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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 the largest Native American museum of its kind in... more » 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. « less
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Patchogue, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Exhibits and way of telling history keeps your attention and interest the entire time. The tower has the most breathtaking views of the Pequot Reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

First, this is a large and beautiful museum and research center. What struck me second was the quality of the displays; it was peopled by, not stock manikins, but by life-like and beautiful "portraits." I felt like I wanted to get to know each one! There are multimedia presentations of the Native American history, interaction with Europeans, daily life and... More

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Webster
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can spend all day looking at the exhibits. You can get individual recordings so you can move at your own pace.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our children had previously been here on school trips but it was great to take in fuller story of the Pequot and native American peoples. It is a mix of the very small and personal and broader sweep of 20000+ years of prehistory. Admission for family of four was a bit on higher side... look for joint passes with mystic... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I live in Arizona and New Mexico and there's NOTHING in terms of Native American historical museums that even come close to what they have done here! Just a wealth of information and the great efforts they put forth to display the content was remarkable.

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Athol, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a little-known gem located just a couple of miles from the Foxwoods Casino.......Pay this museum and research center a visit and you won't be disappointed !!! Our visit was simply an afterthought, but we would return here again in a heartbeat...we spent almost 4 hours and still could have stayed longer. The 17-story glass observation tower was thrilling... More

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Cos Cob, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This Museum and research center is housed in a beautiful modern building with an observation tower attached to it. It gives a great overview of Native American life in the Connecticut River area. Taken from the point of view of Native Americans, it tells the story from the early Ice age thru to modern times. Realistic exhibits of natural artifacts... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Second time here. Incredible exhibits. Great for the kids. Observation tower has wonderful views especially in the fall with the foliage. Must see if you are in the area. Plan on spending a lot of time. Discounts for seniors, active military, and coupon attached to the brochure for $8.00 off.

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Boynton Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum is LARGE and has extremely interesting (if sometimes disjointed) exhibits. It is a research affiliate of the Smithsonian. Entrance fee tops at $20, but there are discounts for seniors, etc. It is a good value...it could easily take a 10-hour day to read all the exhibit descriptions and appreciate the many artifacts. The several movies are very informative.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved the museum and everything in it. Looking at maybe taking my kids soon. I think there demonstrations and videos were very good.

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