Uncasville, CT is a wondrous place that is filled with history and tradition. Visit the Mohegan Sun, which comprises several sport arenas, theatres, casinos, hotels, retail shops, and fine dining establishments. Other unique attractions which can’t be experienced elsewhere include the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum, the Wildrose Horse Farm, and the Submarine Force Museum.
1.Mohegan Sun Arena
The Mohegan Sun Arena opened in late 2001 and soon became the home of the Mohegan Wolves, a professional arena football team. It is presently the home arena of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun and the NLL’s New England Black Wolves. The arena is a popular space in Uncasville and can hold approximately 10,000 people during its many lacrosse games, basketballs, concerts, and other events. People flock to the multi-purpose arena throughout the year to attend sporting events; some of the more popular ones are hosted by the UFC, the WWE, PBA, the NCAA, as well as the WNBA All-Star Game.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
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Created by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut in 1996, the Mohegan Sun is a world of its own. It is one of the most amazing destinations in the state and boasts of everything from hotel accommodations and entertainment venues to fine dining and retail shopping spaces. Additional facilities also include three world-class casinos, a state-of-the-art poker room, several meeting facilities, two luxurious spas, and a dedicated family entertainment facility: the Kids Quest/ Cyber Quest Center. You’ll find so many adventures within the Mohegan Sun and visitors of all ages are sure to have a memorable time while there.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 888-226-7711
3.Kids Quest and Cyber Quest at Mohegan Sun
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With designated spaces for kids from six weeks old up to twelve years old, the Kids Quest and Cyber Quest at Mohegan Sun is a children’s play venue unlike any other you’ve come across. It was added to the Mohegan Sun for two reasons: one, to provide the ultimate entertainment experience for kids and the second, to give adults the opportunity to enjoy other on-site facilities such as the spa or casino with a clear mind knowing that their children are in a safe and fun place. All of the areas and activities are specifically created to engage and challenge children through a series of interactive games and play areas which they’ll never want to leave.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-8150
4.Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum
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There’s no better place in the United States to uninhibitedly experience the beauty of Native America and the spirit of the Mohegan Indians than at the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum. The museum was the dream of a Mohegan, John Tantaquidgeon, who along with his children, founded the museum in 1931. Even with crutches and being blind in one eye, he worked endlessly to put the museum together so that people could truly experience the traditions and culture of Native American people. The museum is currently operated by the Mohegan Tribe and is filled with eastern woodland Indian artifacts and other objects which reflect their rich history.
1819 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-848-3985
5.Healing With Horses at Wildrose Horse Farm
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The Wildrose Horse Farm started out in 1998 as a hobby farm which rescued and rehabilitated horses from across the nation. Their Healing With Horses program was introduced in 2005 as a means of providing equine-assisted therapy to people with cognitive and emotional challenges; the program was motivated by the owner who herself suffered a near-fatal car accident which left her with a number of obstacles to overcome. Several studies have shown that working with horses which are rescued from neglect or abuse has proven effective in achieving personal goals of all sorts. Healing With Horses at Wildrose Horse Farm promotes healing of all sorts for people and is worth the visit when in Uncasville.
536 Raymond Hill Rd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-912-1557
6.Submarine Force Museum - USS Nautilus
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The Submarine Force Museum is home of the historic USS Nautilus as well as one of the finest collections of America’s submarines and submarine artifacts in the nation. It is the only museum of its kinds in the U.S. that is operated by the United States Navy. Visitors of all ages love exploring the artifacts, photographs, and documents which reflect Submarine Force history. The most popular aspect of the museum is the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Be sure to allocate a couple of hours when visiting the museum as there are over 33,000 artifacts, 30,000 photographs, and 20,000 related documents.
1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06340
7.Fort Trumbull State Park
In the 1850s, Fort Trumbull was a coastal defense fort which sat on the bank of the Thames River. In the years following, it was also the home of the Naval Underwater Systems Center, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service School, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Maritime Service Officers School. Today, visitors will be able to explore the restored site which now also includes a visitor center, two floors of interactive exhibits and theaters, a self-guided fort tour, waterfront walking paths, a 500-foot fishing pier, stunning grounds, and several breathtaking vantage points which overlook the Thames River.
90 Walbach St, New London, CT 06320, Phone: 860-444-7591
8.Bobby's Burger Palace
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Bobby’s Burger Palace is the brainchild of Bobby Flay, a creative chef who craves only one thing after a long: a delicious burger. You can find Bobby’s Burger Palace at iconic destinations across the nation, each of them serving a perfectly concocted burger that is sure to hit the spot. All of the foods served, including the signature burgers, are made with fresh, never frozen beef and high-quality ingredients. In addition to their array of meat and vegetarian burgers, you’ll also find a number of sides, shakes, and other drinks to complete your meal. Popular options include the Bobby Blue Bacon Burger, the Green Chile Cheeseburger, and the L.A. Burger with an avocado relish.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-2277
9.SolToro Tequila Grill
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The SolToro Tequila Grill is a wonderful Mexican cantina that is often filled with friends and family in search of delicious food and a memorable time. Knowing that nothing ruins a get together like a bad meal, the grill prides themselves in serving creative, delicious meals and the perfect drinks to pair them with. You can find the restaurant in the area’s famous Mohegan Sun entertainment center which includes fine dining establishments, performance venues, casinos, hotels, and more. Popular options include the SolToro nachos, adobo pork taco platters, beef quesadillas, and the steak tampiquenia made with sirloin steak, chimichurri, and charred onions.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-4800
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10.Ballo Italian Restaurant
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Like many of Uncasville’s fine dining establishments, you’ll find Ballo Italian Restaurant in the Mohegan Sun. The 16,000-square-foot masterpiece is the passionate product of restaurant maverick John J. Tunney III. The restaurateur is known for his dining establishments across the nation, including high-profile spots in Las Vegas and New York. The creative menu of Italian favorites is filled with fresh, authentic cuisine that will satisfy the palate of even the most particular patron. You’ll be able to feast on favorite such as eggplant parmigiana, grilled veal chop, and shrimp risotto as you enjoy the atmosphere of the cathedral-like dining space with Italian fixtures and exotic decor.
Mohegan Sun: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-1100
10 Best Things to Do in Uncasville, Connecticut
- Mohegan Sun Arena, Photo: oneinchpunch/stock.adobe.com
- Mohegan Sun, Photo: Ritu Jethani/stock.adobe.com
- Kids Quest and Cyber Quest at Mohegan Sun, Photo: Kids Quest and Cyber Quest at Mohegan Sun
- Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum, Photo: Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum
- Healing With Horses at Wildrose Horse Farm, Photo: Gerhard Seybert/stock.adobe.com
- Submarine Force Museum - USS Nautilus, Photo: Submarine Force Museum - USS Nautilus
- Fort Trumbull State Park, Photo: demerzel21/stock.adobe.com
- Bobby's Burger Palace, Photo: Bobby's Burger Palace
- SolToro Tequila Grill, Photo: SolToro Tequila Grill
- Ballo Italian Restaurant, Photo: Ballo Italian Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Ritu Jethani/stock.adobe.com