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Things to do in Mystic

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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Ships
Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of all things maritime, where... more » Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of all things maritime, where there is a multitude of things to see and do. America's largest maritime museum, the complex comprises a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, exhibit galleries and a shipyard with the most extensive collection of boats in the U.S. « less
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Ships
Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Bridges

The Bascule bridge is a small wonder of the world. While you will find it interesting just to walk across it to the many shops and resturants on either side, try to schedule a few... more »

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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature... more » Owner description: Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature is more amazing than the last. Exhibits put you in close proximity to whales, penguins, sea lions and a 30,000-gallon tank, where exotic fish from around the world strut their stuff. « less
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy... more » Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60 small shops or dine in one of this charming setting's many eateries. « less
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Owner description: Where does the famous giggling ghost of Mystic visit dining guests? What practice in the 1800’s kept spirits out of people’s... more » Owner description: Where does the famous giggling ghost of Mystic visit dining guests? What practice in the 1800’s kept spirits out of people’s homes effectively? What local ghost left footprints on the floor of a well known establishment? Find out all this and more legends and spooks when you take a Seaside Shadows Downtown Mystic tour. Connecticut native, and sensitive to the other side, Courtney McInvale Reardon, takes you by lantern light to all the local Mystic haunts. Having experienced the paranormal since growing up haunted in her childhood home, investigated by the famous Warren family, Courtney will share the secrets of the unexplained with her guests, and teach them the little known facts about ghostly apparitions and the darker history that surrounds the Mystic Country. Guests will learn about events from the 1600’s to the present that developed into spooky tales and active spirits. Tours take off at 7 PM Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout most of the year. Tours of Old Mystic will be included in our schedule and Special Events are held at confirmed haunted locations throughout the year. Winter hours are more limited, and Halloween week hours are more extensive. Details, including our Events Calendar/Tour schedule and tickets available for purchase can be found on our website. « less
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit... more » Owner description: Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit organization created by an artist colony in 1913, the association boasts a membership of over 1,200 artists. Travelers can partake of one-day workshops or enjoy a day on the town while their children are educated and entertained in art classes. « less
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Theaters; Educational Sites; Natural History Museums
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Mystic
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: History Museums; Ships; Educational Sites
Owner description: The storied 19th-century schooner was replicated in a $3.1-million project undertaken by Mystic Seaport shipwrights. Steven... more » Owner description: The storied 19th-century schooner was replicated in a $3.1-million project undertaken by Mystic Seaport shipwrights. Steven Spielberg's controversial 1997 film, "Amistad," shed new light on the ship's history: en route from Havana, 53 West African slaves fought a bloody battle to take over the slave ship, only to be recaptured in America before they were eventually freed. « less
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Mystic
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Located in the heart of Olde Mistick Village and surrounded by 60 specialty shops you'll find The Cornerstone Playhouse. 243... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Olde Mistick Village and surrounded by 60 specialty shops you'll find The Cornerstone Playhouse. 243 exceptional seats, each with a perfect unobstructed view of the stage where an exceptional cast of diverse performers have an opportunity to do what they do best - Make people happy! « less
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