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Bridgeport

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Bridgeport

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For other places with the same name, see Bridgeport (disambiguation).

Bridgeport is a city in Connecticut. Bridgeport has beaches and parks, but the biggest attraction is the Klein Memorial Auditorium. It is a performing arts theater.


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Bridgeport has a variety of beaches and parks, including Seaside, one of the nicest in the state complete with a lighthouse and a walk out to it.

  • Klein Memorial Auditorium, 177 State St., Box Office: phone: 203-345-4800 x 150, [1] is a performing arts theater with a variety of performances throughout the year. If you enjoy the symphony, the Greater Bridegeport Symphony performs regularly.
  • Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., phone: 203-331-1104, fax: 203-331-0079, [2]. Tu-Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Su 12PM-4:30PM. Exhibits about P.T. Barnum and the history of the city. Located downtown, it is within walking distance to some great architecture downtown. $5, ages 4-17 $3.
  • Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St., Phone: 203-576-7403. The main branch in Bridgeport. The third floor has a well-maintained historical collection with rotating exhibits and lots of genealogy information.
  • Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Phone: 203-394-6565, [3]. Daily 9AM-4PM. A wide variety of ecosystems presented, including a rainforest building, as well as tigers, otters, bison, etc. During the summer, usually late July/early August there are free theatrical showings, usually Shakespeare called Shakespeare in the park. The Beardsley park is also a lovely place to picnic. Adults $7, Seniors and ages 3-11 $5.

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Eat

There many eating venues in Bridgeport, including Italian, Jamaican, and Spanish food.

Drink

Sleep

  • Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, Phone: +1 203 334-1234, [4].

Stay safe

In the late 80's and early 90's, during the crack epidemic, Bridgeport had a very high murder rate. The Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings as well as drug dealers from New York, all battled for control of the cities many housing projects, places like Father Pannick Village, Pequonnock village, Marina Village and the PT Barnum Housing Projects. Today, for the tourist staying for a few days or weeks, Bridgeport's bark is bigger than it's bite. Most criminal activity is contained within the impoverished surrounding neighborhoods. Carjackings are commonplace in Bridgeport. The few main attractions for tourists like the Harboryard and the PT Barnum Museum, are in areas that are not to be considered high crime. Traveling to the East or South End is to be avoided.

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