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Observatory
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The largest maritime museum in the world, Mystic Seaport Museum is home to a collection of historical ships and boats. Along with seacraft, a
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Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium , Mystic
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See one of the United States' largest outdoor beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium, and get close-up with sharks, sea lions, penguins, oc
Historic Site
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Step back into the 18th century at Olde Mistick Village. All the mall's shops are housed inside recreated houses typical for 1720s New Englan
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Get outside and enjoy a fresh sea breeze on the grounds of America's premiere maritime history museum. Guests are welcome to climb aboard tall ships, explore a preservation shipyard where shipwrights restore historic wooden vessels, stroll through heirloom gardens, engage in a sea story or two presented by friendly staff and volunteers. All indoor exhibits are opened for visitors to enjoy a deeper dive into life at sea during the golden age of sail and more. Summer weekends often include special events.
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Bridge
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The Mystic River Bascule Bridge is a bascule bridge spanning the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut in the United States. It carries vehicle
Ship
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Mystic

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Observatories · Aquariums · Historic Sites
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past. The destination is not a legal municipality, but rather a historical one that is home to the largest maritime museum in the U.S. The Mystic River runs through the village on its way to the Atlantic. An aquarium in town studies the life in both of these bodies of water, and houses a friendly family of Beluga whales. Restaurants in the port feature a fresh catch of the day. Film fanatics may recognize a famous pizza establishment here that was the setting for a 1988 film--one of Julia Roberts' first motion pictures. With our world travel planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to Mystic and other destinations in United States.

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Where to stay in Mystic

Large resorts fill the scenic land near the water. The local casino manages one luxury resort with over 1,000 rooms. The others are owned by large chains known for providing luxury accommodations. Inland are historical mansions and houses that have been converted to bed and breakfasts and inns. These lodgings have fewer rooms, so book early to ensure your space.
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