The Spirit of the Old West
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BRIDGEPORT Tourist Attractions in Bridgeport Connecticut
      Barnum Museum
      Discovery Museum
      Housatonic Museum of Art
      Beardsley Zoo

BRISTOL Tourist Attractions in Bristol Connecticut
     American Clock & Watch Museum
     The New England Carousel Museum
     Lake Compounce

BROOKFIELD Tourist Attractions in Brookfield Connecticut
     The Brookfield Craft Center

CANTON Tourist Attractions in Canton Connecticut
     Roaring Brook Nature Center



CHESHIRE Tourist Attractions in Cheshire Connecticut
     
The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum

CHESTER Tourist Attractions in Chester Connecticut
     
Goodspeed Opera House



COS COB Tourist Attractions in Cos Cob Connecticut

     
Bush-Holley Historic Site



COVENTRY Tourist Attractions in Coventry Connecticut

     
Nathan Hale Homestead



CROMWELL Tourist Attractions in Cromwell Connecticut

     Amy's Udder Joy Exotic Animal Farm Park & Nature Center

DANBURY Tourist Attractions in Danbury Connecticut
     Danbury Museum and Historical Society
     Military Museum of Southern New England
     Danbury Railway Museum

ESSEX Tourist Attractions in Essex Connecticut
      Connecticut River Museum

FARMINGTON Tourist Attractions in Farmington Connecticut
     Hill-Stead Museum

GREENWICH Tourist Attractions in Greenwichl Connecticut
      Bruce Museum

GROTON Tourist Attractions in Groton Connecticut
     USS Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum

HAMDEN Tourist Attractions in Hamden Connecticut
     
The Eli Whitney Museum

HARTFORD Tourist Attractions in Hartford Connecticut

      Attractions in Hartford Connecticut Attractions What to see in Hartford Connecticut - What to do in Hartford Connecticut
                        Colt's Patent Manufacturing Company - Hartford Connecticut

      The Connecticut Historical Society 
      Museum of Political Life, University of Hartford 
      Wadsworth Atheneum  
      Hammonasset Beach State Park
      Wadsworth Atheneum
      Gillette Castle
      Old State House
      Harriet Beecher Stowe House
     Antiquarian & Landmarks Society
      The Mark Twain House
      Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride
      Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine
      Prudence Crandall House Museum

IVORYTON Tourist Attractions in Ivoryton Connecticut
        The Company of Fifers and Drummers- The Museum of Fife & Drum   

LAKEVILLE Tourist Attractions in Lakeville Connecticut
     
Lime Rock Park

MANCHESTER Tourist Attractions in Manchester Connecticut
     
LUTZ Children's Museum

MASHANTUCKET Tourist Attractions in Mashantucket Connecticut
        Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center  


MIDDLEBURY Tourist Attractions in Middlebury Connecticut
        Timexpo Museum 
     Golden Age of Trucking Museum
     Quassy Amusement Park

MIDDLETOWN Tourist Attractions in Middletown Connecticut
         Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University  

MILFORD Tourist Attractions in Milford Connecticut
      Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center

MYSTIC Tourist Attractions in Mystic Connecticut
      Mystic Seaport Museum 
      Mystic Aquarium
      Mystic Seaport

NEW BRITAIN Tourist Attractions in New Britain Connecticut
     New Britain Museum of American Art
     New Britain Youth Museum

NEW CANAAN Tourist Attractions in New Canaan Connecticut
      New Canaan Nature Center

NEW HAVEN Tourist Attractions in New Haven Connecticut

      Winchester Repeating Arms Company - New Haven Connecticut Attractions - What to see in New Haven Connecticut - What to do in New Haven Connecticut
                        Winchester Repeating Arms Company - New Haven Connecticut

      Yale Center for British Art     
      Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
      Yale University Art Gallery
      Peabody Museum of Natural History
      Freedom Schooner Amistad
      The Yale Center for British Art
      Yale University Art Gallery
      Shubert Performing Arts Center

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NEW LONDON Tourist Attractions in New London Connecticut
     Lyman Allyn Art Museum
     DNA EpiCenter

NIANTIC Tourist Attractions in Niantic Connecticut
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

NORWALK Tourist Attractions in Norwalk Connecticut
     Stepping Stones Museum for Children
     The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
     The Maritime Aquarium
     Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail

