Return to Content

Best Classic Attractions in Connecticut | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

by in May 2013
Best Classic Attractions in Connecticut | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)
Print Friendly

There’s a lot to see in do in the Constitution State, but some activities really stand the test of time.¬†Read our picks for the best classic attractions in Connecticut.

BEST MUSICAL THEATRE
GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE, East Haddam
This wedding-cake lookalike is home to a Tony Award-winning stage. Man of La Mancha and Annie were pre-Broadway hits in this 398-seat theatre. Backstage tours further amaze. 6 Main St. 860-873-8668; goodspeed.org

BEST GARDEN CENTER
WHITE FLOWER FARM, Morris
Come for daffodil and tulip bulbs, easy-care perennials, heirloom seeds, and implements extraordinaire. This glorious garden center has been making life bloom beautifully for more than half a century. 168 Litchfield Road. 860-567-8789; whiteflowerfarm.com

BEST DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS
DINOSAUR STATE PARK, Rocky Hill
Dilophosaurus left its tracks behind here some 200 million years ago; today, there are also exhibits, movies, and a dramatic mural. The 60-acre park also includes plaster casting for dino-mighty souvenirs. 400 West St. 860-529-5816, 860-529-8423; dinosaurstatepark.org

BEST MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE
PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE, New Canaan
On a manicured landscape, this unparalleled example of mid-20th-century architecture is a see-through gem and a National Trust Historic Site. Tour Johnson’s art collections and study. 199 Elm St. 203-594-9884; philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

BEST ICE CREAM
UCONN DAIRY BAR, Storrs
Scoop up the basketball-championship team’s namesake: Husky Tracks. Or choose from more than two dozen flavors after watching the creamy confection being made at this midcampus spot. Always a winner. 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road. 860-486-1021; dairybar.uconn.edu

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Friday, April 26th, 2013
CVR1_YK0516_210h

Bring New England Home

Subscribe for 1 year for only $19.97!

A 44% saving!

BUY NOW!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

©2016, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111