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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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...

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...

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

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

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

  • Observatory/Planetarium

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

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

  • Zoo/Aquarium

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

Sherwood Island State Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Summer visitors congregate at this state park, which has a 1½-mile sweep of sandy beach, two picnic areas on the water's edge, sports...

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Oxen, sheep, pigs, and other animals roam this 118-acre New England farmstead. Once the estate of Henri Bendel, the property includes...

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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The ColorCoaster, a 27-foot-high mechanical toy in constant motion, is the centerpiece of this hands-on museum. Visit the Energy Lab,...

Barnum Museum

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This Romanesque red sandstone-and-brick building stands out in downtown Bridgeport, much like P.T. Barnum, the "Greatest Showman on Earth"...

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