in Connecticut. Avai… Plainville Historic Center Region: River Valley City: Plainville Date: Office open year-round; Center, May-Dec., Wed. and Sat. 12-3, Thu. 10-2, Fri., 9-11:30 and 12:30-2. Description: *Former Town Hall (1890) exhibiting the era of the Farmington Canal (1827-47), toys, costumes, tools… Tomasso Nature Park Region: River Valley City: Plainville Date: Mar. 15-Nov. 15, Description: 11-acre park with four acres of wetland; home to nearly 600 painted turtles, fish and other animals… Portland Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Portland Quarry Ridge Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Portland Date: Mar. 15-Dec. 1 Academy Hall Museum Region: River Valley City: Rocky Hill Date: Mid-May-Oct., Description: *1803 academy where sea captains learned the theory of navigation. Displays of artifacts, photograph… Dinosaur Region: River Valley City: Rocky Hill Description: Facilities: TRAILS/Hiking Handicapped Facilities: Interpretive, picnicking, toilets Dinosaur State Park Region: River Valley City: Rocky Hill Description: Jurassic-period dinosaur tracks (200 million years old) housed under geodesic dome; an 80-foot long… Glastonbury/Rocky Hill Ferry Region: River Valley City: Rocky Hill Date: May 1-Oct. 31, Description: The Rocky Hill ferry has earned a place in history as the nation’s oldest continuously operating fer… Rolling Greens Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Rocky Hill Airvertising & Airventures Region: River Valley City: West Simsbury Date: Year-round. Description: The region’s only F.A.A. SAFE-T certified hot air balloons. Morning/evening flights in luxury partit… Flamig Farm Region: River Valley City: West Simsbury Description: Farm animal petting zoo (Apr.-Nov.). Horse-drawn hay, sleigh, carriage and pony rides, year-round, w… Great Day Trips to Connecticut’s Critical Habitats Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Description:

Discover the natural places that are vital to sustaining Connecticut wildlife, including amphibi… International Skating Center of Connecticut Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Date: Year-round. Description: World-class twin-rink skating facility with Olympic level ice skating shows. Visitors welcome to wat… Livingston Balloon Co. Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Date: Year-round, Description: Daily hot-air balloon tours including champagne charter flights over the Farmington River Valley, we… Phelps Tavern Museum & Homestead Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Description: Period rooms and interactive exhibition galleries illustrate the use of the historic Capt. Elisha Ph… Powerchute/’rochutes & Ultralight Aircraft Excursion Region: River Valley City: West Simsbury Date: Year-round. Description: Fly or ride in a 1- or 2- passenger aircraft over scenic vistas. Piloting package includes instructi… Simsbury Farms Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Date: Mar.-Dec. Simsbury Tourism Committee – Visitor Center Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Description: See Simsbury First! Small town charm, rural beauty, history, hiking, biking, dining, music, arts, sh… Stratton Brook Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Description: Facilities: Ice skating, cross-country skiing,sports field,swimming,TRAILS/Bike Handicapped Facil… Talcott Mountain Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Description: Facilities:Picnicking,picnic shelter,TRAILS/Hiking, toilets Talcott Mountain State Park Region: River Valley City: Simsbury Date: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Thu.-Sun. 10-5. Labor Day-Oct. 31, daily 10-5. Description: Extensive vista in all directions from 165-foot Heublein Tower, former summer home of prominent Hart… Cedar Knob Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Somers Shallowbrook Equestrian Center Region: River Valley City: Somers Date: Year-round. Description: U.S. Polo Association tournaments, USA Equestrian horse shows, and five USEF shows per year; visitor… Somers Mountain Museum of Natural History and Primitive Technology Region: River Valley City: Somers Date: Apr.-Dec., Description: *Large array of North American artifacts dating back more than 10,000 years. Outdoor displays includ… Wood Memorial Library Region: River Valley City: South Windsor Description: Library and museum in historic setting featuring Native American artifacts, mounted birds, rare Amer… Barnes Museum (c.1836) Region: River Valley City: Southington Description: Home of prominent local family for more than a century. Original furnishings, historical and genealo… Berkshire Balloons Region: River Valley City: Southington Date: Year-round, Description: Celebrating 25 years of safe flying in 2005. Daily hot-air balloon flights over central Connecticut,… Hawks Landing Country Club Region: River Valley City: Southington Date: Mar.