1845 Meriden Waterbury Road
Milldale, CT 06467
Phone: (860) 621-9181
Fax: (860) 620-9557
Featuring a commercial and residential area, nestled in the heart of the town of Southington, is the Southington Center Historic District. This area features structures that have adapted various styles of architecture that were prevalent in that era. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this region is certainly worth a visit.
Castle Craig was dedicated by Walter Hubbard to Meriden city in 1900.The castle built with trap rock has a 32 foot (9.75 meters) observation tower. On days with clear skies,sweeping panoramas of the surrounding areas are visible from the tower.
Located just a few miles from the urban hustle-bustle of Meriden, Connecticut, lies a beautiful park with gentle hillocks, streaming rivulets, crystal clear lakes, awe inspiring cliffs, meandering trails and vibrant gardens. The Hubbard Park makes for an ideal spot for a picnic with family or friends. Recreation activities like hiking, bicycling and cross country skiing in the winter make it a fun destination. Also, the park has been the venue for many concerts and shows.
The Solomon Goffe House is a historic building that is an important landmark of the Meriden region. Erected in 1711, it is one of the foremost houses and is still intact and well-preserved. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it now serves as living museum.
Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operated theme park in the United States and was founded on the shores of Lake Compounce. The amusement park and adjoining water park are one of the hottest summer attractions in the region, featuring a spooky Haunted Graveyard, a wooden roller coaster (the Wildcat, built in 1927 and reconstructed with new wood in 1985) and a carousel built in 1911. No other theme park in the country can offer the fun and the history that is Lake Compounce.
Easter Island Statue refers to a replica of the Moai statue located in the Timexpo Museum. Moai are ancient statues carved from a single stone by the Rapa Nui on the Easter Island.
Prominently known as the city's grandest hotel and a great center for social and businesses, the Elton Hotel features luxury, comprising of all the amenities available, inclusive of restaurants, and ballrooms. Styled in French Renaissance the Elton Hotel is renowned and is one of the best places to be at.
Silas Bronson Library is a public library located on Grand Street with a wide selection of books. They also have a wide range of books in braille and for people with low vision.
Library Park is a scenic spot with a paved track and a sheltered area. A well-maintained bandstand is also found inside the park which makes it a popular picnic spot.
Willow Brook Park is a public park with plenty of recreational activities for the entire family. The park features picnic areas to enjoy and afternoon out. The park is home to the Veterans Stadium where you can catch a game and cheer on the New Britain Rock Cats.
Walnut Hill Park is a picturesque local park that is best visited in summer when the roses are in full bloom. The heady scent and riot of colors is a truly lovely sight to behold. Besides this, visitors can enjoy a picnic, walk up the gently sloping hill to appreciate panoramic views of the city below.
The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is an enthralling regional art museum, just nine miles (14 kilometers) south of Hartford. There are over 6000 artworks at this museum, ranging from canvas art to photography by preeminent American artists such as Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefee, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent. There is free admission for all visitors on Saturdays from 10a until noon.