A major New England tourist destination, the town is also home to the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, notable for its research department, dedication to marinelife rehabilitation and not captivity, and its popular beluga whales. A tourist area with gift shops and eating establishments lines Main Street on either side of the bascule bridge over the Mystic River.
The 1988 film Mystic Pizza got its name from a restaurant in Mystic, which is still open and is popular with tourists. Scenes in Mystic Pizza were shot in Mystic and nearby towns.
In 1997, Steven Spielberg shot various scenes for the movie Amistad at Mystic Seaport.
One commercial was filmed in 2005 at Mystic Seaport for FedEx. It was based on the lobstering business in New England. The commercial was aired in the Orange Bowl.
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. The population was 39,907 at the 2000 census.
Groton is the home of the Electric Boat Corporation, which is …