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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
800 843 2473
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Adults and children will find the lab to ne educational and fun with a great shop for all things bird related. If you can go when they have a guided tour it is especially interestiing. Make time to take the hike around the lake. You can't get lost and it is quick and pretty safe for all ages.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

In warmer weather there are trails to walk through the woods. In the colder months there is also the beautiful glassed in observation area where you can view birds and ducks feeding and landing on the water. There are many programs year round and interesting things to see! There's a Birds Unlimited gift store as well. ]

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great bird watching available with free binoculars and high powered telescopes. 15 different fantastic hiDef movies and a sound lab to experiment with. Well worth the time spent. Very wonderful view upstairs of the bird sanctuary. People were cross country skiing as well.

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Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Fantastic place! Birds, Trails, Observation areas, World renown nature sounds, Knowledgeable assistance, even guides, books, bins, scopes, maps, and clothing.

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new york
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46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Excellent for families, singles, couples. This place is quite nice because its very user friendly. Access to hiking trails is very easy and I've seen many, many people with young kids and pushing strollers. The walk is mostly flat and very easy. The downside..it gets a lot of visitors. But overall, you feel like your removed from the hustle and... More

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Dryden, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Rain or shine, the Lab is a world-renowned spot for birders and nature lovers. The walking trails meander through a nice patch of forest, and on a rainy day you can view the birds on the pond or at the feeders from inside the building where you can stay warm and dry. There is always a nice selection of artwork... More

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Hartwick
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our daughter lives in Ithaca and took us to the Cornell Ornithology Lab. It was cold and raining outside, but we had a wonderful experience. Great little theater inside and wonderful movie (s). Also the gift shop is first class and not expensive.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Loved hanging at the visitors center with their bird viewing station with pond. Used loaner binocs, and watched species of ducks I'd never 'met' before (mergansers), watched a red tail hawk survey his kingdom, and photographed waxwings. Awesome time!

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

a great place for birders of all ages, in any weather. You can sit comfortably inside and watch birds at feeders on or a pond, or walk secluded trails. a great destination for anyone interested in nature.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wonderful hiking area on flat land for those of us who just want a nice walk and watch the birds. Artwork in the building is awesome.

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