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"Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and feast your eyes on the smallest man in the world"; or so we can imagine the ringmaster's voice as he hosted the most famous three-ring circus in the world. If you want to do more than imagine, spend a day at this three-story museum, which chronicles the legendary PT Barnum's life, his dreams and accomplishments. Don't forget to stop in at the museum shop for a collection of circus memorabilia.
The Ball Park at Harbor Yard is a smaller baseball stadium located between Long Island Sound and Interstate 95 very close to Bridgeport Harbor. The viewing angles are all very good, and during sunny ball season, catching sight of the Atlantic or a Bluefish on the field are quite good.
The city of Bridgeport has enjoyed a long and eventful history that began long before the region was colonized. Over time, the city grew to be an important center of trade, with thriving shipbuilding and whaling industries. Today, the city is one of the Connecticut's most populous and is home to a diverse community. Much of the city's historic heritage has been preserved and is a treasure trove for those with an interest in colonial architecture and American history. The historic homes and mansions that line the streets of the Stratfield Historic District, Black Rock Harbor Historic District and the Marina Park Historic District reflect a variety of historic architectural styles. The City also boasts a number of public parks and a vibrant cultural scene with theaters, museums, music festivals, concert series and more to look forward to. Popular tourist attractions and entertainment venues include the Webster Bank Arena, Barnum Museum and Beardsley Zoo.