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What are some fun things to do in Connecticut?

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Some fun things to do in Connecticut include Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut Science Center, Mystic Seaport, Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, New England Air Museum and Sleeping Giant State Park, according to the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Much of the state is filled with small New England towns, hills, farmlands and coastal beaches. For those interested in city vacations, Connecticut has a few urban areas, such as Hartford and New Haven.

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Fall is a great time to visit Connecticut, states The Connecticut Office of Tourism. Visitors can view the foliage at Sleeping giant State Park in Hamden or the Litchfield Hills. They can also visit 25 different vineyards located in the state on the Connecticut Wine Trail. Noted vineyards include Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret and Sunset Meadows Vineyards in Goshen.

Those seeking adventure can visit Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park, the state's first outdoor adventure park, located in Portland. Another option is Lake Compounce in Bristol, the oldest theme park in the U.S. as of 2015. This park has more than 50 rides and attractions.

Many popular tourist towns are located on the Connecticut shoreline. For example, Mystic has many shops and restaurants, plus attractions such as the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport. Other coastal towns include Stonington, Old Saybrook and Guilford.

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