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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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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

During a girls trip to Schroon Lake we spent 1 day at the museum. We all went different directions, taking in what we wanted and then met up at the cafe. Great information, great guided tours and a full day to explore. They even let you bring in your own cooler/lunch and have a set of picnic tables near the... More

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You could easily allocate several hours to enjoy the many facets of this museum. We had limited time and chose the logging industry, railroad and carriage era and rustic furnishing exhibit buildings. All had excellent representations and an abundance of historical depictions and explanations. Well worth the time.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Such a beautiful spot and the trees had not even turned yet. Museum relatively new, with great displays and information. We were there in Sept. The weather was spectacular and the view of Blue Lake is amazing. Great for families as they had interactive displays for kids. We learned a lot about the settling and growth of the area. If... More

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Madison, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Adirondack Museum is a great family attraction. There are many buildings with local history with many hands on items for children as well as adults alike. Although the ticket was a 2 day pass we were able to see it all in one day.

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Shippensburg, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a stop that is well worth the time. Beautiful views of the lake from the Café! Lots of buildings to go in and look and learn about the region. Should have several hours to spend here.

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Waynesboro, Va.
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98 reviews 98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We go to Blue Mountaim Lake yearly on business where we participate in an antique show at the Adirondack Museum. Since we are there for four days, we have the opportunity to visit the museum displays. They are fantastic and well worth a trip to the area. They give you a real sense of what life was and is like... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Wear good walking shoes and plan to spend several hours at this museum. The exhibits are divided into topics and housed in separate buildings within the complex. Bring the kids as there are kid friendly activities in each area. The cafe on the grounds serve sandwiches, soup and salads. We had chicken salad which was very good. The dining area... More

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Oneonta, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Even if you like museums just a little bit, this one will engage and stimulate you. Spread over a multi-acre campus, the museum addresses, in some great detail, Adirondack history, culture and technology. You can learn as much as you want, and go as deep as you wish, before you move on. Some of the (outlandishly decorated!) buildings have been... More

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Holiday Island, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a top notch museum. Covers all facettes of the Adirondacks area. We especially enjoyed the boat area of the museum. The furniture and buildings are great. Well worth the price of admission. Also lucky enough to be on the week of the Antiques vendors. They had great stuff to sell. .

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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you like history and trying to understand why people in the past came to this place and how people lived in this very cold part of America, then you must see this excellent. I am not a boater but their history of kayaks and canoes and then up to the beautiful mahogany speed boats was very interesting. Also, it... More

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