375 Voluntown Road,
Distance from hotel: 8 miles
Until now a place like Fox Tower only existed in your dreams. A place where beauty surrounds you your senses are heightened and there’s no telling what could happen next. There’s something exciting at every turn. We invite you to join us as we open our doors and enter into a world of possibility and adventure. We guarantee it will be an experience like no other.
39 Norwich-Westerly Road
Distance from hotel: 8.4 miles
This world-class gaming facility has over 6500 slots hundreds of table games keno race book and the only high stakes bingo and poker in New England. You’ll also find a variety of restaurants specialty shops and a 1500 seat showroom hosting headline entertainment and live boxing.
Distance from hotel: 8.8 miles
Journey back in time to discover the native and natural history of Southeastern Connecticut. Exhibits include life-size dioramas historic artifacts art films and interactive media including a 22000 square foot Pequot village.
110 Pequot Trail
Distance from hotel: 9.4 miles
Youngsters from six week to 12 years will never want to leave the fun at Kids Quest. Located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun Retail Promenade our children's center features licensed supervised child care professionals who know what bona fide playing is! While here your children will have the time of their lives in Barbieland Construction Quarry and the Kids Quest Recording Studio or crawling through tunnels and tubes climbing up ladders and spilling down chutes. They also feature Techno Quest an arcade with the best Sony Sega Nintendo and Microsoft have to offer at no extra cost. The Cyber Quest arcade offers only the best in entertainment. The center is well-lit professionally supervised and offers the latest and greatest games.
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Owned by the Mohegan Tribe this casino is one of the largest most distinctive and spectacular entertainment gaming shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York Boston Hartford and Providence and is located 15 minutes from the museums antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.
Distance from hotel: 13.4 miles
Wine tastings are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or take a conducted tour of a working winery at 2 p.m. daily and learn how wine is made. There are sales of wine and related items in the gift shop and art gallery which displays the works of regional artists. This is a delicious and educational experience for the whole family.
523 Taugwonk Road
Distance from hotel: 13.5 miles
Family-run since 1881 this is the last steam-powered cider mill in New England. Clyde's recently received a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Award. Fresh cider is made daily during the Fall. Clyde's is also a bonded winery producing hard ciders and apple wines. Open seasonally seven days a week. Handicapped accessible. Historic site. Fun for children.
129 North Stonington Road
Distance from hotel: 1 miles
Jewett City is the Borough of the Town of Griswold. It was incorporated in 1895 through state legislation. The Borough of Jewett City has its own charter. The Borough consists of one square mile. Jewett City was first known as Pachaug City (Pachaug being the original Indian name for the area that is now Griswold). It was later named to honor Elizier Jewett who began a settlement there in 1771. He erected a saw mill, grist mill, fulling mill, and clothiers shop with press and dye-kettle, a tavern and an irrigation plant.
Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles
Lisbon is located on Route 169, along the old stagecoach route linking Norwich, Connecticut and Worcester, Massachusetts. The center of Lisbon is an area called Newent, after the old Newent Ecclesiastical Society. Going north, the 32-mile scenic highway begins as Exit 83A goes off Route 395 into the center of town. Some of the historic sites include: Newent Congregational Church, David Hale House, John Bishop Museum, Anshei Israel Synagogue, Andrew Clark House, Lathrop-Mathewson-Ross House, John Palmer House, Railroad Tunnel, The Mill Brook Bridge, as well as shopping, Heritage Trail Vineyards, horse-drawn carriage rides and sleigh rides.
Distance from hotel: 2.7 miles
Located in Southeastern Connecticut, Griswold was founded in 1815. The community was named after Gov. Roger Griswold. Griswold has many sections in its 37 square mile area, known as Hopeville, Pachaug, Rixtown, Doansville, Clayville, Glasgo, and Jewett City. Canterbury and Plainfield are to the north of Griswold, Voluntown is located to the east, North Stonington and Preston lie to the south of Griswold and Lisbon borders it on the west. Originally set out in the North Society of Preston, Griswold petitioned the state of Connecticut to be incorporated in May of 1815. In a proclamation set forth by the Connecticut State Assembly, October 1815, Griswold officially became a town.
