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50+ things to do in Connecticut

Updated 6:38 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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  • Connecticut is one of the smallest states in the country, but we pack a lot of punch into our 5,543 square miles. Here's a list of 50 of our favorite things to see and do in the state. Consider it a Connecticut Bucket List. Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments or email us at ed@ctnews.com. Photo: Geoffrey Holman, Getty Images / (c) Geoffrey Holman
    Connecticut is one of the smallest states in the country, but we pack a lot of punch into our 5,543 square miles. Here's a list of 50 of our favorite things to see and do in the state. Consider it a Connecticut Bucket List. Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments or email us at ed@ctnews.com.
    Photo: Geoffrey Holman, Getty Images

 

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To our readers: Thanks to your respones, we’ve added more sites to visit while you’re in Connecticut. Here's a list you can print out and take with you on your travels. Be sure to send us photos, and we’ll create a new gallery of your pictures out and about in Connecticut!

1. Pez Visitor Center, 35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange, CT 06477

2. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880

3. Mohawk Mountain, 46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, CT 06753

4. Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Ave., Essex, CT 06426

5. Connecticut Beer Trail located across CT

6. State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

7. Goodspeed Opera House, 20 Norwich Rd., East Haddam, CT 06423

8. Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382

9. Bear Mountain, Salisbury, CT

10. Thimble Islands, Branford, CT

11. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355

12. Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338

13. The Dinosaur Place, 1650 Hartford-New London Tpke Oakdale, CT 06370

14. Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854

15. Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105

16. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510

17. Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London, CT 06320

18. Woodbury Ski Area, 785 Washington Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798

19. P.T. Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 0660

20. Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave., Bristol, CT 06489

21. Philip Johnson Glass House, 199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840

22. Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610

23. Sail Long Island Sound The body of water between Connecticut's shoreline and Long Island

24. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877

25. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Rd. West, Norfolk, CT 06058

26. Attend a Bluefish game, 500 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604

27. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103

28. Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, 161 Brownstone Ave., Portland, CT 06480

29. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371

30. Connecticut Wine Trail throughout Connecticut

31. Castle Craig, 199 Notch Road, Meriden, Connecticut 06451

32. Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903

33. Hot Air Balloon Festival, 197 South Washington St., Plainville, CT 06062

34. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830

35. Catch a Connecticut Sun's game, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382

36. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT 06489

37. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford, CT 06105

38. West Rock, 200 Mount Camel Avenue Hamden, CT 06518

39. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355

40. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven, CT

41. Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

42. Jones' Family Farm, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT 06484

43. Captain's Cove Boardwalk, 1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605

44. Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443

45. Gillette Castle, 67 River Rd., East Haddam, CT 06423

46. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06520

47. Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109

48. Boothe Memorial Park & Museum, 5800 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614

49. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475

50. Clinton Crossing, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT 06413

51. Barker Museum, 1188 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410

52. Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604