Northwest Region

Attractions

The Mattatuck Museum - A treasure house of collections focusing on over three centuries of the heritage of the region and the master artists of Connecticut. The museum houses a 300 seat performing arts center, art studio classroom, and research library.

Beardsley Zoo - 52 acres dedicated to wild and wonderful animals of North and South America.

The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum - The museum is a regular world of comic strip, cartoon, western, TV and advertising character memorabilia. In fact it has mementos from just about every major and minor studio and famous toy manufacturer.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art - Quarterly exhibitions, outstanding sculpture garden. Works inlcude paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

Danbury Railway Museum - Vintage locomotives and other rolling stock in railroad yard. Restored 1903 Union Station with model railroads, displays, giftshop, and rides.

Military Museum of Southern New England - Life-size interior dioramas with military vehicles and equipment. Large collection of models and dioramas depicting World War II scenes. Outdoor exhibits of tanks and heavy material.

Quassy Amusement Park - Quassy sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug. On its twenty plus acres, it boasts of twenty-five rides including The Frog Hopper, The Big Flush Water Coaster, a four abreast merry-go-round, thrill rides as well as rides for the very young. A sandy beach provides swimming in a clean, spring-fed lake.


Danbury Museum and Historical Society - Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House (c. 1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio, and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building, contains the museum offices and a research library.

New Britain Youth Museum - Farm and exotic animals, wildlife, trail system, pond, weather station, and gardens; changing exhibits on science, natural history, geology, and agriculture.

American Clock & Watch Museum - Peruse the world's finest colelction of American clocks. Housed in an 1801 mansion with period garden.

The New England Carousel Museum - One of the nation's largest collections of historic carousel art. A constantly changing panorama of priceless figurines and memorabilia create a fantasy world filled with spectacular images poised in flight, frozen in time. Hand carved by European and American craftsmen, many over a century ago, silent steeds offer an inspiring insight to the era and the artisans who created them.

Flanders Nature Center - The mission of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation, and management of the natural resources. The center offers hiking trails, seasonal farm and garden programs, Christmas tree farm and more.

Lake Compounce - Lake Compounce is the oldest amusement park in the United States, operating continuously since 1846.

      

    

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