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Address: 325 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3165
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+1 860-739-9018
11:00 - 18:00
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Sat 10:00 - 19:00

The Funkiest, Most Eclectic Music and Boutique Shop Around! Best Selection...

The Funkiest, Most Eclectic Music and Boutique Shop Around! Best Selection of New and Used CDs on the shoreline...Lots of VINYL TOO!! Specializing in Blues, Jazz, Funk-Soul-R&B, Reggae, Rock, and More! Clothes, Tees, Gifts, Incense and More! Always Righteous Prices! Recycled & Local Made, Fair Trade and Organics! Niantic Items Too. COME CHECK US OUT! Open 7 Days-Year Round

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Very diverse vinyl, CD, clothing & nostagic novelty shop.

I found this spot one day while I was killing time in Niantic, CT. I was waiting for a friend who lived nearby to return home. I saw the store & I was curious so I decided to walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2013
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Niantic, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've shopped here since the 70's when you could by "cut-out" records for a great price. The store is now run by the daughter of the original owner and a recent experience has completely turned me off. I stopped in to check out t-shirts for my grand-daughters and the selection was a bit lean. No big deal as it is... More 

Thank Betsy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Tumbleweeds has been around a long time.if you are looking for Vinyl, jewelry, Cool clothing and more it is the best shop in downtown Niantic tumbleweeds is a must stop.

Thank John P
Niantic, Connecticut
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Outstanding supply of CD's and vinyl and Tara has great working knowledge of the music!. Good selection of clothes and jewelry also

Thank jackaroo99
Anna Maria Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I used to visit this store as a kid when it was called Tumbleweed Connection. I'd buy records and stickers and pins and other cool stuff. Well, these days it's called Tumbleweeds and they still have amazing music (LPs & CDs), plus colorful bohemian clothing, cool accessories, and much more. Plus, the people there are super nice which makes shopping... More 

Thank Dan R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This place is my favorite shop in the area. I drive a half hour because I know I am not only getting awesome stuff, but I am supporting a business I believe in. I love the smell, there is always great music playing, the vibes/energy is awesome! I highly recommend Tumbleweeds.

Thank Lacy L
Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

By far the best selection of affordable music on all formats in southern New England. Knowledgable staff, great selection and great prices. Very highly recommended for jazz, blues and rock. A great place to find obscure and unexpected gems.

Thank bluelou2015
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Great 60's store filled with period clothing, other paraphernalia, and lots of music both in CD and vinyl. Don't miss it!

Thank Dave S
Milford, CT
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

I called to inquire about a limited edition item. A Tumbleweeds employee confirmed the availability and quoted a specific price. When I arrived the next morning to purchase the item, there was no price tag on the item nor any signage indicating the price. When the owner learned that I was paying in cash, she quoted a total amount with... More 

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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Tumbleweeds kinda reminds you of the "headshops" of the 60s and early 70s - the incense, some tie-dye and great clothes and accessories from India (and all over the world). Add to that an incredible selection of CDs and records from all genres, particularly blues, jazz, and rock and you have an irresistible combination! It's a great little store, with... More 

Thank SmartSister
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I found this spot one day while I was killing time in Niantic, CT. I was waiting for a friend who lived nearby to return home. I saw the store & I was curious so I decided to walk in and discovered a shop with a wide range of CD & LP's all throughout the store. My first trip into... More 

Thank TiqueDilla21

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