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Address: 9097 State Route 30, P.O.Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone Number: 518 352-7311
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Description: Begin your Adirondack experience with a visit to the Adirondack Museum. A...
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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This is a great place for anyone even a bit interested in the history of the Adirondacks. There is so much to see and learn wandering through the buildings and grounds. We visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Baldwinsville, New York
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Baldwinsville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a great place for anyone even a bit interested in the history of the Adirondacks. There is so much to see and learn wandering through the buildings and grounds. We visited during the Rustic Furniture Fair in September, we will surely be back in 2015!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went when I was a teenager, it was ok. What teenager loves museums? Decided to go this past fall. (Husband hadn't been) they've built it up so well. We loved it! It was great to see the trains and the Arto Manaco exhibit was beautiful and nostalgic. Great memories of my childhood summers spent in the Adirondacks. The foliage was... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A nice place with good exhibits. It was interesting to learn what it was like to live in the Adirondacks in the past. (Wow, it was hard!). Be careful - the gift shop is enticing.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We have gone here twice and it is a wonderful way to spend the day. We stayed in Lake George so it's a little bit of a drive but totally worth it. They have wheelchairs available for your use which we needed and most exhibits were accessible. There is so much history and information as well as hands on exhibits... More 

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Indian Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent place for the kids, many activities making history fun. The exhibits and fairs all a must see.

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Insight back in time. The way the Adirondacks came to be. From lean tos to boats and trains. All you could imagine and then some. Spectacular views outside.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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
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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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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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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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