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Storrs is in Connecticut. It is located within the town of Mansfield.

Understand[edit]

Storrs is home to the University of Connecticut (UConn). Storrs is a primarily rural village within the town of Mansfield, with the population just over 15,000 people.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The nearest Amtrak [1] stations are in Hartford (Northeast Regional, Vermonter, and New Haven – Springfield Shuttle) and New London (Acela Express and Northeast Regional)

By bus[edit]

  • megabus.com, 1-877-462-6342, [2]. Express bus service to/from Hartford and New York City. Double Deck Coaches with WiFi, Restrooms, Power Outlets and seats starting at $1.  edit

By Car[edit]

Storrs is located at the intersection of route 44 and route 195. There are many places to park both on and off of the UConn campus, as well as two parking garages on campus where you can pay per hour if residential/ free parking is not available.

Get around[edit]

On Foot[edit]

Although Storrs Center as well at the UConn campus are relatively easy to walk around, the remainder of Storrs is highly rural, making roads both too long and or too dangerous to easily navigate by foot.

By Car[edit]

Car is probably the easiest way to get around the small rural town, as most residences are spread out. Parking at Storrs Center as well as on the UConn campus are relatively easy, and the university's parking garages can be utilized by anyone who needs them.

By Bus[edit]

Several different lines run through the university as well as to Storrs Center and other shopping/ residential areas just off of campus.

See[edit]

  • William Benton Museum of Art, 245 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 2140, +1 860 486-4520, [3]. Tu-F 10AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 1PM-4:30PM (gift shop open Tu-F 8:30AM-4PM, Sa-Su 1PM-4PM). Features art from UConn students and faculty as well as national artists. Free.  edit
  • Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, 2019 Hillside Road, +1 860 486-4460, [4]. Established in 1988, this small museum is located in the center of the Uconn campus, right near the Co-op. Its most expansive and permanent exhibit entitled Human Nature: Looking Closer at the Relationships between People and the Environment focuses on archaeology and how the natural world has shaped the surrounding cultural world in New England. The museum is home to the Connecticut Archaeology Center, as well as several collections of anthropological artifacts. Admission is free.  edit
  • Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B, +1 860 486-8580 (), [5]. Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-7pm. Home to thousands of puppets, this museum includes numerous exhibitions that cover the history of the Ballard Institute of Technology at the University of Connecticut. They offer workshops, tours, and also have a small library. Prices for specific events vary..  edit

Do[edit]

  • If you are planning on staying in Storrs during basketball season, seeing a UConn men's or women's basketball game is a must. Both teams are NCAA champions, and are nationally known. Home games take place at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on Hillside Road, essentially in the center of the UConn campus. More information on athletics at the university as well as tickets are available here.

Learn[edit]

  • Homer D. Babbidge Library, 369 Fairfield Way, Storrs, CT 06269, (860) 486-2518. The primary library of the University of Connecticut, this seven floor library has computers, private study rooms, silent study floors, a large cafe, and an innumerable amount of books. This is the perfect place for anyone to get work done in an environment of higher learning, student or not. They also have many art exhibits on the first and basement level floors that are changed a few times a year.  edit
  • University of Connecticut. This massive land grant public research university takes up more of the village of Storrs than not. Its many academic buildings, rolling fields of farmland, and classical architecture provide the village with a collegiate New England feel.  edit
  • Edwin O. Smith High School, (860) 487-0877. Originally established in 1958 by the University of Connecticut, this small public high school is located walking distance from Storrs Center.  edit
  • Other in eastern Connecticut include but are not limited to Quinebaug Valley Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University.

Buy[edit]

  • UConn Co-op, 2075 Hillside Rd, Unit 1019, +1 860 486-3537, [6]. UConn's student bookstore. Also sells Husky apparel as well as accessories such as hats, stickers, etc. Any dorm needs can be taken care of here, as they sell a wide array of office supplies, storage bins, fans, decorations, and many other household needs. Brands such as NorthFace and Vera Bradley are available here as well.  edit
  • UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, One Royce Circle, 101 Storrs Center, +1 860 486 8525 (), [7]. 10-9pm. While the other Co-op is primarily designed to serve students, this Co-op is more of a general bookstore that can benefit students as well as anyone else who simply enjoys an atmosphere of education and literature. While they do sell some husky apparel, this Co-op is more like a general bookstore/ coffee shop type of place. They host a number of educational events every week such as author appearances and readings, guest speakers, small musical performances, and other events.  edit

Eat[edit]

