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New Britain is a beautiful city in the state of Connecticut, United States, located more exactly in Hartford County. The history of New Britain goes back to 1687, when the area was settled as a parish. Then, New Britain was chartered in 1850 as a township and incorporated in 1870 as a city. In 1905, New Britain underwent a major consolidation and the city became highly developed.
Currently, there are 71.254 people living in New Britain, according to the 2010 census. New Britain is nicknamed 'New Britski', due to the large amount of Polish descendants who love here. Other nicknames of New Britain are 'Hardware City' and 'Hard Hittin New Britain'. New Britain is also a great tourist destination, so you will surely enjoy a visit to this city.
Top Attractions within New Britain
Walnut Hill Rose Garden is a beautiful garden in New Britain. It was recently restored, and it now presents more than 800 impressive roses. This landmark is definitely worth visiting, especially if you love flowers and you want to be surrounded by their flavors.
New Britain Youth Museum is a wonderful cultural institution dedicated to children. Here, there are numerous artifacts put on display, as well as a wide array of exhibits where children will be able to learn all about the local culture and history, by means of interactive games and activities. This place manages to successfully combine learning with activities that children will love.
The Polish District is the place where you will learn many interesting things about the Polish traditions and culture. Also known as 'Little Poland', the district is filled with unique amber jewelry, ornaments and handcrafted items. There is also a variety of dining options, where traditional Polish dishes are served.
New Britain Museum of American Art is a not to be missed attraction, because it is the oldest art museum in the country which is dedicated to American Art. The museum was founded in 1903 and it gathers thousands of visitors every year, who come here to admire the impressive art collections from the 18th century until present day.
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