From February 23-25, we will be at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut for one of our exciting and extra sparkly Regionals competitions! In case you were worried about getting caught bored in a Connecticut cold spell, here are some things that you can do in Mashantucket during the winter!

1. Take a Trip Through History

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Learn about the fascinating history of the Pequot Tribal Nation out the interactive Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research center. The museum is full of exhibits that feature everything from the arrival of the Pequot people in the area to living in an icy landscape. There is even an exhibit that will take you back in time to a glacial crevasse. Travel down into a simulated glacier with dripping water, chilling air, and the glacial sounds of creaking ice and whistling winds. While you're there, learn about the last ice age and its effects on the landscape.

2. See Life Under the Sea

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Explore the ocean from the land at the Mystic Aquarium. Experience the mesmerizing movements of all kinds of marine life from beluga whales to jelly fish! You can even watch the aquarium's 35+ African Penguins as they waddle around above and below water.

3. Shop 'til You Drop

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The Tanger Outlet at the Foxwoods features over 100 stores! It's the perfect place to go hunting for fabulous new clothes, shoes, makeup, and even candy! The best part? It's 100% indoors, so you don't have to worry about the cold winter winds bringing a cold front to your shopping trip!

4. Treat Yourself!

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The Foxwoods features two spas. These spas offer everything you could possibly need for a day of pampering from saunas to whirlpools. Whether you're looking for a facial or a mani/pedi, they are prepared to pamper you while you relax.

5. Get Your Game On

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Full of classic and new video games, the Foxwoods Tree House Arcade is the perfect place to play pinball or skeeball or any number of your favorite arcade games. And yes, this arcade does give you tickets to redeem for awesome prizes! Whether you're a kid or an adult, you'll have a ton of fun!

6. Enjoy the View

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Whether you are out at the aquarium or looking across the golf courses from Fox Tower, Mashantucket is full of incredible views! No matter where you find yourself during the day, make sure to stick around to watch the sunset when evening rolls around.