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Local Attractions in Bristol, Connecticut

Named one of Money magazine's "best places to live" in America, Bristol is a beautiful suburb of Hartford with a rich history and classic New England charm. Home to ESPN headquarters, the city offers trendy shopping and dining, entertainment, beautiful parks and many fun things to do – from the New England Carousel Museum to exploring the forest trails at the Barnes Memorial Nature Center. The city also offers a myriad of exciting events and attractions, including Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously-operated amusement park in America, Imagine Nation Children's Museum, American Clock & Watch Museum and the Bristol Mum Festival. The DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol is the perfect place for a family getaway or adventure.

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

Dive into adventure at New England's exciting family theme and waterpark with thrilling rides, coasters, water slides and shows. Ride Boulder Dash, the top wooden roller coaster in the world, and get wild at Crocodile Cove, Connecticut's largest waterpark.
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186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
860-583-3300

New Britain Museum of American Art

Founded in 1903, the New Britain Museum of American Art is the first museum in the country dedicated to American art. Experience the impressive collection of Colonial portraits, Impressionist paintings and works by artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Norman Rockwell.
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56 Lexington St, New Britain, Connecticut 06052
860-229-0257

American Clock and Watch Museum

Located in the historic heart of American clockmaking, the American Clock & Watch Museum highlights the rich history, science and art of timekeeping. The world's preeminent horological museum features American clocks mostly of the 19th and early 20th century.
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100 Maple St, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
860-583-6070

Tunxis Plantation Golf Course

Tunxis Plantation Golf Course features 45 holes of spectacular golf in the scenic landscape of Farmington Valley. Play the links, 18-hole Green Course, picturesque White Course and the original 9-hole Red Course with views of the Farmington River.
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87 Town Farm Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032
860-677-1367

Connecticut Wine Trail

Meander through the CT Wine Trail, one of the most exciting wine regions in the country, with 24 charming wineries and stunning New England scenery. Follow the blue trail signs and sip amazing wines at wineries such as Sunset Meadow Vineyards and Miranda Vineyard.
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433 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110
860-216-6439

Connecticut Science Center

Overlooking the Connecticut River in Hartford, this attraction features interactive exhibits of science, art, nature and music in its multi-media galleries. Explore the galaxy and a black hole, learn about Connecticut's river ecosystem and experience the feeling of sound.
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250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, Connecticut 06103
860-724-3623

Foxwoods Resort Casino

This casino is the most exciting gaming and entertainment destination in the Northeast. Foxwoods features six casinos, trendy dining, exclusive shopping, luxury spas, championship golf courses, live entertainment and outstanding concerts and shows.
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350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338
800-369-9663

Mohegan Sun Casino

One of the most amazing casino resorts in the country, Mohegan Sun boasts three world-class casinos, live entertainment, fine dining, shopping, a luxury spa, spectacular golf and the hottest concerts and sporting events, including the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.
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1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
888-226-7711

Rogers Orchards

A bicentennial farm and Connecticut landmark of eight generations of family fruit growing, Rogers Orchards sells seasonal fruits and vegetables, including vine-ripe tomatoes and sweet corn. Stock up on apples, cider and pies as you discover the local farming heritage.
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336 Long Bottom Rd, Southington, Connecticut 06489
860-229-4240