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Connecticut Focusing on Dinosaur-Themed Tourism Campaign

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | June 02, 2015

Connecticut Focusing on Dinosaur-Themed Tourism Campaign

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This summer will see the debut of the new movie "Jurassic World," one of the most anticipated releases of the year, but families looking to learn more about dinosaurs should travel to Connecticut for a “roar tour" through the state.

According to Connecticut Office of Tourism, families looking for something new and interesting to do on their vacation should check out all the prehistoric offerings from the state’s national parks, museums, and educational centers.

With the Bruce Museum, Connecticut Science Center, Dinosaur State Park, Lake Compounce, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Mystic Aquarium, The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History all featuring dinosaur themed events, exhibits, and attractions this summer, taking a drive through historical Connecticut will showcase all of the prehistoric creatures a family could want to see after watching "Jurassic World."

Connecticut Office of Tourism Director Randy Fiveash released a statement about the state’s focus on capturing the mind of the dinosaur-centric children this summer:

“It's going to be a blockbuster summer for Connecticut as we offer the opportunity to experience thrills, chills, and your fill of dinosaur mania throughout the state. Combining our rich prehistoric past with the latest technology and must-see attractions is yet another reason why now is the time to plan a trip to our great state.”

Another major benefit for families who are considering a trip to Connecticut are the deals being offered by local hotels. With the focus on prehistoric themes, hotels like Courtyard Hartford Cromwell, Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk, and others are giving people the chance to purchase their hotel stays, and receive discounts on parks, museums, and aquariums around the area.

As if the many attractions and hotels getting in on the dinosaur craze weren't enough, there are also many restaurants offering prehistoric-style food for even more enjoyment. From the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to A.C. Petersen Farms.

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