Lock Museum of America

230 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786.

Phone & Fax (860) 589-6359. The Museum has eight rooms that include antique locks dating back to 1520, colonial locks and keys, British locks, American locks, bank locks, prison locks, padlocks, and ornate Victorian hardware that is gold and silver plated. May -Oct. Tues. – Fri. 1:30 -4:30. Weekends by appt. Adults $3, Seniors $2.50, children free.

Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702.

(203) 753-0381. Featuring American art and regional history. Permanent and changing art exhibits include American Giants: Church, Kensett, Calder and Sage. Interactive regional history exhibit engages all age groups. Museum hours: Tues. – Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5. Adm. Adults $7; Seniors $6; Members and children under 16 free.

Mattatuck State Forest

Plymouth, CT

Plymouth. Trails lead to scenic vistas. White Rock's jct. Rte. 262 & 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 for 3.4 mi. to park. Blue blazed trail leads to views of Naugatuck River & Rte. 8. Greystone Trail jct. Rte. 262 & Rte. 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 south for 4.9 mi. to trailhead Blue Blaze Trail. Mountain biking, hunting. Contact: (860) 567-5694.

Naugatuck Railroad, At The Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-7245. Enjoy 80 minute vintage train rides on the Naugatuck Railroad from historic 1881 Thomaston Station, along the scenic Naugatuck River, through state forests and across the face of Thomaston Dam for views of the Litchfield Hills. From historic presentations to fun holiday celebrations, the Railroad Museum hosts a variety of special events including Easter Bunny Express, Steam on the Naugy, Fall Foliage, Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Haight-Brown Vineyard Express and Northern Lights Limited to Santa's Train Workshop. Call for tickets 24/7 or buy online.

Palace Theater

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702.

"Your Palace, Your Place!" 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. (203) 346-2000. The magnificently restored Palace Theater originally opened in 1922 by Sylvester Z. Poli and was designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb. The 2,600 seat theater boasts an opulent and eclectic mix of architectural styles most prominent of which is Renaissance Revival. Offering a performance schedule that includes nationally Touring Broadway shows, headlining music and comedy acts, a Jazz series, family entertainment & more. The venue has multiple spaces available to rent for your special events including weddings, and can accommodate up to 500 guests. Box Office open Mon.-Fri. 10-5, & Sat. 10-2, and on performance nights remains open through intermission.

Palace Theatre

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

The aura of 1920's glamour permeates the architecturally breathtaking Palace Theater, one of Connecticut's most striking reception facilities. Hold court under gold leafed ceilings and crystal chandeliers in one of three ornate lobby spaces, or give your guests the royal treatment with a dramatic reception on the stage. From displaying your name in marquee lights to printing specially designed ticket invitations, the Palace ensures that every wedding is as unique as the bridal couple and worthy of a standing ovation. For information please contact Special Events Manager, Audra Petrucell @203.346.2010 x 2057

Plymouth Historical Society

572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782.

(860) 584-4634. The Society owns the Toll House that houses the 1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine and the Alley House Museum displaying Plymouth memorabilia. Open last Sat. of month 1-2 pm or by appt.

Seth Thomas ­ Bradstreet House Museum

237 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

(860) 283-5253. Greek Revival c. 1820s home of daughter of famed clockmaker Seth Thomas. Interpreted as a 19th c. Victorian home and furnished with antiques, clocks & information about the Seth Thomas Family and their descendants. Open Sat. 11-3 May – June, & Sept.- Oct. Free admission. Private Tours for 4-10, or by appt.

Seven Angels Theatre

1 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06785.

(203) 757-4676. Produces a season of five Equity professional mainstage plays and musicals, award-wining community theatre performances, children's theatre, summer theatre camp for children, and stand-up comedy events. Free parking. Stage II Community Theatre Division CT Magazine's "Best Community Theatre Groups". 

Southwind Farms

223 Morris Town Line Road, Watertown, CT 06795.

(860) 274-9001. Take a break from the hectic world around you and come visit our 40+ alpacas. Bring your camera to capture the antics of these curious, gentle animals whose fleece is comparable to cashmere, though more durable. Alpacas and their yarn are available for purchase at competitive prices. Tours are available by appointment. Check out our website for special events.