Old State House, 800 Main StreetHartford, CT, 06103Phone: 860-522-6766
At this visitor center in the heart of downtown Hartford, guests can find maps of downtown Hartford and Connecticut, brochures and flyers for local events and attractions, thematic itineraries, and the chance to talk with staff members attractions and activities in the capitol area. Also there is a Connecticut-themed gift hop and a summer farmers market. There's a lawn for picnicking and many nearby restaurants.
Hours: Columbus Day to Fourth of July,: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 5 to Columbus Day, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
West Willington Welcome Center
Located on I-84 westbound, between exits 70 and 69West Willington, CTPhone: 860-429-5602
• Restrooms, canteen, picnic tables, and barbecues available in shaded and wooded setting
• Ample parking for cars, campers, trucks and buses
Hours: Open year-round, daily, 24 hours. State tourism staff available Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Labor Day-Memorial Day, daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.