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  • Traveling Mommy
    Palm Harbor, FL162 contributions
    The Museum is a great way to spend a Day filled with lots of opportunities of different play . Slides & Jungle gym are sure you keep your child going many times around.
    From learning about the history of toys to some of the newest attractions there’s so much to play and learn. Like the Paw patrol exhibit is great with interactive playing as well as educational with the Recycle sorting System.
    The Staff is very friendly and helpful , museum is really clean with staff walking around cleaning constantly
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • Happy to Travel
    6 contributions
    Wonderful zoo. Amazing animals including a Snow Leopard and red panda. Excellent walking experience - glass windows to animal views is a nice touch. Bring your own drinks - no concession stands along the way and the Cafe can be crowded
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • passepartout75
    Frederick, MD4 contributions
    If you want to see the spectacular waterfalls, be sure to go to the UPPER park. If you start at the lower park expecting that you will see waterfalls along the trail, you will be sorely disappointed (but get a good workout going up hill and down dale).
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Karen K
    Marietta, GA123 contributions
    If you are in Corning give yourself time to get to Watkins Glenn. There is a $10.00 entrance fee to the park. We parked at the south parking lot and were able to quickly get on the gorge trail. It's a relatively easy hike along the gorge with one waterfall after another - neck at one point you are hiking through a waterfall. Made for a beautiful start to our morning.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • WilliamO W
    6 contributions
    Excellent experience
    Very interesting; learned how instrumental the canal was to the development of the USA. Staff were great.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • ipbchlvr
    Whitehall, PA465 contributions
    we hiked the backbone trail on a cold day that was spitting snow. it was really lovely and we were treated to a deer just leaving the creek after getting a drink. we were the only ones on the entire trail. it would be nice to go back and explore some of the other trails
    Written November 15, 2020
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  • Bill K
    Spencerport, NY1,420 contributions
    For the cost, there really isn't a better entertainment deal the the NY State Fair. We went 4 days this year and it was enjoyable.

    Due to Covid, the Fair opened a bit later than normal and had fewer fair goers which was fine by me. It made parking easier and could sleep in a bit longer and still get great parking. We started each day by catching lunch at one of the venues having BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Corn Dogs, Salads and Japanese. My favorite was stuffed meatlaof with bacon and wrapped in bacon and the BBQ sundae was good too (mashed potatoes, BBQ beef, corn, gravy and stuffing in a glass). Yum! I did feel sorry for vendors missing out of the breakfast crowd and with smaller crowds I don't think they did as good as normal.

    My girlfriend was disappointed that the bunnies were not there due to Covid but we did see the goats.

    We saw a few acts such as Diving Dogs, The One Man Band and a Strolling Juggler. We visited the Police cars on display and both Army set ups. Nice seeing some of the helicopters, drones and big equipment. We saw the zoo with Zubu, Zebra, Giraffes and other cute animals which you can feed.

    My girlfriend got milk every day and we enjoyed the butter sculpture. They have soda vendors where can get a cup and then get $1 refills which we got a lot of being so warm most days (brought the same cup back each day). This makes a great deal. They also had a good deal with slushies that my girlfriend liked.

    They had a food truck rodeo one day where got to try different foods for $1-$3 dollars including BBQ, pizza and ice cream.

    The sand sculpture was cute this year with a Covid theme. My girlfriend liked shopping at the different stores and bought some fancy sock, face masks and a vibrating pillow. I got some wine and alcohol tasting which is always enjoyable.

    My girlfriend got the biggest thrill by going in the butterfly room, where they will land on you. They give you Q-tips that can dip in a mixture that the butterflies eat. It was a great experience.

    Missed a few things that normally hit due to time or being closed this year like the Carriage Museum, the old time player piano, the trains and the circus. I did like the Prison Display and the fish tanks.

    The main reason I go is the music. This year we saw Brothers Osbourne, AJR, Vixen, Ratt, 98 Degrees, Tee Grizzley and All That Remains. I always enjoy the diversity of acts and the quality. In the past, I have seen many great artists at the like Jacksons, Culture Club, Pointer Sisters, Gatlin Brothers, Christopher Cross, Chubby Checker, Charo and the Family Stone. I like the two stages esp the one in the back. The handicap area is convenient and nice to take the tram back after the show to your exit. They people who run the trams are very helpful.

    We spent 4 great days at the Fair this year, ate some good food and listened to some amazing music for reasonable costs. I am looking forward to next year.

    Always fun and so much to see. Hard to do everything in one day.
    Written December 3, 2021
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  • Drinkwater11
    Eugene, OR133 contributions
    Great spot with plenty of shopping and dining options. Just stopped on my way through, but would definitely come back again.
    Written October 3, 2021
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  • Karen K
    Marietta, GA123 contributions
    Bought our tickets online for a 2:00 start - we were early which was absolutely fine. We had a quick lunch at the museum - it was made fresh and surprisingly good. We spent just under 3 hours which really wasn't enough time as there is just so much to see. We spent the majority of our time in the Heineman contemporary glass exhibit and the 35 Centuries of Glass exhibit... We also saw an exhibition of glass blowing. Just amazing!! This museum is a must see if you have a chance!
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Carole S
    5 contributions
    I really enjoyed walking along the lake front. The water is amazingly clear and clean. The park grounds and Memorial Garden also very nice.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC264 contributions
    There's something special about an evening baseball game on a pleasant day. Particularly when good seats are fairly cheap - where you have a great view, can swivel, and have a little table to put your drinks and food. The team shop here is nice for those looking for a ballcap or souvenir baseball, there is draft cold beer on offer, and cracker jacks to go with. The ballpark has bars and a place to get salt potatoes in the outfield - though I didn't partake, as well as a grassy area for kids to chase after fowl balls.

    The team's mascots - Mr. and Mrs. Salt Potato, made an appearance, and we got bobbleheads of them as a giveaway. The whole experience was easy, earnest fun at a reasonable price. I would definitely pay the Salt Potatoes another visit if I were back in town. My only regret is we couldn't stay to the end of the game and see the fireworks. Next time!
    Written September 14, 2021
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  • NieSam
    Maine910 contributions
    It’s been years since I last went to Sonnenberg Gardens and it was as beautiful as I remembered! The stately trees on the property are impressive, especially the sycamores. My favorite was the weeping beech - the trunk alone was impressive. The map is easy to follow so we were able to find all the various gardens.

    The moonlight garden was just starting to bloom and the roses were just branching out. The many bridges and fountains kept the kids with us enthralled and were beautiful for us to see. The Italianate garden was impressive, especially when viewed from the porch or the colonnade. The mansion is well tended and the staff inside were outstanding. So were the grounds and entry staff.

    My only surprise was the state of the old fashioned garden. The beauty of the perennials was overwhelmed by the tall grasses allowed to grow and stand above all else. I see from their website it’s intentional but I think it’d be more striking without them.
    Written June 9, 2022
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  • Amy
    Parkersburg, WV4 contributions
    We tried Three Brothers in a rush last year. This year, we devoted enough time to the place. It’s so sad that the back place burned down. It had great atmosphere.
    This year, we did Option 1. This is a whole lot of tastings, but the choices are very good. We really like this place. Be prepared for FOUR different places in one.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • joanbD236KR
    Johnson City, NY7 contributions
    What a beautiful park, drive along the shore or walk, look at boats in the marina or play in the playground. Clean bathrooms and so many options for sitting and relaxing or walking and gazing at that view,
    Written November 5, 2021
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  • John F
    Liverpool, NY200 contributions
    This winery had great scenery and had a very ornate gate at the entrance. The wines themselves were good.
    Written June 18, 2022
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