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Chautauqua Institution

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Address: 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Phone Number: +1 800-836-2787
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Description: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in...
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages-all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.
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We love Chautauqua Institution. Walking or bicycling is the primary mode of travel. No cars on the premise. The lectures are great and there is always something to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love Chautauqua Institution. Walking or bicycling is the primary mode of travel. No cars on the premise. The lectures are great and there is always something to do.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Spent a week here, lots of stuff to do, highly recommended. Do not go it you enjoy Rush, Fox News, or Glenn Beck! I love tennis and found several similar guys to play, nice tennis facility....or free hard courts by kids camp available 12-2 or after 4.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have never been here before and it is not too far from where we live so we decided to spend a day here to see it. Also, it is free on Sundays except for the $8.50 parking. I don't walk well so I wanted to rent a 'scooter' (actually some kind of golf cart) but they were all gone.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

During the season take advantage of the many operas, plays, music productions, performances. If one is on a budget, Sundays are free. The symphony performs for free on Sundays, but are worth even midweek pay for ticket performances. We have seen Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, the Chinese gymnastics, Foreigner, Beach Boys, and the Dorsey orchestra. Just to visit the... More 

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds with lots of gardens, lovely lake view, an arts-lover's dream. The Institute offers knowledgeable speakers on a variety of subjects, classes in a myriad of subjects, and programming from professional and student symphonies, dance groups, choral and pops performances, art galleries and craft shows, an opera company, and a theater company. A panoply of religious houses provide many... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is called "an American Utiopia" and it is as far as I am concerned. Almost anything you want in a quiet, pedestrian-oriented, green community. Stimulating lectures, walks by the lake, serious music, art, and theater plus pop and variety, golf and tennis for those who enjoy it. Just go. Be careful about finding a place -- reserve WELL... More 

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Sunday mornings at Chautaugua Institute offer free parking and admission. You can roam around the beautiful grounds and see what they have to offer. If you are away from your home church, they have a wonderful service in their amphitheater. The pipe organ is beautiful. Everyone is welcome and it is truly an uplifting experience.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was y first visit to the Chautauqua Institution and i was quite impressed. A fantastic array of programming to keep you interested and stimulated. Heard a really interesting lecture about Europe; listened to La Boeme on Saturday night at the Amp; played golf on a Donald Ross designed golf course celebrating its 100th anniversary; took a really well done... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chautauqua is both a step back into time and a chance to learn about the burning issues of the day. Lectures, concerts, theatre, sailing, swimming, dining - there's always something to do. If you're looking for a little intellectual stimulation long with your restful holiday, this is the place for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is so much good to say about this unique place, that this review won't do it justice. It is expensive, however, worth every penny! My grandkids went to boys and girls club, my kids went to lectures and out on their friend's boat. My wife and I went to morning and afternoon lectures and evening concerts. Everything was fantastic,... More 

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