One of the biggest draws to Waterbury is the Quassy Amusement Park. This is a beach on Lake Quassapaug. Visitors can enjoy the beach, amusement rides or have a picnic. There is also Black Rock State Park which offers swimming, hiking, camping and fishing. The city also offers rafting on the Housatonic or Farmington rivers and golfing at East Mountain and Western Hills golf courses. For those more interested in downtown, the Palace Theater has been renovated into a performing arts center, which offers everything from country music concerts to children's plays. The city also has a ballet and symphony.

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Waterbury, CT, is probably best known today for its proximity to Yale University. However, in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Waterbury was a huge industrial center. Most of the people living here worked in the factories. It was known for its brass industry, which earned the city the nickname "The Brass City." However, in time, the factories shut down, and now the city is a place for families to enjoy the tight knit communities and area attractions.

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