Sightseeing in Meriden

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

$24 $14

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Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

Race and After Party for Two, Three, or Four by New Haven Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 20 (50% Off)

Urban Scavenger Race

New Haven

$100 $50

Teams take on dares and seek out locations around New Haven; includes goody bag, costume contest and after party with food & drink specials

Harbor or Sunset Cruise for 1 or 2 from Schooner Inc (Up to 45% Off)

Schooner Inc

New Haven

$30 $17

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The Quinnipiack, central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship, glides across the New Haven harbor, offering relaxing views

$12 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

Ghosts of New Haven

Downtown

$25 $12

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

$299.25 $99

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 70% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $16

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

90-Minute Weekday or Thursday Evening Sunset Schooner Cruise from Connecticut River Museum (Up to 36% Off)

Connecticut River Museum

Essex Village

$60 $39

Take in the Connecticut River's wildlife and surrounding landmarks while aboard a schooner

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

$130 $49

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

$18 $11

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More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

Electric-Bike Vineyard Tour for One or Two from Treasure Cove Resort Marina (Up to 59% Off)

Treasure Cove Resort Marina

Riverhead

$199 $92

During a four-hour self-guided vineyard tour, customers explore the North Fork Wine Trail en route to vineyards aboard an electric bike

Coach Service from NYC or Long Island for One, Two, or Four from 7Bus (Up to 38% Off)

7Bus

Multiple Locations

$11 $7

Passengers relax in leather seats on bus equipped with free WiFi and personal power outlets during trip from Manhattan to Long Island

Admission for Two or a One-Year Family Membership at The Long Island Museum (50% Off)

The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook

$18 $9

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Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Long Island's past with art, carriages, and cultural artifacts

Visits or Memberships at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

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Founded in 1903, New Britain Museum of American Art was designated the first museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to American artwork. Upon its founding, wealthy industrialist John Butler Talcott endowed the museum with a hefty sum of gold bonds and bottled phoenix tears with which to purchase modern oil paintings. The collection blossomed to include other artistic media over time, and it now consists of more than 10,000 works spanning more than three centuries of American creative endeavor. The museum's permanent collections showcase works by noted American artists ranging from Norman Rockwell to John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keeffe. Along with rotating exhibitions and borrowed collections, the museum showcases work by emerging artists.

56 Lexington St
New Britain,
CT
US

Southington's past is perfectly preserved within the restored home of Bradley and Leila Barnes?known today as the Barnes Museum?, where guests can peruse 17 rooms filled with antique furniture and personal belongings dating back to 1836. There, guests may feel they've stepped back in time, whether they're admiring the lace dresses, top hats, and other fashions of the times, or perusing Captain Andrew Upson's Civil War letters to find examples of old-timey emoticons. Even the plants surrounding the house have became a historical collection of sorts. A local Eagle Scout recently recreated the house's gardens as they were in 1922, guided by an article published in Country Homes magazine.

85 N Main St
Southington,
CT
US

With three floors of interactive exhibits, Imagine Nation keeps tykes aged 2–10 and their parents engaged for hours of synapse-firing fun. Tunnels filled with natural decor await youngsters in the museum's indoor jungle-themed playscape, where they can shake excess energy out of their bounding legs in preparation for naptime or hibernation season. In the ESPN center, kids can pretend to be sportscasters as they sit behind the desk of a model TV set, replete with real equipment from the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

The museum also boasts a health exhibit in which children can don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and an operation table, ideal for parents trying to nudge their child toward a career as a hypochondriac. After whippersnapper's minds have been blown learning about the cosmos at the space exhibit, they can unwind with drinks and snacks at the old-fashioned soda fountain, which winds the clock back to the 1940s with the help of a player piano.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol,
CT
US

American Clock & Watch Museum’s staff and visitors never have to worry about keeping track of time. Inside a Federal-style home originally built in 1801, curators display more than 1,500 clocks and watches from a collection of more than 5,500, making it one of the largest in the world behind the legion of wristwatches glued together to form Big Ben. Guest curators showcase timepieces from different eras and manufacturers, from antique clocks to art deco accessories made in the Jazz era. Visitors can admire clock maintenance in action on the first and third Friday of each month when the “Ol’ Cranks” wind more than 70 of the museum's historic items. Visitors can also learn more about their own antique treasures by consulting with the museum staff during scheduled evaluation events.

100 Maple St
Bristol,
CT
US

Once, antique wooden carousels dominated parks around the country, delighting kids and adults with jaunty music and exquisite craftsmanship. Today, the experts at the New England Carousel Museum preserve those bygone playtimes for future generations, acquiring and restoring old-fashioned carousels and carousel memorabilia to educate the public on these vintage treasures. In addition to its restoration and exhibition work, the museum also houses an art gallery hosts educational programs for families that can include visits from collectors of other pieces of Americana such as quilts and dolls.

95 Riverside Ave
Bristol,
CT
US

Timexpo: Inside a brass mill built in 1854, the Timex Museum traces the story of the famous watch brand and its impact on modern timekeeping, starting from its inception as Waterbury Clock Company in 1854. Here, visitors learn about the heritage of Timex through modern and interactive exhibits and discover how the watch company turned Waterbury into a landmark.

  • Size: three floors of time-related exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: a vast collection of clocks and pocket watches, all manufactured in Waterbury since the mid-1800s, when everyone stopped wearing their wall clocks on neck chains
  • Permanent Mainstay: an exhibit focusing on the ever-popular vintage Timex torture-test ads and their famous slogan "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
  • Don't Miss: though seemingly unrelated to timepieces, the Time Tunnel archaeology exhibit is based on discoveries of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who found interesting and peculiar connections between seemingly disparate cultures
  • Hidden Gem: the company's iconic Mickey Mouse watches are highlighted in their own exhibit
  • Hands-On Experiments: guests can decorate and assemble a working clock or participate in an assembly line and create a paper wristwatch
  • Pro Tip: at the museum store, you can not only buy Timex watches, but also get your watch battery or strap replaced
  • While You?re in the Neighborhood: the American Clock & Watch Museum in nearby Bristol also keeps a collection of pieces from Waterbury Clock Company
175 Union St
Waterbury,
CT
US