Highest-rated things to do in Hartford, according to Tripadvisor

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March 28, 2023
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Highest-rated things to do in Hartford, according to Tripadvisor

"For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home," Simon Van Booy wrote in his 2011 novel "Everything Beautiful Began After," and what better way to find the cities that might feel like home than to get lost? Travel beckons, and there are many great cities to explore in the U.S. From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Miami, and Las Vegas to San Francisco, metro regions in the U.S. offer an incredible range of activities, attractions, and cultural monuments to enjoy.

Every city has its own unique history—stories of industry, immigration, and imagination. Plus, each city offers its own geographical specificity: San Francisco's gorgeous heights and quad-killing hills; the bustling boroughs of New York and how they wind around bodies of water; the flat desert of Las Vegas with its tremendous, wide-open sky (try stargazing at the nearby Red Rock Canyon for awe-inspiring views of the heavens).

Each city also has its own flavor. Some metros are practically a Baskin-Robbins of adventure, featuring all kinds of flavors, some of which might be complex, unfamiliar, or even new. Los Angeles, for example, can be experienced in so many ways, from its history as the motion picture and entertainment capital to its modern incarnation as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world—there are many versions of LA to visit, just as there are many iterations of San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas. Cities, after you scratch the surface, reveal even more treasures within—but first, you must know where to begin!

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in Hartford using data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks places using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, an activity with a 5 out of 5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of May 31, 2024.

#28. Travelers Tower

- Rating: 3.5/5 (19 reviews)
- Address: 1 Tower Sq Hartford, Connecticut
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#27. Calder Stegosaurus Sculpture

- Rating: 5/5 (7 reviews)
- Address: 10 South Prospect St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#26. Xfinity Theatre

- Rating: 3/5 (104 reviews)
- Address: 61 Savitt Way Hartford, Connecticut
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#25. Hartford Public Library

- Rating: 4.5/5 (34 reviews)
- Address: 500 Main St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#24. Riverside Park

- Rating: 4.5/5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 20 Leibert Road Hartford, Connecticut
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#23. Connecticut State Library and State Archives

- Rating: 4.5/5 (27 reviews)
- Address: 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, Connecticut
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#22. XL Center

- Rating: 3.5/5 (124 reviews)
- Address: 1 Civic Center Plaza Hartford, Connecticut
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#21. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

- Rating: 4.5/5 (32 reviews)
- Address: 300 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, Connecticut
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#20. Butler-McCook Homestead

- Rating: 4.5/5 (15 reviews)
- Address: 396 Main St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#19. Trinity College

- Rating: 4.5/5 (41 reviews)
- Address: 300 Summit St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#18. Bushnell Park Carousel

- Rating: 4.5/5 (29 reviews)
- Address: 1 Jewell St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#17. Connecticut Convention Center

- Rating: 4.5/5 (111 reviews)
- Address: 100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, Connecticut
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#16. TheaterWorks

- Rating: 4.5/5 (58 reviews)
- Address: 233 Pearl St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#15. Cathedral of St Joseph

- Rating: 4.5/5 (52 reviews)
- Address: 140 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Connecticut
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#14. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

- Rating: 4.5/5 (69 reviews)
- Address: 32 Front St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#13. Ancient Burying Ground

- Rating: 4.5/5 (66 reviews)
- Address: 60 Gold St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#12. Connecticut's Old State House

- Rating: 4.5/5 (79 reviews)
- Address: 800 Main St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#11. Real Art Ways

- Rating: 4.5/5 (53 reviews)
- Address: 56 Arbor St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#10. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

- Rating: 4/5 (315 reviews)
- Address: 77 Forest St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#9. Connecticut Historical Society

- Rating: 4.5/5 (65 reviews)
- Address: 1 Elizabeth St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#8. Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

- Rating: 4.5/5 (234 reviews)
- Address: 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford, Connecticut
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#7. Bushnell Park

- Rating: 4/5 (203 reviews)
- Address: 30 Arbor St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#6. Dunkin' Park

- Rating: 5/5 (90 reviews)
- Address: 1214 Main St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#5. Connecticut Science Center

- Rating: 4.5/5 (408 reviews)
- Address: 250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, Connecticut
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#4. Connecticut State Capitol

- Rating: 4.5/5 (229 reviews)
- Address: 210 Capitol Ave. Hartford, Connecticut
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#3. Hartford Stage

- Rating: 5/5 (235 reviews)
- Address: 50 Church St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#2. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5/5 (594 reviews)
- Address: 600 Main St. Hartford, Connecticut
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#1. The Mark Twain House & Museum

- Rating: 4.5/5 (1,714 reviews)
- Address: 351 Farmington Ave. GPS Parking address 385 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Connecticut
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This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Andrea Richards, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 100 metros.

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