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Cheer for the Bulldogs in Hartford, Connecticut


The first ever book about cryptography, or the art and process of writing and deciphering secret codes, was published in Hartford in 1805. You don't need knowledge of secret codes to see why this town is a great place to visit. Come see Hartford, Connecticut, while you're here watch sports games in a historical stadium, and visit museums all about hands-on learning and understanding the marvels of the past.

Yale Bowl
This huge field opened on Nov. 21, 1914, for a game against rivals, the Harvard Crimson. When it opened, this facility was the largest athletic stadium in the entire world and the first venue completely surrounded by seating. Not only do the Yale Bulldogs play here, several NFL teams have used the field for games, including the New York Giants and Detroit Lions as well as the New York Jets. World Cup soccer games, tennis matches, lacrosse games, concerts, movies, television advertisements and even the 1995 Special Olympic World Games have been held here over the years. Drive to this stadium and you might bepart of a record breaking crowd. The current record for attendance at a game at the Yale Bowl is 80,000 fans. Many of the largest crowds were for Harvard versus Yale games, feeding the rivalry that has been going on since the 1800s. Be sure you wear your Yale blue if you attend a game at the Bowl.

Connecticut Science Center
Families love this Hartford museum where kids can engage with 150 hands-on exhibits and learn about the world around them. Watch an unforgettable 3D movie or catch a show at the Maximilian and Marion Hoffman Foundation Science Theater inside the museum.  Featured exhibits include, "Sight and Sound", "Picure of Health", "Exploring Space and even a locally-focused exhibit about the nearby Connecticut River. There's a lot to learn here, and all ages can enjoy some hands-on learning. The museum hosts camps for students during the summer time and also has special activities for scout groups. This is a great location for field trips and families who enjoy learning and science!

Mark Twain House and Museum
Rated number one TripAdvisor's compilation of attractions in Hartford, The Mark Twain House & Museum is a must see when you're traveling around the city. With it's main focus being the fostering of appreciation and preservation of the legacy of Mark Twain, visiting his home does just that. It is the same home that he and his family occupied when he wrote some of his most famous works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. As the day comes to a close, you’ll begin to feel like you’ve just finished reading one of Twain’s famous works, and wishing you could read it all over again.

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