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Hidden Gems of Connecticut

There is always something new to discover in the state of Connecticut. From submarines to carousels, go on an adventure with the family this season to experience some of our favorite hidden gems in the state. 

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been open since 1998 and educates visitors about the story and life of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Take a trip to the museum’s 308,000 square foot grounds to discover the permanent and temporary exhibits that include a history on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, local natural and cultural history, and more. 

The Research Center contains collections, archives, conservation and archaeology laboratories for field work where it can be studied. The museum’s structure is also a site to behold: nestled into the surrounding natural landscape, the 185-foot tower offers incredible views of the region. This is a great museum to visit anytime of year with friends and family.

Silver Sands State Park

The Silver Sands State Park is the perfect destination for a walk on the boardwalk along the beach. Explore the sandy shores, collect seashells, and watch the birds on the stretch of shoreline as you unwind and relax at this gorgeous destination. And if the day gets too hot, take a dip in the water!

The Submarine Force Museum

The Submarine Force Museum houses a stunning collection of the world’s finest submarine artifacts. Located on the Thames River in Groton, CT, the museum is operated by the United States Navy and is a great destination to learn more about the history and development of submarines. 

The Museum holds more than 33,000 artifacts, 20,000 important documents and 30,000 photos. Because of the quantity of holdings there is continuous rotation throughout the exhibits, and each time you visit the museum, a new experience will be had. Whether you love submarines or are interested in how they work, this museum will shed light on the modern underwater marvel. 

Elizabeth Park

Enjoy the beautiful gardens of Elizabeth Park while enjoying special events, outdoor concerts, tours, lectures, and more. The gardens at Elizabeth Park include numerous green spaces, picnic areas and recreational facilities for the whole family to enjoy. If you find yourself getting hungry during your visit, head on over to the Pond House Cafe for a quick bite before continuing your journey through the grounds. 

New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum is an unique experience that will take you back to the wonder of childhood. Explore the exhibits that house the finest antique carousel art and history. While visiting, you can also take a dive into the Museum of Fire History, Museum of Greek Culture, and the Glo Sessions Art Gallery. Don’t forget to take a ride on the working carousel before leaving the grounds. 

Enjoy Connecticut’s Hidden Gems at Delamar

While exploring the hidden gems of Connecticut, visit one of Delamar’s three distinct locations in Greenwich, Southport, and West Hartford, allowing you to experience the state while enjoying the utmost level of excellence in hospitality. 

When you choose to stay at Delamar, you can rejuvenate with our great amenities and luxurious attention to detail at every turn. Book your stay with us today and enjoy the New England charm in all its glory.

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