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From rich historical sites to casino gaming to world-class spa resorts, Connecticut packs super vacations into a small space! And don't forget the must-see annual migrations of the bald eagle!

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Witness the work of Connecticut icons who prove "you are what you build."

Many intriguing structures and pristine architecture preserve Connecticut's legacy. The one most immediately credited to its tenant: Hartford's Mark Twain house. Twain and his family lived in the Gothic landmark from 1874 to 1891, a span the author called the happiest and most productive period of his life. Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and other classic works in his third-floor billiard room.


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Americas Best Value Inn

888-315-2378, ABVI.com

Central Regional Tourism District

860-787-9640, CenterOfCT.com/Non-Stop, CenterOfCT.com

Connecticut Historical Society

One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT. CHS.org

Connecticut River Museum

67 Main Street on the Essex Waterfront. 860-767-8269, CTRiverMuseum.org

Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103. 860-SCIENCE, 860-724-3623, CTScienceCenter.org

Connecticut's Farmington Valley

800-4-WELCOME, 860-676-8878, FVVA.com

Crowne Plaza Hartford South Cromwell

100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. 860-635-2000, CromwellCP.com

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. 203-372-3521, DiscoveryMuseum.org

EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center

Middletown, CT. 860-638-4754, LeadershipSports.com

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

800-377-3987, EssexSteamTrain.com

Fairfield County

PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759. 800-663-1273, VisitFairfieldCountyCT.com.

Go Ape Zipline

Go Ape at A.W. Stanley Park in New Britain, CT is a highly interactive 2-3 hr outdoor adventure with 5 zip lines & 40 treetop obstacles. Book at goape.com or 800-971-8271.

Goodspeed Musicals

East Haddam, CT. 860-873-8668, Goodspeed.org

Hartford Belle Cruises

800-979-3370, HartfordBelle.com

Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT. 860-677-4787, Hillstead.org

Howard Johnson Mystic

253 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT. 860-536-2654, MysticHotels.com, GM@MysticHotels.com

Inn at Mystic

3 Williams Avenue, PO Box 526, Mystic, CT. 860-536-9604, InnAtMystic.com

Knights of Columbus Museum

1 State Street, New Haven, CT. 203-865-0400, KOfCMuseum.org

Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT. 860-435-5000, LimeRock.com

Litchfield Hills

PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759. 800-663-1273, LitchfieldHills.com

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

10 N. Water St., I-95 Exit 14N or 15S, 3 blocks from Metro-North RR, Norwalk, CT 06854. 203-852-0700, MaritimeAquarium.org

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

110 Pequot Trail, I-95, Exit 92, Mashantucket, CT 06338. 800-411-9671, PequotMuseum.org

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

625 North Road (Rt. 117), Groton, CT 06340. 860-446-2600, MysticMarriott.com

Noah Webster House

227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT. 860-521-5362, NoahWebsterHouse.org

Ocean Beach Park

1225 Ocean Park Avenue, New London, CT 06320. 860-447-3031, Ocean-Beach-Park.com

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

203-758-2913, Quassy.com

Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main Street, Post Office Box 400, Thomaston, CT 06787. 860-283-7245, RMNE.org

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

Old Saybrook, CT. 860-395-2000, Saybrook.com

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Outdoor fun and exploration await you. stamfordmuseum.org, 203-322-1646

Stepping Stones Museum

303 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Exit 14N or 15S off I-95, Norwalk, CT. 203-899-0606, SteppingStonesMuseum.org

The Delamar Greenwich Harbor

500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT. 203-661-9800, TheDelamar.com

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. TheWadsworth.org

Waterford Hotel Group

Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103. 860-249-8000, HartfordMarriott.com | Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103. 860-728-5151, HartfordHilton.com

Wesleyan Potters

350 South Main St. (Rt 17), Middletown, CT 06547. 860-347-5925, WesleyanPotters.com

Willimantic Brewing Company

967 Main Street, Willimantic, CT. 860-423-6777, Willibrew.com

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