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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Bristol
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on... more » Owner description: Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the country. Over 1500 timekeepers are on display and many chime & strike on the hour. The museum boasts one of the largest displays of American-made timepieces in the world. The special exhibit for 2014 is called "Cultivating a Collection: Discovering Treasures." The exhibit examines the collections of private collectors as well as new pieces that have been discovered and added to the museum's collection. Designated as one of Connecticut's cultural treasures, the museum has been a destination in Connecticut for over 60 years. The museum is housed in an 1801 home with an authentic American sundial garden. The museum gift shop has a wide variety of clock-related gifts and books. Open April 26th through December 2014. The museum is open seven days a week, 10:00a.M. To 5:00p.M. Museum members admitted FREE, Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 8-17 $3, Children under 8 admitted FREE. Group tour rates available for 10 or more visitors. Call for details. « less
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Bristol
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming... more » Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy catering pavilions and plenty of room to host your next birthday, party, family reunion, and corporate event! Lake Compounce combines unique and exciting thrill rides and coasters for all ages with a full-sized water park—all for one low price. As the park continues to delight families from all around the New England area and beyond, the balance of evolution and tradition continues to play an important role at the nation’s first amusement park. « less
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Bristol
Owner description: This 33,000 sq. ft. restored hosiery factory is the home of the New England Carousel Museum nestled in the heart of downtown... more » Owner description: This 33,000 sq. ft. restored hosiery factory is the home of the New England Carousel Museum nestled in the heart of downtown Bristol, Connecticut, half way between NY City and Boston. This magnificent, unique Museum is worth the visit. In addition to antique, wooden carousel pieces the Museum has a new working carousel, a carousel restoration workshop,a Museum of Fire History, a Museum of Greek Culture, the Glo Sessions Fine Art Gallery, a changing art gallery, a children's craft center and a gift shop. The Museum is a great place to host a wedding, bar mitzvahs, receptions, performances, dances, meetings and much more with many options that accommodate everything from a bridal shower for 30 people to a sit down dinner for 230 people in our banquet hall. « less
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Bristol
Category: Children's Museums
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Bristol
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Bristol
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Figure of actor Bela Lugosi as "Count Dracula" at The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, CT. Open weekends... more » Owner description: Figure of actor Bela Lugosi as "Count Dracula" at The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, CT. Open weekends during October, since 1966 « less
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Bristol
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