10 Things to Do in Willimantic That You Shouldn't Miss

January 8, 2018 Madelene Haan

Willimantic is a census-designated place, former city and borough, and special-services district. It is located in the town of Windham in Windham County, Connecticut. The population was 17,737 at the 2010 census. It is home to Eastern Connecticut State University and the Windham Textile and History Museum. Willimantic was incorporated as a city in 1893; the city was superseded in 1983 by the Willimantic Special Services District/Willimantic CDP. It is also the birthplace of former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.
Restaurants in Willimantic

1. Keep it Kleen Escape Adventures

90 S Park St, Windham, CT 06226-3336 +1 860-213-9298
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2 based on 5 reviews

Keep it Kleen Escape Adventures

Windham's first escape room. You and the people in your group will have 60 mins to find hidden objects and clues, unlock locked items and solve puzzles in order to escape the room and win.

Reviewed By Cheryl D - United States

Took my husband and some friends to this escape room for his birthday. We had never been to one before, it was quite a bit of fun. Only negative point I would give this place is that they do not have a designated room for...MoreI am sorry you had a negative experience. We are working on a banquet room. Thank you for your input and hope to see you again soon

2. Mansfield Hollow State Park

Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield Center, Mansfield, CT 06250
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mansfield Hollow State Park

Reviewed By Giovanna911 - North Windham, Connecticut

This is a beautiful state park. Very well maintained. Lots of hiking and walking trails, beautiful lake for canoeinfg, kayaking and fishing. Dogs love it there too! Also a long dike that you can walk out to look at the Mansfield Hollow Dam.

3. The Adventure Park at Storrs

2007 Storrs Rd, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06268-1139
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5 based on 174 reviews

The Adventure Park at Storrs

Come climb at The Adventure Park at Storrs! Within five beautiful acres of woodland you will find our amazing "aerial forest park." Experience "adventure in the trees" perfect on your own or with friends, family and parties. Seven trails through the trees interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! Unlimited climbing for 2 or 3 hours. Ages 7 and up! Summer HOURS: Sunday - Thursday, 9am-8pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 9am - 10pm.Plus Select holidays, see updates on Home Page. Large Group Reservations 7 days a week (prefer 2 weeks in advance).

Reviewed By Leslie P

I went the The Adventure Park at Storrs (this time!) with a 6th grade field trip at my school. As usual, the staff was wonderful and the facility was excellent. In particular, I found one staff member to go above and beyond to assist our students. He came to our element where I was attempting to have a student overcome his fear of a particular part and he not only came up to assist us, trying several different ways, he actually went across the element with the student so he could complete the course and be/feel successful. He did this with more than 1 student and really went above to help our kids! He is amazing!

4. Lebanon Green Winery

589 Exeter Rd, Lebanon, CT 06249-1732 +1 860-222-4644
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Lebanon Green Winery

Reviewed By Arnie S - Wallingford, Connecticut

stopped to check it out, they weren't open at the time but the guy there was very accommodating. I think his name was Dom, he let us in for a tasting. The wines were very good. Definitely gonna go back here.

5. Nathan Hale Homestead

2299 South St, Coventry, CT 06238-1520 +1 860-742-6917
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Nathan Hale Homestead

Open for tours: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am- 4 pm

Reviewed By Dianne1047 - Coventry, Connecticut

Exploring the Nathan Hale Homestead is truly like stepping back in time. The house is beautifully preserved with authentic furnishings of the time period. The story of Nathan is well told and illustrated by the desk he sat at and the bedroom he used. Staff is well able to answer any questions about this schoolboy turned patriot. The grounds are lovely and going on a Sunday would include a visit to the Coventry Farmers Market which is worth a visit on it's own.

6. Goodwin State Forest

23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247-3616
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5 based on 5 reviews

Goodwin State Forest

Reviewed By userChris - Oakdale, Connecticut, United States

There is so much to do here, I cant decide where to start. There are many trails to hike, and lots of great fishing locations. Wildlife is everywhere, and birds are numerous. This is a great easy family hike location, with easy, mostly level trails!

7. Diana's Pool

Route 198, Chaplin, CT
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Diana's Pool

Reviewed By pmccoy505 - Pomfret, Connecticut

Found it by mistake, looking for some place to hike/walk for a few hours, and liking waterfalls, this place comes up. Almost missed it on GPS, but once we found the parking, we ended up spending hours instead of 1 hour, walking the trials and taking pictures. Excellent find.

8. Uconn Dairy Bar

3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06269-9008 +1 860-486-3128
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5 based on 77 reviews

Uconn Dairy Bar

Reviewed By KMB2013 - Hartford, Connecticut, Usa

Have been going to the Dairy Bar since I went to school there in the 1980's, and now next generation is attending. I have been accused of coming to visit the Dairy Bar, rather than my daughter. True test of ice cream IMHO is plain vanilla - if that is good, everything else should follow. And it is!!! Rich, creamy, smooth with delicious vanilla flavor - just decadent. Of course if you add some hot fudge and caramel, and whipped cream and a cherry - that is up to you ;) Often line is long, but moves pretty quickly - definitely worth the trip!

861 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226-2420 +1 860-456-8615
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5 based on 6 reviews

Kerri Studio and Gallery

Reviewed By william k - Hartford, Connecticut

Kerri's Studio is a wonderful place to visit and shop for cool artwork and gifts. They feature Kerri's unique art work along with great art exhibits from other talented local artists. Kerri's staff are very friendly and professional. Kerri's studio now features "Color Uncorked", which provides the public with a chance to create artwork under the direction of professional artists from the surrounding area. This place is a great addition to the the Downtown Willimantic scene. There are some excellent restaurants and a brew pub within walking distance of the gallery. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

10. Mansfield Drive-In Theatre

228 Stafford Rd, Mansfield, CT 06250-1451
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Mansfield Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By John N

Came here this past weekend while visiting my nephew at uconn. Can't beat the price, $10 to see 2 movies. Concession food was a little pricey, like major theater concession stands, but was yummy. Definitely worth stopping by, friendly staff and the flea market/garage sale they have on Sundays was awesome. Can't wait to come back when more vendors are present. Wish we had one of these back on long island!

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