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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

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Address: 110 Pequot Trl, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3823
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Wed - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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A Must See!

An amazing museum which captivated the whole family (kids aged 8, 10, 13, 17, 19 and 22). We spent three hours here but would have liked to have stayed longer. There is so much to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

An amazing museum which captivated the whole family (kids aged 8, 10, 13, 17, 19 and 22). We spent three hours here but would have liked to have stayed longer. There is so much to see and explore. Whilst the museum is closed during winter, we were able to visit on a Wednesday during December when the museum was open... More 

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We are so glad you and your entire family had a great time with us! More 

Troy, New York
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is probably one of the best Museums you can visit. Despite having a family with a really negative view on the native people given the affects of the Abenaki Slave trade and grandparents that think the raid on Groton just happened yesterday To get their approval is no small task. Personally I enjoy the great details among the exhibits... More 

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 2 December 2016

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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Thank you for sharing, we can't wait for you and your family to return! More 

Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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thanks for the review More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 20 November 2016

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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Thank you so much for visiting us Rebecca and we are so glad you and your family had a good time! More 

Carver, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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

Palm Harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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