Distance from hotel: 4.2 miles
Taftville is a small village in eastern Connecticut. It is a neighborhood of Norwich, CT and was established in 1866 as site for the large Taftville Mill, later Ponemah Mill. The Taftville Cotton Mill, a cotton textile factory built on the Shetucket River where a large dam could be built to provide power. The large mill building was purported to be the largest weave-shed under one roof at that time. The original workers were predominantly Irish immigrants, and they were hard hit by the depression of the 1870s that began with the Panic of 1873. Unemployment rose and wages dropped appreciably from 1873 to 1875, causing bitter relations between workers and management in many places. In April 1875, the 1,200 workers went on strike. The mill owners had raised rents in company-owned housing as well as prices at the company-owned store. Wages at the time were under $10 for a 67-hour work week. Workers were told half of the pay cut would be restored to anyone who had not participated in trying to form a union at the company. The company replaced the workers with French Canadians, who would come to number more than 70 percent of the population. Workers were evicted from company-owned housing, and the Connecticut General Assembly passed a strict tramp law aimed at workers who became drifters after their strikes were broken. Ponemah Mills operated for about 100 years.
Distance from hotel: 5.4 miles
In 1815 Griswold separated from Preston to form a separate town, reducing the size by half. Preston consisted of 3 populated areas and scattered farms. Each area, Preston City, Popuetanuck, and Long Society, were typical small New England villages, with services such as blacksmith shop, a grist mill, and a store. Early trade practiced were tanning of leather, shoe making, a silversmith, goldsmith and a clock maker. Small industries existed, such as shipbuilding in Poquetanuck, a carding mill, and brick making.
Distance from hotel: 5.6 miles
Incorporated in 1721, the town of Voluntown lies in the southeastern part of Connecticut, bordering the State of Rhode Island, as well as Windham County and the towns of North Stonington and Griswold. Located halfway between Boston and New York, Voluntown is conveniently accessible from I-95 and I-395, Route 2 and the scenic highway of Route 49. Pachaug State Forest provides 26,000 acres of state forest. Recreational opportunities include: hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and many other outdoor sports. The area is known as one of the top five sites for fall foliage in Connecticut. Within town limits, visitors will also find numerous riding trails and the state's only horse camp, as well as boating and fishing at Beach Pond, which has a public boat launch and is annually stocked by both Connecticut and Rhode Island. It is a great place for people who love the outdoors!
Distance from hotel: 6.7 miles
The history of Plainfield officially began with its incorporation by an act of the General Court of Connecticut in May 1699. In the year it was accepted by the legislature as a township and in the five decades preceding it, the area where Plainfield is located was known to European settlers as the Quinebaug country, an English transcription of the Indian name for the tribe or band of Native Americans inhabiting the area, and for the river which flows through eastern Connecticut before joining the Shetucket river at Norwich. Migrants to the lands along the Quinebaug River, whether Native American or European, were attracted by the same physical features and natural resources - fertile land consisting of meadows and upland, and abundant water from the area's springs, streams and rivers. The very name Plainfield, bestowed by Governor Fitz-John Winthrop in 1700, testifies to the importance placed on those fertile open fields along the Quinebaug which yielded heavy crops of Indian corn to the Quinebaug Indians as well as abundant harvests of wheat and rye to European farmers who first came to work the land in the late 1680s and 1690s.
Distance from hotel: 7.2 miles
Norwich is a vibrant community with a beautiful harbor on the convergence of the Thames, Shetucket and Yantic Rivers. Norwich boasts outstanding cultural attractions including two museums and numerous festivals, golf course, ice rink, theatre & performing arts, Double-A professional baseball team affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, shopping, and antiques.
Distance from hotel: 10 miles
Named in 1724 for the stony character of the hilly countryside, North Stonington was incorporated in 1807. Farms, mills, tanneries, iron works and cottage weaving contributed to a prosperous and renowned mercantile center in the 1800s. Woolen goods were the Town's major products through the mid 19th century, however, fine silk and satin clothes, fur muffs, satin hats, fine wools, thread lace, English carpets, and china tea sets became noted North Stonington merchandise. Changing times have left dairy farming the principal industry. North Stonington includes the settlements of Clarks Falls, Laurel Glen, Pendleton Hill, Ashwillet and the village of North Stonington, formerly known as Milltown and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the attractions include: Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington Fair in July, Lake of Isles Golf Club & Resort, and Stonington Country Club.
Distance from hotel: 10.9 miles
Ledyard has a lot to offer visitors. Whether your interest is in historic sites, casinos or relaxation, Ledyard has something to offer everyone. And, within minutes of Ledyard, you can be at the beach, walking down historic streets soaking in the atmosphere and taking in some of the attractions which include the Nathan Lester House, Sawmill Park, Mashantucket Museum & Research Center, Foxwoods Casino and MGM Grand Casino at Foxwoods.
Distance from hotel: 13 miles
Located on the west side of the Thames River in Connecticut. Montville is the home of Mohegan Sun Casino, Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum, Connecticut Sun Women's National Basketball Association, Shopping and Antiques.
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