Top 10 Things to do in Norwich, United States

March 29, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Norwich, known as 'The Rose of New England', is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.
Restaurants in Norwich

1. Mohegan Sun Arena

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382-1372 +1 888-226-7711
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 673 reviews

Mohegan Sun Arena

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won "Casino of The Year" at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted "Arena Of The Year" at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won "Casino of The Year" in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun.

Reviewed By TheGreekInCT - Southington, Connecticut

We had to check a bag of stuff we bought when we arrived. The only issue was that where we checked it and where we had to go find it was two different places. They really should have mentioned that when they required the bag check. It was free.

2. Slater Memorial Museum

108 Crescent St, Norwich, CT 06360-3556 +1 860-887-2506
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Slater Memorial Museum

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Reviewed By Ron B - Fort Worth, Texas

I never appreciated the Slater Memorial Museum when I was in high school but to walk through it recently made me realize how special it is with copies of historical (ancient) sculptures allows many to see these pieces without traveling to Rome or Greece. What a gift to the community.

3. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

110 Pequot Trl, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3823 +1 800-411-9671
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 365 reviews

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

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.

Reviewed By ChanEvan - Memphis, Tennessee

Boston Friends took me to the incredible Pequot Indian Museum in Mashantucket, one hour away. One Friend was descended from the Native American Nation of the Nipmuc, indigenous to Central Massachusetts.

I have never experienced anything like the intricate detailed history & the lifestyles portrayed in the elaborate exhibits. I found parts of the Pequot’s journey to be difficult & sad, & the Pequot War & Massacre of 1636-38 to be most upsetting.

Immersed in this fascinating experience for 4 hours, I was not ready to leave @ Closing time. I have shared the many photos I took with others who enjoyed them.

The Museum is excellent for all ages. Please do not miss it.

4. Holmberg Orchards & Winery

12 Orchard Ln, Gales Ferry, CT 06335-1025 +1 860-464-7107
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Holmberg Orchards & Winery

Reviewed By glitterqueen1975 - Tiverton, Rhode Island

This is a fun little vineyard that we have been visiting for several years now. Staff is very friendly and they offer sparkling hard ciders, several white wines and fruit wines that are crisp, clean and surprisingly sophisticated. Love all the fruit flavors.

The wine list consists of: Pinot Blanc, Bartlett Pear, Bubbly Blanc, Heirloom Apple, Thamesview White, Harmony Peach, Apple Cranberry, Macintosh Hard Cider and Cortland Hard Cider.

After the tasting be sure to stop at the market. Amazing produce and baked goods!!

5. Dalice Elizabeth Winery

6 Amos Rd, Preston, CT 06365-8701 +1 860-930-9198
Excellent
69%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

When family and friends get together there is a magical sense of camaraderie of family. Il Cantina Sociale di La Familglia is Our Society of Wine Producers & you are now a member of the family. Throughout your days of wine-making with us you will learn from second, third & fourth generation Italian-Americans the joys and traditions of wine making. From crushing and pressing to racking and bottling, you will be involved in each step resulting in your own barrel of Vino della Casa labeled, of course, with your name. During your time with us, in addition to working with the grapes, we invite you to experience the Italian way, as we know it. We will share with you our new family, the great meals, the lore, the tradition and the story telling that has made for such camaraderie and resulted in so many special times. You'll probably even pick up a few of our favorite phrases and gestures along the way. We invite you to stroll the gardens, play a game of bocce or horseshoes, or lend a hand in the kitchen preparing for the evening's feast!

Reviewed By DFS60 - Norwich, Connecticut

This winery is probably the best around this area. It has a beautiful little pond where one can sit in Adirondack chairs just lounging away. You can bring in your own snacks. And well behaved DOGS are allowed!!!! Sometimes they have music playing. They also sponsor lobster bakes on Amos Lake with bonfires- beautiful and fun. The owners are a hoot- great sense of humor and very entertaining. Their wine is pretty good although a small bottle was a little pricey. This is a great place for a first date or night/afternoon out with friends.

6. Maugle Sierra Vineyards

825 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339-1207 +1 860-464-2987
Excellent
53%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Maugle Sierra Vineyards

Savor a taste of Coastal New England wine in the Heart of Casino Country. Maugle Sierra Vineyards specializes in St. Croix, Marquette and St. Pepin wines, wine grapes and handcrafted wines. Meet up with Friends, Fine Wines and Enjoy beautiful Sunsets overlooking the vineyards. Live music 6 - 9 PM Friday evenings and 3 - 6 PM Sunday afternoons... The vineyard is located in Ledyard - Just minutes from Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods' MGM Grand and Mystic Seaport & Village. We are open Friday - Sunday year-round. Be sure to try one of their wines like the "St. Croix", the "Que Sera, Syrah" or the mouthwatering "Rendezvous". Taste six had crafted wines for just $12!

Reviewed By peytonstorm - Richmond, Rhode Island

One year after my last review of Maugle Sierra. My wife and I tried another tasting with another couple. The wine was not very good! The St. Croix tasted like vinegar! I asked the woman doing our tasting if it was just a bad bottle. She agreed and said she would tell the wine maker. My question is why serve it?? The only wine we really liked was the Cab Franc. The tasting room is very nice and the grounds are nice, but the wine has a long way to go. Tasting fees and wine prices are too much!

7. The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300 +1 800-343-0079
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 749 reviews

The Submarine Force Museum

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

Reviewed By mclemons - Blacksburg, Virginia

I visited this museum during the summer of 2017. It was a great experience. First, you enter the museum area which has a lot of naval information, including history and information about our current US Navy. I am a Navy veteran myself, so this was very nostalgic.

As you make your way through the museum, you eventually come to the doorway that leads you the the USS Nautilus; a floating museum inside the first commissioned nuclear powered sub in the US Navy.

The walkways throughout the inside of the submarine are tight, which is to be expected. You travel along a predetermined route. There are also audio tours available for those interested.

In my opinion, this is a great experience for all ages. It's a must-see if you are visiting the area. The one word of caution I have is if you are concerned at all with tight spaces or tight stairwells, the submarine aspect may be one to skip. It does get a little tight in areas.

8. Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382-1372 +1 888-226-7711
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.

Reviewed By Tikimom17 - Manchester, New Hampshire

Saw a show at MS. We had floor seats. Great view. The first balcony would be OK but the 2nd level is very high and looked steep. It would have been very disorienting for me. Be aware when buying tickets. Attendants were all very pleasant and accommodating.

9. Dodd Stadium

14 Stott Ave, Norwich, CT 06360-1508 +1 860-887-7962
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Dodd Stadium

Reviewed By troymoga - Atlanta, Georgia

This is a really nice field that's easy to get in and out of. Friendly staff and good food and beer options. Worth a game if you're in the area. Great family outing option.

10. Preston Ridge Vineyard

100 Miller Rd, Preston, CT 06365-8550 +1 860-383-4278
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Preston Ridge Vineyard

Reviewed By sciarapd - Wilmington, Massachusetts

We visited the vineyard last Friday afternoon on our way to Mohegan Sun for a concert. The property is beautiful and the wine is delicious! We did a tasting and then stayed for a few glasses. We even brought our own bread and cheese to snack on and this was no problem. The deck area is also beautiful and would be a great place to relax and enjoy the sun once the hornets are taken care of - that was our only complaint as you couldn't relax for long without two or three hornets buzzing around your ankles and feet. Because of the hornets we spent most of the time inside (we especially didn't want to risk having any of the food outside) but it was still a great afternoon and we would go back the next time we are in the area!

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