Millbrook Things to Do
This is a cute little teaching zoo located on the grounds of a private school for rich kids. This little zoo has 7 endangered species including red pandas and red wolves. You will also see snakes, birds, monkey's, various rodents, lizards, hawks, eagles and water animals. We took Patrick and my sister here last fall. It only takes about an hour to cover the entire zoo which makes it a perfect outing for young ones with a short attention span and adults who have no patience for young ones with short attention spans. The zoo is open daily, year round from 8 till 5.
I had the opportunity to visit the zoo again with Patrick, my mom and my sister. A lot has changed since out last visit nearly 8 years ago. First, there are more exhibits and more animals. Second there is now a set entrance fee. It isn't much $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. My mom and Patrick fell in love with these absolutely adorable orange monkeys. They had the sweetest little faces on them. Some other type of monkey scared the crap at us by letting out this ear piercing scream whenever anyone walked near its enclosure. The other thing we noticed is that the zoo smells really, really bad. The smell stayed in our noses for hours following our visit.
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This is an absolutely fantastic piece of art. Yes I said art. It is in fact the residence of Peter Wing, his wife Toni and their children. They started building this wonderful castle over 30 years ago. It is made of 85% recycled materials. The materials have come from torn down buildings including churches, apartment complexes, schools. Some materials came from bridges, fences, roads. Just about anywhere you can imagine Peter and Toni have found materials. Some areas of interest at Wing's Castle include the man made stone henge, the Japanese fish pong, he field stone edifice and the cauldron bath tub. The castle is jam packed full of antigues from around the world. One of my favorite pieces was a Massi wedding dress. The castle has an impressive collection of carousel horses and suits of armour. Peter Wing will personally give you a guided tour of the downstairs portion of his home. The upstairs has three bedrooms that are currently off limits. Peter and Toni are working on an addition that is to become a bed and breakfast. They are already taking future reservations for this up and coming attraction. Rumor has it, the waiting list for a room is about 2 years long. Guided tours cost $8.00 per person and the castle is open in the summer from noon to five Wednesday through Sunday and on weekends during the rest of the year. I highly reccommend this unusual attraction.Related to:
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The only way to Millbrook is to drive here. The closest metro north stop is about 10 miles away in Wasaic. There is a loop 10 bush that goe to the train station, but it's runs infrequently and isn't always on time.Related to:
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