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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

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Address: 110 Pequot Trl, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3823
Phone Number: +1 800-411-9671
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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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Educational opportunity with interests for all

This museum gives a great history. There is a lot of Native art to appreciate and to help understand their history. There are also oral histories given. Then there is a part of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum gives a great history. There is a lot of Native art to appreciate and to help understand their history. There are also oral histories given. Then there is a part of the museum that shows tool of the unit and the animals which would be hunted. There is a life size village for children to explore as well... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a well designed museum. It shares the history of the reagion and the Mashantucket Pequot people. The descriptions given via the hand held guide are very informative. The life-size diorama is GREAT. My 13 yr old granddaughter was totally involved through out the whole museum. She listened to all the primary descriptions of the diorama scenes. Near... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well designed museum with realistic sets depicting Life of ancient Indians.Various aspects of their life are well depicted, with realistic setups. it shows evolution spread over 8000 years. You get a real glimpse of ancient American history.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A true celebration of thanksgiving the native way! A combination of great food and history lessons ( never revealed in school!) plus having the opportunity to meet new friends and chat for hours! Smoked striped bass and salmon, perfectly prepared venison, succotash, turnips, you name it! If it was present in 1621, it was being served. Hare, quail, lobster, shrimp,... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very, very well thought out museum. Set aside plenty of time for this, 3 hours wasn't enough- you could easily spend 5 if you also wanted to eat there. The Pequot village is the best living history exhibit I've ever seen! I'm studying Native Americans with my homeschooled child and this helped him understand daily routines of... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This rates with the best of them! Extensive - we spent three hours and could have happily stayed longer. Fascinating- lots of information and beautifully displayed. We will absolutely return and recommend.

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pequotmuseum, Marketing & Development Associate at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, responded to this review

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a well done museum. The highlights, for me, were definitely the village and the many languages interactive area. Definitely opt for the price-included phone/guide. The elevator to the top of the museum is, overlooking the tribal lands, is a beautiful view into the past and an all encompassing view of the present.

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pequotmuseum, Marketing and Development Associate at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our Museum and the beautiful view! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible museum. Multiple floors and amazing artifacts. Its a must do. The observation tower has great views all around. Tickets are reasonably priced. Great way to spend the day.

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pequotmuseum, Marketing & Development Associate at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, come again soon! More 

Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter moved from the Southwest to Connecticut (her hubby has a great job there). When we visit them we get to visit the northeastern area of America which we truly enjoy. This trip we took off to do some exploring and found the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. We have done a lot of exploring of Indian ruins... More 

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pequotmuseum, Marketing & Development Associate at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this fair and thoughtful review with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the museum and the food at the Pequot Cafe. We are very troubled to learn of your unfortunate experience, however. Did you have the chance to bring this up to someone at the time? We will continue to work... More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my 17 yr daughter & 4 yr son & both had a great time!! I was truly impressed by the quality, size, accuracy and overall presentation of this museum! I am very frugal but feel like this was a deal! It was educational & super fun!!! You won't be disappointed!

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pequotmuseum, Marketing & Development Associate at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, responded to this review

Celeste, thank you so much for this! We are always so happy to hear that families had a fun, educational time with us! Please visit again soon! More 

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