  • UConn Dairy Bar, 3636 Horsebarn Hill Rd Ext, 860-486-2634, [8]. 11am-7pm. Students and visitors can get freshly made ice cream (comes from cows who live on campus) in a local, small, friendly atmosphere. They serve over 20 flavors of high quality ice cream.  edit
  • Insomnia Cookies, 1 Dog Ln #107, 877-632-6654, [9]. 11am-3am, Delivery Hours: 12pm- 3am. Mainly popular among college students, this dessert chain serves many different kinds of cookies, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches. They are located in Storrs Center, and deliver within the village of Storrs.  edit
  • Moe's Southwest Grille, 1 Dog Ln Suite A-101, 860-447-1553, [10]. Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm. Chain Mexican/ Southwest restaurant serving made-to-order burritos, tacos, nachos, salads, etc.  edit
  • DP Dough, 1232 Storrs Rd, (860) 429-7577, [11]. 4pm-3am. This chain and primarily takeout restaurant delivers reasonably priced calzones, wings, and breadsticks to the Storrs area. Expect delivery to take a while on Friday and Saturday nights though, since it is incredibly popular among the UConn students.  edit
  • Sgt Pepperoni, 134 N Eagleville Rd, (860) 429-8888, [12]. 4pm- 2am. Another classic type of pizza, wings, calzones, and french fries takeout/ delivery place appealing mainly to the college population. Some people have complained about the service however, as it can take a while.  edit
  • Blaze Pizza, 12 Royce Cir, (860) 477-1228, [13]. Sunday- Wednesday: 11am-10pm, Thursday:11am-2am, Friday-Saturday: 11am-3am. Think Chipotle meets Dominos. This up and coming hipster pizza chain will get you a personally made pizza in approximately 180 seconds.  edit
  • HA Cafe, 1 Royce Cir Suite 105, (860) 477-0528, [14]. Monday-Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-10pm. This is a modern Asian-American cafe offering a wide array of bubble tea, sushi, and customizable bento boxes and bowls.  edit
  • DP Dough, 1232 Storrs Rd, (860) 429-7577, [15]. 4pm-3am. This chain and primarily takeout restaurant delivers reasonably priced calzones, wings, and breadsticks to the Storrs area. Expect delivery to take a while on Friday and Saturday nights though, since it is incredibly popular among the UConn students.  edit
  • Wings Over- Storrs, 153 N Eagleville Rd, (860) 429-9464, [16]. Monday- Wednesday: 4pm-1am, Thursday: 4pm-3am, Friday-Saturday:11am-3am Sunday 11am-1am. This is the delivery and takeout wing place that everybody raves about, as you can get up to six pounds of chicken wings in a variety of flavors such as buffalo or teriyaki. They also serve other basic foods such as sandwiches and fries.  edit

Drink[edit]

  • Dog Lane Cafe, 1 Dog Lane, 860-429-4900, [17]. Weekdays 7am-9pm, Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 8am-9pm. This is your classic artsy coffee shop/ restaurant. They serve a number of coffee drinks, a wide selection of beers, wine, smoothies, European inspired sandwiches and wraps, and burgers as well. Specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner change daily.  edit
  • Huskies Fine Food & Drink, 28 King Hill Rd, (860) 429-2333. A bar hangout spot very popular amongst college students, serving classic American food for lunch and dinner.  edit
  • Ted’s Restaurant and Bar, 16 King Hill Road, 860-429-9545, [18]. Monday- Thursday: 11am- 1am, Friday & Saturday: 11am- 2 am, Sunday: 12pm- 1am. This is an all-american college bar. They serve food such as grinders, pizza, sandwiches, and salads. They deliver to anywhere on the UConn campus as well as in storrs.  edit
  • Final Pour Pub and Grill, 134 N Eagleville Rd, (860) 487-9930. This is a sports bar with weekend drink specials, pool tables, DJs, and an open dance floor.  edit

Sleep[edit]

  • Nathan Hale Inn, 855 Bolton Rd, +1 860 427-7888 (fax: +1 860 427-7850), [19]. The Nathan Hale Inn is located walking distance from Storrs Center, as well as from Gampel Pavilion where the basketball games take place. There are over 100 premium guest rooms, two restaurants, an indoor pool, fitness center, and jacuzzi. $174+.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Hartford is a little over a half hour away using I-84 and Connecticut route 195. The capital of Connecticut, Hartford is a busy New England city with a lot of nightlife, historic appeal, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants.
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino is about 50 minutes southeast using Connecticut route 32.
  • Mohegan Sun is forty five minutes south using Connecticut route 195 and 32.
  • Boston is an hour and a half northeast by car.
  • Mystic Seaport in Mystic Connecticut is only an hour away using Connecticut route 32 south. This coastal community has a number of museums regarding maritime New England culture, as well as various shops, colonial style attractions, and sailing activities. It is home to The Museum of America and The Sea, the largest maritime museum in the world.
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is also an hour south using the same route. It contains a wide variety of sea life, interactive exhibits, sea lion shows, and a gift shop.



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