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Carriage House Theater

← Attractions  Carriage House Theater Home to the HartBeat Ensemble, the Carriage House Theater houses community-focused performances and improv. Plus it’s a short walk from the Mark Twain House. Aaaaaand scene. Photos lovingly borrowed from The HartBeat Ensemble. VISIT THEM 360 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 548-9144 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop

Ducks on the Ave

← Attractions / Shops & Services Ducks on the Ave What is duckpin bowling you ask? Turns out it has absolutely nothing to do with ducks, like at all. It’s like regular bowling, but without the finger holes. And with smaller pins. AND you’re allowed three throws instead of two. This joint is the bomb […]

A. Everett Austin House

← Attractions A. Everett Austin House It isn’t fake. It’s real, and it’s spectacular. The largest object in the Wadsworth’s collection is the former West End home of Chick Austin, the museum’s director from 1927-1944. It’s a National Historic Landmark and you can take a tour for a $25 contribution to the Sarah Goodwin Austin […]

Hartford Yard Goats

← Attractions Hartford Yard Goats Voted best Double-A ballpark in 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022. Yowza. This crown jewel of minor league stadiums houses the Colorado Rockies affiliate, Hartford Yard Goats. Photos borrowed lovingly from Mike Wolfe. VISIT THEM 1214 Main StreetHartford, CT 06103 (860) 246-4628 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop

Bushnell Park Carousel

← Attractions Bushnell Park Carousel It’s not every city that has a fully restored wooden carousel circa 1914 with 36 hand carved jumper horses, 12 stationary horses, 2 chariots and a Wurlitzer 153 band organ smack dab in the middle of a public park. Photos lovingly borrowed from Bushnell Park Foundation. VISIT THEM 1 Jewell […]

Hartford Wolf Pack

← Attractions Hartford Wolf Pack You can get hot dogs for as cheap as a $1 and teach your kids about bullying whenever a fight breaks out on the ice. Photos lovingly borrowed from Hartford Wolf Pack. VISIT THEM 1 Civic Center PlazaHartford, CT 06103 (860) 722-9425 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

← Attractions Connecticut Museum of Culture and History CMCH houses a genealogy research center, a library, and a museum where you can walk a really interesting timeline of Connecticut history. Photos lovingly borrowed from Connecticut Historical Society. VISIT THEM 1 Elizabeth StreetHartford, CT 06105 (860) 236-5621 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop

Connecticut Science Center

← Attractions Connecticut Science Center The Connecticut Science Center is totally amazing. You can try to make a computer fart, play basketball against a robot AND give a dummy a concussion.  There’s a sports lab, a 3D theater, and the coolest exhibits. TIPS FOR MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT:Don’t bring a stroller the size of a Hummer. Pack […]

Wadsworth Atheneum

← Attractions Wadsworth Atheneum There are some unbelievably famous paintings in this humungous and spectacular building. Like, dorm room poster famous. Bragging: It’s America’s oldest continuously operating public art museum. Photos lovingly borrowed from the Wadsworth. VISIT THEM 600 Main StreetHartford, CT 06103 (860) 278-2670 Facebook-f Instagram Desktop