Visit Connecticut

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Connecticut is a northeastern U.S. state known for its mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. It's home to the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, where the author wrote his most famous works; Mystic Aquarium, where visitors can view sea life like dolphins and penguins; and Yale University in New Haven, founded in 1701. Tourists can also explore mesmerizing Long Island Sound beaches such as Silver Sands State Park in Milford or enjoy stunning views from atop Talcott Mountain State Park or Bear Mountain in Salisbury. Connecticut has interesting history - it was one of the original 13 colonies that formed the United States and has played an important role throughout America's history since then. In addition, it's also famous for being the first state to pass a law officially abolishing slavery back on March 3rd of 1848.