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 thoroughly enjoyable 3-hours checking out all of the exhibits.
Extremely well done, they capture the true history and "experience" of the Adirondacks with many, many exhibits, many of which are interactive. The docents are super friendly, helpful and informative.
If you love the Adirondacks, or know nothing about them, this is a MUST stop.
I will be back on my next trip, whenever that is.More