The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is a lovely regional art museum, just nine miles (14 kilometers) south of Hartford. There are over 6000 artworks at this museum, ranging from painting to photography by some of the United States' preeminent artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefee, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent. Saturdays from 10a until noon there is free admission for all visitors.
3475 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT 06111 +1 860 760 8100
Stew Leonard's is deemed the world's largest dairy store, complete with animatronic livestock, giant food icons (such as Twinkie the Kid and Chiquita Banana) and barn decor. This unique supermarket experience is one of the region's main attractions at this Newington branch of the Norwalk-based store. Stew Leonard's is known for its high level of customer satisfaction with a policy that always proclaims the customer right. With a successful line of their own products, like coffees, cookies, tortilla chips and peanuts, you can easily do your shopping here or pick up a hand-decorated gift basket for a loved one.
307 Burnside Street East Hartford, CT 06108 +1 860 528 0716
The Makens Bemont House or the Huguenot House of 1761 was home to Lieutenant Edmund Bemont. The former dwelling was shifted to its present site at Martin Park in the 1970s. This mansion was restored by the Historical Society of East Hartford and transformed into a house museum. This museum showcases objects, furniture, furnishings and artefacts from the 18th as well as the early 19th Century.
Also known as Hartford Bridge, it is a stone arch bridge in Hartford, Connecticut. It is 1075 feet (328 meters) in length, and has nine spans. The bridge which was built in the year 1908, crosses the Connecticut River, and carries over 142,500 cars daily on an average basis. It is one of the largest stone arch bridges in the world, and one of the oldest in the Interstate Highway System. It is named after the late Governor and Senator Morgan Bulkeley.
The New England Civil War Museum in Vernon, Connecticut is located east of Hartford and is a wonderful small, volunteer-run museum dedicated to the role of New England and its inhabitants during the Civil War. It is housed inside of a lovely brick structure, Memorial Building, built in 1890 to honor veteran Union soldiers. The museum houses three different collections:the Hirst Brothers Collection of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, the Weston Collection of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and the Thomas F. Burpee Collection of the 21st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Visitors can check out the exhibits on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.
615 Silver Lane East Hartford, CT 06118 +1 860 727 8010
This new stadium, with a capacity of 40,000 people, is run by Madison Square Garden, and is the homeground of the University of Connecticut's Huskies. Chill out with your pals at a live music or dance concert. Watch your sports heroes in their trials and triumphs, in the company of your friends and family. Strike a deal with your partners or attend a conference with your business associates. Whether it's work or leisure, you can be sure that this is the right place to go to.
The Trash Museum in Hartford lets you take recycling and reusing to the extreme! This one-of-a-kind museum informs visitors of the history of garbage removal as well as watch live feed of the CRRA's recycling program.
Hartford's Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Connecticut's most notable residents. This 227-acre (92-hectare) cemetery has been open since 1864 and is one of the region's finest examples of rural cemetery architecture and landscaping. Some of the most notable residents interred here are J.P. Morgan and Katharine Hepburn. There are frequent tours of the cemetery grounds, so be sure to check out their website for the latest information.
Ridgebury Road Talcott Mountain State Park Simsbury, CT 06002 +1 860 424 3000(Tourist Information)
If one wishes to get a panoramic view of the Hartford Skyline and the Farmington River Valley, one needs to get to the height of 165 feet high Heublein Tower. Also featuring a great significance in the World War I, the visitors can get to the top of the observation room and get a beautiful picturesque view of the place.
Walk across the beautiful historic district and view the amazing mansion, The Hezekiah Chaffee House. This huge mansion is a historical home and features 15 rooms that are designed on the Georgian Colonial style of architecture. Currently the home is added to the register of National Historic Place as it serves as a historic museum from April to October, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ramada Plaza Hartford Downtown (formerly a Crowne Plaza property)
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The XL Center, formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center,
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