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Pequot Museum

110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338
800-411-9671
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Mashantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Pequot Museum, located in an ancient cedar forest minutes away from Foxwoods Resort Casino, is...
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Stonington, Connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Listen, I will admit I am not your typical traveler that when we arrive in the city I am looking for the closest museum. I mean, science and any interactive museum, sure. But, I am ashamed to admit, to just stare at the works of great artists, yeah, not my favorite. That said, we traveled to the Pequot Museum, well,... More 

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new york
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very special museum which takes a visitor through the history of the Pequot Tribe and their lands from prehistoric to current times. The exhibits are informative but make sure you do not miss the movies and video presentations that are scattered through the museum. The Pequot War is only offered a few times a day. Also be sure to spend... More 

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Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visited just with my husband, but great experience for all ages. Very informative and well setup. Went Ina Friday - not crowded - mostly school children - we enjoyed it!

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Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been to Foxwood's numerous times and never bothered to drive past the casino and visit the Pequot museum while in Mashantucket but recently went to the museum as part of a group and realized that I'd been missing out! It's really very good with a lot of interesting exhibits, short films and displays. There is so much to... More 

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leesburg, fl
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178 reviews 178 reviews
67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is so much better than I had expected. It is very big and you can spend hours here! They had some live exhibits with people and native americans making items as they did in the past. The regular exhibits are a wealth of history and information. Its great for kids.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The realistic, lifelike exhibits were incredible! The audio tour very well done! We spent most of the day there, and enjoyed learning much about the local native culture. I would give the museum exhibits an excellent rating and would recommend it to others. However. be prepared for a surprisingly unwelcoming experience at the admissions desk. It is unfortunate that they... More 

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Pomona Park, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed here over two hours but it would take two days to really see and read everything. The exhibits were so lifelike and the "village" was just fantastic. If you enjoy early american history, this would be worth a special trip. Small children would not enjoy this.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The disney of Native American museums. So much to see and do and jam packed with information. You can easily spend 3-4 hours there and not see it all.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I'd been to the museum a few years ago for a relatively brief, work-related visit and always wanted to go back and see the whole thing properly. I brought my sons, ages 5 and 8, on a day off from school, expecting that we'd stay for about 2 hours. Four hours later, we had finally seen enough to satisfy them... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We closed the place at 5:15, having arrived just before noon. In that amount of time, with a break for lunch on the cafeteria, we did not yet watch the main 1/2 hour movie or climb the Lookout Tower. There is additional info available to listen to via the handheld in the Village which we did not complete. The Special... More 

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