- TripBuzz found 134 things to do with kids in or near Willimantic, Connecticut, including 131 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hartford, South Windsor, Manchester and East Haddam.
- From Prospect Hill Historic District to Windham Theatre Guild, the Willimantic area offers 120 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Specialty Museums, Historic Districts and Parks.
- Home to Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic is a college town with many opportunities to enjoy arts and culture. Along with various campus attractions, Willimantic offers an array of art studios and galleries, as well as several museums such as the railroad and textile museums. Its growing downtown district includes an amphitheater and a variety of shops and eateries.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Prospect Hill Historic District is a district that encompasses 40-blocks of residential neighborhoods. The district has a total of 993 contributing buildings.
The Windham Theatre Guild is a community theater group who have been staging productions since 1985. Performing at a nearby playhouse, they offer dinner and dessert shows, as well as regular performances for audiences of all ages.
Located on the site of the former Columbia Junction Freight Yard, the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum showcases historical locomotives and railroad buildings. Visitors can take a guided tour through the museum and kids can operate an 1850's style pump-car.
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The Mansfield Drive-In Theatre plays first-run movies on three different screens during the summer season. The location is also the home of Mansfield Market, the largest flea market in Eastern Connecticut.
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2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104, Storrs, CT 06269 MoreLess Info
Storrs, Connecticut is home to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Owned and operated by the University of Connecticut, the Jorgensen Center features diverse programming that includes student ensembles, world-class instrumentalists, rising opera stars and much more.
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6 Bourn Place, U-5212, Storrs, CT 06269 MoreLess Info
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Photography features temporary exhibitions and a permanent library and archive. The institute also offers workshops for those who wish to learn about puppetry and toy theatre.
The Adventure Park at Storrs is an aerial adventure course. High above the ground, bridges of cable, wood, rope, and zip lines connect small platforms built around the trees. Adventure seekers climb along these aerial trails of varying difficulty.
Dodd Stadium is the home of the Connecticut Tigers, the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the American League's Detroit Tigers. Named after the former US Senator, this 6,270-seat venue is 401 feet deep from home plate to center field.
Featuring Connecticut's historical covered bridges, Salmon River State Forest consists of a large river and its surrounding forest. Visitors are allowed to hunt and fish in the park. There is also a designated picnic area that has grills.