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Adirondack Museum

Address: 9097 State Route 30, P.O.Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone Number: 518 352-7311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Begin your Adirondack experience with a visit to the Adirondack Museum. A regional museum of...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Begin your Adirondack experience with a visit to the Adirondack Museum. A regional museum of history and art, the Adirondack Museum's 22 indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces are situated on 32 landscaped acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. The museum's extensive collections give visitors the opportunity to experience how people have lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks since the 1800s. Exhibit themes include: boats and boating, land transportation, outdoor recreation, the environment, logging, rustic traditions, fine arts, and tourism. Interactive discovery centers and hands-on activities abound throughout the museum, making the museum a fun place for families with children to play and learn. Watch the Boat Builder in Residence construct a traditional Adirondack guideboat, take part in a workshop, feed the fish, or participate in a field trip.Services at the Adirondack Museum include the Lake View Cafe, open 11am to 4pm daily, overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the grounds. Be sure to visit the Museum Store in the Visitor Center for a variety of Adirondack related gifts. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.
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Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The ADK museum is very interesting. You feel like you are going back in time! I've been there 4 times and you learn something new about ADK everytime. They also have a great gift shop! And don't miss the trout pond its very cool. It makes a great day adventure after a long mountain climb the day before:)

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Westfield, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Love this museum. I have been over 6 times and discover something new every time. Great spot for the whole family. if you have any interest in the Adirondacks at all this is a must visit.

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Syracuse, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Take a whole day to see the many buildings here: lots of historical exhibits showing loggers lifestyles, train info., a boat museum, coaches, walk through an elegant train, hand made furnishings, log cabins, tent living, on a small pond, well worth the price. LOTS of walking. Go early in the day, as you'll be exhausted later on. Great for families... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

One can't appreciate the extraordinary quality of this museum until it's experienced in person. "The Smithsonian of the Adirondacks" is an understatement. The exhibits are displayed with an outstanding eye to visual appeal. Many buildings, needing many hours.

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An excellent museum with both outdoor and indoor aspects, also a fantastic view over the lake. It gives a detailed insight into Adirondack history, the lives of people in the lumber trade, the early tourists and culture, but manages to be really enjoyable too. Good kids activities. We combined with a visit to Great Sagamore Camp.

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Telluride, Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We arrived here at opening time, and stayed until closing time. Fantastic and interesting displays in multiple buildings that went on and on! An audio guide is included with the price of admission, and offers more in-depth information when desired. The admission price also includes a second day return visit. This museum had been recommended by a friend as a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

During a girls trip to Schroon Lake we spent 1 day at the museum. We all went different directions, taking in what we wanted and then met up at the cafe. Great information, great guided tours and a full day to explore. They even let you bring in your own cooler/lunch and have a set of picnic tables near the... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You could easily allocate several hours to enjoy the many facets of this museum. We had limited time and chose the logging industry, railroad and carriage era and rustic furnishing exhibit buildings. All had excellent representations and an abundance of historical depictions and explanations. Well worth the time.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Such a beautiful spot and the trees had not even turned yet. Museum relatively new, with great displays and information. We were there in Sept. The weather was spectacular and the view of Blue Lake is amazing. Great for families as they had interactive displays for kids. We learned a lot about the settling and growth of the area. If... More 

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Madison, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Adirondack Museum is a great family attraction. There are many buildings with local history with many hands on items for children as well as adults alike. Although the ticket was a 2 day pass we were able to see it all in one day.

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