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#1 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks; Geologic Formations; Waterfalls; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

Watkins Glen State Park is celebrating its centennial throughout the season in 2006 and it has been a great place to visit. It is named in 2005 as one of Reserve America 's Top... more »

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Watkins Glen State Park (Watkins Glen)
#2 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks
The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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#3 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Specialty Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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#4 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Come over to play at the only museum in the world devoted solely to the importance of play. The museum blends the best... more » Owner description: Come over to play at the only museum in the world devoted solely to the importance of play. The museum blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections and children’s museums (high interactivity). At 282,000 square feet, the National Museum of Play at The Strong is the largest regional year-round family attraction, and the second largest “children’s” museum in the nation. The museum takes play very seriously. Its philosophy—that play is essential to learning and human development—is reflected everywhere you look beginning with its uniquely whimsical architecture (including a butterfly house built to look like the world’s largest butterfly, an undulating two-story caterpillar-shaped atrium, and a structure resembling a pile of gigantic children’s building blocks). Engaging hands-on exhibits invite you to attend Super Powers School, meet the Berenstain Bears, play your way through the history of video games, enter a giant kaleidoscope, board a whaling ship, see the world’s oldest Monopoly games, step into Sesame Street, walk into the pages of a giant pop-up book, and so much more! The museum is home to the region’s only indoor butterfly garden; the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of dolls, toys, and games; and the prestigious National Toy Hall of Fame®. Amenities include a food court, indoor train and carousel, two museum shops, and an outdoor Discovery Garden.Admission Fees: General Admission (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®):2 and older $13.50, Children under age 2 are free, Museum members free.Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers; children under 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only. Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations. « less
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Seward House (Auburn)
#5 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: We invite you to visit the Seward House Museum, the historic home of William Henry Seward; New York State Senator, two time... more » Owner description: We invite you to visit the Seward House Museum, the historic home of William Henry Seward; New York State Senator, two time New York State Governor, US Senator, and Secretary of State during the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. Our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide guided tours, helping you navigate the many fascinating aspects of this beautifully preserved home. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum’s gardens. « less
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Eastman Theatre (Rochester)
#6 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Theaters
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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (Hammondsport)
#7 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: This museum is named after inventor and aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss, who piloted America's first public airplane... more » Owner description: This museum is named after inventor and aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss, who piloted America's first public airplane flights. « less
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#8 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks
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#9 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Theaters
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Skaneateles Lake (Skaneateles)
#10 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water
This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
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#11 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
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#12 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks
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#13 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Educational Sites
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#14 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; History Museums
Owner description: New York State's largest living history village, 20 miles from Rochester, reveals country life, work, dress, foods, and... more » Owner description: New York State's largest living history village, 20 miles from Rochester, reveals country life, work, dress, foods, and customs from the 1800s. « less
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Erie Canal (Fairport)
#15 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering and labor, built from Albany to Buffalo, opened... more » Owner description: The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering and labor, built from Albany to Buffalo, opened up America's frontier to the west. « less
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#16 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a... more » Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a combined 4,300 acres featuring the arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas of Cornell University, Cornell Plantations has a lot to offer. « less
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Little Theatre (Rochester)
#17 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Movie Theaters
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#18 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: Watkins Glen International is home to GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series as... more » Owner description: Watkins Glen International is home to GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. « less
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#19 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: The man behind Kodak endowed many Rochester philanthropic interests, and his 50-room mansion is now a photography and film... more » Owner description: The man behind Kodak endowed many Rochester philanthropic interests, and his 50-room mansion is now a photography and film museum. « less
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#20 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Forests
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#21 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Located in the business district of historic Palmyra, New York, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site offers you a... more » Owner description: Located in the business district of historic Palmyra, New York, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site offers you a glimpse of the printing and binding processes of the 1820s. Tours are free. « less
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#22 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks
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#23 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility located just uphill from the scenic Watkins Glen, N.Y. The stable... more » Owner description: Painted Bar Stables is a community-oriented riding facility located just uphill from the scenic Watkins Glen, N.Y. The stable offers year-round guided trail rides to the general public as well as lessons, leasing, boarding and educational opportunities to facilitate dream-realization and lifelong relationships between people and horses.Specializing in trail riding, the stable has reliable horses to guarantee a safe, secure adventure on horseback for riders of all ages and abilities. Our experienced horses carry riders through the rolling landscape of the Finger Lakes Region on beautiful trails ranging from simple to rugged terrain. Each ride is carefully crafted through matchmaking of the horse and rider and selection of the perfect trail to give every individual the best experience possible. « less
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Highland Park (Rochester)
#24 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Parks
The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
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#25 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Parks
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#26 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Educational Sites
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Cayuga Lake (Ithaca)
#27 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor... more » Owner description: One of the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, this area is used for swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. « less
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Mendon Ponds Park (Pittsford)
#28 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Parks
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Onondaga Lake Park (Liverpool)
#29 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites
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Erie Canal Museum (Syracuse)
#30 of 315 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the... more » Owner description: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The unique weighlock building is to this day the Museum’s most important artifact and a centerpiece for the interpretation of Erie Canal history. The Museum is dedicated to telling the great American adventure story of the Erie Canal, a story that was a key factor in America’s phenomenal growth. The Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming, and promotes an awareness of the Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future. The Museum includes a full size canal boat, hands-on interactive exhibits, vignettes about life along the canal, a special exhibits gallery, a 12-minute informative movie, and the outdoor Locktender’s Garden. The Museum also has a gift shop with Erie Canal books, photos, and gifts. As the first canal museum in New York State, the Erie Canal Museum serves as an entry point and node to the other interpretive centers along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The Erie Canal Museum is also the site of the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center that provides information, brochures, and maps to visitors and includes interpretive signage throughout downtown Syracuse. « less
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