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Norwich (Connecticut)

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Norwich (Connecticut)

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Norwich, also known as The Rose of New England is a city in southeastern Connecticut surrounded by other thriving Connecticut cities such as Hartford, New Haven, and New London. In 2009, the population was 36,639. Norwich was founded in 1659 when settlers from Old Saybrook, Connecticut, purchased land from Chief Uncas, leader of the Mohegan Native American tribe. Because of this, with a short drive you can enter Uncasville, Connecticut where the magnificant Mohegan Sun Casino is located.


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Southeast Area Transit District is a bus service, also known as SEAT, that makes daily stops from Norwich to New London, Foxwoods, Groton, Lisbon Landing, Mohegan Sun Casino and provides service to stop along this route at any time.

Norwich Taxi (860) 848-2227. Rose City Taxi (860) 464-9999 225 Main St

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Slater Memorial Museum located on the prestigious Norwich Free Academy campus is open Tuesday - Friday 9AM - 4PM and Saturday & Sunday 1PM - 4PM. The museum has been open for over 100 years providing to the general public a chance to see original casts from some of the most extraordinary sculptures from the La Pieta, the David, and a towering pedestal with the Greek God Nike placed on top. It is free admission to view the museum's mix of American, Asian, and African cultures. (860) 887-2506

Leffingwell House Museum was built in the 1600's and was home to Christopher Leffingwell who was a provisioner to George Washington during the American Revolution. The house is a collection of antique home furnishings and brings you into life during this time period. Located at intersection of Route 2 and 348 Washington Street. Open seasonally and by appointment. Call (860) 889-9440 for information.

Norwich Rose Garden is located on Rockwell Street in Mohegan Park. Norwich is called the Rose city and keeps this name alive with a collection of 2,500 rose bushes in over 120 different varieties. The best time to visit this Rose Garden is during the month of June when the roses are first beginning to bloom and continue to grow throughout the summer.

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City of Norwich Ice Rink at 641 New London Turnpike offers skating time for any level skater as well as hockey teams and can also be rented out for private parties. For a listing of prices and times call 860-892-2555

The Norwich Golf Course at 685 New London Turnpike is one of New England's premiere golf courses, (860) 889-6973

Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center has just been redesigned to give a retro atmosphere including a bar, several lanes, an arcade, and pool tables. 188 West Town St 860-889-PINS

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TJ Maxx, 624 W Main St, (860) 887-8874

Norwichtown Shopping Mall, 42 Town Street, (888) 320-3470

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La Stella Pizza offers New York styled brick oven pizza and other delicious Italian dishes, 1 Market Street, (860) 887-5574

Visit Manny's Restaurant for pizza, grinders, seafood, pasta, and other entrees with an inexpensive price and large portions, 724 Boswell Avenue, 860) 886-4212

Vocatura's is a local favorite featuring an authentic Italian deli on the west and east side of Norwich, 695 Boswell Ave, (860) 887-2220

Infinity Palace Chinese food, 77 Salem Tpke Ste 115, (860) 886-8388

[[Prime 82], 181 West Town Street, (860) 949-8893, all American type food with steaks being their signature meal

Mahzu's features the cities best sushi and Japanese cuisine, 624 West Main Street, (860) 889-8288

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Billy Wilson's Aging Still 57 Broadway, (860) 887-8733

Chaser's Bar and Grill 78 Franklin Street

Bella Notte Night Club 543 West Thames St., (860) 887-1944

Harp and Dragon is an Irish pub that also serves food, 130 Main St # A, (860) 885-0147

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  • Courtyard Norwich, 181 West Town Street, +1 860 886-2600, Fax: +1 860 889-2001, [1].
  • Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., +1 860 889-5201, [2].
  • The Comfort Suites, 275 Otrobando Avenue was recently renovated and offers many hotel amenities like a spa and indoor pool


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Routes through Norwich
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