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Harris Hill Soaring Center

Address: Harris Hill, Elmira, NY
Phone Number: 607-734-0641
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Elmira
Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mt. Laurel, NJ USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

if you are in the area on a weekend during its months of operations, you definitely should drive up to the soaring center at harris hill. the views are beautiful from the overlook and it is exciting to watch the gliders take off and land, even if you do not take a ride in one. the staff at the glider... More 

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Elmira, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The sights and sounds while soaring are absolutely amazing! The views are incredible and well worth the time and money!!! I would recommend a soaring adventure be added to everyone's Bucket List and this is the place to do it from.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Have been coming here for years. Now sharing experience with my 15 year old daughter. Great physics and history lesson(ww2 glider training site). If you get motion sickness be ready. It was worth it but the ride up and the circular route can leave you a bit queasy. Not as bad as a boat ride on choppy water but similar.

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Painted Post, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Year in and year out, nothing beats a hot summer day/night than heading to Harris Hill. For the kids there are the 4 or 5 kiddie rides. For the mid teenagers and up there is the put putt, the driving range,mini go carts, softball and baseball batting cages. Nothing, I can honestly say, nothing up at Harris Hill is over... More 

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warsaw, ny
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Took my husband up here for a special treat for his birthday. We waited in line a bit, but he was able to soar. His ride ended early and they gave him a complimentary flight at another date, of his choice. 2 for the price of 1 - thanks for the memories! Amazing!

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Westford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our vacation decision at Finger Lakes region is mostly based on the location of the soring center. It is a unique experience that I know my kids will really enjoy. You will need to either call or go in person at the club to secure your flight. During your wait, you can visit the nearby museum as the flight ticket... More 

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Beaumont TX
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We spent the afternoon on Harris Hill watching the soar planes being pulled into the air. There is a great viewing area on the side of the hill with several swings and park benches. Very relaxing and beautiful.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and daughter went up in the gliders and loved it. Everyone was very friendly and it was a no fuss attraction.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Check the prices for taking a glider ride and if you have it in your budget go for it! It is an experience like no other. Call ahead so you can make sure they are flying and you have a reservation.

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Clifton Springs, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The flight was nothing short of FANTASTIC!! The pilot gave a very informative narrative throughout the flight --- NOTHING compares to it :) I HIGHLY reccommend anyone giving it a try!!

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