Local Attractions

So Many Things to Do Near Hartford

Nestled in the heart of one of Connecticut's oldest towns, The Farmington Inn is ideally located for exploration of this historical area and all the activities in the area. Surrounded by the splendid countryside, all four seasons offer some of the best attractions with abundant recreational activities and ever-changing vistas. Farmington Village is rich in early American history with numerous museums. It also offers outstanding shopping, gourmet restaurants, and many outdoor activities. You’ll find a few of our favorite attractions and things to do below. 

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The Pickin' Patch

: 7 miles
PP

The Pickin Patch is one of Connecticut's longest running farms, established in 1666! Open Seasonally for pick your produce and vegetables.

Farm Store open daily

Kid Friendly

Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in the Fall- Tuesday- Friday in October 9AM-4PM. Cider and donuts available seasonally.

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Hill-Stead Museum

: .7 miles
Hill-stead

35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032

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Wadsworth Atheneum

: 9.9 miles
English

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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Mark Twain House

: 9.2 MIles
English

Photo Credit: John Groo

351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

: 9.3 Miles
English

77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT 06105

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The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

: 8.2 Miles
English

110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019

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Huck Finn Adventures

: 5.6 Miles
English

21 Waterville Road, Avon, CT 06001

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Blue Back Square

: 5.7 Miles
English

65 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

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The Bushnell

: 9.4 Miles
Bushnell

166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

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Ski Sundown

: 15.9 Miles
English

126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, CT 06057

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International Skating Center

: 13.5 Miles
English

1375 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

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Xfinity Theatre

: 11.2
English

61 Savitt Way, Hartford, CT 06120

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Lake Compounce

: 10.1 Miles
English

186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010

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Talcott Mountain State Park

: 10.3
English

560 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

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Elizabeth Park

: 8.2 Miles
Exterior

1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

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Bridge Street Live

: 8.65 Miles

Exterior

Photo Credit: Christine Petit of LePetit Studio

41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT 06019

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Antiques on the Farmington

: 8.65 Miles
English

10 Depot Street, Collinsville, CT 06019

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Tunxis Country Club

: 1.2 Miles
Exterior

87 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT 06032

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Hartford Connecticut Temple for LDS

: 1.2 Miles
Exterior

2 Central Way, Farmington, CT 06032

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West Farms Mall

: 3.9 Miles
Exterior

1500 New Britian Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110

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UCONN Medical Center

: 2.6 Miles
Exterior

Photo Credit: Janine Gelineau

263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

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Avon Old Farms Hotel

: 5.7 miles
AOFH

279 Avon Mountain Road

Avon, CT 06001

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The Simsbury Inn

: 9.4 miles
SI

397 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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The Simsbury 1820 House

: 11 miles
1820

731 Hopmeadow Street

Simsbury, CT 06070

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Seasons Restaurant

: 5.7 miles
MDR

279 Avon Mountain Road

Avon, CT  06001

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

: 35 miles
BBHF

In addition to fascinating bios on its more than 300 inductees, the Basketball Hall of Fame features 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, skills games, live clinics and shooting contest games.

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Norman Rockwell Museum

: 53 miles
NRM

Located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life, this museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including 998 original paintings and drawings, original art materials, his library, furnishings, and personal items, photographs, letters and more.

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CT Trolley Museum

: 23.5 miles
Trolley

Dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era, the Connecticut Trolley Museum welcomes you aboard for a three-mile round trip ride on antique trolleys. Before or after your ride you can climb aboard and explore historic static trolleys, check out the interactive exhibits, visit the Fire Truck Museum and see a movie in the theater.

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New Britain Museum of American Art

: 8.5 miles
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Founded in 1903, the New Britain Museum of American Art is the country’s first museum focused strictly on American art and artists. Today, the museum features more than 10,236 works from the colonial portraiture era, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School and a mural series called “The Arts of Life in America” by Thomas Hart Benton.

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National Iwo Jima Memorial

: 5 miles
IJM

Learn about the bravery and sacrifices of American soldiers during one of the greatest battles in American history. The memorial features a 40-foot bronze and granite monument, two eight-foot black granite plaques honoring the clergy and medical personnel and the World War II Memorial Eternal Flame.

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New England Air Museum

: 26 miles
NEAM

The largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States, the New England Air Museum features over 100 aircraft spanning from the earliest flying contraptions to supersonic jets in three large exhibit hangars and in an outdoor display area.

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Connecticut Science Center

CT Science Museum

This world-class museum makes learning fun for kids of all ages with over 165 interactive activities and exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater and diverse daily programs and events.

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Governor's Horse Guard

: 6.5 miles
GHG

Established in 1778 this is the oldest active continuously mounted cavalry unit in the country.

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Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead

: 11 miles
phelps

Built in 1771, Phelps House served as a tavern for travelers for more than 80 years. Today, the museum includes the tavern room, card room, kitchen, guest rooms, ballroom and meeting room, which are all filled with 18th century furniture and family items from the era.

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The Farmington Inn

The Farmington Inn

Address: 827 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032

Telephone: (860) 677-2821 or (800) 648-9804

Fax: (860) 677-8332

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