-Nov. Mount Southington Ski Area Region: River Valley City: Southington Pine Valley Golf Course Region: River Valley City: Southington Date: Mar.-Nov. Southington Country Club Region: River Valley City: Southington Northeast States Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Region: River Valley City: Stafford Springs Date: Memorial Day-Labor Day; Description: Housed in original (c.1935) CCC camp building with documents and memorabilia. Exhibits include camps… Stafford Motor Speedway Region: River Valley City: Stafford Springs Date: Racing: Apr.-Sept., gates open 5:30 p.m., qualifying rounds 6:30 p.m., feature races 8 p.m. Description: NASCAR auto racing every Fri. on paved, semi-banked, half-mile oval track; special events. Airways Golf Course Region: River Valley City: West Suffield Date: Year-round, weather permitting. Phelps-Hatheway House Region: River Valley City: Suffield Date: Mid-May-mid-Oct., Description: *Built for Loyalist Shem Burbank in 1761, the house later belonged to Oliver Phelps, a land develope… Daniel Benton Homestead (c.1720) Region: River Valley City: Tolland Date: Mid-May to mid-Oct., Description: *Colonial cape (c.1720) with unusual architectural details, original paneling and period furnishings… Hicks-Stearns Museum Region: River Valley City: Tolland Date: Apr.-Dec., Description: *Colonial tavern transformed into Victorian style. Summer lawn concerts, fall Victorian lantern tour… Tolland Historical Society Region: River Valley City: Tolland Description: *1856 Old Tolland County Jail Museum, a stone and iron stronghold with 32 original cells, in use unt… Buena Vista Golf Course Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: April 1-Dec. 1 Connecticut Theater Festival Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: June-July. Description: Professional performing arts in theater, music and dance. Lincoln Theater Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Drama, dance, lectures, and a variety of concerts. Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: Thu.-Mon. 1-4, call for extended summer hours and holiday closings. Last tour at 3 p.m. Description: Tours of Webster’s restored Colonial birthplace show how a typical family lived on the eve of the Re… Roberts Theater Center Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: Performances during the academic year. Rockledge Golf Club Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: April 1-Dec. 1 Sarah Whitman Hooker Homestead Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Description: *1720 mansion house, remodeled 1805, displays original materials to illustrate two periods of early… Science Center of Connecticut Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Description: Hands-on museum that explores science, nature and technology. Live animals, hands-on exhibits, energ… The Hartt School Concert Series Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Hosts solo recitals, chamber, early and contemporary music, dance, orchestra, band, jazz, choral per… The National Theatre of the Deaf Region: River Valley City: West Hartford Date: Year-round. Description: Tony Award-winning ensemble performs in sign and spoken language with performances in various locati… Catch’Em Region: River Valley City: Westbrook Military Historians Museum Region: River Valley City: Westbrook Description: The largest collection of American military uniforms in the country. Unit crest insignia, vehicles f… Tanger Outlet Center Region: River Valley City: Westbrook Date: Jan. 1-Mar. 31, Sun.-Thu. 10-6, Fri. and Sat. 10-9. Apr. 1-Dec. 31, Mon.-Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-6. Description: Over 65 famous name outlet stores all in one place Buttolph-Williams House (c.1710) Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Date: Mid-May-mid-Oct., Description: This 18th-century фmansion houseц is the best restored house of its period in the area. Hewn overhan… Classics Limited Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Date: Year-round. Description: Complete guide, tour and transportation service. Imaginative event planning for groups and individua… Comstock, Ferre & Co. Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Description: One of Connecticut’s oldest garden center and the oldest continuously operating seed company in the… Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Date: May 1-Oct. 31, Wed.