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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
800 843 2473
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Helpful staff, great gift shop and nice self guided walking tour through the woods. They provide binoculars for free to use while walking through the woods.

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I grew up in Ithaca, and this was one of my favorite places to bicycle to with my friends when I was a kid. Although the Cornell people have updated their off-campus rustic outdoor scientific setting, a lot of their exhibits from the past are still in evidence. After viewing their indoor exhibits, you can take a nice, relaxing walk... More

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York, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped for 90 minutes and had fun in the sound lab hearing songs of familiar birds, and then looked at some books in the library afternoon watching some beautiful videos. We did the 3/4 mile trail around the pond and saw frogs and geese and ducks and heard lots of songbirds. If you are at all interested in birds,... More

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Long Beach, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

But I worry about how the Campus Police seemingly like to accost older citizens! These are things that me and family don't need to see while enjoying our vacation. Cornell should know better than to harass older members of the community. I don't know if I will be returning after witnessing such an atrocious act. I just came to see... More

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Rochester, New York
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1,174 reviews 1,174 reviews
339 attraction reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We spent most of the just driving around the area and visiting the various State Parks, so we got a pretty wide-angled view of this beautiful lake. It is fantastic for almost any kind of aquatic pursuit, and even for just lounging around the parks sharing a picnic lunch. I highly recommend taking advantage of the State Parks, but once... More

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Rochester NY area
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317 reviews 317 reviews
173 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this also has a bunch of classes that one can attend during the week; a great store inside, also...all seasons, this makes for a nice visit.

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Trumansburg, New York, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I visited Cornell Lab of Ornithology with the school I work for and had a fabuolous time. The staff was welcoming and very informative on our tour. Very patient with our students and answered all questions with language that the kids could understand. I can't wait to go back with my family and see all the wildlife again.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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218 reviews 218 reviews
119 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Free parking available you can go to the top of the building and look out through telescope at local birds. There is also a display in which you can choose different bird songs to play. This is not just for the ornithologist!

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Ithaca, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Lab of "O" is a special place to visit for a stroll through the walking paths , to learn about birds, to purchase books, clothing , binoculars and much more.

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Montour Falls, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The ornithological lab is great for anyone of any age who loves birds, or wants to love birds. The visitor center has great information on current sightings, and usually a helpful person to answer questions. There is a viewing deck if you want to relax and watch the birds around the pond. There are several hiking trails through a variety... More

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