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“Family day out”

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
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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.
Avon, Connecticut, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Family day out”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We didn't love it. Went up to the casino and promised the kids some fun too. It was pricey to get the whole family in and frankly it was not worth it. A much place for a school trip.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews
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“Most interesting museum I have ever visited”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Pequot Museum is so well thought out and interactive. It has the best displays I have ever seen in a museum. The replica Pequot Village in the museum is absolutely amazing! You feel as though you are really amongst the Pequot people and experiencing a slice of life as it was at the time depicted. There are so many details that were included in the actual building and the exhibits that help you to really become educated on the Pequot history and beliefs as well as history of the area. I highly recommend this museum.

Visited January 2013
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Salem Depot, New Hampshire, United States
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Invest some time and be enlightened.”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Very authentic, and well worth the three hours we spent exploring this fine historical musuem. Artifacts and video displays were excellent and it is a must see.

Visited December 2012
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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“You have to see the Pequot Village !”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have been to several Native Museums and most are good sources of information about the Native Peoples they represent. I was expecting something similar, perhaps on a bit grander scale as the Pequot tribe has some serious gambling $ from their nearby casino. Well I must say this is the most elaborate and well designed Tribal Museum I have ever seen. It covers the tribal history from the retreat of the glaciers to present day in great and fascinating detail. The Pequot Village is unlike any recreated village I have ever seen, it alone is worth the price of admission. Be sure to listen to the guided audio tour and take your time to really look at the facsimiles of people, houses, crafts, animals and plants they have created. This is as close to going back to an early Pequot village and seeing and learning about their culture as you will ever get.

Visited December 2012
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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful but guide disappoints”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This museum is a beautiful facility. We were there on a field trip with about 75 eight grade students. The tour guide was not very dynamic and only concentrated on the perils and demise of the Pequots. The students were very bored and only learned a fraction of what was there. I wished they celebrated their culture more and educated the students of the good things the tribe represents. I would suggest going there on your own and avoid the guides.

Visited December 2012
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