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East Hartford Connecticut is just 90 miles southwest of its more well-known neighbor Boston. This beautiful part of the country has a lot to offer visitors. From state-of-the-art sporting facilities to historic homes and museums, visitors from all walks of life can enjoy a trip to this part of the Constitution State.
Take a trip to 615 Silver Lane for some University of Connecticut Huskies football. There are 40,000 seats at this 75-acre facility. The seating is in a unique horseshoe shape around the natural Kentucky bluegrass field. Not only is football played here, but also soccer and lacrosse games. There are also plenty of charity events like 5K runs and walks when it's not UConn football season. Occasionally, the facility holds swap meets and trade shows, like Carl Maratta's Auto Swap Meet, where visitors come to look at and purchase cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and boats. Whether you're wearing your navy and white jersey and toting a foam finger to cheer on the Huskies or you have plans to run in support of your favorite non-profit, Rentschler Field is a great place to visit.
Mark Twain House and Museum
Head to 351 Farmington Avenue to see the restored home where Mark Twain and his family lived from 1874-1891. The famous author wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and other well-known books while living here. The house is a National Historic Landmark that gives museum-goers a look into Twain's life and legacy and the history and culture of the time that he lived. If you enjoy learning about architecture, you will surely love strolling through the 25-room picturesque Gothic home. Inside you'll find the glass conservatory, a massive library and the stunning billiard room where Twain wrote his novels. The museum features a gallery about the history of the author's life, a rotating exhibition hall, a theater that shows the Ken Burns mini-documentary about Twain and even an auditorium for lectures and events. Stop by the Mark Twain Store to pick up copies of his books, and then visit the cafe on the second floor to enjoy the patio and sip on some coffee. You can even pretend you are the famous novelist and do some writing of your own.
Connecticut Science Center
Does your family like science and learning through hands-on experiences? If so, hop in your car and head on over to 250 Columbus Boulevard to visit the Connecticut Science Center. This facility is meant to encourage people to get involved with science, technology, engineering and math. You can actually feel sound in one exhibit here! Play with a model of the nearby Connecticut River, take a look at craters on the moon and strap yourself in for a flight through space while having a blast at this science center. Younger kids enjoy getting some energy out at KidSpace, where they can spin, turn, throw and run around. You'll want to bring a camera to this museum to capture those eureka moments of understanding and all the fun you'll have.