If you are planning a trip to the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville, CT, you are in for a treat – the world-class shopping, dining, and shows are nothing short of impressive. While you’re here, you might also be interested in checking out some of the fun things to do near the Mohegan Sun, as well.
If that’s the case, you have come to the right place. The Mohegan Sun is in our neck of the woods.
In fact, it’s one of my family’s favorite spots for, well, pretty much everything. Sometimes we just go and walk around the casino to sightsee.
It’s truly a breathtaking property!
There are plenty of really fun and interesting things to do near the Mohegan Sun!
Some of the spots on our list are great for kids and others are great for history buffs.
Are you a nature lover and you need a break from the glitz and glam of the resort for a few hours? We’ve got you covered!
Let’s get right to it.
9 fun things to do near the Mohegan Sun
Check out the Norwich Rose Garden
The Norwich Rose Garden is one of the treasures of eastern Connecticut. Luckily, for those staying at the Mohegan Sun, it’s right nearby!
The rose blossoms are at their peak during the month of June, however, the garden is beautiful all summer long.
If you are making a winter trip to this beautiful garden, it’s worth it, as well – there’s nothing more magical than a thorny rose garden covered in snow.
Hike at the Mohegan Park
Speaking of the Norwich Rose Garden, there is another beautiful nature spot located literally right next door The Mohegan Park.
Here, you find hiking trails, a nice swimming area for the kids, and plenty of places to picnic.
This is a great spot to get away from the glitz and glam of the casino.
Address: Mohegan Park Rd, Norwich, CT 06360
Enjoy the Mystic Country beaches
The Mystic area is a popular vacation destination for Connecticut residents, as well as people from all over New England.
If you are looking for some sunshine and waves to break up your stay at the Mohegan Sun, definitely check out the beaches in Mystic Country.
Toast to the good life at Saltwater Farm Vineyard
This vineyard is absolutely stunning and the wines are a treat.
It’s just a short drive from the Mohegan Sun, too!
Address: 349 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378
Visit the Yantic Falls
While you’re out and about exploring the area near the Mohegan Sun, you should definitely check out the Yantic Falls.
You can’t swim here, but it’s a real treat to witness this powerful 40-foot titan of a waterfall.
The park is in the process of a major upgrade at the moment, so it’s a little harder to see the falls right now.
Address: Across from 203 Yantic Street in Norwich, CT
Walk the Benedict Arnold Trail
The town of Norwich has a pretty interesting history. America’s most famous traitor was actually born here, just a few miles outside of the resort.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll find this 2-mile-long cultural trail, located mainly in the Historic District of downtown Norwich.
Take a scenic drive
The Connecticut State Route 169 is one of the state’s 2 scenic byways and you can access it just a short drive from the Mohegan Sun Resort.
If you’re staying at the resort during the fall months, you’re in for a beautiful display of fall foliage on this beautiful byway.
It’s beautiful all year round, though.
See some cool dinosaurs
If you are visiting the casino with your kids, you likely already know about all the fun activities the Mohegan Sun has to offer.
Just about 25 minutes away, though, is a place dreams are made of for kids called The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village.
Here, you’ll find a trail through the woods that’s lined with life-size dinosaurs.
There are lots of cool activities along the trail and there’s also a fun playground and splash pad at the end.
Address: 1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370
Enjoy New England’s largest mural walk
New London is an old whaling town located a few miles south of the Mohegan Sun. It’s full of beautiful, historic buildings and plenty of mural art.
If you enjoy city walks, you owe it to yourself to come to see New England’s largest mural walk, featuring New London’s Whaling Wall and many more works of art.
There you have it – 9 awesome things to do near the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino.
If you are looking for things to do this weekend, we keep up with that, as well!
If you need pet sitting that’s just a couple of miles away, we know of a good place, too.