- Our list of the best things to do in Bristol, Connecticut, features the top 393 nearby activities — including 150 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bristol, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Bristol, Connecticut is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum, the United States' largest museum of its kind. Guests may browse historical exhibits, learn about timepiece construction and research antique or heirloom watches.
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Families admire artistry and the history of entertainment at New England Carousel Museum. In addition to tours, the museum also offers kids carnivals and holds community art events for children.
The Imagine Nation Children's Museum features a variety of interpretive exhibitions and role-playing activities for young guests to enjoy, including the chance to play as an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter. The museum also hosts events during the year.
Located in Bristol, Connecticut, The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum is a storehouse of vintage horror-movie memorabilia. The works of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and their contemporaries are immortalized in the museum's collection of costumes, props, photos and more.
Opened in 1846, the Lake Compounce Amusement Park is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in all of North America. The park contains a number of rides, including the 'Boulder Dash', which was voted #1 wooden coaster in the world.
A bowling center featuring 40 lanes, Spare Time Bristol offers open and league bowling along with a laser tag arena. The center provides a sports grill, high-definition televisions, private event hosting and arcade games.
Rockwell Park is a recreational park that features a basketball court, a playground, a skate park, a volleyball court, a splash pad, and picnic areas. The park also offers hiking trails that can be used for running or walking.