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Why Should You Visit Bristol City

Summary of Bristol City

Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20 miles (32 km) southwest-west of Hartford. The city is also 120 miles southwest from Boston, and approximately 100 miles northeast of New York City. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 60,833.

Bristol is the location of the general studios of ESPN, and the location of Lake Compounce, the United States’s oldest continuously operating theme park.

Bristol was known as a clock-making city in the 19th century, and is the location of American Clock & Watch Museum. Bristol is the site of the former American Silver Company and its predecessor companies.

Bristol’s nickname is the “Mum City”, because it was once a leader in chrysanthemum production and still holds an annual Bristol Mum Festival.


Elevation: 93 m
Population: 60,039 (2020)

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Bristol City

1. New England Carousel Museum
2. American Clock & Watch Museum
3. Lake Compounce
4. Imagine Nation
5. Bristol Public Library
6. Rockwell Park
7. Muzzy Field
8. Indian Rock Nature Preserve
9. Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
10. St. Stanislaus Church