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Mystic, Conn.  July 21, 22 & 23. 2023

Area Attractions


  • Mystic Aquarium – is one of Connecticut’s largest aquariums with over 10,000 animals in exhibits spread over 27 acres just off exit 91 of I-95. It is one of only two aquariums in the country that houses Steller seal lions, and has large pools for beluga whales as well as small ray and shark touch pools. The African penguin exhibit is very popular, and there are special exhibits like the Titanic.  Go to for more info.    

  • Olde Mistick Village – is a recreation of an 18th century New England village that houses a unique collection of specialty shops and eateries spread over several acres and connected by outdoor walking paths.  It is located right off exit 91 of I-95 near several hotels and the aquarium.  Go to for more info.  

  • Historic Downtown Mystic – has shops and restaurants on both sides of the river. Don’t miss the Drawbridge Ice Cream, Sift Bake Shop, and the famous Mystic Pizza on the west side of the river, and popular restaurants on the east side include S&P Oyster House, Red 36, and The Engine Room. 

  • Historic Harbor Tours – Enjoy a forty minute narrated cruise on the Mystic River aboard the Mystic Empress,  a 17 passenger US Coast Guard inspected sightseeing vessel.  It departs near the draw bridge and you will learn about the historic bascule draw bridge (100th anniversary in 2022), some  sea captains homes as well as Mystics tall ships.  Go to for more info.

  • Sail Away Argia – offers three 2-hour day-sails and a sunset cruise daily aboard the 81 foot long Schooner Argia.  It has seating for 49 people and there is room to move around the deck during the cruise.  Argia offers great sightseeing going down the Mystic River and the chance to experience windjammer sailing on Fishers Island Sound.  Go to for more info. 

  • Submarine Museum – is located in Groton on the banks of the Thames River. The museum contains a good collection of exhibits about the history of the US submarines,  most of which were built just down the river at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics.  Docked at the museum is the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine.  Visitors can go aboard and walk through the main decks of this historic submarine.  Museum admission is free.  Go to for more info. 

  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum – is only about 20 minutes from Mystic via country roads, and it is next door to Foxwoods Resort Casino.  It is a world-class museum that tells the story of Native American history.



  • Foxwoods Resort Casino – is also about 20 minutes from Mystic and is one of the largest casinos in the world.  It has several entertainment and eating options as well as Tanger Shopping Outlets.  It is like a small city in the countryside that can reached via country roads from Mystic.

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