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Ross Park Zoo
Park Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13093
Built in the late 1800's, one of North America's first zoos. Has over 200 animals including birds, reptiles, big cats, bears, wolves, and other mammals. Handicap accessable. Open April 2 through November 30, 10AM to 5PM.



International Boxing Hall of Fame
Canastota, NY 13032
Exhibits, displays, videos. Open year round daily 9AM until 5PM, July through August, Saturday and Sunday 9AM until 5PM; closed major holidays.



Critz Farms, Inc.
3232 Rippleton Rd., PO Box 29, Cazenovia, NY 13035
(315)662-3355 (800)442-3225 (315)662-3040(fax)
Critz Farms is a uniquely diversified farm offering special family activities March through December. Early 1800’s historic barn houses the Balsam Barn Gift Shop, and is the center of activity during the maple sugaring, fall harvest, and winter seasons. Visit in the spring to learn about maple syrup production, in the summer to pick strawberries and blueberries, or in the fall to solve the corn maze, enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides, music and special events. During winter, you’ll find wreaths, garland and fresh cut or cut your own Christmas trees. Food café available on weekends in March, and September through December. Agritourism and education activities are plentiful. Open March through December. Please call as days and hours vary with the seasons.



Cobleskill Sunshine Country Fair
South Grand Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518)234-2123 (518)234-8322(fax)
123 years of old time country fair with lots of exhibits and animals. Nationally known recording artists. Demolition derbies. Large tractor pull. Come see the many historic buildings. Horse Racing. Fairgounds used most every weekend for many events throughout the summer. 1998 Fair Dates: August 11 through 16. Open 8 AM to 11 PM.

Secret Caverns
Cobleskill, NY 12092
Guided tours of prehistoric fossils, stalactites and stalagmites, and a 100ft underground waterfall. Discount prices for guided tours.



Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607)547-8184 (800)656-1212 (607)547-8374(fax)
Offers tours of Belgian-style farmstead brewery. Tours daily through the summer season. Gift shop with beer, Belgian merchandise, chocolates, breads, cheeses, special events, tours and tastings. Picnic area available. Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day - weekends year round, Mon - Fri 2PM-7PM, Sat & Sun, 11-7.

Classic Boat Tours
Fair St, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Boat rides on restored, classic wooden boats. Charters available. Open May 15 through October 12, 10AM until 6PM.

Corvette Americana Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Group tours available during open hours. Open April through May 31 weekends, June 1 through June 25 daily 10AM unti 6PM, June 26 through Labor Day daily 10AM until 8PM, Labor Day through December 1 daily 10AM until 6PM. Farmer's Museum - Rt 80, Lake Rd, Cooperstown, New York 13326. (607)547-2593. A replica village from the 19th century. Craftspeople in authentic settings. Handicap accessable. Open May through October, daily 9AM to 6PM.

Lolly Pop Farm and Petting Zoo
Hartwick-Index Road, RR 3 Box 281, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Family run attraction. Has many different kinds of animals: camels, miniatures, exotic and native birds, cougars, exotic species. Handicap accessable. Open May 15 through October 15.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame
Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Museum devoted entirely to baseball and baseball players. Open year round. May through September, daily 9AM until 9PM, October 1 through April 30, 9AM until 5PM, closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.



Adirondack Exposure
PO Box 126, Forestport, NY 13338
(315)335-1681 (315)392-5535(fax)
Adirondack Exposure is your guide to great vacation planning, kayak trips and paddling instruction. We offer a professional and fun adventure experience from the mild to the wild. If any of the following interest you then you should contact us: Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Snowshoeing, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hiking and much more!!! Open year round,



Poplar Mist Boat Tours
Fultonville, NY
Two and a half hour boat trip down the Mohawk River on a 102-passenger boat. Departs from The Poplar's Motel/Restaurant. Open mid-May through mid-October, daily 1:30PM to 3:30PM.



