Things To Do In Waterbury


All-Day Paintball with Rentals for 2, 4, or 6, or a Private Party for 15 at Extreme Paintball (Up to 52% Off)

Extreme Paintball

Extreme Paintball

Six paintball fields stretch across 50 acres and are monitored by refs to ensure safe paintball excursions

$79.98 $40

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Three Private Dance Classes from Connecticut Dance Theatre (55% Off)

Connecticut Dance Theatre, Inc.

Connecticut Dance Theatre, Inc.

From the merchant: Rekindle the Romance or Create a New Hobby! No Partner Needed

$200 $90

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Wine Class with Tastings for One, Two, or Four at 1249 Wine Bar (54% Off)

1249 Wine Bar

1249 Winebar

Master sommelier enlightens visitors on an array of wines from different regions, and pairs them with hors d’oeuvres

$65 $32

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

The Racing School

Devils Bowl Speedway

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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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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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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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial Arts Classes at East Coast Training Systems (Up to 65% 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 $40

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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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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
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In the 1920s, Thomas Lamb was the man to see if you were planning to build a theater. The designer of everything from the Orpheum in Boston to Madison Square Garden in New York, his designs fanned the flames of vaudeville and inspired so much admiration in silent-film stars that they almost spoke. So when theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli decided to built his Palace Theater, he turned to the best. Lamb designed the Palace in a Second Renaissance Revival style, mixing Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Federal motifs into the grand lobby and domed auditorium. With such a regal foundation, Poli couldn't keep his wallet closed when decorating, and spent $1 million dressing the Theater for a king. And so well outfitted, the Theater had a good run, operating with force until 1987. Then the lights on the marquee went out, staying dark for the next 18 years. But with such undeniable beauty, it couldn't stay dark forever. A three-year, $30 million restoration and expansion brought the Palace into the 21st century, turning it into a 90,000-square-foot historical landmark. Yet now, as in the 1920s, the Theater's mission remains the same: to serve as an artistic, cultural, educational, and economic catalyst for the community.
100 E Main 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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For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Musky's East Side Pub is a top pick. If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Musky's East Side Pub. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Musky's East Side Pub's drink list. Be sure to check out Musky's East Side Pub's outdoor seating when the climate is right. The large dining space at Musky's East Side Pub provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Musky's East Side Pub — attire is casual. Musky's East Side Pub prides itself in its delicious catering. Musky's East Side Pub is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
127 Scott Rd
Waterbury,
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
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As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintball International offers many distinct destinations for chromatic outdoor combat. Some fields, such as Splat Zone Paintball in Louisiana, challenge players to find adequate cover in an arena littered with creative obstacles. In Massachusetts, PnL Paintball thrusts players into a realistic Ghost Town, comprised of churches, multilevel buildings, and stone walls. Meanwhile, trees, leaves, stacked wood, and foliage inside K.C. Crusaders offer players all-natural hiding places from which they can spring forth to surprise their rivals or remain undetected while they determine the color palette they will use to paint Water Lilies on the surrounding bunkers.
476 Boyden St.
Waterbury,
CT
US
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