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Adirondack Museum

9097 State Route 30, P.O.Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
518 352-7311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Arlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

During our vacation to the Adirondacks, we decided that a visit to the museum would be a great rainy day activity and I'm so happy that we decided to go! I was hesitant as to whether or not our 8 year old daughter would get bored, but she absolutely loved every minute of it. There was a fabulous variety of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum was a great day trip from our Lake George vacation. There are many buildings to go into and things to see. (Old vehicles, train, buildings, etc) The view was nice as well. Definitely glad we stumbled across this in a brochure since I had never heard of it before.

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Glens Falls, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spent four hours here on a Saturday and could have spent more time to see everything. The museum presents an excellent display of Adirondack life representing the local woodsmen, the skill of the wooden boat-makers, the story of the old great camps in the region, and a taste of the hardy and ingenious people who were self-sufficient enough to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great family museum. Tells the story of the people, logging, recreation of the area. Be sure to go up a few steps to Bull Cottage, it's full of amazing 150 year old "Adirondack rustic furniture". Go inside the luxurious Pullman rail car to see how the well off travelled in another era.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum is indoor-outdoor. Different buildings have themed exhibits. We were there around 2-1/2 hours and were able to see about half. You can come back another day with the same admission receipt. Lots of photographs and artifacts from the region. The setting is gorgeous. Don't miss lunch at the cafe right in the lake. Just beautiful. We loved it... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a great Museum! It was so interesting and had many exhibits to go through. I loved the little school house. It was so neat to see and learn about. I also liked learning about the Olympics. The staff was great and was there to answer any questions. We spent half the day walking around the exhibits. Great fun... More

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were visiting relatives in Indian Lake so we decided to visit the museum. We learned so much that we never knew about. Very interesting! A must if you're in the area.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lots of history and artifacts about the Adirondack Park and the area. Boats, art, transportation, logging exhibits just to mention a few. Good for children, but there is plenty for grownups also. The Blue Water Cafe on the premises is also excellent and has gluten-free options.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When you think of museums, you tend to think of stodgy buildings and boring placquards to read -- that is NOT the case with the Adirondack Museum. The property is gorgeous, well maintained, and the buildings fit in beautifully with the natural scenery. Each building houses a different aspect of Adirondack history -- there's boats/boating, logging, railroad, camping, animals, outdoor... More

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hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very enjoyable experience learning about the history and art of the Adirindacks. I liked everything about this visit.

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