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Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

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Interesting to see river so close

I always wondered from I84 what was along the river . The Connecticut river is really wide. They... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Lynnsmith20
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
Excellent place to walk around with great views

Not only are the views beautiful, there are "statues" all over the plaza and the park. Benches are... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Helen S
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 September 2014

It was nice to park the car near the boat-launch and then walk for approximately one mile to the Riverfront Plaza. One of the attractions at the plaza is the science center building (see JPG). If you come prepared there are also plenty of shops,...More

3  Thank IHG_Fan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Riverfront Plaza gets almost there but just can;t get across the finish line. Restaurants have tried and failed, shops the same. Other than a few annual events this is a sadly underultilzed area of Hartford that could be such a great use of space....More

1  Thank JBMartiniguy
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I always wondered from I84 what was along the river . The Connecticut river is really wide. They have a walking area and grounds for special events. Nicely done

Thank Lynnsmith20
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Not only are the views beautiful, there are "statues" all over the plaza and the park. Benches are available to sit and just take in the scenery and there is a playground for little ones to enjoy.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Riverfront Plaza gets almost there but just can;t get across the finish line. Restaurants have tried and failed, shops the same. Other than a few annual events this is a sadly underultilzed area of Hartford that could be such a great use of space....More

1  Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

There were surprisingly few people around on this glorious late weekend afternoon. We much enjoyed a quiet stroll here.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was in Hartford for the day on business and as I was walking around saw the Riverfront Plaza. So I decided to walk and see what it had to offer and was impressed as I walked and enjoyed the scenery. It is a very...More

Thank robertcP5040RV
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had walked across the Founders' Bridge one Thursday night to find a small concert going on in the plaza. We had a good time sitting and listening to the music. There were a couple of food trucks where you could grab a bite to...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a great place for small intimate concerts Jazz, reggae you name it. Nice place to bring your chair and take in a relaxing show.

Thank slcrown11
Reviewed 14 July 2017

On a very warm Sunday we ventured down to Mortensen Plaza where the Nina and Pinto were docked and available to tour. What a treat to experience. So glad we did it.

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 26 December 2016

this provides a good place to get in some fresh air and nice scenery. Hartford is dreary and this is a little gem. many shows and activities in the area. skip the science center

1  Thank MatthewDD_13
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This popular park in downtown Hartford is not to be missed. Near the river their is a large stage that the city hosts a range of performances throughout the year. One in particular is the annual Dragon Boat Festival held in August. There is also...More

Thank AdventureDiva
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Arelis B
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Response from MatthewDD_13 | Reviewed this property |
this is an open area park. main times are open at dawn closed at dusk. special events list their own times.
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