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Connecticut

Only in Connecticut

The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort

In the south-eastern corner of the state, and just seven miles apart, are two of the world’s biggest casinos:
the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort.

As well as their exciting casinos, you can enjoy the resorts’ on-site shops, restaurants, arenas and nightclubs, as well as championship golf courses and high-quality, value-for-money hotels and first-class spas.
Look out for special sporting events, from basketball to world boxing championships, and concerts by world-class performers such as BB King and Tom Jones.

Fascinating facts

Connecticut is a land of ‘firsts’. At the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, you can see a model of the first submarine, launched nearby in 1775.

In Groton, you can go aboard the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, while Litchfield is home to America’s first law school.

As you drive into Hartford, watch for the blue dome of the Colt Armory, a reminder that local inventor Sam Colt’s ‘45’ was the ‘gun that won the West’.

In New Haven, watch Yale University students spin a frisbee across the Green. Legend has it that Ma Frisbie’s empty apple pie plates provided entertainment and sport back in 1920: yet another local invention!

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