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Local Attractions

Eastern Connecticut State University makes its home in historic Willimantic in the rural northeast region of the state. Former home to the American Thread Company, at one time the largest thread manufacturer in the world, today's Willimantic features cultural diversity, unique community events, Victorian homes and other interesting sights, sounds and memories.

Eastern is surrounded by the wooded hills and pastures of Connecticut's "Quiet Corner," a piece of rural New England full of traditions and natural beauty. At the same time, Eastern is a day trip away from Vermont's ski areas, Cape Cod's beaches, or the city nightlife of New York and Boston. Check out all that is at your fingertips!