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Address: 9097 State Route 30, P.O.Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone Number: 15183527311
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Adirondack Museum will re-open for its 59th season on Friday, May 20,...

The Adirondack Museum will re-open for its 59th season on Friday, May 20, 2016. The museum will be open daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Monday, October 10, 2016. 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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One of the most compresenhive museums anywhere.

This museum hosts a collection recognizing just about any type of industry, pastime, function, way of life, art, you name it. Plan a full day to see all of this place, maybe more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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Oberlin, Ohio
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Fascinating group of displays describing the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks. You could spend all day taken everything in.

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This museum hosts a collection recognizing just about any type of industry, pastime, function, way of life, art, you name it. Plan a full day to see all of this place, maybe more. There's a lot here and it leads one to want to experience more of the area.

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We spent several hours at the Adirondack Museum in early October, and I'd suggest that if you make the trek, give yourself at least 4-5 hours to see the entire venue. The museum encompasses a number of buildings, each allowing visitors to explore the historical life and artifacts of the early 1800's, when the Adirondacks were a destination for vacationers... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the Adirondacks. I spent at least a half a day here, and you should plan to spend at least 3 or more hours. Most of the grounds are outside and you need to go out to access all the buildings, but most displays are indoors. Once you leave this place, you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The staff and volunteers of the Adirondack Museum have put together a most impressive presentation of Camp life of the 19th and early 20th century. Very nicely laid out and presented with a great sense of authenticity so that the experience can be absorbed. Very comprehensive and detailed.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Was not crowded on a September weekday. Nice options for kids. Relaxing to walk around. Multiple buildings to walk through. The cafe had a nice selection and was tasty. The museum store had a nice selection of mountain items and a nice book selection.

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Catskill Region, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a very beautiful place to see, The history of the Adirondacks is so well captured here. Great place for families, friends and couples.

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Davenport, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We were here as Hosts of an RV caravan of 22 people. All were very impressed. Whoever designed the 22 exhibit areas did a superb job. Such attention to detail, great photos, many artifacts & story boards! Our favorite was the "Rails & Trails" building. We highly recommend this museum. You may want to allow 3-4 hours total.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The Museum has a large display of boats that are/were part of the history of the Adirondacks. The train(s ) display was a hit with the kids. There are actual transportation vehicles used in the Adirondacks history along with tools, buildings camping supplies and even a fire tower. Etc . They have a stocked pond that you can feed the... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Gives a wonderful depiction of life in the Adirondacks from many perspectives. Particularly strong exhibits on boats and other modes of transportation. Currently a very interesting exhibit of Mohawk baskets.

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