Area Attractions

Arena at Harbor Yard
One of Connecticut’s largest sports and entertainment venues featuring basketball, hockey and concerts, the Arena at Harbor Yard is home to the New York Islander’s affiliate, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and more than 140 events each year, including top-name concerts, family shows, and regional sporting events. The 10,000-seat Arena hosted the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship East Regional. Arena at Harbor Yard Web site…

Barnum Museum
Entrepreneur, politician, journalist, impresario, museum owner and founder of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Only one man had so varied a career… P.T. Barnum. Only one museum depicts that man’s extraordinary life and the enormous influence he had on 19th century America. From its opening on February 18, 1893 to present day, the Barnum Museum has been committed to the preservation and interpretation of Bridgeport’s industrial and social history, as well as being an outstanding educational resource for students of all ages. Barnum Museum Web site…

Beardsley Zoo
The Beardsley Zoo has a proud history of over 75 years as Connecticut’s only zoo. As an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and participant in its Species Survival Plan, the Beardsley Zoo is committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, the Beardsley Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience. Beardsley Zoo Web site…

Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city, is known as “The Park City,” the city that Barnum built. Phineas Taylor Barnum better known as P.T. Barnum was the showman turned mayor who made this port city into a major manufacturing center during the early 19th century. By the time his term ended, Bridgeport was well known throughout the United States and the world. City of Bridgeport Web site…

Captain’s Cove Seaport
Located in charming and historic Black Rock Harbor, Captain’s Cove Seaport is a marina and seaport complex which includes maritime history attractions and amusements. Visitors can tour the HMS Rose, a Revolutionary War-era 24-gun frigate (when in port). Charter fishing, diving and harbor cruises are also available. The boardwalk offers craft shops, a restaurant, fish market, Sunday afternoon band concerts and special events. Captain’s Cove Web site…

Coastal Fairfield County
Located just 35 miles northeast of Manhattan, Connecticut’s Coastal Fairfield County boasts scenic beauty, New England heritage, Yankee hospitality, and big city sophistication-no wonder so many celebrities call the region home. The coast beckons visitors with beaches, fishing, lighthouses and cruises, while nature preserves and historic sites offer cultural enrichment through workshops and exhibitions. Fairfield County Web site…

Connecticut
Connecticut has it all – great getaways, fascinating attractions, unique entertainment choices, plus New England beauty and charm. Connecticut is served by five major airports. Twenty percent of the nation’s population lives within a three-hour drive. Connecticut tourism Web site…

Discovery Museum
Discovery is at the heart of the museum’s mission. The Discovery Museum inspires questioning and exploration by students, parents and teachers by providing a fun, safe environment that introduces informal learning through engaging exhibits, planetarium shows, live presentations, and classroom programs. Discovery Museum Web site…

Downtown Cabaret Theatre
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is the only professional year-round theatre in the state where you are invited to bring your own picnic! The Cabaret Children’s Company runs October through May and is great for birthday parties! Downtown Cabaret Web site…

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra
Experience the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gustav Meier, renowned for his superb conducting style and stellar music making A GBS concert is always an adventure in music! GBSO Web site…

Harbor Yard Baseball Complex
The 6,000-seat Harbor Yard Baseball Complex is home to the Bridgeport Bluefish and University of Bridgeport Purple Knights. The Bluefish are part of the independent Atlantic League and the only professional baseball team in Fairfield County. The Bluefish play 70 exciting, action-packed games at this state-of-the-art minor league ballpark. Bridgeport Bluefish Web site…

Housatonic Museum of Art
The Housatonic Museum of Art has one of the most significant collections of any two-year college in the country and includes works by master artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and Chagall. Art enthusiasts and casual observers have the rare opportunity to engage daily with original works of art and artifacts on continuous display throughout the college and campus grounds. The Museum also presents lectures, programs and changing exhibitions in the Burt Chernow Galleries, serving as a rich cultural resource for the Greater Bridgeport area. Housatonic Museum of Art Web site…

Klein Memorial Auditorium
Known as the “Grande Dame of Bridgeport,” the Klein Memorial Auditorium is home to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Hartford Ballet, and the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. This grand Art Deco masterpiece features marble floors, exquisite chandeliers, and Greek pillars plus features an A-list of entertainment that includes musicals, theatrical performances, and dances. Klein Memorial Web site…

Playhouse on the Green
Said to rival the best of Broadway and London’s West End, the Playhouse on the Green offers five spectacular stage shows each year. Playhouse on the Green Web site…

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