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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

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Address: 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3180
Phone Number: 800-411-9671
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Pequot Museum, located in an ancient cedar forest minutes away from...
The Pequot Museum, located in an ancient cedar forest minutes away from Foxwoods Resort Casino, is the largest Native American museum of its kind in the world.
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We really enjoyed the museum---beautifully done---and learning about the tribe's history. Appreciated the senior discount, discount for Foxwoods room card, and free trolley to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the museum---beautifully done---and learning about the tribe's history. Appreciated the senior discount, discount for Foxwoods room card, and free trolley to the facility---$10 off each admission. The museum is very user friendly, audio tour recorder free. Self guided but give yourself lots of time---much to see!

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Wyckoff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum after seeing the images in a tourist attraction map. The entire facility is top-notch. The building is modern and well laid out, the displays and audio tours are fantastic. Definitely see the 45 minute movie which gives an overview and history of the Pequot tribe. Don't miss taking the ride up to the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very well done and an excellent place to visit if you are interested in the life of the Indians. The exhibits are life like and the tour or self tour is excellent. I did get a bit lost and the woman who is an Elder who greeted everyone yelled at me but other than that all was really nice.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is located adjacent to the Foxwood Casino within easy driving distance. The entrance to the museum is massive and has lifelike Indian canoers as the center piece. We were a little disappointed at the first few displays, but the displays got better as we walked along. The highlight of the displays for us was the Indian village. We... More 

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Berne, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum. Huge, lovely, informative and vastly underutilized. I doubt there will ever be enough people to make proper use of this over designed and over built and over expensive facility. Someone had an expansive vision. Hope the Pequot can afford to keep it going.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I found the village and audio tour excellent, mannequins are very life like. Museum is informative, very spacious and laid out in a logical order. Disappointed by the shop, did not feel compelled to buy anything, and many shelves were empty. Disappointed by the observation tower, not much to see, no plan up there that pointed anything out, like so... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent Museum. Too bad it is on the way out. Staff and opening hours are drastically cut. I wish this was connected directly to the Casino to generate traffic. Some very well presented artifacts. If you have kids, if you are a history buff, if you have any interest in the world around you please visit. You will not be... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This museum is grandiose; too much so, in our opinion. It is said to be the largest Indian museum in the US, and we don't doubt it. It certainly has the most spacious gift shop of any museum of any type that we have ever been in (and we've been in a lot). The museum features information about the history... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I wish they would move this museum to the Smithsonian in downtown DC. This museum's lifelike village takes you through all aspects of Indian village life. A detailed self guided tour makes it at your own pace. When I asked who sculpted these lifelike models, the staff simply answered, "I am not sure, but all I know is that nobody... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The exhibits focused on the history of the Pequot tribe from their encounter with the English settlers in the 17th Century up till today. In turn fascinating, heart-rendering, galling, tragic, and finally hopeful, the museum charts the narrative of how this group of people survived the many trials and tribulations thrown at them by history and circumstance. And yet, they... More 

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