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  • Bobby W
    Longview, TX116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the Living History Tour with Olivia as our guide back to the late 1880s. She was excellent as Susie, the eldest daughter of Samuel Clemons. Her presentation was very lively and included both a selection on the piano and a vocal rendition. We highly recommend this tour.
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • Elisa T
    Woodbury, CT11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Year’s Eve out with my husband. Spent the day at the museum before dinner. Beautiful museum with an eclectic variety of art.
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Chris P
    Cromwell, CT98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I went to see the Hartford Stage's annual performance (series) of A Christmas Carol. The performance was extraordinary, the actors were great, they brought new life to this wonderful classic. They theater is comfortable and every seat is a good seat. Highly recommended.
    Written December 12, 2023
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  • harryatkck
    Kansas City, KS988 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been to 49 state capital buildings & this is one of the most beautiful & ornate we have seen. The inside was under renovation when we were there, but there was still plenty to see. The House of Representatives has been restored to its original decor & it is gorgeous. There are many historical items to include regimental flags of Connecticut units from the Revolution to today on display you can see. Parking is limited close to the building, but I was able to buy an hours' worth of pay parking close to the entrance for only $1. I even put it on my credit card. If you're in Hartford, this is a must see.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Sally W
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My sister & I visited the CT Science Center with our kids ages 12-2 & we all loved it. It was a Wednesday & not too busy at all, some rooms were completely empty. The one disappointing part was how the security guard screamed at her 10yo son, he was going to grab a water bottle that we left behind and ran to grab it not thinking. Nonetheless, it definitely didn't warrant her to scream at him. We used the parking garage directly under the center, & it was only $6 for the day. We went back to our car to eat lunch, but there is a big Subway on the first floor in the center. Overall, we had a great day & I would definitely recommend a visit-so much to see and do.
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Ed W
    Ridgefield, CT21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice ballpark. Easy to reach. Parking is very reasonable and nearby. Extremely family friendly. Staff is welcoming. Went to a game on a beautiful evening and there was a fireworks show after the game. Great experience.
    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Emily M
    United States1,273 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to walk around. It was a little too hot for comfort on the day we were there, but we still enjoyed it. Great views of the capitol.
    Written December 19, 2021
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  • MMK125
    Pomfret, CT82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    “Mrs. Doubtfire” was wonderful. I loved everything about the show. The cast was outstanding. Definitely go see the national tour of this fantastic show
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Big Mike
    Manlius, NY425 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    house and gift shop play a nice tribute to the life and literary work that she did. A must do if you are there to visit the Mark Twain museum
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Maps686508
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small museum on the west end of Hartford. The museum displays artifacts, pictures, and items from different time periods of Connecticut history. Visiting this museum was very convenient for me because it's so close to where I live. I would recommend visiting this museum to anyone interested in history, or anyone with children.
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI929 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spending a day in Hartford, we stopped at Cedar Hill to pay homage to some American greats: Katharine Hepburn, JP Morgan and Family, Samuel Colt, and artist WIlliam Glackens. As we drove into the grounds, we found a kiosk with brochure to make your visit enjoyable. The Guide for Visitors contains a map clearly showing the locations of the final resting places for 26 notables interred there. There a brochure for an audio tour as well as one listing all the tours and events at the cemetery this season. We easily found the monuments we wanted to see and enjoyed the nicely groomed grounds. It is a lovely serene space to wonder about...enjoying the art of the monuments and the stories they can tell.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Maureen M
    Avon, CT36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very pleasant place to watch a movie, view art and attend a lecture or show.
    They also have a great little bar!
    Not the easiest place to locate but once you’re there, it is wonderful.
    Written February 11, 2024
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