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Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

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Adirondack Experience is now closed for the regular season and will reopen on Friday, May 25, 2018. A regional museum of history and art, the museum's 23 buildings and exhibitions are situated on 121 acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-7734
+1 518-352-7311
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience the combination of a great museum experience with the crafters exhibition. Highly recommended.

Thank SusanGMVt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too hot to canoe, we got behind the wheel and took a driving tour of the lower Adirondacks and found this great museum. Different buildings feature historical life in the Adirondacks- boating, logging, storytelling, native Americans, even a train car, and a teardrop mobile home...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many exhibits with lots to see. Good for all ages. A building specifically on logging history, a building about Adirondack recreation , one about living in the wild, and another on hunting and fishing and so much more. Something for young ones in each building...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the beautiful and peaceful Adirondack Mountains (NY), there is something for everyone at the Adirondack Experience! Special events and workshops are scheduled throughout the summer. Interactive activities for "explorers" of all ages!! Spend a few hours or the entire day!!

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first-class museum experience on a multi-building campus that happens to have the most perfect view of Blue Mtn. Lake.

Thank MrDale14424
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We had not been here in 20 years but it was even better than before and we have raved about it for those years. The are several buildings with specific themes e.g. boats, logging etc. There is so much to see and to learn that...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I went with a few friends and young child last week. The museum is bigger than expected with lots of attractions and preserved buildings on site. You do have to walk outside between the different buildings. Cost is $20 per adult, but you can find...More

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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 Jennifer T | 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 Jennifer T | 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.