The strangers on Alfred Hitchcock's most famous train began their journey at Danbury, Connecticut's main station, along with thousands of other travelers over time. Now converted into the Danbury Railway Museum, the station and yards are open to visitors, with a collection of historic railroad cars and equipment. Just a few miles outside of the city's pretty historic center is Bear Mountain Reservation, a quiet forest parkland with hiking trails overlooking the calm waters of Candlewood Lake.
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4.5 based on 154 reviews
I rented the mansion for my wife's Roaring 20's birthday party, and it could not have been a more perfect setting for the party. You don't even need to decorate the place, it has so much character. Like something out of a movie. It's no wonder so many people get their pictures taken here.
4.5 based on 72 reviews
A nice countryside farm and gift store. Lots of different treats for sale, and it's a fine place to spend some time on an afternoon.
5 based on 28 reviews
This park is for everyone! Families, couples, solo hikers, byciclers, dogs ponds and strollers! There are many different entrances and thus trails but they all can eventually lead towards water where you can fish or canoe or kayak. Great place to spend time :)
5 based on 108 reviews
Top notch 4-screen movie theater playing new releases. Within walking distance of many good restaurants. Best part is their mission to provide meaningful employment to adults with special needs.
5 based on 44 reviews
Great place to see a movie for a few dollars--free on the third Saturday night of the month (thanks Ingersol Motors!). Concessions are inexpensive and while you are there get lost in the building whether it be looking at the amazing paintings on the walls of the stairways or looking at the old gym filled with memories, or just poking around. Great building and the center of Newtown. When you go outside, look at the benches and what's written as well as checking out the plaque by the mailboxes.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
Always nice to have a local chocolate maker. They offer pre-made boxes or you can select and customize. Variety is good and quality is good too, though not as artisan as other places we have visited. Still, friendly help and a solid -- if pricey -- chocolate shop.
4 based on 25 reviews
Peaceful with much flora and fauna and old trees. Sites are well marked and significance of revolutionary battles can be envisioned. Birds are numerous if you dabble in ornithologist skills. Bring binoculars. Dirt road. Free. About an hour to take time or longer
5 based on 25 reviews
Our Farm & Wildlife Center is home to over 300 farm animals, horses and permanently injured or imprinted wildlife. You're invited to meet the wonderful animals who play a vital role here. Visit us on weekends from 10am - 3pm for free self-guided tours. As a core component of Green Chimneys programming for children with special needs, the main criteria for each animal's presence are that they thrive in the care at Green Chimneys and play a supportive role in educational and animal-assisted therapy programs for children.
This is a wonderful place to see all different kinds of animals. Wildlife, birds of prey, farm animals, and even camels. It isn't huge so it's a great place to stop over to see fun animals and not take up your whole day if you don't want it to.
4.5 based on 151 reviews
Friday 1/19/18 (Charles Esten) was my sixth visit to Ridgefield Playhouse. Each time, the entertainment has been exceptional. Most shows have been sold out. The audience (s) always get into the show, singing along, dancing in the aisles and generally having a great time. Bravo!
4 based on 172 reviews
The Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market is one of the best flea markets I have ever been to. There is everything you can imagine there, plants, furniture, homemade items, collector cards (baseball, football, etc), toys, coins, jewelry, clothing, pictures, books, buttons, sewing machines, vintage everything, it is amazing! You can really find some unique items. I found a 1940s Blue Jacket Manual for $10.
There are food vendors on site too in case you get hungry. All are food trucks with some wonderful smells coming out of them.
The only drawback to me was the porta potties. Just go before you get there if you are like me and prefer not to use them. I will say that the ones on the far end from the entrance were surprisingly clean.
Parking is easy and free.
Do not miss the Elephant’s Truck Flea Market if you enjoy flea markets, you will not be disappointed.
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