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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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Chatauqua Institution

Excellent mix of education and the arts (i.e., music, dance and fine art). There were programs from mornng to night, with optional theater and concerts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent mix of education and the arts (i.e., music, dance and fine art). There were programs from mornng to night, with optional theater and concerts.

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Buffalo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have always loved visiting Chautauqua, but have not been there for a few years. I am happy to say that once you arrive on the grounds, it seems that the world slows down. The atmosphere is conducive to relaxing, but also to having stimulating conversation. What a great place for the arts, for expanding your understanding of our society... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Never disappointed. I find time to learn and I find time to relax. I love being able to walk or bike for entire week.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The grounds are well manicured and beautiful. The cottages and houses are charming and a delight to walk around. Music fills the air, as they were practicing for the evening show. In the main square there were bands of young people playing classical music and bag pipes. We listened to guest lecturers in the out door philosophy hall. The evening... More 

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Canfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I visited the institution solo. Paid 15.00 for admittance for the afternoon and a whopping 8.50 to park. I brought my bike which I definitely recommend doing! This place is pricey, here is the link to tickets, admission etc for a day or just evening at the institution and keep in mind those performance tickets! http://www.chqtickets.com/fees.php Now some performances are... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

At Chautauqua, one can attend lectures, go for a swim or a sail on the lake, attend an art gallery opening, see a ballet, see a play, go out for dinner, have an ice cream, read a book. There is so much in this culturally and artistically rich environment that makes even a brief stay memorable.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A lovely place to visit and learn and enjoy. Be sure to balance the lectures and meetings with exercise for the rest of your body.

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Lake George, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a great place to bike and walk; lots of terrific speakers and wonderful music. So much to do--we were surprised that people on the street were not friendlier. It wasn't until we were leaving that we realized we should have registered our bike.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the Instititute is set in a well manicured and woodsy planted environment . There are both free and priced events such as chamber music, symphony , opera, cinema, discussions of all kinds. It is a salon for the masses, although it is pricey to stay at the hotel ifyou have not rented or own an apt.

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Westfield, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A summer festival for the mind and spirit. Art, Ballet, Lectures, Musical experiences in all its forms (professional symphony orchestra, student orchestra (often as good or better than the professional - because these students are first class musicians on scholarship), Opera, Conservatory theater, and an ambience to complement and delight all visitors.

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Additional Information about Chautauqua Institution

Address: 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Phone Number: +1 800-836-2787
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Chautauqua
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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