Americana Village
West Lake Moraine Road, Hamilton, NY 13346
Replica of a 19th century village. Craftspeople on selected occasions. Handicap accessable. Open June through September.



Herkimer Diamond Mines
On Route 28
5661 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315)891-7355 (315)866-6140(fax)
Gem and mineral shop, restaurant, museum, Herkimer diamond prospecting. Open April 1 through December 1, daily 9AM to 5PM.


Howes Cave:

Caverns Creek Grist Mill
Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Meticulously restored, water powered Mill, built in 1816. The mill tour features operation of a 12 foot waterwheel which powers 1400 pound millstones, manufacturing of flour and cornmeal, educational and historical exhibits in the museum, and a beautiful nature walk along the Mill Stream and Raceway. Country Store. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Hours: daily, 11AM to 6PM.

Howe Caverns
RR 1 Box 107, Howes Cave, NY 12092
(518)296-8900 (518)296-8992(fax)
Cave complex, 150+ft underground. Boat ride on underground lake. Elevators, rock formation, paved walkways, stalactites and stalagmites, constant 52 degrees Fahrenheit. Open year round, daily 9AM until 6PM; closed Thanksgiving, December 25, January 1.



Ace of Diamonds Mine
Route 28, Middleville, NY 13406
Prospect for Herkimer diamonds (double terminated quartz). Open April through October. Hours: daily, 9AM to 5PM.



Diamond Acres
Stone Arabia Road, Mohawk, NY
Dig for Herkimer diamonds. Open May through November.


North Blenheim:

Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project
Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131
Hands-on displays, laser video show, computers, converted 19th century barn. Free admission. Handicap accessable. Group tours.



The Downtown Norwich Marketplace
P.O. Box 1127, Norwich, NY 13815
The Downtown Norwich Marketplace hosts over 200 businesses and services within its Center State boundaries. Two historic districts, an Internet Center, a new cultural arts theater, a newly restored movie theater, and two walking tours create a relaxed, friendly hometown atmostphere.



National Soccer Hall of Fame
5 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820
Equipment, trophies and prizes from soccer's greatest. Film footage and memorabilia. Open June through September, daily 9AM until 7PM; October through May, Monday through Saturday 10AM until 3PM, Sunday Noon until 5PM.



Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo
Rt. 49, three miles west of Rome
5135 Rome-New London Road, Rome, NY 13440
Zoo/Family Fun Park featuring exotic and native animals, petting areas, animal presentations, pony rides,playgrounds and picnic areas. Also includes wonderful, interactive waterplay area with fountains, waterfalls, geysers and showers for the whole family. And, giant softplay maze with tunnels, slides, playhouse and ball crawl. Open Memorial day to Labor Day, Call for hours.

Ozzie's Recreational Park
Rt 69 W, Tannery Rd, Rome, NY
Family fun center with go-carts, bumper boats, an arcade, miniature golf, picnicking, and a 300-ft water slide. Open June through August, daily Noon until 10PM.


St. Johnsville:

Crystal Grove Campsite and Diamond Mines
161 County Highway 114, St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Collecting area for Herkimer Diamonds. Shop on premises featuring gems, minerals and gift items. Open April through October.


Sylvan Beach:

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
Has rides, arcades, midway games. Open mid-April through mid-June, Saturday and Sunday; open daily mid-June through Labor Day.



Utica Zoo
Steele Hill Road, Utica, NY 13501
Has over 150 animals including primates, bird, unglates, the red panda, Siberian tiger, snow leopard, tamarins, white handed gibbon, golden lion, redruffed lemur. Handicap accessible. Open year round, daily 10AM until 5PM (including holidays).



Turning Stone Casino
Route 365 (Patrick Road), Verona, NY 13478
The Turning Stone Casino is the first casino in New York State since the turn of the century! Owned and operated by the Oneida Nation, the Turning Stone is one of the few casinos in the country offering an alchohol free environment for the gaming enthusiast. Offers more than 150 gaming tables.


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