Northeast Region

Attractions

Wadsworth Atheneum - Considered among the dozen greatest art museums in the United States. Its world-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, French and American Impressionist paintings, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, costumes and textiles, American furniture and decorative arts of the Pilgrim Century through the Gilded Age.

The New England Air Museum - The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in the Northeast, with more than 70 aircraft dating from 1909 to modern jets.

The Mark Twain House - Step back to the Gilded Age during guided tours of the 19-room, Tiffany decorated mansion where Mark Twain wrote and raised his family from 1874 to 1891. During this productive period, Twain created such classics of American literature as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurís Court.

Dinosaur State Park - One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath a geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago. Surrounding the Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum.

Windham Textile & History Museum - Museum preserves the textile industry of southern New England . Exhibits include thread factory floor, rooms form a workers' rowhouse, and owner's mansion.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House - A tour of the Stowe House provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Day House offers magnificent interiors with changing exhibits and a research library. Visitors will enjoy the Center's tranquil surroundings, accented with historical Victorian gardens.

Antiquarian & Landmarks Society - Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (A & L), Connecticut's statewide heritage organization, promotes interest in historic properties by preserving and interpreting significant personal stories and collections.


Roaring Brook Nature Center - Replica of an Eastern Woodland Indian longhouse, dioramas, seasonal exhibits, live animals, and self-guiding nature trails.

Vintage Radio & Communications Museum - See displays of radio, television, motion picture and telephone equipment, as well as vintage advertising and memorabilia.

The Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury - Offers a wide range of environmental programs and events throughout the year for all ages. The Center is adjacent to the 48 acre Earle Park with its forested trails, Tom's Pond, meadows, Holland Brook, and bluffs along the Connecticut River.

LUTZ Children's Museum - Explore and join in special activities. The museum also features hand-on exhibits, live animals, picnic area and more.

International Skating Center of Connecticut - The International Skating Center of Connecticut is a world-class, twin rink skating facility designed to meet the needs of first time competitors and Olympic Champions alike. Olympic Gold Medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Viktor Petrenko headline a growing list of international skating champions who train at ISCC. Visitors welcome to watch Olympic figure skaters' workout sessions.

Science Center of Connecticut - Hands-on museum that explores science, nature, and technology. Planetarium, Turtle Town, Idea Zone, World Weather Window, live animals and more.

The Wadsworth Atheneum - As the countryís oldest continuously operating art museum, the Atheneumís collection of nearly 50,000 objects includes Mediterranean antiquities; Renaissance and Baroque paintings; furniture, ceramics, textiles, and other decorative arts; Hudson River School landscapes; French Impressionism; modern masterpieces, and cutting-edge contemporary art.

      

    

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