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Address: 5368 Route 28, Emerson Resort and Spa, Mount Tremper, NY 12457
Phone Number: 877-688-2828
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nice stop on the way to Cobbleskill

This was the first stop on our road trip through NY. I've begged my husband to detour here on the way home from Ithaca many time but he never heeded my requests. This time I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Stormville, New York
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Callicoon, New York
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. If you are lucky, you might be able to lie on the floor and look upwards to see (and hear) the glorious sights and sounds

Thank stenquist1
Omaha, Nebraska
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268 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Kaleidoscraper is worth a visit when traveling through this part of the Catskills. The gift shop is nice and you can view the little kaleidoscopes.

Thank RDEshadow
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This is just my opinion I'm sure many people have enjoyed it, but we did not. The show is about ten minutes long but we left in 2 minutes, I was highly uncomfortable with the way you lean back and view the light show. I would not go out of my way to see this.....

Thank Elaine G
New York City, New York
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192 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is just one traveler's opinion. Looks like other reviewers feel differently, but here is the summary: You enter the Emerson lodge where the world's largest kaleidoscope lives, finally find out where to buy tickets (in the store), look for "Susan" or whoever sells the tickets, and find no one. After a while, the shop clerk shows up with a... More 

Thank JarvNY
Oneonta, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The shop that houses America's largest kaleidoscope is filled with beautiful smaller kaleidoscopes that are works of art. I was excited to see such beauty on a larger scale. Surprisingly, the larger version was more of a U.S. history slide show, refracted by mirrors into odd images. Furthermore, it was white, male U.S. history. My teenage daughter was shaking with... More 

Thank AKCreates
Stormville, New York
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70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was the first stop on our road trip through NY. I've begged my husband to detour here on the way home from Ithaca many time but he never heeded my requests. This time I had control of the wheel so off we went. This was just silly fun. The show lasted about ten minutes and cost $5 per person.... More 

1 Thank roseyday
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On our way to our Lake George vacation, we were looking for something interesting to check out... we found this little gem outside of Woodstock and it was well worth the trip. Nestled inside an upscale shopping / hotel strip mall in Emerson is this entertaining spot where the largest kaleidoscope lives. For a nominal fee ($5.00) per person -... More 

Thank karyn k
new york
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

was something different to do and was included with hotel stay. Took about 10 minutes. I would not go out of the way to see it if you are not saying at hotel

Thank shar24
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a fun quick activity we discovered on a rainy day during one of our mountain getaways. Our kids were under 5 at the time so it's fast, quiet and attention getting. Doesn't kill more than half hour but it's a cute quirky thing to do and a good excuse to lay down in the floor and relax while... More 

Thank brooklynmamma
Highland Mills, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The kaleidoscope show was fun and funky. We saw it at a quiet time and could lie down on the floor and look straight up. Cool!

2 Thank CindyLutz-Spidle

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