Uncasville Journals

CT Casinos and surrounding activities

A travel journal to Uncasville by Emily Marie

Quote: In the early 90's, business groups approached a couple of Native American tribes in Connecticut about opening up casinos. Since then, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have offered New Englanders a nice, close alternative to Atlantic City.

CT Casinos and surrounding activities

Overview

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Outside of the casinos: Mystic, CT. Good for entertaining people of all ages. There's an aquarium, a restored old New England seaport and good antique hunting here, not to mention good, fresh seafood.Quick Tips: If you're spending the night at one of the two casinos, you seem to get more for your buck at Foxwoods. The Two Trees Inn can be experienced for less than a night, and offers 24-hour shuttle service to the Foxwoods casino (otherwise it's about a five-ten minute walk through the Foxwoods parking area). Still, the hotel tower at Mohegan Sun, while pricy, is best described as "pampering."Best Way To Get Around: If you're planning to just stay at one of the hotels, getting to th...Read More

Two Trees Inn at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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Hotel | "Two Trees Inn"

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Foxwoods describes the cheapest of its hotels as a replica of a rustic New England inn. That's not a horrible comparison. From the exterior the TT Inn looks like a three-story ski lodge. The inside has a similar feel, with a wood-paneled lobby and fireplace. The standard rooms (called deluxe even if standard) are okay-sized and comfortable. No heavy, ski-inn-like comforters here though, but then the rooms have good A/C and heat. All rooms have TV with cable. The other type of room is a suite, which I have yet to experience. The Two Trees has some of the basic hotel amenities. A nice pool and fitness (the latter being small but with good equipment) area and a pretty good bar/restaurant ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 28, 2004

Two Trees Inn at Foxwoods Resort Casino
39 Norwich Westerly Road
Mashantucket, Connecticut 06339
(860) 312-3000

Mohegan Sun

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Attraction

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Mohegan Sun sprouted up on the Mohegan reservation not too long after Foxwoods opened down the road. When I first went there (as part of a promotions crew from my then radio station of employment), it was just one casino and a food court. Now, not even 10 years later, Mohegan Sun is almost a village unto itself. There are two casinos, the original Casino of the Earth and the newer Casino of the Sky. Both are primarily filled with slots, but there are all sorts of table games as well. I find the Sky more attractive, as it is lighter and feels more spacious. The roof actually has a planetarium dome above the Wombi Rock martini bar, but it’s visible from the casino floor as well. The Earth casino has ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 31, 2004

Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
(888) 777-7922