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Olde Mistick Village

27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-4941
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60... more » Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60 small shops or dine in one of this charming setting's many eateries. « less
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here to waste some time and enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a little bigger than what I thought it would be. It's a lot of small buildings that are actually different shops. Do not mistake the name for being an old village or anything of historical value. This is just a bunch of little shops... More

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Pomfret Center, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Architecturally it looks like a quaint little village, the reality is it's facade, with commercial buildings underneath, not really historic, It's a bunch of shops like an outlet mall or a Main Street like Newburyport or North Conway, were wives shop and husbands follow around. They have Loy's of benches though, I'll go back when they install the men's bourbon... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Grew up in this village. My mom worked at Tot Town. The doll museum is gone.. sad because I loved going in there. Potpourri is gone ... Hearts and Whale store is gone , the Weather Vane is gone, original General Store is gone, the bakery is gone and the awesome bookstore Hallmark shop...gone. Now it's expensive boring stores. So... More

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San Bernardino
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I guess I thought this was going to be something historic, but it is just a shopping area with little shops. We were glad to find the local laundromat there, though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wonderful quaint shops surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. Great Christmas ornament shop. Visited in October 2014

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited the Olds Mystic Village after seeing the aquarium. We found the area easily walkable with a variety of shops. Probably something for everyone, but guys who dislike shopping will likely tire of the area quickly. Hit Franklin's General Store for some unique items and good fudge. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil store is different and has free tastings of... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having lived in CT for my entire life and hearing about Olde Mistick Village being a great place to visit, I was slightly disappointed after going there in September. I'll start with the positive, it's very easy to get to -- right off the highway. There is plenty of parking and more than one entrance to get in. It was... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thankfully we decided to tag the visit to the village on at the end of our day. There is plenty of free parking and the village is laid out well but some of the shops are a little tacky. I am sure it is ideal for a lot of families etc but not for us,

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've been going to Olde Mistick VIllage for more than thirty years and have enjoyed most of the trips although it's not that old and many of the shops are so-so. It's also just shopping except for a duck pond and restaurants so not a real attraction unlike the Seaport**** or the Aquariuim I've never had a really bad experience... More

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's a nice place to get out of the car and take a stroll. There are many interesting little shops to visit and a nice place to walk around. They have a few cafés and coffee shops. There is also a very nice aquarium in walking distance. One of our favorite things to do while in Mystic.

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