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Syracuse
Syracuse is a city of hills, valleys, lakes and streams. The city sits on the shores of lakes Onondaga and Ontario, within 20 miles of the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Syracuse offers big-city amenities with a small-town feel: a symphony orchestra, an opera company, professional sports teams, museums and art galleries. Planning a summer trip? Don't miss the Great New York State Fair at the Empire Expo centre. Planning a winter trip? Wrap up warm – Syracuse is renowned for its snowy winters.

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Erie Canal Museum
Erie Canal Museum
Owner description: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The... more Owner description: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, is housed in the National Register 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the only structure of its kind in the United States. The unique weighlock building is to this day the Museum's most important artifact and a centerpiece for the interpretation of Erie Canal history. The Museum is dedicated to telling the great American adventure story of the Erie Canal, a story that was a key factor in America's phenomenal growth. The Erie Canal Museum collects and conserves Canal material, champions an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming, and promotes an awareness of the Canal's transforming effects on the past, present and future. The Museum includes a full size canal boat, hands-on interactive exhibits, vignettes about life along the canal and the outdoor Locktender's Garden. The Museum also has a gift shop with Erie Canal books, photos, and gifts. As the first canal museum in New York State, the Erie Canal Museum serves as an entry point and node to the other interpretive centers along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The Erie Canal Museum is also the site of the Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center that provides information, brochures, and maps to visitors and includes interpretive signage throughout downtown Syracuse. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Syracuse Chiefs
Syracuse Chiefs
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WonderWorks
WonderWorks
Owner description: Experience more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Be blown away by hurricane winds, manuever the controls of a NASA spacecraft to land the shuttle, lay on a bed of nails, pilot a... more Owner description: Experience more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Be blown away by hurricane winds, manuever the controls of a NASA spacecraft to land the shuttle, lay on a bed of nails, pilot a fighter jet, design and ride your own virtual roller coaster, experience a 4D extreme motion ride, compete in a game of lazer-tag and much more. While visiting, take part in the Canyon Climb Adventure. Suspended 70ft in the air its the World's largest indoor ropes challenge course. Purchase a combo package to SAVE. less
Attraction type: Game/ Entertainment Centres
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Museum of Science & Technology
Museum of Science & Technology
Owner description: A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific areas, including physics, the universe and space travel, computers and telecommunications, the environment... more Owner description: A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific areas, including physics, the universe and space travel, computers and telecommunications, the environment and more. The museum also includes New York State's only Full-Dome IMAX Omnitheater. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Ranked #1 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, After-hours, Dessert
Pastabilities
Pastabilities
Ranked #2 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: USD 5 - 25
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Darwin
Darwin
Ranked #4 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Delicatessen
The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill
Ranked #5 of 608 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price: USD 8 - 18
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Syracuse
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Syracuse
USD 50 - 82
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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Downing International Hostel
Downing International Hostel
USD 36 - 120
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Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
1.5 of 5
Knights Inn Syracuse / Liverpool
USD 52 - 71
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Liverpool
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
Bed & Breakfast Turtle Street
USD 90 - 190
Ranked #1 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
Bed & Breakfast Wellington
USD 99 - 150
Ranked #2 of 7 Syracuse B&B and Inns
Parkview Hotel
3.0 of 5
Parkview Hotel
USD 106 - 368
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Syracuse
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