-Mon. 10-4; Nov. 1-Apr. 30, Sat. and Sun. 10-4. Last tour 3 p.m. Description: Three 18th-century houses, two are National Historic Landmarks. Each house furnished to provide a gl… Wethersfield Historical Society Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Description: Wethersfield Museum at Keeney Memorial (1893), 200 Main St., contains permanent and changing exhibit… Wethersfield Nature Center Region: River Valley City: Wethersfield Description: Educational exhibits, hands-on science displays, live animals, log cabin, gift shop; adjoining 120-a… ADVO SummerWinds Performing Arts Center Region: River Valley City: Windsor Date: Late June-Sept. Description: Over twelve summer concerts and events featuring world class artists performing a diverse musical mi… Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum Region: River Valley City: Windsor Date: Mar.-mid-Dec., Description: Displays of artifacts and history of фTobacco Valley.ц Tobacco curing shed houses exhibits of early… Northwest Park & Nature Center Region: River Valley City: Windsor Date: Open year-round: park open dawn-dusk; nature center, Mon.-Sat. 8:30-4:30, Sun. 1-4. Description: 473 acres of nature trails and country roads. Nature Center, animal barn, gardens, archives building… Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Region: River Valley City: Windsor Date: May 15-Oct. 15, Description: Ellsworth was a famous Revolutionary patriot, jurist, statesman, and one of the framers of the U.S…. Tradition Golf Club at Windsor Region: River Valley City: Windsor Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut Region: River Valley City: Windsor Description: History of electronic communications from telegraphs of the late 1800s to radio to television. Over… Water Gardens of Eating Greenhouse Region: River Valley City: Windsor Date: Year-round, Description: Tour a 13,000 square foot hydroponic greenhouse with and a display of bright colors, shapes, and liv… Windsor Historical Society Region: River Valley City: Windsor Description: Three galleries with changing exhibits, hands-on history learning center, research library. Historic… Bradley Teletheater Region: River Valley City: Windsor Locks Description: State-of-the-art simulcast theater where you can watch and wager on thoroughbred, harness, greyhound… Connecticut Firefighter’s Memorial Region: River Valley City: Windsor Locks Date: Year-round, Description: Monument with eternal flame memorializes those Connecticut firefighters that died in the line of dut… New England Air Museum Region: River Valley City: Windsor Locks Description: Largest aviation museum in the Northeastern U.S. 80 aircraft featured in three display buildings, ex… Noden-Reed Park Museum Region: River Valley City: Windsor Locks Date: May-Oct., Description: *A 22-acre park with 1840 house and 1826 brick barn contain period artifacts. Site of Connecticut’s… Special Events in Central Warm Up to Winter Region: River Valley City: Farmington Date: January 6, 2006 – March 31, 2006 Description: Discount, value-added weekend getaway packages at the area lodgings, coupon book for discounts to sk… Banff Mountain Film Festival 2005 Region: River Valley City: Glastonbury Date: February 24, 2006 – February 22, 2006 Description: Mountaineers, environmentalists and documentary filmmakers from around the world submit their latest… Eagle Watches on the Connecticut River Region: River Valley City: Haddam Date: February 4, 2006 – February 25, 2006 Description: Each winter the bald eagle make their way down the Connecticut River. Land-based guided tour of seve… “A Raisin in the Sun” Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: February 16, 2006 – March 19, 2006 Description: After the death of their patriarch, the Younger family awaits an insurance check. How that money wil… Children’s Film Festival Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: February 18, 2006 – February 26, 2006 Description: An international assortment of children’s movies. Classical Connections: Brahm’s First Symphony Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: February 23, 2006 – February 24, 2006 Description: Interactive concert series is co-hosted by Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Edward Cumming… Connecticut Flower & Garden Show Region: River Valley City: Hartford Date: February 23, 2006 – February 26, 2006 Description: Exquisite gardens created by the area’s finest landscape designers. Floral and horticultural masterp… Crowell Concert Series Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: February 24, 2006 – February 24, 2006 Description: sfSoundGroup have made a name for themselves presenting innovative and challenging contemporary work… Jonathan Leathwood Region: River Valley City: Middletown Date: February 26, 2006 – February 26, 2006 Description: Performance by Jonathan Leathwood, guitarist. ‘An Evening of One Acts’ Region: River Valley City: Suffield Date: February 9, 2006 – February 25, 2006 Description: Two comic one act plays with a ‘cleaning’ theme: ‘Stiff Cuffs’ and Thursday is my Day for Cleaning,’…