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Intellectual Summer Camp

My wife and I attended the 8th week of the Summer Session of the Chautauqua Institute. This was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
globalnavigator
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Richmond, Virginia
A must see

From the library to the inn it's just a beautiful place to see. And the views from the Inns' porch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
danil47
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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, concerts, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I attended the 8th week of the Summer Session of the Chautauqua Institute. This was our first trip to Chautauqua so we weren't quite sure what to expect. The weather was wonderful and the experience was unforgettable. We will certainly be back!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lectures are always very informative, the orchestral concerts are very well done. There is certainly a reduction of other events that used to occur; eg concerts on the Atheneum porch

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the library to the inn it's just a beautiful place to see. And the views from the Inns' porch are stunning. A placed filled with art & history

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank danil47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chautauqua has events, lectures, classes, outdoor activities, and beauty for everyone. You must go. I recommend staying on the grounds so that you can easily walk to points of interest. There is a tram/bus system, but walking is my preferred method of transportation.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to CHQ for approximately 10 years and have family members that have been attending summer lectures and concerts for over 50 years. The Institution grounds are a magical place that incorporates all forms of religion, performing arts and education adjacent to beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank HotQuescene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to CHQ. Each week during the summer season has a theme. The spoken word was explored in many memorable ways. The highlight was hearing Rev. Otis Moss III from Chicago. Religion is part of the scene here, but the institution...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CrawfishBoil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent most of a nice summer day in the Chautauqua Institution in advance of an show that night. Our highlights were a great walk along the water and a fun sailing lesson. Definitely check out the Sailing Center if you have an interest -...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ToughRalph
Reviewed August 8, 2019

This is a wonderful music, arts, learning, religious venue for anyone who can afford it and is willing to hear views other that their own. More to do during the day than two people could cover in about 18 hours each day. The reason for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank charlie1939
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Lovely views and many things to do. This is a gated community $$$ entrance fee for just the morning or all day. Better to just live here for the day, week or all summer. Stay in the antebellum hotel, rent a house or room. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank U5039VVmaryk
Reviewed August 6, 2019

I've gone to Chautauqua Institution for about 10 years now and am never disappointed. The atmosphere is so learned and inspiring. Their speakers are top notch and very approachable. From the speaker series to the daily talks and classes, there is always something for everyone....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Stay15144
October 7, 2018|
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Response from BrenLucy | Reviewed this property |
Correct. Have a good Time. The leaves are changing. Halloween and Fall decorations are up.
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LandAndSea77
October 3, 2018|
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Response from BrenLucy | Reviewed this property |
There are many activities to do off season. The best part of off season is able to drive around. Cheaper rates if staying. Book store open library welcomes people. As far as actual planned programs may not be. Now in... More
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Teresa G
April 18, 2018|
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Response from ChqInstitution | Property representative |
Hi Teresa, There are several concerts happening at Chautauqua this year. Unfortunately I can not include a link in my response. I would have directed you to the "popular entertainment" page on our website which displays... More
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