World's Largest Native American Institute A Short Drive Away

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is the largest Native American institute in the world and it's right here in Connecticut. 

The state-of-the-art facility features an observation tower, a large recreation of an authentic Pequot village, replicas of unique animals such as the mastodon and a trip back in time to the Ice Age. 

"It was basically a dream of the tribe as a whole to tell the story, the history of the tribe," says Executive Director Kimberly Hatcher-White. 

This summer, the museum will feature an educational pow wow, a new comic art exhibit and daily activities in the 18th century farmstead.  Watch this DayTrippers video to experience this excursion and start planning your vacation activities with the kids.

Check out the museum's web site for hours, admission and directions.