Southwestern Connecticut Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southwestern Connecticut - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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Cutting-edge art is not necessarily what you'd expect to find in a stately 18th-century structure that once served as a general store,...

Audubon Greenwich

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Established in 1942 as the National Audubon Society's first nature-education facility, this center in northern Greenwich is the best...

Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

This 91-acre arboretum is home to more than 2,000 varieties of annuals, perennials, wildflowers, and woody plants. There's also a greenhouse...

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

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The owner of this 19th-century home, wealthy textile merchant Robert Moffat Bruce, bequeathed it to the town of Greenwich in 1908 with...

Bush-Holley Historic Site

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In the 1890s visitors from New York's Art Students League journeyed to the Cos Cob section of Greenwich to take classes taught by American...

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

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The indoor, walk-through, South American rain forest alone justifies a visit to this zoo. It's alive with dozens of species, some rare...

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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Visitors young and old learn about science and technology through hands-on exhibits that explore electricity, computers, sound, light,...

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

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This ornate tribute to Victorian decorating was built in 1864 as the summer home of LeGrand Lockwood. It remains one the oldest (and...

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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This 5-acre waterfront center, the cornerstone of the SoNo district, explores the marine life and maritime culture of Long Island Sound.

Sheffield Island and Lighthouse

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Adjacent to the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, this 3-acre park is a prime spot for a picnic. The 1868 lighthouse has...

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