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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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Fun, interesting place to see

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An excellent museum with both outdoor and indoor aspects, also a fantastic view over the lake. It gives a detailed insight into Adirondack history, the lives of people in the lumber trade, the early tourists and culture, but manages to be really enjoyable too. Good kids activities. We combined with a visit to Great Sagamore Camp.

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Telluride, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We arrived here at opening time, and stayed until closing time. Fantastic and interesting displays in multiple buildings that went on and on! An audio guide is included with the price of admission, and offers more in-depth information when desired. The admission price also includes a second day return visit. This museum had been recommended by a friend as a... More 

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