Northwestern Region

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

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

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.

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.

Institute for American Indian Studies - Artifacts and art from 10,000 years ago to the present; indoor longhouse exhibit, changing exhibits, gift shop. Outdoor simulated archaeological site, native plant trails, replica of a 17th-century Algonkian village, garden and rock shelter.

Lake Compounce - Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is located in the heart of Connecticut and is your family's daycation destination. There are family rides, rides for young children and thrilling rides.

The John J. McCarthy Observatory - New Milford, CT has a magnificent true scale model solar system that spans 6 miles of the town. It begins at the John J. McCarthy Observatory on the grounds of New Milford High School. Each planet is the true scale size and distance from the sun, accompanied by an informational sign. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a "Passport" and map at the New Milford Library.

Golden Age of Trucking Museum - Exhibition facility containing one of the rarest collections of antique trucks known to exist. Extensive toy collection, antique boats, fishing equipment, baseball memorabilia. Children's interactive area, indoor picnic area, gift shop.

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.

 
Timexpo® Museum - Timexpo® The Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, hands-on activities and much more.

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

Glebe House & Gertrude Jekyll Garden - Experience the Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden -- birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the New World and graced by the only extant American garden planned by England's most venerated designer. Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House Museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War era Connecticut.

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.

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.

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.

Lime Rock Park - Professional and amateur road racing, car shows and auto festivals.

Railroad Museum of New England - The Railroad Museum of New England and the Naugatuck Railroad offers an entertaining, scenic train ride along the Naugatuck River from the historic Thomaston, Connecticut train station. The museum features an extensive collection of locomotives of all types, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses.

      

    



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