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West Hartford, Connecticut: Conny the Whale's Tail (In Transition)

Originally a full-size whale, 60 feet long, built of iron and cement in 1976. Spurted water from his blowhole. The sperm whale is Connecticut's state animal. Cut apart in April 2023; only Conny's tail was saved.

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Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale

Loved the water spout.

[Serena, 08/31/2022]

Conny the Whale.

Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale


[Stu Clark, 01/08/2019]

Conny the Whale is 60 feet of kid-attracting iron and cement. He spurts water from his blowhole.

Walk-thru Whale.

Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale

This whale is a part of the Children's Museum. Great place for the family and a staple in the town. Be sure to stop in for the museum, if not, West Hartford center is a walk away!

[Vladimir Rozvadovskiy, 07/09/2014]

There is a lifesize concrete whale who sits in front of the Science Center of Ct. Built in the mid '70s and refurbished.

[Ed Messenger, 07/09/2000]

The whale is actually outside of the Hartford Children's Museum -- and it's a walk-thru whale! Named "Conny," he is 60 feet long, built of iron and cement, and spurts water from his blowhole. The sperm whale is Connecticut's state animal.

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