Attractions

Featured Attraction: Connecticut Science Center

Hartford Connecticut Connecticut Science CenterLocated directly across from the Connecticut Convention Center and accessible via a pedestrian bridge, the Connecticut Science Center is the place for endless exploration. With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events everything from physics to forensics, geology to astronomy is right at your fingertips. Learn More

 
 

Other Hot Spots in Hartford

All work and no play? Not in Hartford! Whether you love history or art, science or sports Hartford has it all! For more places to visit in Hartford, visit Hartford.com

Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions The Mark Twain House  

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain and his family lived in Hartford, CT from 1874 to 1891. In the house he wrote his most important works including The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Plus, right across the street you can visit the house of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was a friend of Twain. Learn More

     
Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions The Wadworth Atheneum Museum of Art  

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the U.S. Composed of five connected buildings the museum’s collection holds approximately 50,000 works of art that span 5,000 years. Learn More

     
Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts  

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

For over 80 years, The Bushnell has been Connecticut’s premier presenter of the performing arts. More than a world-class venue for the performing arts, The Bushnell is also an active producer of shows for Broadway and stages across the world. Learn More 

     
Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions The Hartford Stage  

Hartford Stage

The Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres. Now over 50 years old the theatre produces an array of classic revivals as well as new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premiers. Learn More

     
Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions XL Center  

XL Center

Home to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and UConn basketball, the XL Center is the place to catch a game or a show when you’re in the city. Learn More

     
Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions Mortensen Riverfront Plaza  

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Connected to the Connecticut Convention Center via a pedestrian bridge the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system. A stage on the bank of the river provides a scenic venue for a variety of performances and events. The plaza also connects to some great walking trails along the river. Learn More

     

Connecticut Convention Center Hartford Attractions Bushnell Park Carousel

 

Bushnell Park

The 50-acre Bushnell Park is the oldest publicly funded park in the U.S. The park offers views of the Connecticut Capitol’s gold-leaf dome, rides on a vintage 1914 carousel, and tree-lined walking paths. Food trucks and some of the city’s most popular restaurants (Vito’s, Salute, Black Eyed Sally’s) line its periphery. Learn More