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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN CONNECTICUT


Enders Falls Stone Building in Sleeping Giant State Park Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Connecticut!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Connecticut. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Airline State Park Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns 23 mile trail; one of the best rail trails in New England
American Clock and Watch Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum Bristol perhaps the finest museum of its kind
Dinosaur State Park & Museum Dinosaur Museum / Dinosaur Tracks Rocky Hill one of the largest dinosaur track sites in the U.S.A.
Enders Falls Waterfalls Granby one of the best waterfalls in Connecticut; swim hole
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Scenic Railroad / Boat Tours / Riverboat Tours Essex take a combined train ride & riverboat ride
Foxwoods Resort Casino Casino / Lodging Mashantucket 2nd best casino in New England (until MA builds one)
Gillette Castle State Park Castle Tours East Haddam tour an eccentric medieval-style castle
Goodspeed Opera House Theater / Opera East Haddam award-winning musical theatre
Hammonasset Beach State Park Beach Madison perhaps the best beach in Connecticut
Kent Falls State Park Waterfalls / Picnicking Kent one of the best waterfalls in CT; great picnicking
Lake Compounce & Crocodile Cove Amusement Park / Water Park Bristol old-fashioned theme park & water park
Mark Twain House & Museum Historic Home Tours / Famous Author Attraction Hartford site where many of Mark Twain's books were penned
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center History Museum / Native American Attraction Mashantucket best Native American museum in New England
Mohegan Sun Casino Casino / Lodging / Concerts Uncasville best casino in New England
Mystic Aquarium Aquarium / Animal Shows / Dolphin Attraction Mystic perhaps the top aquarium in New England
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America & the Sea Maritime Museum / Boat Tours Mystic excellent maritime museum; costumed interpreters
New Britain Museum of American Art Art Museum New Britain great medium-sized art museum
New England Air Museum Aircraft / Aviation Museum Windsor Locks three hangers full of historic aircraft
Philip Johnson Glass House, The Roadside Attraction / Offbeat / Unusual Museum New Canaan interesting glass house
Sleeping Giant State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Hamden good hiking trails and abandoned stone building
Submarine Force Museum, The Boat Museum / Military Museum Groton tour a submarine
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Art Museum Hartford nation's oldest public art museum
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Natural History Museum / Dinosaur Museum New Haven fossils/skeletons and Native American artifacts
Yale University College / University New Haven beautiful gothic Ivy-league university campus
Yale University Art Gallery Art Museum New Haven great medium-sized art museum

stone building in Sleeping Giant State Park
stone building in Sleeping Giant State Park

Enders Falls
Enders Falls

Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park
Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Connecticut that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Connecticut Science Center Science Museum Hartford

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