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Rock City Park

505 Route 16 South, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-7790
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Olean
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Museums, Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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southern ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you're spending some time at Allegany State Park, take an afternoon to visit Rock City Park. You will not be disappointed. It is very interesting, if not a little quirky, with pretty great views and rock formations. It's a cheap way to spend an afternoon just a half hour away from the park. Be sure to wear decent footwear,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Rock CIty Park is a geological marvel. It takes about an hour to wander above, under and through the many massive blocks that were deposited by the receding glaciers at the upper end of a valley. Their shapes are awe-inspiring. You have to watch your step in several places, as their are numerous crevasses, and rocks can be "slippery when... More

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Arlington, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Totally unexpected side trip, and doesn't take long to see such beautiful rock formations - we all loved it, especially the Sasquatch at the end. :-)

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London, ON
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First read about this on TA, and then in various tourist magazines and brochures upon arrival so we new what to expect. Location was easy to find using the GPS, and was well marked from a distance. The entrance is fairly narrow with really only enough room for one car so you have to move to the side when there... More

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place for a few hours of fun with the kids. I grew up visiting this place every summer with my family and continue to visit with my children. Great place to take family photos.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Like Letchworth and Allegehny State Park, you just have to put this on your bucket list. The mountain Laurel collection was not there when I was a kid but it is breathtaking now. The first gemstones I ever had came from the rock shop there. Changed my life and made me quite a tidy little fortune in my young adult... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Olean (from New Jersey) for a basketball tournament last week and had a few hours between games. I found this place on trip advisor and we decided to go. We had four 13 year old boys with us. It was a great spot to spend an extra hour or two. The rock formations were awesome. The walk... More

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Olean, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What's not to like, it's a miniature city made from Rocks left by receding glaciers. Great picinic spot. Spend an afternoon.

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Olean, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have enjoyed Rock City Park several times, from childhood through adult. Great adventure for young children. Beautiful rock formations. Hiking trail is just right for all ages. We brought our own picnic lunch and ate in their picnic area and it is very inexpensive at $5 per person, $3 for kids ages 6 - 12 and it is free... More

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Attica, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

July 6, 2014, my husband and I went back to Rock City. I went w my parents several times when I was little and we took our kids when they were little. This is the first time we have been back in probably 20 years and it is still amazing!! The main path and the off paths lead you on... More

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