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Adirondack Museum

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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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A WONDERFUL place to learn about and experience the history of the ADKS. Very informative, rich in history, nicely maintained, great staff. You can take as much or as little time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Dover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A WONDERFUL place to learn about and experience the history of the ADKS. Very informative, rich in history, nicely maintained, great staff. You can take as much or as little time as you want in the walking tour of buildings and exhibits. Not being from the area, I came away with a greater appreciation of the area and its heritage.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The staff was wonderful and very informative! There is more than a full day worth to do and see here! Especially, if you're someone who likes to read all of the descriptions! The cafe has a beautiful view of blue mountain lake. I will definitely be going back!

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LaFargeville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were rained out of our planned mountain hike, so we drove the long-but-scenic road from Lake Placid to see the Museum. Yes, it was worth the drive. Better plan three hours to see this place, maybe a bit more if you talk to the guides and the artists-in-residence. The people we spoke to were the highlight of the day... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent most of a day here and enjoyed the wide range of exhibits. Particularly interesting were the restored cabins and displays showing how people have camped here in the Adirondacks for decades - all the way from open-front lean-tos to posh Egyptian quilted wall-hangings to keep your tent cozy, as well as a classic hunting cabin. We fed the... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'd not done my homework regarding places to see in Adirondack Park, and as I cut across from southwest to northeast, leaving the town of Speculator I came upon the Adirondack Museum. I got there just as it opened and was amazed at what I saw: the visitor center/gift shop/preliminary display area was amazing. Unfortunately I did not have time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place has it all! We enjoyed learning about logging, boating, camping ! The demonstrations were nice too. The shop- adorable.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit; plenty to entertain all ages. The grounds are spotless and very well kept. The displays are equally well kept, and very interesting; from handmade canoes and kayaks, to grand yachts. There a is a collection of sleds, stagecoaches, even a beautiful train to wander through. There are also Adirondack buildings full of gorgeous... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit--or two--if you are exploring the Adirondacks. There is a wealth of information regarding the history, industry and topography of the region, and some stunning views to boot (particularly from the cafeteria) of Blue Mountain Lake. Young children (age 7 and below) might become quickly bored because while there's a lot to read and look at, there aren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went with a 2 year old and a 9 year old last year, and everyone loved it. We learned so much about the history and culture of the Adirondacks - from logging, to hunting, to camping, to trains, to fishing, etc. Beautiful exhibits and incredibly informative and engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Would highly recommend a visit. Lots for kids to interact with and fascinating for grown-ups. Could easily consume the bulk of a day.

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