Top 10 Things to do in Cromwell, United States

April 1, 2018 Alida England

Cromwell in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Cromwell with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506 +1 860-529-5816
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Dinosaur State Park & Museum

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited Dinosaur State park near Rocky Hill, CT, during a tour of New England. We decided to visit based upon the information in our guide book and were glad that we made the detour.
The Park is famous for its 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, which are now housed in a large covered gallery with plenty of interesting displays and activities for children.
After a tour of the facility, we decided to walk one of the trails in the surrounding park. This offered a variety of woodland scenery and was most enjoyable.
Parking is free.
Highly recommended.

2. Kidcity Children's Museum

119 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457-2817 +1 860-347-0495
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Kidcity Children's Museum

Imagination play for kids from 1 to 8 and their favorite grown-ups. Picked by Yankee Magazine in 2012 as the "Best Indoor Adventure" in New England!

Reviewed By Little_PC - Cromwell, Connecticut

We had friends with four small children come for the weekend. We invited our daughter and our granddaughter too. We have lived in the Middletown area for over 40 years and this was our first time visiting Kidcity.
We all had a blast! There was so much to do and the kids loved all the hands-on exhibits. It was my husband's 66th birthday and he loved it just as much as the children did. It was not crowded either, since it was a sunny day. That is the best time to go.

3. Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

161 Brownstone Ave, Portland, CT 06480-1855 +1 866-860-0208
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

Reviewed By parsinc2 - West Springfield, Massachusetts

They have zip lines, swimming, slides, climbing ropes....etc....etc. You can bring your own food and drinks, I would suggest bringing a chair to sit in. What' s not to like about this place. I SHALL return..LOL Great place....thank you

4. River Highlands State Park

Field Road, Cromwell, CT 06416-1504 +1 203-789-7498
Excellent
33%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

River Highlands State Park

Reviewed By Manny S - Newton, Massachusetts

An amazing slice of Connecticut Valley flora and fauna. You very much felt like you were in a primitive place far from society. Believe we encountered bear footprints and even bare human footprints (?!?!). The river view and campground there is absolutely stunning, as is the view from the promontory. We saw many bolete mushrooms.

5. Team vs. Time

320 New Britain Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-1319 +1 860-259-6167
Excellent
96%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 181 reviews

Team vs. Time

This is an award winning interactive group entertainment experience. This is room escape for the room escape enthusiasts. Travel back in time, explore unique environments, examine artifacts, and do your best to solve the mystery before time runs out. Good luck! HOW IT WORKS: ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM, RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE EVENT, IT’S YOUR TEAM VERSUS TIME

Reviewed By Anna R

My husband and I did The Book of Spells room for Valentine’s Day and had a blast. Challenging and clever clues, with really impressive quality props. Staff was super friendly. We liked that you could choose to have the room to yourselves (as opposed to being placed with strangers). We will definitely be back.

If you’re new to escape rooms, you should probably have at least 3 or 4 people for this room.

6. New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052-1417 +1 860-229-0257
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 299 reviews

New Britain Museum of American Art

Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American history. The award-winning Chase Family Building, which opened in 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions a year featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. Education and community outreach programs for all ages include docent-led school and adult tours, teacher services, studio classes and vacation programs, Art Happy Hour gallery talks, lectures, symposia, concerts, film, monthly First Friday jazz evenings, quarterly Museum After Dark parties for young professionals, and the annual Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy Café on the Park for a light lunch prepared by “Best Caterer in Connecticut” Jordan Caterers. Visit the Museum Shop for unique gifts. Drop by the “ArtLab” learning gallery with your little ones. Gems not to be missed include Thomas Hart Benton’s murals “The Arts of Life in America,” “The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001” by Graydon Parrish,” and Dale Chihuly’s “Blue and Beyond Blue” spectacular chandelier. Called “a destination for art lovers everywhere,” “first-class,” “a full-size, transparent temple of art, mixing New York ambience with Yankee ingenuity and all-American beauty,” the NBMAA is not to be missed.

Reviewed By Off_Beaten_Tracker - Manlius, New York

As a top flight Museum-ite world wide, this ranks as one of my favorites. Matthew right size, excellent mix of art types with offerings always surprising delights. Easy free parking, free admission Saturdays til noon, local fare tasty cafe (til 3pm). Be refreshed & gently elevated by a visit. You will leave smiling.

7. Belltown Hill Orchards

483 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073-3413 +1 860-633-2789
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Belltown Hill Orchards

Reviewed By W-Hartford_CT - Connecticut

We have been coming to Belltown for years. The people are very friendly and make your pick-your-own experience an excellent one. You park down in the field and take a tractor to the area you want. Blueberries are quite abundant right now. Nectarines and peaches are available. Soon, apples will come on line, which will last through most of October. Great place to bring kids.

8. Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

293 Meadow Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1606
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

Reviewed By elaine499

After lunch at Shad Row we took the ferry across the river just for fun and went cruising throughout the countryside. It was fun & pretty. The ferry was very clean and efficient & the staff was very pleasant.
I recommend a fun ride for families with children!

9. Mattabassett River

near Middletown, Cromwell, CT 06416
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Mattabassett River

Reviewed By John L - West Hartford, Connecticut

My review, is focused on the actual River Trail. Not to be confused with a popular foot path that follows the banks of the Mattabassett River.

My time has been on the River itself in a kayak, either solo or with my wife or a friend. The portion of the I frequent is from the launch behind the Dunkin Donuts on Shunpike Road (Rte 3) in Cromwell and leading downstream to the Mouth at the Connecticut River. A round trip from "Donut to Mouth" can be roughly 8 miles.

So please heed my warning, this is a long journey and is not one for a Novice Sunday Paddler.

If you do, have the experience paddling greater distances than this will surely please. The water level is affected by the tide and I recommend a putting in at or just past the peak of low tide, head downstream, and on the way back you will likely catch a nice ride back upstream.

From the DD Launch the river is fairly narrow and trees shadow the banks. Keep your eyes pealed for Bird Life and the Occasional Fury Creature along the bank. Speaking of Fury Creatures, you will likely see a fisher man or two. With my luck, please don't ask what lies below.

The narrows eventually open up a few times to side bogs where spring catfish will flip & splash, okay, I did know this much. The spots are quiet, sun bathed, and serene. Just drift a bit and take it in.

From the narrow and the bogs, the entire a third world and the best feature of them all. The Meadow. The river opens and if you have time, just take in ALL THE SIGHTS. Geese, swan, duck, migratory birds, crane, shy sun bathing turtle, swallow tail, seagull, and eagle. The are even nesting roosts for the Osprey. The Meadow varies greatly by the season.

My favorite time is early spring, the Meadow will flood and become a vast lake. Warning, this also isn't for everyone without experience and planning. There are usually unseen obstacles during the flood season that can prove to be dangerous and force a capsize. Summer and fall season are saver and just as nice and each offer an entirely new experience.

Past the Meadow, lies the Route 9 underpass and the railroad trestle then the CT River. There is a calm section off the main river channel where you can rest, refuel your shoulders before heading back upstream.

My Public Service Announcements: 1) ALWAYS WEAR a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)! 2) Please JUST OBSERVE all sights mentioned and please do not be a menace. 3) If you carry anything in, make sure you carry it out!

10. Arrigoni Winery

1287 Portland Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT 06480-1748 +1 860-342-1999
Excellent
34%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Arrigoni Winery

Reviewed By Amy D - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Stopped by on our way thru to check it out, wasn't the biggest fan of the wine tasting. Have been to many vineyards and wasn't the best.

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