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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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An Adirondack treasure!

The museum shows you the history and has many hands on displays. A boat ride, a place for pictures where you pose behind an 1800's style couple😊. A train to walk through and see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum shows you the history and has many hands on displays. A boat ride, a place for pictures where you pose behind an 1800's style couple😊. A train to walk through and see how people with money traveled in the early days into the mountains for cool air during hot summers! It takes a day to see it all... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There is something here for everyone here. Covers the full range of human history in this mountain playground. Trains, camping, boats, road building, architecture, hunting, logging, fishing, sport, mining, the "camp" which is the local term for your place in the mountains: it's all here. The museum is spread across a number of buildings that surround a peaceful pond stocked... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a treasure and must see attraction when visiting the Adirondacks. Be prepared to walk a lot as it contains several buildings which contain different exhibitions. It is a unique look into the history and culture of the Adirondack region and American history both past and present. It appeals to all ages and has a lot of interactive opportunities for... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went to this museum with an educational seminar. The layout is quite appealing as you travel from building to building on the grounds to investigate Adirondack history. I was able to watch a gorgeous wooden boat being constructed and the artist in residence was kind to answer all of my questions. The exhibits were very clearly interpreted with adequate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great place to spend several hours learning about the history of the Adirondack region. Wonderful life size displays. Beautiful area to wander in. Good food at restaurant.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was extremely impressed with the Adirondack Museum. There are plenty of interesting exhibits spread throughout multiple buildings. There is plenty to interest adults but also child friendly activities everywhere. The on-site café has SPECTACULAR views of Blue Mountain Lake. They serve pre made sandwiches and salads which are very fresh. There are also cooked to order items and soups.... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got here late in the afternoon and the place was virtually empty. We wandered around in and out of the exhibit buildings for about 2 hours. We really enjoyed the logging exhibit, the fancy train, stagecoach and horse exhibit. But there was just too much to take in when we were so tired from our long day. We will... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a must see. Most of the children's things involve imaginative play. We adults had seen better children's areas but our 4 year old girl was happy. The adult stuff was excellent. Leave yourself some time to see it all. Be prepared for walking. They have an OK cafe which helped because the closest places to eat are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Welcome to the Adirondacks - this museum is a top notch introduction! Have been coming to this museum for many, many, many years, and it keeps getting better. Always fascinating, always something new, the old favorites getting refreshed and updated regularly. We had ALL ages with us, from 4 years to adult. Even the pre-teens and teens in our family... More 

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Glenville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

So glad we re-visited this amazing place. As seniors we appreciated all the lovely places to 'take a break' and sit on a bench or in an Adirondack chair while taking in the peaceful and so well kept surroundings. Never too old to learn, we thoroughly enjoyed reading all the Adirondack history and viewing the well crafted exhibits. A recommended... More 

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Additional Information about Adirondack Museum

Address: 9097 State Route 30, P.O.Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone Number: 518 352-7311
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Blue Mountain Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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