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Ranked #1 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; State Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors

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)
Ranked #2 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
The cascades of 18 waterfalls are the calling card of this state park.
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Ranked #3 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums; 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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Ranked #4 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Children's Museums; 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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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (Hammondsport)
Ranked #5 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on Route 54, one half mile south of... more » Owner description: The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of Hammondsport's favorite son, is located on Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a gift shop. In addition to motorcycles and aircraft, visitors will also see antique tools, toys, boats, home-furnishings, fire equipment and much more. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Museum Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft. « less
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Eastman Theatre (Rochester)
Ranked #6 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
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Ranked #7 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
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Skaneateles Lake (Skaneateles)
Ranked #10 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
This clean, serene lake is the easternmost of New York's Finger Lakes.
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Ranked #11 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; History Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; 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)
Ranked #13 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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Seward House (Auburn)
Ranked #14 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #15 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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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Ranked #17 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
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Ranked #19 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
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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Cayuga Lake (Ithaca)
Ranked #21 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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Ranked #22 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Watkins Glen International welcomes guests on a nearly a daily basis April through October to Drive The Glen and experience... more » Owner description: Watkins Glen International welcomes guests on a nearly a daily basis April through October to Drive The Glen and experience the Fans R1st Viewing Area. Patrons may take their personal vehicle for three-paced laps around the storied road course for $25 and/or watch the cars on track from the Argetsinger grandstand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive The Glen is available for purchase ($25) at The Shop (located in the village at 2 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) or at the Main Entrance of Watkins Glen International (Gate 2). In addition, The Glen hosts International Motor Sports Association (TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 USA) in June, NASCAR (Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, K&N Pro Series) in August and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association for some of the premiere racing events in the country. From racing to tasting, WGI is host to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese in July. It is the largest collection of New York State-produced wines in the Northeast. Finally, the spectator season concludes with the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail in October. « less
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Ranked #23 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #24 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Owner description: The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is an annual summer-long festival featuring professional... more » Owner description: The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is an annual summer-long festival featuring professional Broadway caliber musical productions along with new musicals, presented in their earliest stages of development, in a series known as “The PITCH.” The festival offers productions at three different venues just minutes away from each other. « less
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Ranked #26 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by... more » Owner description: Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery contains priceless pieces of art and rare horticultural specimens. It is the final resting place of many dignified and internationally known individuals, including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and is on the National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Mount Hope is listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places, featuring 82 mausoleums, soaring Egyptian obelisks, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, two stone chapels in the Gothic Revival style, a Moorish gazebo, a Victorian Gothic gatehouse, and infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves across 196 acres. « less
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Ranked #27 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The house in which Susan B. Anthony resided.
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Ranked #28 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: ; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Casinos/Gaming
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Mendon Ponds Park (Pittsford)
Ranked #29 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Grimes Glen (Naples)
Ranked #30 of 247 attractions in Finger Lakes
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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