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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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A hidden gem on the Cornell Campus

We've been here a number of times. There is a beautiful walking trail around a pond that provides... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen M
Buffalo, NY
Delightful respite

The birds don't seem to mind that this oasis is so close to Ithaca and it's traffic on the highway... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a number of times. There is a beautiful walking trail around a pond that provides opportunities to see many birds. We had the good fortune on our last trip of meeting up with another bird watcher that had a very powerful scope...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The birds don't seem to mind that this oasis is so close to Ithaca and it's traffic on the highway and in the skies. We only had time for a half hour walk around the pond and a few minutes in the small but very...More

Thank Chicago999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok I'm a birder but what's not to like about this stunning building, paintings, murals, sound sculpture by designer of Vietnam Memorial, active bird feeders, trails around the pond and through the woods. Less active visitors could sit in the lobby and watch birds at...More

Thank RMPgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is called a lab, it is also an amazing place for visitors to tour. There are interesting displays for people of all ages, guided tours inside and out and often special events on a variety of topics. Outside, there is the park called...More

Thank Gastronome37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to watch birds in any season. Many bird watching groups provide free bird tours that include great binoculars. And you can get a tour of the lab itself, which is also nice.

1  Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This was the second visit for my granddaughter and I. I used to come with my family when I was a child...so obviously there have been many upgrades. There are nice hiking trails that have been groomed pretty well to eliminate any problems with ticks....More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed August 20, 2017

something free to do. if you like birds and nature.. they have some nice well kept trails to wonder around in.. a small gift shop. and a place you can sit down and watch the birds and other wildlife while inside the building.. good for...More

Thank mlhendrickson
Reviewed August 17, 2017

You can see natural beauty up close and personal here. The visitors area has high power binocular viewing options of their perfectly designed pond habitat. There is a easy hiking path through the grounds that allows for getting close to nature without heavy exertion.

Thank checkted22
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Many easy trails and of course lots of birds. Some people complain that you can still hear traffic - but you are in a city! The 8 AM guided walk was lots of fun, with binoculars available for anyone needing them. It is worth taking...More

1  Thank rhumane
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Hidden treasure...worth seeking out. You don't have to be a bird lover. The displays, art and viewing areas are excellent. Can be a short or long visit. We love the trails. Using the map you can choose or link a series of short beautiful walks....More

Thank MeganRoberts
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February 23, 2017|
Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
May 13, 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.