What to do and see in Vernon, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 29, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Vernon is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 29,179 at the 2010 census. Vernon contains the smaller villages of Rockville, Talcottville and Dobsonville.
Restaurants in Vernon

1. Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

Rt 83, Ellington Airport, Ellington, CT 06029 +1 860-871-0021
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

Reviewed By menkat - vernon

I went with my niece, something I've always wanted to do, she was the only brave soul that was willing to go with me. Brad was my tandem partner and Tim was my nieces. Both of them were THE BEST EVER!!!!! From start to finish they were friendly, funny and very clear with their instructions! I was so happy to have had them and would definitely return! Thanks guys !!!!!

2. Sonny's Place

349 Main St, Somers, CT 06071-1920 +1 860-763-5454
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Sonny's Place

The Family Experience! Sonny's Place has become the perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We have an 18 hole challenging Mini Golf course, Rock Climbing Wall, and Monkey Motion. We also feature state of the art Go Karts, Batting Cages with baseball and softball, and a Driving Range with matt and grass tees. We also offer a 7,000 sq ft Arcade with miniature bowling. New this year is a pavilion, which is the perfect place to host your next group event. All of our activities are lit for night play. Hungry? Visit our restaurant for great food right off the grill or enjoy a delicious ice cream treat of soft or hard ice cream with many flavors to choose from. For corporate and private events, Sonny's Place invites you to join us for fun activities for the entire family. Your experience will be truly unforgettable. So come and celebrate friends, great food and fun at Sonny's Place.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member - Willington, Connecticut

This is a growing entertainment complex with mini golf, go karts, a small zip line, arcade, and other attractions. There is a restaurant, bar, and ice cream bar. On this visit, we played mini golf and had ice cream. The golf course was appropriately challenging, well kept and maintained. The ice cream was better than average. Prices were fair for both mini golf and ice cream.

3. Wickham Park

1329 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-1805 +1 860-528-0856
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Wickham Park

Reviewed By Geno1015 - Manchester, Connecticut

This is a great picnic spot for couples, parents and children or whole family groups. It is well maintained with flowers, duck ponds, mini-zoo with various birds and a children's play scape. Schools use the grounds for cross-country races and at Christmas time they have a Santa visit at the log cabin. All year round, the scenery and views are special.

4. The Adventure Park at Storrs

2007 Storrs Rd, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06268-1139
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 174 reviews

The Adventure Park at Storrs

Come climb at The Adventure Park at Storrs! Within five beautiful acres of woodland you will find our amazing "aerial forest park." Experience "adventure in the trees" perfect on your own or with friends, family and parties. Seven trails through the trees interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! Unlimited climbing for 2 or 3 hours. Ages 7 and up! Summer HOURS: Sunday - Thursday, 9am-8pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 9am - 10pm.Plus Select holidays, see updates on Home Page. Large Group Reservations 7 days a week (prefer 2 weeks in advance).

Reviewed By Leslie P

I went the The Adventure Park at Storrs (this time!) with a 6th grade field trip at my school. As usual, the staff was wonderful and the facility was excellent. In particular, I found one staff member to go above and beyond to assist our students. He came to our element where I was attempting to have a student overcome his fear of a particular part and he not only came up to assist us, trying several different ways, he actually went across the element with the student so he could complete the course and be/feel successful. He did this with more than 1 student and really went above to help our kids! He is amazing!

5. Spare Time Entertainment Vernon

350 Talcottville Rd, Vernon, CT 06066-4646 +1 860-875-2583
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Spare Time Entertainment Vernon

Reviewed By Dee P - Stafford Springs, Connecticut

My husband has been bowling in leagues here for years. Loves it!! Newly renovated with arcade games and a fuller menu'd restaurant.

6. Puzzle Theory, LLC

46 Kennedy Rd, Unit 1, South Windsor, CT 06074-1267 +1 860-925-6800
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Puzzle Theory, LLC

Puzzle Theory is a Connecticut Escape Room. We thrust you and your group into a thematic and sometimes absurd story for 60 minutes! Explore the room, find clues, and solve all the riddles. Some of the puzzles are straightforward and simple. Some will require intense analytic skills and deductive reasoning. Communication and teamwork is extremely important. Solve everything within 60 minutes!

Reviewed By mensign912 - Willington, Connecticut

3 of us decided to try one of the rooms here Friday night. WE HAD A BLAST! We picked the room based on our group size of just the 3 of us. The puzzles were awesome- and Nick did a great job of explaining the procedure of the room to us. We should have asked for more hints, i think we would have made it out if we did...or we needed 15 more minutes! lol Even though we didn't make it out-we would definitely come again and try a different room.
Highly recommend this place!
Thanks NICK!

7. The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

501 Evergreen Way, Suite 503, South Windsor, CT 06074-6969 +1 860-432-3398
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

Whether shopping, dining, or strolling down the vibrant main street, The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk has quickly become South Windsor’s go-to lifestyle destination. With 374,000 SF of highly coveted retailers, restaurants, and amenities, it’s easy to see why. Shoppers have access to the best stores in the area and can relax in front of the cozy fire pit in the Village Green, enjoy concerts and events in Evergreen Walk Park, experience pet-friendly shopping, and take advantage of storefront parking. No matter what brings you to The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, it is sure to please.

Reviewed By Wayne K - South Windsor, Connecticut

Great shopping mail with excellent high quality stores and restaurants. Great for everyone in the family. Parking in front of the stores, including Handicapped Parking, with additional parking lots behind the stores. Easy in and out shopping without the "maze" of most large shopping malls. Great restaurants with Burton's Grill, Ted's Montana Grill as two of my favorites. Outside music makes the area very relaxing and a joyful place to visit. Don;t forget to stop at Ben & Jerry's for an ice-cream treat!

8. Uconn Dairy Bar

3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06269-9008 +1 860-486-3128
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 77 reviews

Uconn Dairy Bar

Reviewed By KMB2013 - Hartford, Connecticut, Usa

Have been going to the Dairy Bar since I went to school there in the 1980's, and now next generation is attending. I have been accused of coming to visit the Dairy Bar, rather than my daughter. True test of ice cream IMHO is plain vanilla - if that is good, everything else should follow. And it is!!! Rich, creamy, smooth with delicious vanilla flavor - just decadent. Of course if you add some hot fudge and caramel, and whipped cream and a cherry - that is up to you ;) Often line is long, but moves pretty quickly - definitely worth the trip!

9. Cassidy Hill Vineyard

45 Cassidy Hill Rd, Coventry, CT 06238-1386 +1 860-498-1126
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Cassidy Hill Vineyard

Reviewed By A S - Kent, Connecticut

I visited Cassidy Hill for a wine tasting. Tastings are $7 to try 6 pre-selected wines, and it is an extra $3 to keep the glass. I visited with one other person, and there was a couple there when we arrived. The woman pouring the wines was attentive and shared information about most of the wines, while also engaging in some conversation. My favorite wine was the Catawba, which was a sweet white wine.

10. Cold Creek Brewery

6 Industrial Dr, Ellington, CT 06029-2632 +1 860-858-1900
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Cold Creek Brewery

Reviewed By Leciel4me - Chestertown, Maryland

We stopped in to cold creek for a beer after dinner on a Friday night, and were extremely impressed! The atmosphere is adorable, the waitress was very nice and knowledgeable, and (most importantly!) the beers were excellent! What a great little hidden gem in rural Connecticut! We will be back for sure, and will look for their beers on tap at local restaurants as well! Well done! I highly recommend you stop in for a cold one!

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