Connecticut for Families
The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art, a family-friendly attraction in Oakdale, Connecticut, delivers a fun variety of interactive experiences that kids adore. But parents be warned: The Dinosaur Place is one of the worst family entertainment values in New England.
Readers Share Thoughts About The Dinosaur Place in Connecticut
Dinosaur Place reviews from readers. Hear what travelers think of The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art, a family attraction in southeastern Connecticut.
Lake Compounce Photo Album
Lake Compounce photo album. Pictures of Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, CT.
Farmington Miniature Golf
Looking for family fun in Connecticut that costs less than a movie? Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor, located west of Hartford in the town of Farmington, provides competitive fun for children and adults.
Jonathan's Dream: A Playground for All Kids
Jonathan's Dream provides Hartford-area children of all abilities with a fun, free place to play. The 25,000-square-foot playground, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, remains as vibrant as it was when it debuted as a model play place for children with and without disabilities. Jonathan's Dream has inspired more than 80 Boundless Playgrounds in 21 states.
Send Your Christmas Cards from Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Connecticut, has one of the state's busiest post offices each December. Visitors come to decorate their holiday mail and Christmas cards with special cachet designs and the distinctive Bethlehem postmark. If you can't get to Bethlehem, you can still send greetings via the Bethlehem post office.
A Connecticut Castle
Here's everything you need to know to plan a visit to Gillette Castle, one of Connecticut's most unique landmarks. The estate once owned by eccentric actor William Gillette is now a Connecticut State Park with spectacular Connecticut River views, hiking trails and castle tours.
Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts: A Hair Razing Experience
Coaster Cuts is a new venture from Six Flags and a haircut experience kids will love. This review and photo tour of the first Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts, which opened in Connecticut in March 2009, will give you a preview of what to expect including Coaster Cuts prices, services and fun activities. Also find out about new Six Flags Rollercoaster Cuts locations opening near you.
New for 2009 at Lake Compounce
The nation's oldest amusement park and Connecticut's largest water park--Lake Compounce--is located in Bristol in the southwest corner of Hartford County, Connecticut, and for 2009, visitors will find extra enticements to visit the park including three new rides, plus old favorites like Boulder Dash: the longest, fastest wooden roller coaster on...
Step back in time to the era of ships and whaling in Connecticut. This recreated village features interpreters in character and interactive demonstrations.
Walk with the Dinosaurs
Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, is the location of one of the largest collections of fossilized dinosaur tracks in North America. Here's your guide to visiting this dinosaur attraction, located just south of Hartford.
Quassy Amusement Park a Survivor Among "Trolley Parks"
Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Connecticut, is one of America's last 11 surviving trolley parks, an old-fashioned family theme park that dates to simpler days when the trolley brought visitors to Lake Quassapaug for a day of fun and amusement. Here is a look at the history of Quassy Amusement Park, written by Ron Gustafson.
Between 1890 and 1930, about 6,000 carousels were made in the United States. Hartford, Connecticut, is fortunate to claim one of the only 200 or so that remain today. Ride the antique 1914 carousel in Hartford, Connecticut's Bushnell Park for only $1.
Play and Learn at Imagine Nation
What do you do when your two-year-old tells you in no uncertain terms that she does not want to leave the museum? For starters, if the museum is Imagine Nation in Bristol, Connecticut, you shouldn't be surprised!
A Museum for Munchkins
The Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester, Connecticut, is designed to appeal to the youngest of tots, as well as to the child in everyone. With an art gallery, interactive exhibits and a menagerie of rehabilitated animals, it’s a place for discovery and fun.
Photo Gallery: Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village
Christmas Village photo gallery. Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village in Torrington, Connecticut, has been a holiday tradition since 1947. These pictures and tips will help you plan your visit to this free holiday attraction, which enchants young and old each holiday season. At Christmas Village, and in this photo gallery, you'll see Santa Claus,...
Meet circus man P. T. Barnum, founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth," and his cast of characters at this Bridgeport museum.
The Children's Museum
The Science Center of Connecticut in West Hartford is now the Children's Museum, where kids can learn about our world through a variety of hands-on exhibits. The Children's Museum is also home to a planetarium and wildlife sanctuary.
Danbury Railway Museum
Visit the Danbury Railway Museum to learn about the history of trains and to even ride aboard one of the museum's old locomotives.
Norwalk, Connecticut, is home to this aquarium where you can get up close and personal with more than 1,000 marine animals. Check out the IMAX theater, too.
New England Air Museum
You'll see aircraft and engine displays and many other exhibits dedicated to aviation history at this museum in Windsor Locks. Check the museum's Web site for a schedule of Open Cockpit Sundays.
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
This Connecticut museum has a working farm, planetarium and observatory, nature and other exhibits and three miles of wooded hiking trails.
West Hartford's Westmoor Park
Westmoor Park photo gallery. Westmoor Park in West Hartford, Connecticut, is a fun, free place to take the kids. The 162-acre park is home to a demonstration farm, where kids can see barnyard animals including ducks, chickens, horses, llamas, cows, bunnies and more.
Action Wildlife: A Photo Tour
Action Wildlife photo tour. Action Wildlife in Goshen, Connecticut, is an affordable family day trip destination. This Northwest Connecticut attraction features: A drive-through safari. Exotic animals including some on the brink of extinction. A petting zoo. A museum-quality collection of mounted animals ranging from cuddly forest critters to...