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Bristol, Connecticut is a suburban town 15 minutes southwest of Hartford and 1:45 northeast of New York City. It is limited in growth by its inconvenience to CT's major highways (I-84 and I-91), yet is still large enough to possess everything a person would need - Wal Mart, Stop & Shop, Home Depot, and Wendy's!
Some notable attractions in Bristol:
Home to ESPN, which is conveniently located four miles off of I-84, exit 31. They are gated and guarded and do not offer tours.
It has Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously run amusement park in the US. It also has the oldest operating wooden rollercoaster, which if you ride, you will be more than certain your life is imminently ending. In case this is too exciting or you are over 80 years of age, Bristol also is home to the American Clock and Watch Museum and the Carousel Museum. Both will knock your socks off with geriatric glee.
The town also hosts the Eastern Regional Little League Baseball Tournament every year in early August. This 2 week long event features the 9 northeastern states' best 12 year old baseball players in games to decide who will advance to Williamsport, PA for the World Championships. The games are a good time for families or anybody who enjoys warm summer evenings (games are played under the lights), $1 hot dogs for dinner, cold fountain sodas, and pure amatuer athletic competition.