ATTRACTIONS IN CONNECTICUT

There is such diversity in Connecticut’s attractions that it’s hard to single out a few. But here are some destinations, uniquely Connecticut, that may be of interest.

WORLD-CLASS FLY FISHING FROM RIVERTON TO FARMINGTON

The Farmington River is the premier trout fishery in the state. It is a bottom draw tailwater fishery that creates consistent water temperatures, water flows, and hatch activity.

LAKE COMPOUNCE, BRISTOL

Located in Bristol, this is the oldest, continuously-operating amusement park in North America, having its genesis more than 165 years ago in 1846! Among other famous attractions, Lake Compounce is home to the world’s #1 wooden roller coaster, built in 1927, as well as Connecticut’s largest water park. In the 1940s, the Starlite Ballroom hosted famous big bands including Tommy Dorsey’s featuring Frank Sinatra.

 

QUASSY AMUSEMENT PARK

Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury has delivering fun for over 100 years. Ride the famous wooden roller coaster, waterslides or carousel, then relax on the beach or hit the arcades. Quassy has great waterpark and kid size rides for the smaller set.

 

MYSTIC AQUARIUM

One of New England’s most popular destinations, Mystic Aquarium has attractions that range from exotic marine life collections to live animal shows to penguins. At Mystic Aquarium visitors come face-to-face with New England’s only beluga whales and sea lions. Enjoy a giant tank of luminous jellyfish and live footage from deep sea thermal vents with their own ecosystems.

THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN

Race your friends on the popular Go-Kart track or practice your swing in the batting cages. This North Haven game haven also offers a driving range and 9 or 18-hole mini-golf courses. Hit one of the biggest arcades in the state for video games, kids interactive games, skee ball and more at the Only Game in Town.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is proud to be the only steam train & riverboat connection in the country. We welcome visitors from all over to ride our railroad, relax aboard our riverboat, & join us for year round special events & excursions!