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Chautauqua Institution

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Address: 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Phone Number: 12394317509
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Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in...

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages-all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

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Remarkable Family Experience not to be missed

You make compromises with your family outings; someone is always disappointed or out of sync. No longer. At Chautauqua everyone finds their fun. No place like it. Our family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chautauqua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You make compromises with your family outings; someone is always disappointed or out of sync. No longer. At Chautauqua everyone finds their fun. No place like it. Our family gathers there every summer no matter what for at least a few days or weeks. Outdoor everything within a walking community where lifelong learning and the arts thrive. World class music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is remarkable The town is beautifully restored! I highly recommend a trip for the day During its 9 week season It is situated perfectly! Small center plaza allows for food and entertainment All houses are individually prepared and grounds are well kept!

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Toledo, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have spent many memorable moments here, but a hot hot hot July 13 was not one of them. Parking and the parking shuttle service has always been THE weak part of the institution, downright pathetic in fact. and no one seems to care enough to fix it. You pay your money and then their obligation ends, I guess. We... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up spending part of my summers at Chautauqua and worked there one whole summer but I hadn't been back in 30 years. Except for the absence of my grandparents, the place was just as magical as ever! I attended concerts and shows, a play, an opera dress rehearsal, played Frisbee on the lawn, went sailing, played tennis and... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick out a week in July/Aug and you get to hear great lectures in that field and you can take in the arts and music - opera, theater, symphony, etc all in one place. A Disney World without the rides.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been vacationing at Chautauqua Institution for 15 years -- there is just nothing like it anywhere! Its so hard to describe all that is a summer vacation at Chautauqua Institution but I will try. Here, there is always something for everyone! First, the kids. We have been coming since my children were very young. Our daughter started at... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited to go here by friends, who rent a house here one week each summer. We stayed only 36 hours, but we were still impressed by the high quality of the program offered. Initially we were a little put off by the high Christian content of the program, but it turned out that even the religious leaders focused... More 

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buffalo NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I spent a night on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution in a charming B & B. Visiting CI feels like to going back in time at least a hundred years. There are several car-free streets where resident and visitors alike can stroll, ride bikes, enjoy the journey. Don't miss the terrific bookstore at Bestor Plaza. Make sure... More 

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Clarence, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the third of July, on a Sunday morning we left for the Chautauqua Institute not only to visit this landmark, but also to attend a concert that was being played by the Buffalo Silver Band @ 2:30pm at the amphitheater; one of our close relatives is a band member. The two-hour drive was relatively easy with most of the... More 

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful! Relaxing! Educational! Inspirational! Artistic! Music Family! It's a special place you will never forget! Enjoy Chautauqua - you will return again and again.

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