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Best Classic Attractions in Connecticut | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

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

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 article 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.

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