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Hartford offers plenty of art and history
isiting Hartford is an experience in American history and culture. This capital of Connecticut was founded in 1625, making it one of New England's oldest cities. This city has an unwavering dedication to the arts. Nearly 200 organizations have pledged to promote and nurture cultural, heritage, and arts activities, which makes Hartford a major attraction for anyone looking to share their talents or simply enjoy those of others. Also inspiring this creative flavor is the area's many scenic rivers, waterways, and parks. If you're passionate about all kinds of history, then immerse yourself in New England's past by spending your day at one of the area's diverse museums. Enjoy historic watches and clocks at the American Clock & Watch Museum in nearby Bristol. Or how about exploring the early days of electronic communication, including radios, Morse code, and television, at the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut? Visit Hartford's oldest surviving house, the Butler-McCook House & Garden that was built in 1782 and is now home to the Main Street History Center. The Connecticut Trolley Museum lets visitors enjoy New England history while riding on a restored trolley. Then there's the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, which was established in 1842 and is America's oldest public art museum. Experience literary history at the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center, named after the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," or the Mark Twain House & Museum. The scenic beauty of the area should be viewed from Travelers Tower, a 34-story, 527-foot observation deck that's open from May-October. For more outdoor enjoyment, try the nature trails and arboretum at the Dinosaur State Park.
Recent Restaurant Reviews
“No one ever picks up the phone at this restaurant”
“Good comfort food in large portions. Veal dish was very good but the shrimp dish seemed a bit overdone. Sausage and peppers were fine. Service was attentive, prompt, and pleasant.”
“Ordered veal Parm very bland no flavor. The appetizer (escargot) much better than meals.”
“We travel from Upstate NY to visit Adolph's for their out of this world smoked Sausages and meats. The neighborhood's a littel rough, but we brave it to get the BEST kilbasi in the northeast. The ladies behind the coun... ”
“Terrific establishment from the minute we arrived, a host was there to open the door for us. We were promptly seated, our server was a very nice young lady to who explained to us there specials as well as some of her per... ”
“I love coming to Francescos for the great music, the Italian food, the cocktails and the overall experience. If you haven't been to Francesco's you better go there soon!!”
“I fortunately ate here despite being misled by the wrong menu posted on menupix,com. The food and service were great , prices were also reasonable with abundant portions. I am so glad we tried Nutshell and will definitel... ”
“Hey come and try it out I miss connecticut and this was a great pleasure to experence!
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“This past Monday a friend invited me and two of our book club ladies out to dinner, we all enjoyed our meal, and the prompt services we recived. The food was great, we also had a very nice waitress. I was most impress ... ”
“Great food, amazing prices, and excellent service from our waitress. Hands down best Portuguese's restaurant I have been to!”