Performing Arts

Spirit of Broadway Theater at 24 Chestnut Street in Downtown Norwich: Founded in 1998 the 74 seat theater offers first class productions of off broadway shows as well as regional theater scripts. The home page of the Spirit of Broadway Theater is located at http://www.spiritofbroadway.org/

Sports :

Connecticut Tigers  (Baseball Team): The Connecticut Tigers are a minor league baseball team located in Norwich, Connecticut. They are members of the New York–Penn League (NYPL). The Connecticut Tigers are a Short-Season A classification affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play their home games at Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium. They were previously known as the Oneonta TigersCT Tigers Official Page

Recreation

Norwich Golf Course at 685 New London Turnpike: One of New England's top golf courses open to the public, opened back in 1925.  In 1978 it  was purchased by the City of Norwich making it a public course.

Norwich Municipal Ice Rink at 641 New London Turnpike: The center features an NHL regulation size ice surface, four locker rooms, conference/party room, concession stand and a pro shop. The rink is the home of the Norwich Skating School, Norwich Figure Skating Club, Southeastern Connecticut Youth Hockey, Norwich Icebreakers Junior Hockey Team, Norwich Rose City Warriors (Women's Ice Hockey), Norwich Free Academy Wildcat Hockey, Saint Bernard Hockey and Saint Thomas More Hockey. In addition the rink does offer public skating sessions. Directions, skating schedules and team links are located at the rink website at http://www.norwichrink.com/

American Wharf Marina on West Main Street in Downtown Norwich: The marina facility features professional landscaping and views of the harbor and of downtown Norwich. There are benches, shaded rest areas and a restaurant that offers views of  everything.  Some features (such as the pool ) are only  for marina patrons..

Musuems

Slater Memorial Museum at 108 Crescent Street in Norwich, CT: Created by a donation William A Slater back in 1884 to honor his father John Fox Slater (businessman, corporator of Norwich Free Academy, and gave the largest given known to education in that time). The building housed a musuem and art gallery and was designed in the Richardson Romanesque Style. The museum includes one of three largest remain plaster cast collections in the world as well as art from all over the world. Directions, tour info, exhibitions and a calander can be found at the museums website.

Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich, CT: The home of revolutionary patriot, merchant and industrialist Christopher Leffingwell has been completly restored. The home started as two room when it was built in 1675 and by the mid 1700's had been transformed into the elegant home of one of CT's most famous patriots.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket, CT (Located 5 minutes from Foxwoods Resort Casino & 8 miles from Downtown Norwich): The museum is the world's largest Native American musuem and research center and features four full acres of permanent exhibits that show 18,000 years of history. The museum opened back in 1998 and features 85,000 square feet of indoor exhibits plus special outdoor exhibits. The home page of the museum is located at http://www.pequotmuseum.org/

Spas:

The Spa at Norwich Inn at 607 West Thames Street in Norwich, CT: A world class spa that is connected to the historic Norwich Inn. The spa features 32 treatment rooms. The Norwich Inn features 103 rooms on 42 country acres and is located on the 17th hole of the Norwich Public Golf Course. The complex is also home to two dining options: Kensington's and Ascot's. The home page of the Spa at Norwich Inn is located here.

Spiritual Recharge:

Healing Hearts Sufi Dargah: If you have never experienced a real Sufi Dargah now is your chance. Join James and Suzanne for an advanced meditation circle or drop in for one of several lecture series including; Slaying Dragons and Tea With a Terrorist - Love Thy Neighbor as You Would Want to Be Loved. Under construction, but soon you will be able to sit in a beautiful garden and take in the amazing scenery of the Thames River below. Tea/Coffee/Shorba -- 285 Laurel Hill Ave, Norwich CT Consult the website for Alternative Healing Therapies --  http://www.healingheartssufidargah.com    

Gardens/ Parks

Norwich Rose Garden on Rockwell Street in Mohegan Park: The two acre garden features 2500 rose bushes that make up 120 varieties.

The Estelle Cohn Memorial Dog Park on Asylum Street: A 1 1/4 acre leash free playground for dogs that is fenced in with areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs.

Casinos: Southeastern Connecticut is a worldwide center of gambling as it is home to two of the world's largest casinos

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO in LEDYARD, CT (8 miles from Downtown Norwich): Foxwoods is the US's largest casino. Foxwoods home page is located at http://www.foxwoods.com/

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  At Foxwoods, you can be anyone and do everything with endless possibilities of experiences that are Anything but Ordinary.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

MOHEGAN SUN in UNCASVILLE, CT (5.4 miles from Downtown Norwich): 

A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun, created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world's most amazing destinations with some of New England's finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment and sporting events. Boasting three world-class casinos, Mohegan Sun is also host to the Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, convention center and meeting facility, a state-of-the-art Poker Room as well as three major entertainment venues with seating from 300 to 10,000. People from across the globe come to see live concerts with some of today's top headliners, along with major sporting events including Mohegan Sun's very own WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun.

Every turn leads to a new adventure with an indoor 55-foot waterfall, and electrifying water wall, the world's largest and most spectacular indoor planetarium dome and the awe-inspiring Wombi Rock, a glowing crystal mountain made of imported stone that serves as the focal point of Casino of the Sky.

As a premier destination worldwide, Mohegan Sun includes:

  • More than 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement within three casinos—Casino of the Earth, Sky & Wind, including smoke-free areas
  • A 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel tower
  • A 20,000 square-foot world-class spa by Elemis
  • The Shops at Mohegan Sun, a 130,000 square-foot retail shopping experience
  • 40 restaurants, bars and lounges
  • Three entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena; a 350-seat Cabaret Theatre and a 300-seat Wolf Den
  • More than 100,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including one of the largest ballrooms in the Northeast
  • A professionally-managed business center
  • 10,000 square-foot indoor pool
  • A 17,500 square-foot outdoor sun terrace
  • 3-story crystal mountain
  • A 55-foot indoor waterfall
  • An electrifying water wall

Shopping

The Shops at Mohegan Sun at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT (5.4 miles from Downtown Norwich): Located in the Mohegan Sun Casino the Shops at Mohegan Sun makes up 130,000 square feet of shopping area making up more then 35 upscale shops plus 30 dining and nightclub establishments. Shops and restaurants include Cache, Yankee Candle, Chico's, Sunglass USA, Brookstone, Godiva, Nostalgia, Ben & Jerry's, Starbuck's, Lux Bond & Green, Joseph Abboud, Johnny Rocket's, Michael Jordan Steakhouse, Uncas American Indian Grill, Bamboo Forest, Todd's English Tuscany and Pompeii & Caesar.

Shopping at Foxwoods Resort Casino (Located 8 miles from Downtown Norwich): Foxwoods offers more than 20,000 square feet of shopping areas plus 25 dining establishments. Shops and restaurants include Hard Rock Cafe, Regalia, The Lucky Pair, Expressions, PaveRain Garden, Pequot Trader, Cedar's Steak House and Al Dente.

Crystal Mall in Waterford, CT (12.5 miles from Downtown Norwich): The Cystal Mall is southeastern Connecticut's premier mall with 130 stores including Filene's, Macy's, JCPenny, Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Eastern Mountain Sports, Gap, Godiva, Old Navy and Vicotoria's Secret.  Stores and restaurants surrounding the mall include Talbots, Best Buy, Borders, Target, Home Depot, Cold Stone Creamery, Olive Garden,Toys- R -Us and Pier I Imports. The mall is located at the intersection of I-95 (Exit 82) and Route 85