Attractions

Explore the Many Great Things to Do Near Hartford CT

Avon Old Farms Hotel is situated near Hartford in the heart of Avon, Connecticut, which was founded in 1830 and is part of the historic and picturesque Farmington Valley. In addition to nearby Avon attractions, our hotel is just ten minutes from downtown Hartford with all its enjoyable activities, memorable events and unique places to visit. 

Whether you’re planning a fun day with the kids or just have a few hours to explore between meetings, our Connecticut hotel is your gateway to it all. Everything New England has to offer, including golf courses, fishing, canoeing, hiking, walking and bicycle trails, is just a short drive away. We can also recommend popular specialty boutiques, malls and antique stores.

Riverdale Farms Shopping

Riverdale Farms features many specialty shops, restaurants, personal and professional services, on the restored site of a 19th century farm.

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MGM Springfield Casino

MGM Springfield resort casino encompasses a 251-room hotel with world-class amenities including a spa, pool and roof deck.

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The Pickin' Patch

The Pickin' Patch is one of CT's top 10 oldest continually running farms. Over the years (more than 300 of them!)

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame.

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Norman Rockwell Museum

Significant collection of the artist's original work & memorabilia on display in his hometown.

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CT Trolley Museum

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is the oldest incorporated museum dedicated to electric railroading in the United States, as it was founded in 1940.

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New Britain Museum of American Art

The New Britain Museum of American Art is an art museum in New Britain, Connecticut.

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National Iwo Jima Memorial

The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is a memorial erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut.

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New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum is an aerospace museum located at Bradley International Airport.

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Connecticut Science Center

Explore more than 165 hands-on, minds-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries.

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Governor's Horse Guard

The troop drills every Thursday evening at their headquarters at 280 Arch Road, just off West Avon Road in Avon.

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Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead

Visitors can explore the interaction of the European settlers and the indigenous native-American people.

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International Skating Center

The International Skating Center of Connecticut is a world class, twin-rink training facility located in Simsbury, Connecticut.

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Xfinity Theatre

Xfinity Theatre is an outdoor/indoor amphitheatre located in Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Live Nation.

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Lake Compounce

Opened in 1846, it is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States.

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Hill-Stead Museum

The Hill–Stead Museum is a Colonial Revival house and art museum set on a large estate.

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Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Mark Twain House

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens and his family from 1874 to 1891.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at 73 Forest Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

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The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley is an open-air lifestyle shopping destination that offers an enticing selection of more than 45 specialty stores and unique eateries.

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Blue Back Square

Blue Back Square in West Hartford is your source for shopping, dining, and entertainment for families and friends.

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Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown is a ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut.

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Uconn Medical Center

UConn Health is the branch of the University of Connecticut that oversees clinical care, advanced biomedical research, and academic education in medicine.

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Westfarms Mall

Westfarms Mall is an upscale shopping mall located seven miles southwest of Hartford, Connecticut.

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Talcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre public recreation area located on Talcott Mountain in the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, Connecticut.

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Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café.

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