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Fun At The Farmington

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 Connecticut attractions with numerous recreational Farmington activities and ever-changing vistas.

The city of Farmington is rich in early-American history with numerous museums. It also offers outstanding shopping, gourmet restaurants, and many outdoor  activities.

Some of the popular Connecticut tourist attractions located in and around the Farmington Valley include:

Landmarks and Museums

  • Hill-Stead Museum - National Historic Landmark noted for 1901 mansion, grounds, and garden. See impressionist paintings in home of original collector. - Farmington, CT (5 miles)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum - America's oldest public art museum, founded in 1842 and featuring a collection of American and European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Mark Twain House - Tour the Hartford home where Mark Twain lived and worked from 1874 to 1891, includes children's activities and a Museum Shop. - Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead - Simsbury, CT (6 miles)
  • Connecticut Science Center - Planetarium - West Hartford, CT (6.3 miles)
  • New Britain Museum of American Art - New Britain, CT (14 miles)
  • CT Trolley Museum - East Windsor, CT (20.3 miles)
  • Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA (54.9 miles)
  • Governors Horse Guard - Avon, CT (2.9 miles)
  • National Iwo Jima Memorial - New Britain, CT (12 miles)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, MA (33.2 miles)
  • Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA (51.6 miles)
  • New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, CT (17 miles)
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT (72.1 miles)

Cultural Attractions

Sporting Activities in Farmington

  • Outdoor activities - Canoe, Kayak, Fly Fishing, Hiking (.5 miles)
  • Local Golf (.5 miles)
  • Tennis - Farmington Farms (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding - Lee's-Litchfield (22.9 miles)
  • Skiing - Ski Sundown - New Hartford, CT (11.6 miles)
  • International Skating Center - Simsbury, CT (8.1 miles)
  • Mclean Game Refuge - Granby, CT (7.1 miles)
  • Winding Trails Cross Country Skiing (6.8 miles)

Parks and Sightseeing

  • Lake Compounce - New England's Family Theme Park, one of the oldest in the country. - Bristol, CT (14.5 miles)
  • Talcott Mountain State Park, Heublien Tower - Avon, CT (4 miles)
  • Elizabeth Park - West Hartford, CT (5.6 miles)
  • Bushnell Park, Carousel, Soldiers Memorial - Hartford, CT (8.5 miles)
  • Riverfront Recapture - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Women's Heritage Trail (6.3-90.8 miles)
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center - Canton, CT (5.4 miles)
  • Stratton Brook State Park - Beach - Simsbury, CT (5.7 miles)
  • Cruise the CT River - Lady Katherine - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Farmington Valley Greenway - Ensign Drive start point (1 mile)
  • Hot Air Ballooning (6-10 miles)
  • Farms - Pickin' Patch/Flamig (1-7.4 miles)
  • Amistad Freedom Trail - Farmington sites only (6-10 miles)
  • Six Flags New England - Agawam, MA (31.7 miles)

Fun & Relaxation

  • Noella Spa & Nails - Open seven days a week to pamper you with Pedicures, Manicures, Facials, Waxing and Massage - On Site
  • Gallery Salon - Voted "Best in the Valley for 2007" by the Hartford Advocate - Farmington, CT (1.7 miles)
  • Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT (12 miles)
  • Hartford XL Center - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Foxwoods Casino - Ledyard, CT (56.8 miles)
  • Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT (53.8 miles)