OLD LYME Tourist Attractions in Old Lyme Connecticut
     Florence Griswold Museum

RIDGEFIELD Tourist Attractions in Ridgefield Connecticut
          The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art  

ROCKY HILL Tourist Attractions in Rocky Hill Connecticut
     Dinosaur State Park

SIMSBURY Tourist Attractions in Simsbury Connecticut
      International Skating Center of Connecticut
          
SOMERS Tourist Attractions in Somers Connecticut
          Somers Mountain Museum of Natural History and Primitive Technology  

STONY CREEK Tourist Attractions in Stony Creek Connecticut
     
Captain Bob's Thimble Island Tours

STORRS Tourist Attractions in Storrs Connecticut
         
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry  



STAMFORD Tourist Attractions in Stamford Connecticut
      Stamford Museum & Nature Center

THOMASTON Tourist Attractions in Thomaston Connecticut
     Railroad Museum of New England

WASHINGTON Tourist Attractions in Washington Connecticut
     Route 169

WATERBURY Tourist Attractions in Waterbury Connecticut
     Mattatuck Museum
     Timexpo® Museum

WEST HARTFORD Tourist Attractions in West Hartford Connecticut
     The Children's Museum

WILLIMANTIC Tourist Attractions in Willimantic Connecticut
      Windham Textile & History Museum

WILTON Tourist Attractions in Wilton Connecticut
     Weir Farm National Historic Site

WINDSOR Tourist Attractions in Windsor Connecticut
     Vintage Radio & Communications Museum

WINDSOR LOCKS Tourist Attractions in Windsor Locks Connecticut
     The New England Air Museum

WOODBERRY Tourist Attractions in Woodberry Connecticut
      Glebe House & Gertrude Jekyll Garden
     Flanders Nature Center

WOODSTOCK Tourist Attractions in Woodstock Connecticut
     Roseland Cottage

NATIONAL PARKS in Connecticut
     Appalachian National Scenic Trail
     Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers
     Weir Farm National Historic Site

     Where to Go Birding in Connecticut !

               Bird Watching in Connecticut - American Bird Center
            Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
            Audubon Center in Greenwich 
            Archbold Biological Center
            Birding Connecticut - by Mary Scott 
            Birding Hotspots in ConnecticutConnecticut Ornithological Association
            Connecticut Audubon at Pomfret Farms
            Connecticut Audubon at Trail Wood
            Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum (Birdcraft Sanctuary)
            Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield
            Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury
            Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point
            Connecticut Audubon Ragged Hill Woods
            Connecticut CENTER AT HARTFORD
            Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Kids Page         
            Great Florida Birding Trail
            Lake Istokpoga
   
           Connecticut Audubon Sanctuaries
                 - Edward Steichen Memorial Wildlife Perserve Chestnut Woods Road, Redding
                 - Elsa Feiler Denburg Woodland Conservation Area Burr Street, Fairfield
                 - Grace Robinson Nature Sanctuary Lords Highway, Weston
                 - H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Perserve and Christmas Tree Farm Sasco Creek Rd., Westport
                 - Haagenson Preserve 137 Creek Row, East Haddam
                 - Haddam Wildflower Gorge Route 151 & Hurd Park Road, Haddam
                 - Hayes Meadow Tidal Marsh Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield
                   Helen Carlson Wildlife Sanctuary and Cranberry Bog - Mattabeseck Audubon Society 
                 - Jane & George Pratt Valley Preserve Cascades Road, Bridgewater
                 - John W. Field Sanctuary Old Academy Road, Fairfield
                 - Morgan R. Chaney Sanctuary Turner Road, Montville
                 - Richard G. Croft Memorial Preserve Norfolk Road, Goshen
           Roaring Brook Nature Center
        Sharon Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary 
           Stamford Museum & Nature Center
 
    National Wildlife Refuges in Connecticut
            S. B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge
            Silvio Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Conservancy of Connecticut
            Nature Conservancy of Connecticut
                                          Ayers Gap Preserve, Franklin
                                          Devil's Den Preserve, Weston and Redding
                                          Hollenbeck Preserve
                                          Iron Mountain Preserve, Kent
                                          Poquetanuck Cove Preserve, Ledyard
                                          Selden Creek Preserve, Lyme
                                          Sunny Valley Preserve

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