Connecticut is a state in New England marked by coastal cities and quaint small towns as well as its collection of museums, animal exhibits, university culture and scenic coastline. At the Mystic Seaport Museum, you are able to see ships that are centuries old. The Mystic Aquarium offers the chance to see beluga whales and learn about their ecology, plus see penguins, sea lions and other creatures. New Haven, on Long Island Sound, is the home of Yale University and hosts the iconic Peabody Museum of Natural History.

The state is also home to the Mark Twain House & Museum, the birthplace of the famous author. The Yale University Art Gallery offers outstanding collections of art by Rauschenberg, Rothko and Rubens, among other iconic artists. Family fun can be found at Lake Compounce amusement and water park, with its collection of thrill rides, water slides, games, food and entertainment. For a bit more adult entertainment, the Foxwoods Resort Casino offers concerts, table games, slot machines and drinks.

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    Montville is a small Connecticut town in London County offering several historic villages within the town, with a unique museum and family parks, outdoor adventures and upscale casino resorts. The Dinosaur Place is a fun park where kids can interact with life-sized dinosaur statues while running and getting wet on a splash pad. Outdoor adventures can be found at Gardner...

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