Things To Do In Waterbury

Chocolate Experience and Tour for Two or Four at Fascia’s Chocolates (Up to 48% Off)

Fascia's Chocolates

Waterbury

Learn about where chocolate comes from, participate in tastings, make a chocolate bar with custom toppings, and enjoy gelato made on-site.

$26 $15

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$10 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

$24 $10

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Thunder Martial Art Academy & Sports Fitness (45% Off)

Thunder Martial Art Academy & Sports Fitness

Watertown

From the merchant: you get unlimited classes for one month. try out every class we offer

$159 $87

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12- or 20-Lap Racing Experience at The Racing School (Up to 52% Off)

The Racing School

Multiple Locations

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

$289 $139

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial Arts Classes at East Coast Training Systems (Up to 76% Off)

East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

$115 $28

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Five Fitness Classes at Chase Fitness, LLC (45% Off)

Chase Fitness, Llc

Waterbury

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $22

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at The Charland Institute of Karate & Fitness (63% Off)

The Charland Institute of Karate & Fitness

Watertown

Burn calories and de-stress during one-hour kickboxing classes that teach self-defense, discipline, and centeredness

$40 $15

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 87% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$140 $19

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

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

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

$24 $14

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Membership for Two or Household Membership to Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center (Up to 52% Off)

Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center

Waterford

Historical building perched on Mohawk River houses collection of locally-focused exhibits and artifacts

$30 $15

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Steve Miller Band at Palace Theater on Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Steve Miller Band

Palace Theater

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Classic rockers behind “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Joker,” and “Space Cowboy” treat fans to both hits and new tunes

$70.50 $35

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Alton Brown Live! at Palace Theatre on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Alton Brown Live

Palace Theater

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Host of Good Eats takes to the stage for a comic, interactive cooking show with live music

$50.50 $30.30

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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

More than 560 horses come to life when you ignite the engine inside one of The Racing School's authentic stock cars. The ensuing roar engulfs the entire vehicle, and your body rumbles as you grab the steering wheel and look towards the track. No stop signs. No pace cars. Just grip the steering wheel and drive?a race-car driver is born.

The Racing School has facilitated more than 14 years of thrilling moments just like this (and documented many of them on video). The staff here consists of current and former professional racers, who teach novices how to handle traditional stock cars, racing trucks, and other high-octane vehicles. Once instructors cover acceleration, braking, warp speed, and the other essentials, training culminates with a driving experience at professional-level tracks, including Waterford Speedbowl, Devils Bowl Speedway, and Thompson Speedway. Here, the experts give newbies the freedom to drive like pros, encouraging passing and letting drivers set their own pace.

1080 Hartford Turnpike
Waterford,
CT
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“Other communities looking to establish museums preserving their regional culture and history would do well to visit The Mattatuck Museum,” raves the New England Travels about the Connecticut treasure. The Museum’s educational programs, rotating exhibits, and permanent collections showcasing over 2,000 works of American art focus on preserving and sharing Connecticut’s cultural history. Members receive free admission and discounts on programs and events including readings of Shakespearian plays, walking tours of local neighborhoods, regular live jazz performances, and field trips to go bully Rhode Island, Connecticut’s diminutive neighbor.

144 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US

Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may tone and strengthen muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of an instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history to help them achieve their varying fitness goals. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and full-body circuit workouts.

855 Lakewood Rd
Waterbury,
CT
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Pies and Pints is neighborhood pizzeria and pub that offers visitors casual dining, award winning food, and an extensive craft beer selection with a friendly atmosphere. Chefs prepare half-pound burgers, gourmet pizzas, fresh salads, and inspired daily specials. The sheer size of the beer selection is also unusual. The Waterbury location, for instance, has 28 draft beers tapped and ready to pour. Most of the beer on offer is as carefully crafted as the food, and the owners often like to show off the two side-by-side with special prix fixe beer dinners that include a beer pairing with every course.

1 Store Rd
Middlebury,
CT
US

It's not all kicking and punching. Although there is a lot of that, the instructors at The Charland Institute of Karate & Fitness use the classes and facility as a conduit for helping students deal with everyday challenges, de-stress, and build confidence. During strengthening and cardio-intensive classes, students kick their way through a curriculum that forges traditional and modern martial arts, aiming to teach self-defense, discipline, and how to effectively punt an assailant.

979 Main St
Watertown,
CT
US