The 10 Best Things to Do in Rocky Hill, United States

September 17, 2017 Major Galusha

Rocky Hill is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 19,709 at the 2010 census. Rocky Hill was part of Wethersfield, the neighboring town to the north, until it was independently incorporated in 1843.
Restaurants in Rocky Hill

1. Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506 +1 860-529-5816
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 210 reviews

Dinosaur State Park & Museum

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited Dinosaur State park near Rocky Hill, CT, during a tour of New England. We decided to visit based upon the information in our guide book and were glad that we made the detour.
The Park is famous for its 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, which are now housed in a large covered gallery with plenty of interesting displays and activities for children.
After a tour of the facility, we decided to walk one of the trails in the surrounding park. This offered a variety of woodland scenery and was most enjoyable.
Parking is free.
Highly recommended.

2. Old Wethersfield

Wethersfield, CT
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Old Wethersfield

Reviewed By 2CAtravelers - Brattleboro, Vermont

Wethersfield is a charming, quaint town south of Hartford. There are several shops and restaurants as well as historic sights. You can even visit the old churchyard where many of the founding town members are buried. Between visiting the historic homes, window shopping, and having a meal here, you could spend several hours.

3. Welles-Turner Memorial Library

2407 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033-4616 +1 860-652-7720
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Glastonbury, Connecticut's public library offers the traveler resources such as free Wi-Fi, public access computers and printing, copiers, newspapers, restrooms, free maps of the Town of Glastonbury.

Reviewed By agnitfom2000 - Glastonbury, Connecticut

This library is an excellent medium size town library. It is very quiet. Staff are helpful. It has Wi-Fi and computers. The facility has wide variations in architecture since different sections were built many years apart. The area towards Main Street is more historic, while the area towards the parking lot is modern. Everything is air-conditioned. Parking is more than adequate on the back side of the library.

Book selection is pretty good. They are not always very good with getting complete book series. For example, in a trilogy, typically one book in the series is not owned by the library. However, interlibrary loans can be used to cover the gap.

An extensive e-library also exists. Either a librarian or the website can help you get started with using the e-library.

The library does have some historic artifacts on the second floor. They have a lovely sailing ship model and they have the Glastonbury chair. It was gift from the town with the same name in England for the 300th (?) anniversary of the town's founding.

4. Team vs. Time

320 New Britain Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-1319 +1 860-259-6167
Excellent
96%
Good
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5 based on 181 reviews

Team vs. Time

This is an award winning interactive group entertainment experience. This is room escape for the room escape enthusiasts. Travel back in time, explore unique environments, examine artifacts, and do your best to solve the mystery before time runs out. Good luck! HOW IT WORKS: ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM, RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE EVENT, IT’S YOUR TEAM VERSUS TIME

Reviewed By Anna R

My husband and I did The Book of Spells room for Valentine’s Day and had a blast. Challenging and clever clues, with really impressive quality props. Staff was super friendly. We liked that you could choose to have the room to yourselves (as opposed to being placed with strangers). We will definitely be back.

If you’re new to escape rooms, you should probably have at least 3 or 4 people for this room.

5. Hartford Stage

50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103-1201 +1 860-527-5151
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 209 reviews

Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.

Reviewed By gersty - NYC

This is our 15th year attending this production. We have loved this production since we first saw it with our 4 year old daughter in 2003. Attending this production is a family holiday tradition that always puts us in the Christmas spirit. While we lament the retirement of Bill Raymond from the production, Michael Preston's Scrooge was a deft and more than acceptable replacement. We hope to come back for our 16th year in 2018.
Bravo Hartford Stage!

6. Belltown Hill Orchards

483 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073-3413 +1 860-633-2789
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Belltown Hill Orchards

Reviewed By W-Hartford_CT - Connecticut

We have been coming to Belltown for years. The people are very friendly and make your pick-your-own experience an excellent one. You park down in the field and take a tractor to the area you want. Blueberries are quite abundant right now. Nectarines and peaches are available. Soon, apples will come on line, which will last through most of October. Great place to bring kids.

7. River Highlands State Park

Field Road, Cromwell, CT 06416-1504 +1 203-789-7498
Excellent
33%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

River Highlands State Park

Reviewed By Manny S - Newton, Massachusetts

An amazing slice of Connecticut Valley flora and fauna. You very much felt like you were in a primitive place far from society. Believe we encountered bear footprints and even bare human footprints (?!?!). The river view and campground there is absolutely stunning, as is the view from the promontory. We saw many bolete mushrooms.

8. Kidcity Children's Museum

119 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457-2817 +1 860-347-0495
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Kidcity Children's Museum

Imagination play for kids from 1 to 8 and their favorite grown-ups. Picked by Yankee Magazine in 2012 as the "Best Indoor Adventure" in New England!

Reviewed By Little_PC - Cromwell, Connecticut

We had friends with four small children come for the weekend. We invited our daughter and our granddaughter too. We have lived in the Middletown area for over 40 years and this was our first time visiting Kidcity.
We all had a blast! There was so much to do and the kids loved all the hands-on exhibits. It was my husband's 66th birthday and he loved it just as much as the children did. It was not crowded either, since it was a sunny day. That is the best time to go.

9. New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052-1417 +1 860-229-0257
Excellent
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5 based on 299 reviews

New Britain Museum of American Art

Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American history. The award-winning Chase Family Building, which opened in 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions a year featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. Education and community outreach programs for all ages include docent-led school and adult tours, teacher services, studio classes and vacation programs, Art Happy Hour gallery talks, lectures, symposia, concerts, film, monthly First Friday jazz evenings, quarterly Museum After Dark parties for young professionals, and the annual Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy Café on the Park for a light lunch prepared by “Best Caterer in Connecticut” Jordan Caterers. Visit the Museum Shop for unique gifts. Drop by the “ArtLab” learning gallery with your little ones. Gems not to be missed include Thomas Hart Benton’s murals “The Arts of Life in America,” “The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001” by Graydon Parrish,” and Dale Chihuly’s “Blue and Beyond Blue” spectacular chandelier. Called “a destination for art lovers everywhere,” “first-class,” “a full-size, transparent temple of art, mixing New York ambience with Yankee ingenuity and all-American beauty,” the NBMAA is not to be missed.

Reviewed By Off_Beaten_Tracker - Manlius, New York

As a top flight Museum-ite world wide, this ranks as one of my favorites. Matthew right size, excellent mix of art types with offerings always surprising delights. Easy free parking, free admission Saturdays til noon, local fare tasty cafe (til 3pm). Be refreshed & gently elevated by a visit. You will leave smiling.

10. Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

293 Meadow Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1606
Excellent
69%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

Reviewed By elaine499

After lunch at Shad Row we took the ferry across the river just for fun and went cruising throughout the countryside. It was fun & pretty. The ferry was very clean and efficient & the staff was very pleasant.
I recommend a fun ride for families with children!

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