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Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

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Thank you for a great 2018 season! We are closed now and will re-open on Friday, May 24, 2019. Check our website for updates to our 2019 Event Calendar! A regional museum of history and art, the museum's 23 buildings and exhibitions are situated...more
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9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-7734
+1 518-352-7311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This heitage site has multiple museums reflecting the history and art of the Adirondack region. Many high-tech interactive exhibits engage children, especially. I really enjoyed the “Peopled Wilderness” exhibit, which featured the art and voices of the Mohawk and Abenacki people. Our daughter tried her...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indoor/outdoor museum. One of the indoor exhibits all about the history of logging in the Adirondacks. Very Informative. Be sure you stop at the Bull Cottage, it's a little off the path but well worth the visit. It's an original Adirondack cottage...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times as a kid, and later we brought our kids, and now our teen and pre-teen grand kids. They have added and changed exhibits over the years, but it's always interesting, educational, fun, and now with lots of kid-friendly interactive exhibits....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times over the year, and used to go every year with my family when I was younger. A year or two ago they rebranded and opened new exhibits and I've been meaning to get back and check it out since....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot to see here, displayed very nicely in a variety of settings. I thought I would spend a few hours here, but wound up spending more. They went the extra mile to make the exhibits varied and interesting. A nice hiking trail to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in quite awhile so jumped at the chance to drive up with a neighbor.What a great drive up route 28 from Warrensburg.mou rains pine trees and old quaint towns along route.We got in for Senior rate of 18.00,adults are 20.00.They give you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I camped at the Lake Durant DEC campgrounds, and was excited to attend the areas "Moose Festival". Having never been to the area, we followed recommended places along the Moose Festival. One of our stops was this museum. WOW! We quickly realized...More

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AusraA27, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for children and adults alike..... there is something for everyone here. Were fortunate enough to be in the area during the artisan furniture and antiques weekends so those bonuses plus the wonderful offerings of the museum kept us occupied for hours....More

Thank Monty B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I "discovered" the American Experience 4-years ago, when I did not have time to visit anything except the main lobby. I vowed I would go through on my next trip, which was today! I was there just before they opened at 10:00 and spent a...More

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AusraA27, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ronald D. We are glad to have you back and thrilled you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazingly comprehensive Museum, and truly one-of-a-kind. No matter your particular interest, you'll find deep and wide subject matter to peruse. I would be hard-pressed to name which building/exhibit I enjoyed the most. It was my first visit, and my accompanying friends hadn't...More

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AusraA27, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Come back with your friends again!

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Ed B
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Nancy R | Reviewed this property |
The timeframe for a visit to the Adirondack Experience can really vary based on ages and interests. A family could go through the new interactive exhibit building - Life in the Adirondacks in 1 1/2 hours or spend an entire... More
Julie P
September 6, 2015|
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Response from Tara M | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, yes, most part of the campus are accessible, and staff members provide assistance where needed. Wheelchairs are available at admissions, and there are scooters available for rent. The path to the cafe... More
June 28, 2015|
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Response from Tara M | Property representative |
Dogs need to remain outside the museum, where there is dog-walking area. Humans can go in and out of the museum as often as they like.