Tours near Manchester
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- Unique park with creative gardens and statuary, some dating back to the 1920s. Aviary, playground, walking trails. Some visitors buy annual passes and visit frequently throughout the season.Written May 14, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This local area is well maintained and trails are good for all levels. If you can, try to explore during the fall foliage season or spring when the flora and fauna come to lifeWritten October 29, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There is something for everyone here. The music garden is a delight to hear all chime levels of expertise. And to think it's free to enjoy the park offerings is an extra plus.Written March 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This small, pretty museum is a fun place for kids to play. Although they have a few more educational exhibits, they're a small part of the museum, which is fine, as it encourages kids' growth and they might not have the attention span for anything more detailed. I've been here a couple of times over the years with friends and their kids, and it's definitely a place for slightly older kids. A friend took her year-old child here and he was overwhelmed with all the noise and activity. It's a small museum, and I haven't noticed much change over the years, but it's still a nice place to spend an afternoon.Written July 29, 2020
- I was born and brought up in Manchester and learned of the Cheney fame during my childhood. Last month we visited the original homestead and were very surprised. The Manchester Historical Society has done a wonderful job and all is well presented.
Very informative, and a great learning experience. Cannot believe after 70 plus years we finally made it here.Written April 24, 2020
- We love this place! Friendly, family establishment. Everyone is so welcoming and happy to see you. The beer is delicious and full of flavor. Something for everyone. Wine, Cider and DELICIOUS Gin and Tonics. The outside seating area is cool and comfortable and Covid Safe. There are heaters for the cooler autumn nights. When there is music or a food truck the atmosphere is so Manchester...the city of village charm! Just stop in for a visit. So quintessential Manchester. Did I tell you how delicious the beers are?Written November 8, 2020
- There were several boaters in their kayaks when we went during Connecticut's picturesque Fall. Many visitors were outside sitting on benches admiring the scenic views.Written October 25, 2022
- Beer is okay, and the decor with the live music is a nice atmosphere to hang out and do work and have average beer. There is a food truck outside so you can grab a bite to eat.Written February 4, 2020
- My husband and I have seen a few shows here, and we've had good experiences each time. It's a smaller theatre with a lot of local history, which adds to the overall quality of the performances. It's not a Broadway-level theatre, so if you're expecting plush seats, this is not the place for that. The seats are fold-outs, with snacks and beverages in the basement and a lot of time for intermission. Tickets are affordable and the performances are always pretty good.Written September 6, 2019
- Museum is located in an old firehouse and is full of original firetrucks dating back to 1911. Great to visit with kids and learn about fire enginesWritten November 10, 2018
- It has an great food court with a carousel, and most of the stores open at 11 am.
There is a good selection of clothing, books and hobby items, but i was sad at the lack of electronics stores (only the usual smartphone stores were open)
There is a plaza with a walmart and a few other stores nearby as well.Written June 20, 2021
- Went to a farm tour on a Saturday at the farm and was totally amazed by the experience. There were maybe 10 or 11 visitors in total with DJ and Tracy as the owner's and guides at the farm. We were also greeted by their friendly dogs, cat, and one of their baby goats. Then we visited the pig barn and got to see and visit with piglets of various ages as well as rabbits. After the barn we went into a large area with close to 50 goats, sheep, ponies, and turkeys. We got to hold baby goats and the turkey before moving on to their ducks where we could also hold those. The highlight was getting to visit with the very soft alpacas and getting to feed them before seeing the adult male pigs and cows.
In total the tour was supposed to be 90 minutes and it went longer than that, but we didn't complain as it meant more time visiting with the animals. All of which are super friendly and social. The farm is well maintained and the owners really care for the animals.
The tour was $20 and worth every cent. I don't know of any other place that you can go on a small group tour like this, get up close and personal with such a variety of animals, and get your photo taken with them. While other farms may have a specific purpose such as dairy cows or chickens, this farm appears to be catering to visitors. They do sell their duck eggs to local stores, but the rest of their animals seem to be more for attraction to visitors. It was nice to have such a variety of animals and get to hold so many of them.
Make sure to visit their facebook page to see when the tours are and how to reserve your spot. They also have other events catered toward specific animals such as goat yoga and piglet socialization.
Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty because you'll want to hold lots of animals and wear shoes that you don't mind stepping in goat poop with. And bring a camera to capture all the memories. They do have a sink at the end of the tour to wash your hands.
If it wasn't already obvious, I loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone that likes animals.Written July 16, 2019
- We’ve had many birthday parties here and have attending the kids climbing clubs every winter for many years. Lots of well thought out routes that change often. Great bouldering room.Written September 19, 2023
- The trail is nice for a long walk on a fall day. Plan on going back once the weather gets warmer and the ground is drier.Written April 1, 2017
- My wife and I stopped in one Sunday afternoon to try a flight and sample the food truck. Our beverages were delicious and served in a friendly manner. The food was ordered outside and you were notified by text when it was ready. Food was fantastic but as the trucks revolve week to week you'll have to check on who's there for your visit. We had grilled cheese with smoked pork and wings. Great atmosphere, beers and ciders. Well priced and easy to get to.Written February 11, 2020
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