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The strangers on Alfred Hitchcock's most famous train began their journey at Danbury, Connecticut's main station, along with thousands of other travelers over time. Now converted into the Danbury Railway Museum, the station and yards are open to visitors, with a collection of historic railroad cars and equipment. Just a few miles outside of the city's pretty historic center is Bear Mountain Reservation, a quiet forest parkland with hiking trails overlooking the calm waters of Candlewood Lake.

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Tarrywile Park & Mansion
Tarrywile Park & Mansion
Attraction type: Parks; Hiking Trails
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Danbury Railway Museum
Danbury Railway Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Military Museum of Southern New England
Military Museum of Southern New England
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Bear Mountain Reservation
Bear Mountain Reservation
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Owner description: The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Danbury's past. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and... more Owner description: The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Danbury's past. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary rider House 9c.1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio, the old King Street Schoolhouse, the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building contains the museum offices and a research library. The Danbury Museum and Historical Society has evolved out of efforts to preserve endangered historic properties. One of the City's oldest structures, the Rider House on Main Street, would have been demolished in 1941 to make way for a gas station had it not been for the intervention of concerned citizens (including the Mary Wooster DAR Chapter). After raising money to purchase this property, these citizens found the Danbury Historical and Arts Center. A merger, in 1947, between the Scott-Fanton Museum and the Danbury Historical and Arts Center, saw the creation of the Danbury Scott Fanton Museum & Historical Society Inc. During the 1950's and 60's, the museum acquired the John Dodd Shop, the Ward House, the Charles Ives birthplace, two one room schoolhouses and erected Huntington Hall, where many of its exhibits have been displayed. In 2004, theMuseum was thrilled to add the Marian Anderson Studio to its collection. Famed opera singer Marian Anderson lived in danbury for over 50 years. It was moved to the Main Street campus of the museum in 1999. Restoration of the studio was completed in early 2004. 2006 saw the merger of the Danbury Scott Fanton Museum with the City of Danbury and a new entity was born on July 1, 2008 . . . the Danbury Museum and Historical Society Authority. Tours of the historic buildings on our Main Street campus are available on Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the winter season. Check our website regularly for updates, news and events or to sign up for our email newsletter. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Barbarie's Black Angus Grill
Barbarie's Black Angus Grill
Ranked #1 of 277 Restaurants in Danbury
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ibiza Tapas
Ibiza Tapas
Ranked #2 of 277 Restaurants in Danbury
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mezon Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Mezon Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 277 Restaurants in Danbury
Cuisines: Bar, Spanish, Latin
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rosy Tomorrows
Rosy Tomorrows
Ranked #4 of 277 Restaurants in Danbury
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stanziato's Wood Fired Pizza
Stanziato's Wood Fired Pizza
Ranked #5 of 277 Restaurants in Danbury
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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The Milestone Inn
The Milestone Inn
$70 - $98
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Woodbury
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Danbury
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Danbury
$98 - $142
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Danbury
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Ethan Allen Hotel
3.5 of 5
Ethan Allen Hotel
$129 - $170
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Danbury
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Hilton Garden Inn Danbury
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Danbury
$132 - $239
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Danbury
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Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury
4.0 of 5
Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury
$146 - $286
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Danbury
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Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa
4.5 of 5
Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa
$773 - $1,879
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Washington
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