Connecticut March 08, 2018
Here Are 9 Of The World’s Biggest Things Hiding Right Here In Connecticut You Need To Experience
It’s hard to believe that the small state of Connecticut has some of the world’s largest things inside of its borders, but we do. And the things we have are pretty cool… We aren’t talking about the biggest ball of twine or the largest ketchup bottle, our stuff is much, much better than that! Check out these nine things that you are going to want to experience as soon as you can.
1. Naskart — The World's Largest Mult-level Indoor Go Kart Track
Located in Oakdale this 110,000 square foot racing facility offers more than a 1/2 mile of track to speed around. This experience will definitely get your adrenaline pumping as you careen around corners and complete the course.
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2. IT Adventure Ropes Course — The World's Largest Indoor Ropes Course
IT Adventure Ropes Course has its home in New Haven at Jordan's Furniture Store. Climb rope ladders and cargo nets, crisscross walkways and swinging beams all while suspended high above the ground. This challenge is fun for all ages.
You can learn more about IT Adventure Ropes Course
3. Stew Leonard's — World's Largest Dairy Store
Stew Leonard's has been called the Disneyland of Dairy Stores and for good reason. This massive location has singing animatronics, free samples, and all of the milk, ice cream, and cheese you could ever desire. It's also outfitted with a petting zoo, which makes it a great destination to bring the kids.
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4. Wild Bill's Nostalgia — World's Biggest Jack-In-The-Box
This creepy jack-in-the-box towers over Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store. You'll want to pay a visit and browse the shop while you are there. From vintage toys to outlandish memorabilia, this place has something for everyone.
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5. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library — World's Largest Rare Book Library With No Windows
This six-story building on the campus of Yale is dedicated to housing rare books and manuscripts. The oldest book in the library dates back to 1454. Impressive both inside and out, this is a place of history that you're going to want to visit.
You can learn more about this unique library
6. Foxwoods — North America's Largest Casino
Although not the largest in the world, Foxwoods does take the title for the largest Indian gaming resort in North America. Foxwoods spans 9 million square feet under just one roof and the resort sits on 1,200 acres.
8. Otis Elevator Company — World's Largest Manufacturer of Vertical Transport Systems
Otis Elevator Company has its home right here in Connecticut. It not only manufactures the most elevators and escalators, the elevators can be found in the world's tallest buildings. The next time you are ascending to the top of Burj Khalifa, the Eiffel Tower, or the Empire State Building, you will be riding an Otis elevator.
9. The Children's Museum — World's Biggest Sperm Whale
Located in West Hartford, Conny the Whale is constructed of fiberglass and iron and sits outside The Children's Museum. The whale is so large that visitors can walk right through it, entering the mouth and exiting the tail.
Did you know about all of these huge things in Connecticut? Which ones have you been to? Which ones are your going to add to your bucket list?
I bet you don’t know all of these
fun facts about the Nutmeg State.