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Norwich, Connecticut
10 Laura Blvd, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

Norwich, Connecticut Activities - Museums to Sports to Shopping

Discover the most exciting attractions in Connecticut when you stay at the Holiday Inn Norwich. Our convenient hotel is within close proximity of many family activities in Norwich, CT, including Mystic Aquarium, The Dinosaur Place and Ocean Beach Park. Ride a steam train through the Connecticut River Valley or let the kids play at the Children's Museum. 

U.S. Coast Guard Academy 

Located in New London, Connecticut, the United States Coast Guard Academy offers both self-guided as well as cadet-led tours. Admission is free but you must have ID to enter the campus. While there, you'll want to check out the Coast Guard Museum, which covers the 200-year history of America's number one maritime service. Enjoy a wide range of paintings, ship models, medals, figurehead carvings and uniforms.

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

See the amazing sea creatures that live at the Mystic Aquarium with exciting underwater exhibits that are sure to astound. Explore Return to the Titanic, Hidden Amazon and Noah's Flood & Ancient Shipwrecks. 

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Take a ride on the Essex Steam Train and encounter spectacular scenery, historic towns, and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River. Or reserve a seat aboard the MV Becky Thatcher, a 70-foot, three-deck riverboat that's ideal for sightseeing cruises through the beautiful Connecticut River Valley.

The Dinosaur Place

An interactive science and nature adventure awaits you at the Dinosaur Place. Seek out dinosaur bones, minerals and crystals, come face to face with more than two dozen life-size dinosaurs, or stroll along one-and-a-half miles of easy walking trails.

Ocean Beach Park

A sugary sand beach beckons at Ocean Beach Park along with the boardwalk with its carousel, thrill rides and arcade games. Visitors may also enjoy a 50-meter Olympic pool, 18-hole miniature golf course, picnic pavilion and nature walk.

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

From designer fashions and sportswear to housewares and home furnishings, savor a superb shopping experience at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Browse more than 70 outlet stores, including Banana Republic, Barney's New York, Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole.

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 

The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut offers kids a great opportunity to learn, play and discover. Kids can experience more than seventy exotic animals, the world's largest walk-in kaleidoscope, tons of turtles and a giant pendulum.

Dodd Stadium

Built in 1995 and named for Senator Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut, Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich is the home stadium of the Connecticut Tigers of Minor League Baseball's New York Penn League. The Tigers are the affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The Holiday Inn Norwich is the official hotel of the Connecticut Tigers and offers a Friends & Family rate.

U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum

Home of the USS Nautilus, the United States Navy Submarine Force Museum gives visitors an up-close-and-personal look at the world's first nuclear-powered ship and the first one to travel to the North Pole. You'll get to see exactly where the crew of this incredible submarine worked, ate and slept as they traveled way down beneath the surface of the ocean.