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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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+1 800-411-9671
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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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Well worth the drive!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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Surprise, Arizona
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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 7 November 2016 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 

Concord, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a free day to fill while visiting our daughter at Uconn and decided to check out this museum. So glad we did. It has so much to offer that you have to pick and choose. Almost wish I had skipped the ice age because there were so many exhibits and films that had to miss a couple of... More 

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We are so glad you enjoyed our museum and the Pequot Cafe! More 

Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I saw a lot in my visit to the Norwich area. This was by far the highlight of my trip. I actually went 2 days in a row in order to see everything. All displays are life size, so you really feel like you are a part of it. As you begin your journey, you see 2 large dugout canoes... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting us, we coudln't be happier about your visit being so memorable! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Queens Village, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

On that Monday before leaving we visited the museum. We saw a lot of ancient artifacts that the Indians used to cook and to live the simple life that they lead.

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Thanks for visiting, Cynthia! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. I have been wanting to go for a long time. I was so happy when I walked downstairs and saw the Village. I was amazed at the authenticity of each member of the tribe, the tools, the canoes, the clothing, the face paint.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience, we are glad we could make it a positive one. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Films and displays were very informative. Excellent historical lesson on the Native American culture of the area.

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Thank you, Jill! More 

New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you love history, you can't help but love this place. We walked the first floor and didn't realize there were more floors. We paid $20 each. When we first bought the tickets, I asked if there was a discount for seniors, she said no, but as we were leaving asking about a Membership, we found out there was a... More 

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Thank you for sharing with us, so glad you enjoyed the Peuqot Cafe. Hope to see you again soon! More 

nyc-ish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went on a non-holiday Friday and it was very quiet. One tiny school group and maybe two other visitors. The dioramas are amazingly detailed, but also uncanny, so it can weird kids out, especially the medicine man in the village within the fort. We tried some of the Native American-inspired food. I was glad to have the option, but... More 

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

Thank you for this thoughtful response. As acultural institution we strive for the most accurate and realistic retelling of history possible. We are sorry to hear your dining experience at the Pequot Cafe was dissapointing. Did you bring this to the attention of anyone at the Pequot Cafe? We hope you will consider returning and giving us another shot! More 

Portland, Texas
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent the morning visiting the museum. The setup of the museum is excellently designed and arranged. Specifically, we enjoyed the caribou hunt and the recreated Pequot village. We especially enjoyed learning about recent history of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. This is must see when visiting SE Connecticut.

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Ross. More 

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