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Education, events, film, dance and much more is the entertainment provided at Real Ways. The center is housed in an old typewriter factory and it functions as a multi-purpose venue which hosts theatrical productions, concerts, movies and art installations throughout the year. It's no wonder Real Art Ways is considered one of the best places to catch a show in Hartford.
Surrounded by greenery, Bigelow Hollow State Park is a world away from the bustle of city life, offering visitors the chance to relax amid secluded environs. Owing to the trails winding through the woodlands, hiking is one of the most popular activities at the park. It features an eponymous pond that offers opportunities for boating and fishing. You can also dive into the waters and traverse its depths, or grab a picnic table and unwind with loved ones. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are favorite pastimes during the winter.
The New Children's Museum is the fifth oldest children's museum in the country and was established in 1927. It provides interesting technology exhibits as well as natural ones like a wildlife sanctuary, butterfly house (seasonal) and a visit inside "Conny the Whale." The planetarium is another highlight and the programs include field trips, birthday parties, facility rentals and other outreach events with the community.